We are hosting an international conference. Should we cancel it?
Follow the Ministry for Foreign Affairs (UD) recommendations. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs monitors the situation, country by country, in close contact with Swedish embassies and consulates around the world.
National conferences and other gatherings should preferably be held by electronic means. At all physical meetings, spacing (social distancing) must be practised and remote participation must be facilitated.
We have a PhD defence with an external reviewer from another country. Who can take the decision to cancel the defence?
The head of department can do that. It is possible to cancel a PhD defence and postpone it. However, it is also possible for a person to take part in a defence electronically, e.g. the external reviewer could participate by videolink.