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Information to the University’s students about the Corona virus

The University is constantly monitoring the situation because of the outbreak of the corona virus, and follows recommendation from the Public Health Agency of Sweden and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The information on MAP and Student Portal is updated regularly. Students and staff are encouraged to keep up to date via the responsible authorities’ websites.


FAQ about distance education and examination

FAQ about the corona virus

Information below is updated on July 1

Teaching on campus this fall

On May 29, the Swedish Government announced that higher education institutions can return to more regular activity during the summer and autumn. The University of Skövde will conduct campus education with digital support. The University aims to be able to conduct as much teaching on campus as possible this autumn, provided the Swedish Public Health Agency´s recommendations, general advice and directives can be followed. When teaching large groups of students lectures can be held with digital support to reduce the risk of spread of infection. 

Once you have registered as a student you will see on your schedule which parts of your course are given on campus or with digital support. 

As soon as we have more information on how the situation affects you who have applied, been admitted to an education or are already studying at the University - we will update this page. It is also important to be aware that conditions can change at short notice. 

Distance education during summer semester

Summer courses will be given as distance education. This was announced by the Vice-Chancellor, Lars Niklasson on April 29. Read more here.

Limited opening hours on Campus 

The facilities on Campus have limited opening hours during the summer. Students and staff with access card still have access the University facilities as normal. For more specific information about the opeing hours in the Universitys different buildings. Read more here. 

Limited opening hours at the Library

From June 8 - August 14, the library has limited opening hours: Monday-Friday 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday closed. A box for returning books is available outside the library. From August 17-August 30, Monday-Friday 08:00 am - 4:00 pm. and Saturday-Sunday closed. 

Booked appointments for search guidance and introductory meetings for access to recorded literature will be held online via Zoom. The Study Support Centre doesn’t have any specific opening hours, but guidance can be booked and held online.

Decision and information about travels

The University follows the recommendations from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and does not allow travel abroad in the service. 

Since March 14 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Sweden advises against unnecessary travel to all countries. But as of 30 June, the Ministry of Foreign Affaris will remove the advice against non-essential travel to the following countries: Belgium, Croatia, France, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland, Hungary, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican City.

For other EU, EEA and Schengen countries (Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Germany and Austria) and the United Kingdom, the recommendation for unnecessary travel remains valid until 15 July 2020.

For all other countries, the recommendation is not extended from unnecessary travel until August 31, 2020. For those countries or areas for which the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced recommendation decisions before March 14, 2020, these decisions are still valid.

The University's crisis group

The University's crisis group has reconciliations about the situation. The group also has contact with the municipality of Skövde, other universities and with medical officer at the hospital. The crisis group continuously updates the information on MAP and the Student Portal.

The situation can quickly change, so stay updated.

Updated: 6/29/2020 2:18:37 PM
Published: 3/11/2020