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Work and study

The Dutch government has announced various measures to contain the spread of coronavirus in the Netherlands. These have a significant effect on our students and staff. On these pages, we explain what these measures mean for our students and staff, and the practicalities that are involved.

The key measures that we have adopted are as follows:

  • Stay home if you have coronavirus symptoms and contact your local Municipal Health Service (GGD).
  • The Campus Protocol entered into force on 31 August 2020; this contains the main rules and regulations for students and staff.
  • Some of our teaching is on campus again (the aim is for a quarter of the teaching); the rest is online.
  • Students should only to come to the University if you have face-to-face classes or have booked a study space. 
  • Staff should work from home where possible. You may only work at the University if you have permission from your manager to do so.
  • Staff members may come to University buildings for scheduled teaching and research in libraries and labs, for instance.
  • PhD ceremonies can go ahead with a limited number of guests and a livestream.
  • Events have been cancelled until further notice.
  • Students and staff who are returning or arriving from a country with an orange or red travel advisory (which includes an advised ten-day quarantine) may not come to the University for ten days, regardless whether they have symptoms.
  • The guidelines of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) also apply at the University: keep 1.5 metres away from others and avoid busy places, wash your hands regularly and cough/sneeze into your elbow.
  • Follow our updates page and the websites listed below for the latest information.

Information on online studying

Information on remote teaching (for staff)

Information on working from home (for staff)

Information for researchers

The coronavirus outbreak is a major public health problem. We as a university are taking measures to help contain and solve this problem. We therefore ask you to follow these instructions closely, and hope we can count on your cooperation in tackling this public health problem.

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