The University of Groningen has also shut its library and study rooms, whilst Hanze and Stenden staff and students are encouraged to work from home
In a post on the Universities’ website, the Hanzehogeschool has said that:
- From Friday March 13 to 31 March, all physical lessons and activities are postponed. We are looking into the availability of short-term fixes to this.
- Buildings remain open whenever possible for other activties.
- Staff members are given the advice to work from home whenever possible.
- All students and staff will be kept up to date with any possible changes to policies, where they affect education and activities.
The University of Groningen has announced the following measures:
• From Friday 13 March until at least Friday 10 April, all lectures and exams will be cancelled and where possible, lectures and exams will be offered online. This will not always be possible. A web page for teachers will be set up for this purpose on Friday 13 March.
• All students will be informed as soon as possible about the possible consequences of these measures in relation to education and examinations.
• Research continues as much as possible.
• All study rooms in the University Library (City and Zernike), Central Medical Library (CMB) and at Faculties will be closed from Friday 13 March until at least Friday 10 April. Studium Generale, the USVA, the University Museum and the Sports Centre will also be closed during this period.
• All events with more than 100 participants (including orations and promotions) will be cancelled or postponed with the same guidelines being applied to Faculties and services which organise their own events.
• All external events which take place on UG premises with more than 100 visitors or participants will be cancelled.
• The advice for all staff is to work from home as much as possible, and if this is possible with their role. Employees should coordinate this with their immediate manager.
• In principle, non-essential business travel is no longer permitted unless absolutely necessary.
• Employees with health complaints such as colds, coughs or fevers should stay at home and if necessary, report their illness to their manager.
All cancelled activities and exams will be rescheduled as soon as possible.
In an e-mail to staff and students, NHL Stenden University said:
“In accordance with the instructions of the Association of Universities of Applied Sciences, all educational activities will be discontinued with immediate effect. We will communicate as soon as possible about the follow-up actions and the consequences for everyone.
NHL Stenden University will also communicate about this matter centrally.”
The University of Groningen’s page on the COVID-19 outbreak can be found here
The Hanzehogeschool’s news update can be found here