Because coronavirus infection rates are continuing to increase, not least in the Stockholm region, Södertörn University has now decided to conduct teaching and examination remotely, as much as possible, in the spring semester. Some classes that cannot be done satisfactorily remotely, such as practical exercises on Police Education, may be done on site, but there must be adequate measures in place to minimise the risk of contagion.
“Naturally, we want nothing more than to be able to welcome all our students back on campus and for things to be back to normal,” says Gustav Amberg, vice-chancellor. “But we have to keep on keeping on, and work together to reduce the spread of infection. By continuing with distance teaching, we avoid our students and our teaching staff using public transport to get here, as well as avoiding crowding on campus. This allows the space to be used by those who really need it.”
Some teaching will be able to be held on campus, with the following conditions:
- The university does not offer teaching on campus for groups that exceed 50 students. The vice-chancellor may decide on exceptions to this.
- Teaching premises must be used in a way that a distance of at least 1.5 metres can be maintained.
The above is what currently applies under the present recommendations from the authorities. If the situation changes, whether this be infections increasing or decreasing, the format of teaching and examination may change at short notice. Please stay updated about what applies to the entire university via sh.se/english/sodertorn-university/student and for your courses via SH-StudyWeb.