At UID, we will follow the guidelines and recommendations from
Public health Agency of Sweden as well as Umeå University.
While we are in a much better place than a year ago the global
pandemic is still ongoing and we understand that students have
questions and concerns relating to the upcoming semester. For basic
recommendations on when you can be on campus, visit the Umeå University guidelines and recommendations on
For September, the measures that were decided in April still
apply. These mean that beginner students can receive teaching
on-site, whereas all other students are primarily taught online.
However, the UID leadership, and our teachers, always
aim to make sure learning outcomes are met in all courses, no
matter which stage of the education.
In October, the university is taking the next step in
gradually opening up campus again. This means that the opportunity
to be taught on-site will then apply to all students, not just
beginner students. How this will take place in practice will be
decided by each department, however. Further instructions from the
leadership at UID will follow in the coming weeks. However, it will
still be necessary to maintain distance and stay at home when you
have symptoms of disease.
"When our medical advisors at Region Västerbotten
now assess that campus can open up for more students, we are
pleased to use that possibility as we know how important on-site
education is to our students," says Hans Adolfsson, Vice-Chancellor
of Umeå University.
This new decision applies to the period 30 September until 1
November. What will apply for the period thereafter will be
announced in late September. At the same time as this decision is
made, the local and national spread of infection is on the rise
again. It is therefore crucial that everyone keeps following the
restrictions that apply, both in society and at the university, so
that the planned return to on-site education can be carried
Read a summary of the measures that apply at the university between
30 August and 29 September