Information for students, faculty and staff regarding COVID-19. (Updated: 29 May 2020)
(Last updated: 13 May 2020, 09:02) All teaching and education involving physical meetings is cancelled and replaced with alternative instruction methods. On 17 March, the Vice-Chancellor also decided to allow deviations from course syllabi regarding teaching and forms of examination.
Umeå University is planning on conducting campus-based education from 31 August, i.e. from the start of the autumn semester. Nevertheless, the University continues to follow the recommendations issued by the Swedish Government and the Public Health Agency of Sweden. If these authorities extend their recommendation for university educations to be conducted remotely to reduce the spread of disease in society, we need to be prepared to carry on with alternative methods of instruction and assessment also into the autumn.
All teaching involving physical meetings is cancelled and replaced with alternative instruction methods. This also applies to summer courses and is valid for the period of 8 June until 30 August.
For some courses, we may need to grant exceptions from this decision. This could be to carry out some practical sessions on campus if they cannot be replaced by other methods, as long as the number of participants can be limited and the risk of spreading disease avoided. Such exceptions or deviations from this decisions are decided by each dean and is reported to the Deputy University Director.
A number of decisions and deviations have been necessary to make on education at Umeå University as a consequence of COVID-19.