Updates on the coronavirus: General decision about the autumn within the next few weeks

2020-05-19 

The University crisis management team has decided that programmes offered primarily to international students will be taught remotely the first semester, that is next autumn.

A general decision regarding all teaching in the autumn at the University will be taken within the next few weeks, and no later than the beginning of June.

Högskolan i Gävle, exteriör, innergård.

Photo: Anna Sällberg

Programmes offered primarily to international students who start their first semester the coming autumn will thus be taught remotely (applies primarily to student required to pay fees).

For exchange programmes, we have an ongoing dialogue with partner universities. This concerns around 50 incoming students and around 20 outgoing students from the University.

When it comes to teaching and examination in general, a decision will be taken within the next few weeks. Our decision will depend on what recommendations the Public Health Agency of Sweden will issue.

As before, the University campus is open for students. You still need a valid entrance card (the HiG card) to enter. Contact the Reception if you have questions regarding entrance cards. The Reception is open between 9 am and 3 pm (phone: 026-64 88 88).

The Library remains open until further notice, but the opening hours have been changed (see below).

University crisis management team’s most recent decisions and recommendations:

Recent decisions relevant for students and staff at the University of Gävle

  • There will be no teaching and no examinations on campus for the rest of the semester, all teaching and assessment will be carried out remotely. (From 18 March onwards)
  • Entrances at the University campus are now open only for students and members of staff in order to slow down the spread of the virus and to create greater security. (Starting Tuesday 24 March).
  • The Library is now open between 10 am – 2 pm, Mondays – Fridays. (Starting Tuesday 24 March).
  • All activities are encouraged to switch to digital meetings and conferences, internally and externally, if possible.
  • We strongly advice everyone with symptoms of a cold (respiratory infection) or influenza to stay at home.
  • Members of staff who commute from the Stockholm region or who belong to a risk group are recommended to work from home, if possible, after a discussion with your immediate manager.
  • No travelling on behalf of the University abroad and no international student exchanges are allowed.
  • Travelling on behalf of the University within Sweden should be avoided. Immediate managers make the decision and all tickets should be fully flexible.
  • Members of staff and students are urged to stay updated via the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Public Health Agency of Sweden and to follow all of their recommendations.

Instructions how to study online.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ).

Adobe now provides temporary licenses for at-home access for programmes on private computers. Instructions can be found here.

Published by: Douglas Öhrbom Page responsible: Veronica Liljeroth Updated: 2020-05-19
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