• Mary Gobbi University of Southampton, UK
  • Anca Greere Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Keywords: change management, student satisfaction, regional strategies, COVID-19, language development


The papers in this edition of the Journal bridge the gap between initiatives that occurred before the pandemic and those developed in response to the pandemic. They illustrate how an institution’s ability to implement rapid change is to some extent predicated on the institutional culture and adaptability before crises arise.


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Author Biographies

Mary Gobbi, University of Southampton, UK

Emeritus Professor (University of Southampton, UK) and Editor of Tuning Journal for Higher Education since 2019. Professor Gobbi (PhD, MA Ed, Dip N ,Dip Ned, RN) has been Tuning Nursing co-ordinator since 2003 and is an expert educational developer and evaluator, with extensive national and international experience. These include projects within the European Union (e.g. technologies in healthcare training, on Sectoral Skills Councils for Nursing’; role and training of health care assistants; developing a European MSc in Advanced Rehabilitation Technologies,); South Sudan (developing standardized in service midwifery training)’; Germany and US (Leadership Competences for executive nurse leaders); Republic of Georgia (developing bachelors nurse education); and Canada (comparing EU and Canadian nurse education and advising on masters level standards). Mary has experience with different levels of education for nurses and other health care professionals (from care assistant to post doctoral level); and with different educational strategies and technologies (from the use of grading in practice, simulation and use of mobile technologies to improve critical care education and resuscitation performance using ‘smart technologies’). She has supervised 10 doctoral students to successful completion.

Anca Greere, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

COVID-19 Section Editor
Professor of English Linguistics and Translation Studies
Director of European Master's in Translation Studies and Terminology
Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

How to Cite
Gobbi, Mary, and Anca Greere. 2021. “Introduction”. Tuning Journal for Higher Education 9 (1), 19-26.

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