All campuses reopen

The President of KTH Sigbritt Karlsson
The President Sigbritt Karlsson, photo: Lieselotte van der Meijs
Published Jun 05, 2020

All campuses will reopen for on-campus education this autumn. Starting 1 August, buildings will gradually be opened to students.
“The government´s decision was welcomed and what we hoped for,”says Sigbritt Karlsson, President of KTH.

The President’s decision on the autumn semester, that was resolved on Thursday 4 June, sets the parameters for how education is to be organised - in line with the Public Health Agency of Sweden recommendations.

“Within the next few weeks I will also decide on the return of the employees.”

For instance will welcoming activities for new students look somewhat different to avoid too many people gathering together at the same time. Educational programming normally held in lecture halls will be replaced by alternative formats. Examinations will primarily be carried out through other methods than in-class examinations.

“We have taken giant steps in the development of our digital learning environment during the spring crisis and we will naturally carry this forward.”

The guidelines for KTH employees return to the workplace on campus will be decided within the next few weeks.

“ It is important that both employees and students feel secure in how things will be done and we are therefore adapting our operations in line with the prevailing situation. This also includes doing all we can to reduce the spread of infection in accordance with official recommendations which at the same time, also remains everyone’s individual responsibility,” says Karlsson.

Words: Jill Klackenberg