On account of the coronavirus

Linnaeus University switches over to web-based teaching

Today, Tuesday 17 March, the vice-chancellor has decided to take special measures to switch over to web-based forms for all teaching and examination, in accordance with the recommendations from The Public Health Agency of Sweden. The decision applies as from Wednesday 18 March.

As of tomorrow, Linnaeus University will switch over to teaching and carrying out examinations via digital tools. This means that written examinations and teaching in the university’s facilities will be carried out in new forms as from tomorrow Wednesday 18 March. Students will receive instructions on what the teaching will look like from their course and programme coordinators.

-For some time to come, teaching/education at Linnaeus University will take place in new, web-based forms. This is a major changeover and some questions still remain to be solved concerning how this will be organised. However, under the current circumstances, it is important that we continue to follow the recommendations from the expert authorities in order to limit the spread of infection” says vice-chancellor Peter Aronsson.

The university’s facilities will not be totally shut down, but members of staff and students are urged to stay at home in case they show the slightest symptoms of a cold or flu. More information on access to the university’s facilities will follow soon.

Members of staff who belong to a risk group or live with a person who belongs to a risk group should, after consulting their nearest manager, work from home to as large an extent as possible, even if they do not show any symptoms. Other members of staff should, after consulting their nearest manager, partly or wholly work from home to as large an extent as possible considering the work tasks.

See decision (in Swedish)

This decision applies, for the time being, until 30 August, 2020.

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