The Swedish Government has issued a restriction of public gatherings of more than 50 people. This is valid until further notice. The decision not to host any public events is extended until the end of 2020 with reference to the guidelines and recommendations issued by the Public Health Agency of Sweden being valid until the end of the year.
This means that the Welcome Fair for new students normally held in September cannot be carried out as normal, and that the Annual Celebration Ceremony usually held in October will be postponed until 2021, for instance. No Scientific Lunches, Fika efter en forskare or Culture on Campus will take place in their normal formats in autumn 2020. Digital events may take place.
Restrictiveness and caution must be taken when considering holding planning days and internal conferences. If any such are organised, the directives and general advice of the Public Health Agency of Sweden must be adhered to.
Public defences of doctoral theses
Public defences are still carried out, but the forms may need to be adapted. Doctoral students will receive information by their respective faculty. What is new is that posting ceremonies can now be carried out.