Distance teaching and assessment until 30 August 2020
It is a matter of social distancing – the University is not closing
The measures now being implemented do not mean that the University is closing. The goal is for operations – education, research, administration, libraries – to keep going as usual as far as possible.
At the same time, we must do all we can to help slow down the spread of infection. We are doing this to make it easier for the health services to look after those who need it most, first and foremost people at risk, older people and people with underlying conditions.
Uppsala University as a workplace is following recommendations on social distancing, which means that members of staff and students should, as far as possible, avoid or minimise physical contact. Teaching and assessment will continue, but remotely. The library will be open and library services will be available. Research and support functions will continue, on the basis of the measures that the Vice-Chancellor has decided will apply to members of staff. Until further notice, PhD defences can be organised if this can be done while maintaining increased social distance.
As always, the regular management organisation will take decisions on the practical application of the measures decided upon.
The University, like society as a whole, finds itself in an exceptional situation and we do not know how long this will continue. Uppsala University is monitoring developments and following the information and recommendations issued by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, the Public Health Agency of Sweden and the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
This information is being continuously updated. It is important that you personally keep up with developments as the situation may change quickly.