KTH about covid-19 (corona)

KTH gives priority to ensuring that our students can complete their education while we work to reduce the spread of infection. We plan for alternative teaching and examination forms whenever possible.

KTH mainly follows the recommendations of the Public Health Agency with regard to COVID-19. In addition, the President of KTH, as head of a government agency, makes the necessary decisions.

KTH has a coordination group that works to raise issues that need to be addressed directly and those that are of a more long-term nature with a focus on students being able to complete their education. The group meets regularly to update decisions based on needs.

KTH has dialogues with other universities, both national and international, to both share and learn how we can adapt to alternative teaching and examination. KTH also has dialogues with other Swedish government agencies, such as UHR, CSN, and Migrationsverket, about how to handle the situation in the best possible way.

The situation is changing fast and we update this web page frequently so please check it often.

You are also welcome to follow the President’s blog .

Are you interested in supporting research at KTH regarding COVID-19? Read more at Support KTH .

Avoid the spread of infection

  • Wash your hands often: Always wash your hands before handling food and after using the bathroom. In some situations, for example when you have no possibility to wash your hands, an alcohol based hand-disinfectant can be an effective alternative.
  • Cough and sneeze into the bend of your arm: When you cough and sneeze millions of drops containing airborne germs will spread. By coughing and sneezing into the bend of your arm or in a disposable tissue, you prevent germs from spreading in the surrounding area and from contaminating your hands.
  • Stay at home when you are ill: By staying at home when you are ill with a communicable disease that spreads easily, you will not pass it on outside your home.

The Public Health Agency of Sweden has produced a poster on the topic, which can be printed and posted in suitable locations.

Check your facts

Always check information obtained from media and social media with the information published by the Public Health Agency of Sweden (website mainly in Swedish) as misconceptions and rumors are not uncommon.

For general information about COVID-19, call 113 13.

If you have any questions regarding your own health, please get in contact with the Swedish health care system by telephone 1177, visit 1177.se  (Swedish), other languages .

Kjell Carli, Communications and Business Liaisons, GVS
Johanna Blomqvist, Communications and Business Liaisons, GVS
Jill Klackenberg, Management Communications officer

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