Swedish Government: Changes to Recommendations on Distance (Online) Education

On Friday, May 29, the Swedish Government announced a change to its previous recommendation on online education: as of June 15, campus teaching may resume.

Meanwhile, recommendations by the Public Health Authority on social distancing and limited gatherings (maximum of 50) will continue to apply.

- Now students, universities and university-colleges can prepare themselves for a return to more campus-based teaching, states Matilda Ernkrans, Minister of Higher Education and Research. However, things will not be completely back to normal by the autumn. It is the responsibility of higher education institutions to adapt teaching and reduce the spread of infection. Students also have a great personal responsibility to continue with their studies while being sure to stay at home at the slightest sign of illness, to continue social distancing and to wash their hands regularly. Together we can get through this. 

This latest decision means that Dalarna University can resume teaching on campus but may also continue to conduct education in line with previous recommendations. Management at Dalarna University will meet this week to discuss the situation and to consider whether any further decisions need to be made on teaching and examination for this autumn.