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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

With the number of coronavirus cases still rising, 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 some exceptions for our teaching and research. For our students and lecturers, face-to-face teaching isn’t possible at the moment because of the lockdown. The exception is tutorials and laboratory lessons where it is possible to distance (1.5m). 

We hope that at least some face-to-face teaching will be possible soon, but this depends on the government measures and the advice from the Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM). Coronavirus will continue to be among us for the present, but with effective vaccines and more and more people are being vaccinated against Covid-19, the future does, at least, look brighter.

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 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 extremely 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 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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