Pandemia desde la Academia. Experiencias Transdisciplinarias De la Universidad Cuencana en Tiempos de Covid-19

Translated title of the contribution: Pandemic from the Academy. Transdisciplinary Experiences of the Cuencana University in Times of Covid-19

Andrea De Santis, Luis Alfonso Alvarez Rodas, Raquel Victoria Jara Cobos, Adriana Verdugo Sánchez, Juan Alcides Cardenas Tapia, Angel Luis Torres Toukoumidis, Jorge Isaac Fajardo Seminario, Franklin Omar Ramon Ramon, Luis Bayardo Tobar Pesantez, Cesar Enrique Vasquez Vasquez, Gabriela Isabel Araujo Ochoa, Vladimir Espartaco Robles Bykbaev, Ana Maria Parra Astudillo, Mónica Alexandra Martínez Sojos, Daniele Covri Rivera, Michelle Alejandra Regalado Betancourtt, Yonimiler Castillo Ortega, Pablo Joaquín López Abad, Pablo Peña Tapia, Carla HermidaMartín Javier Durán Hermida, Javier Bernardo Cabrera Mejia, Diego Xavier Morales Jadan, Carlos Barros, Isabel Mesa, Karina García, María Mata, Andrea Muñoz, Karina Vélez, Alejandro Martínez, María Soledad Ordóñez, Jorge Arteaga, Kadir Jaramillo, Elsa Gardenia Conforme Zambrano, Eva Karina Peña Contreras, Pedro Andres Oñate Álvarez, Mariuxi Elizabeth Martínez Vilela

Research output: Book/ReportBook


Pandemic is a word with deep origins that in time has been charged with the history of peoples and nations, reaching its full expression in our globalized society. Not only because of the statistics that attract the attention of the whole world and force us to reason in a logical-numerical, quantitative way, forgetting that many times numbers are people, and do not render the fair account of all those human beings that these figures represent. A pandemic achieves its maximum expression when it reaches the greatest number of people, this reflects in its etymology coming from the Greek pan (all) and demos (people) and since its origins has meant mainly one thing, the "gathering of the people". This notion invites us to reflect on the reason for sanitary measures, isolation and confinement, and, moreover, reminds us of the importance of union as an ancestral decision at the origin of our societies, the backbone of the family, the strength of any system in disequilibrium. Recognizing this, the ability to transform together the weaknesses into strengths, to know how to demonstrate our best impulse to solidarity and collaboration when we feel we are needed, which allows us to end with joy a chapter with the certainty that the next one will be much better, is evident. This spirit is responsible for the initiative of those of us who face the challenges of the context from the union, with the aspiration of forming human beings in a shared space of knowledge generation and shaping of human and social values that we call University.
Translated title of the contributionPandemic from the Academy. Transdisciplinary Experiences of the Cuencana University in Times of Covid-19
Original languageSpanish (Ecuador)
PublisherEditorial Universitaria Abya-Yala
Number of pages268
ISBN (Print)978-9978-10-554-2
StatePublished - 31 Mar 2021


  • Communication
  • Covid 19
  • Education
  • Pandemic

CACES Knowledge Areas

  • 413A Social and Cultural Studies


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