Decision in June to return to campus-based teaching
The vice-chancellor decided on 5 June that the University’s courses in the autumn would be carried out in their intended teaching format, which means that campus-based courses and programmes will be taught on campus. The background for this decision was the Government decision from 29 May stating that all Swedish higher education institutions should return to campus-based teaching in the autumn.
The vice-chancellor’s decision also means that when course syllabuses allow it, course coordinators may find online solutions preferable to campus-based teaching for certain course components to limit the spread of the virus.
“We have great confidence in our course coordinators. They are very close to our teaching activities and can make plans for how our teaching should be carried out,” says Ylva Fältholm.
The introduction day for new students on 26 August will be online this year. The live-streamed introduction programme will later be made available on the University website.
University staff will work from home, if possible
The Public Health Agency of Sweden recommend that we keep working from home, if possible.
More campus-based teaching means that more staff need to be on campus, both teaching staff and administrative staff. To make it possible for them to be on site and for them to keep their distance, it is therefore appropriate for others to work from home. We are making plans for a reasonable balance between working on campus and working from home,” says University Director Micael Melander.