Distance education is extended until 7 June
5 May 2020
The Vice-Chancellor decided today that teaching and assessment will continue to be delivered remotely until 7 June 2020.
“This decision is an extension. We will wait a few weeks more before deciding about the summer in order to be able to take a decision that is as up-to-the-minute as possible based on the situation at that time,” says Vice-Chancellor Eva Åkesson.
Today’s decision supersedes the previous decision from 30 March 2020 on measures in response to the spread of COVID-19 disease.
The only point that is new compared with the previous decision is that remote teaching and assessment is extended until 7 June.
The reason why the extension stops at that date is that the question of distance education is not up to the universities. It is the Public Health Agency of Sweden that will determine when higher education institutions can reopen as usual. A new decision about the summer will be made before 7 June.
“If the restrictions are then eased so that on-campus education becomes possible again, there will be no decision from the Vice-Chancellor on a swift return. A return to on-campus education needs to be managed according to what is possible at local level in the University,” says Åkesson.