In-person teaching could be phased in starting with smaller faculties, classes, and activities
Online lectures at the University of Groningen will continue after 1 September, and the University will also continue to use at least some of these forms of education in the new academic year, reports the local Groningen broadcaster OOGTV.
The VSNU, the umbrella organisation of Dutch universities, will start a new campaign, called “On campus if possible, online because it is possible” on Wednesday, saying that even when the current outbreak is over, Dutch universities will continue to offer online education for at least some larger classes.
Large lectures won’t be possible for some time, but physical education could be permitted at the smaller faculties and the smaller groups, says board chairman Jouke de Vries of the University of Groningen.
He does not yet know to what extent practicals, such as laboratory work or practical lectures, can take place: “We cannot say that at the moment. We are also dependent on further Coronavirus measures after 20 May. As long as there are no new cabinet decisions, we cannot anticipate things.”