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Coronavirus: information for students and staff

Coronavirus updates

This information is updated regularly.

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A message from the Executive Board

With the number of coronavirus cases rising since the summer holidays, the measures to halt the virus have been tightened once again. We therefore continue to work and study under restrictions that affect not only our work, teaching and research but also our wellbeing.

In principle, we are working from home, with exceptions for teaching and research: some face-to-face teaching has been possible for our students and lecturers since the beginning of the new academic year. The main focus here is on first-year students because it is so important for them to get to know the University and one another. Students in other years are also receiving in-person teaching but to a more limited extent.

We hope that at least some face-to-face teaching will continue to be possible in the coming period, but this depends on the government measures and the advice from the Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM). The country is not yet corona free nor is there a vaccine or drug to treat it. This situation therefore demands a lot from us all. If you are a student and need help, please see what our Student Support Services have to offer.

In our buildings, the health and safety of all our students and staff is paramount, which makes it important to do the corona check before you come to the University. For all the rules and regulations, see the Campus Protocol.

We are impressed with your commitment, creativity, flexibility and solidarity. Behind the scenes work is underway on new solutions and adjustments to ensure that the teaching and research can continue where possible, be it online or offline. We are very proud of what we have all achieved together.

We hope we can continue to count on your support and commitment, and that we will be able to meet up again soon in person and, most importantly, in good health. Keep up the good work and hopefully see you soon!

If you have any questions, please follow the updates on the website, read the FAQs or contact us by email.

Carel Stolker (President and Rector)
Hester Bijl (Vice-Rector)
Martijn Ridderbos (Vice-Chairman)


These FAQs are updated regularly on the basis of questions the commonly arise in our university community.

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