Information from Örebro University on the coronavirus
Here you can find all information about how Örebro University is working to respond to the coronavirus situation. This page will be updated with new developments as they happen - please keep checking this page.
We are currently receiving a lot of questions from students about the spread of COVID-19. Örebro University follows the recommendations of the Public Health Agency and we maintain a close dialogue with the infection control unit at Region Örebro County to prevent virus transmission. Many measures have been taken to reduce virus transmission in connection with on-campus teaching and during exams.
Many questions concern why not all examinations can be conducted remotely. The conditions for conducting examinations remotely differ from one programme to the next. Some students need to complete practical components, for example laboratory work. There are also concerns about the possibility to safeguard legal certainty during digital examinations. Örebro University has taken a number of measures to avoid virus transmission during exams in exam halls. Read more about these measures here (in Swedish).
The spread of the coronavirus in our region is now at a relatively high level. The largest increase of virus transmission can be seen in the group young adults. According to the region’s infection control team, the students who up until now have tested positive for COVID-19 have, in the main, been infected during non-university related activities. Naturally, however, it remains crucial to keep a safe distance also on campus. We do not want to risk spreading the virus.
Some of the teaching activities at Örebro University is conducted on campus and some remotely. There cannot be too many of us on campus. New students are given priority when it comes to on-campus teaching.
Örebro University follows the recommendations of the Public Health Agency and are prepared for a complete shift to digital teaching and learning, if that would be required to reduce the spread of infection.
If you are a student, you will find information that applies to your courses on Blackboard.
Our joint responsibility
By turning up well in advance to lectures, seminars and exams, we can avoid crowding. Not spending time on campus when you do not need to, is also recommended to reduce virus transmission.
Together we can reduce virus transmission. By maintaining good hand hygiene, observing physical distancing and staying at home when experiencing symptoms, we can all help reducing the spread of the infection.
This page contains comprehensive information on how Örebro University works to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
- 21 October: General information refresh
- 14 October: Major update after new decision on the spring semester 2021