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Coronavirus: information for students and staff

Coronavirus updates

Read about the latest news and measures at our university. This information is updated regularly.

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A message from the Executive Board

The government measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus were significantly eased in mid-June. Over the past few weeks, the number of infections and hospital admissions have increased once again. We therefore have to continue to work and study under restrictions that affect not only our work, teaching and research but also our wellbeing.

In principle, we are still working from home, with a few exceptions for our teaching and research. More in-person teaching had been possible again for our students and lecturers. This was mainly small-group teaching, such as tutorials, study association meetings, tutor groups and laboratory teaching, which allows for 1.5m distancing. 

We hope to be able to offer more on-campus teaching soon, but this depends on the government restrictions and the advice from the Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM). Coronavirus will continue to be among us for the time being, but with effective vaccines and more people being vaccinated, the future looks brighter than it has done for a while.

However, the situation continues to ask a lot from all of us, our students too. 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 our students and staff is paramount, so always do the corona check before you come to the university. For all the rules and regulations, see the Campus Protocol.

Your commitment, creativity, flexibility and solidarity continues to impress us. Our staff are working hard on new solutions and measures to ensure that the teaching and research can continue where possible, be it online or offline. We are extremely proud of what we have achieved together.

We hope we can continue to count on your support and look forward to being able to meet up again at some point in the 2021-2022 academic year. Keep up the good work and hope to see you soon!

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

Hester Bijl (Rector Magnificus)
Annetje Ottow (President)
Martijn Ridderbos (Vice-Chairman)

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