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Published: 2020-05-20

Hoping for clear directives to avoid heavy workload in preparation for autumn

NEWS 70 per cent of all students at Umeå University are campus-based students, and the message we are sending is to still plan for studies on campus from 31 August.

Hans Adolfsson discusses plans for the autumn 2020 term. (Press CC in the video menu for English subtitles).

"I'm well aware that planning for two scenarios cause a heavy workload for teaching staff," says Vice-Chancellor Hans Adolfsson.

"As time passes and we're approaching summer, we will hopefully be given clear instructions from the Public Health Agency of Sweden and the Swedish Government, which can set us up in a better way for this autumn semester."

Since the University switched to remote teaching on 18 March, the transitions required have been extensive.

"We've learnt a lot in a very short time, and in my mind, we will be able to combine digital and analogue in a much better way even after the crisis."