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Information for students, faculty and staff regarding COVID-19. (Updated: 3 december 2020)


Events and meetings

(Last updated: 12 November 2020, 10:17) The information on this page has been updated as a consequence of the stricter measures taken at Umeå University on 11 November. Read more in the decision.

External public events

While the local guidelines for Västerbotten County are valid, all public events organised or co-hosted by Umeå University must be held online or through other alternative means. If this is not possible, these events must be postponed or cancelled.

University premises

Everyone must be extremely restrictive in visiting university premises. When it is necessary to visit the university, physical distancing must be kept to other people. People who share work or study places, and who have to be present at times, for instance in offices or labs, should discuss the possibility of alternating being present in the facilities.

No events aimed at students or staff may take place in university premises.


Internal and external meetings, conferences, seminars, visits and similar must be carried out online, alternatively be postponed or cancelled. This decision is valid for as long as the local guidelines for Västerbotten County apply.

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.

Learn more under Doctoral studies