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Coronavirus - information for students

Kristianstad University monitor the development of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and follow information from the Swedish Public Health Authority and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The authorities' advice and recommendations are constantly updated online. Students and staff are therefore encouraged to stay informed through these websites.

You should also stay informed here in the Student portal, where we update information as soon as there is any changes at Kristianstad University affecting you as a student, due to the corona virus.

Update March 27:
The university plans for distance education to continue until the end of the semester. Information on any changes will be published when new decisions are made.

Update March 14, 2020:
Web-based education

By restricting campus education, Kristianstad University has the opportunity to contribute in the fight to reduce the rate of the spread of the corona virus, covid-19. In order to reduce the spread of infection, Kristianstad University is now changing the campus-based teaching and research activities to online activities. This can be crucial to protect weak and vulnerable groups in the society.

The transition to web-based teaching and examination will take place as quickly and as practically possible.

All faculties are now working intensively towards switching to web-based teaching. As of Tuesday, March 17, all campus-based teaching at the Faculty of teacher education will be online.

As a student, you will receive information from your course responsible teacher about changes for your education.

Based on the current situation, the university also has the following recommendations for students:

  • The Public Health Authority urges anyone with symptoms, even mild, to limit social contacts where infection is at risk of transmission. This applies both in working life and in private life and can help to reduce the spread of the virus.
  • If you have visited a risk area as well as parts of the world that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has advised against travelling to due to the coronavirus, it is recommended that you study from home for two weeks after arriving in Sweden. Contact your course responsible teacher at Kristianstad University to advise on how to manage your studies during this time.
  • If you have symptoms, call 1177 for advice.
  • All students planning to travel abroad must follow the recommendations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Public Health Authority.
  • If you have planned exchange studies outside of Sweden within your education, please contact your course teacher at Kristianstad University.

In the event that your studies are affected by the above positions, you should contact your course responsible teacher so that your studies can be completed in the best possible way.

More information

Frequently asked questions about the coronavirus - Swedish Public Health Agency website

Ministry of Foreign Affairs travel advice/warnings (in Swedish)

WHO website about the coronavirus

1177 (In Swedish)

FAQ – Questions and answers, Kristianstad University regarding the coronavirus

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