Spring Semester 2021: Continuation of Net-Based and Blended Teaching

The University has decided that teaching and examinations that are normally campus-based will instead be net-based and “blended” this spring 2021. A decision has also been made as to which activities and groups will be given priority for education on campus.

The decisions on teaching and examination forms and on which activities and groups will be given campus priority have been made in light of the prevailing pandemic, the aim being to reduce the spread of the virus.

“The reason we are already making decisions for spring 2021 is that we want to ensure long-term planning for staff and students despite the uncertainty about how the Covid-19 situation will develop,” states Jonas Tosteby, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Education. “Naturally, we are all hoping for a return to normality with an active campus. But we are well recognised for our net-based and blended education, this being just one reason students choose to apply here.”

The following decisions have been made:

  • All teaching and examinations in this spring’s programmes and course packages with international admission for the academic year 2020-2021 will be offered in net-based form in the spring semester.
  • For all other teaching and examinations that would normally be campus-based, the recommendation is that these are net-based and “blended”. Here, blended means that the forms of teaching will enable students to choose between net-based and campus-based: that is, it will be possible for them to take part in both forms.
  • Fee-paying students will be able to register for a course and begin their studies online (net-based) while retaining the right to a reimbursement within 21 days of the course start, without having to pay the administrative fee. This is only the case for newly admitted programme students in the spring semester 2021, not current students.
  • For planning purposes, the following are to be given priority on campus:
    • Examinations that cannot be taken (net-based)
    • Practical modules / skills training or practical examinations
    • Newly admitted students in Bachelor's (first-cycle) and Master’s (second-cycle) courses / programmes
    • Examinations for courses in the final year of a programme
    • Bachelor's (first-cycle) and Master’s (second-cycle) programmes taught in English