KTH and COVID-19
KTH has dialogues with other universities to both share and learn how we can adapt to alternative teaching and examination. KTH also has dialogues with other Swedish government agencies about how to handle the situation in the best possible way.
KTH's COVID-19 management
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.
A planning group, led by the University Director, and consisting of the department managers of the University Administration and two communications officers, meets twice a week. The group continuously monitors the situation, coordinates actions and initiates new actions. The group reports to the President and is also responsible for overall communication regarding COVID-19.
A coordination group, led by the President and consisting of the University Director, Heads of Schools, Deputy President, Dean, Vice President for Education, selected heads of the university administration, student representatives and communication officers, meets every third week. Decisions of high importance are discussed in the group. The current situation at KTH is also analyzed and new matters can be introduced.
GUx is led by the Vice President for Education and consists of the Undergraduate Studies Committee (GU) and other relevant functions, depending on needs. The group is responsible for matters regarding the pandemic’s effect on studies. They also prepare decisions within the field and develop practical guidelines based on the President’s decisions. The group meets on a regular basis and also when needed.
The working group for digitalization of education is working to ensure that KTH have access to digital tools and systems, guidance, education and educational materials in order to be able to further develop digital education and examination, on-campus as well as remotely.
A communications coordination group consisting of the communications officers from the planning group, the communications officer responsible for student communication and the communications officer from the working group for digitalization of education meets once a week and at other times when necessary. The group coordinates communication activities aimed at different target groups.
Latest internal news with regards to COVID-19
- Part one of the theme: On-site in the pandemic
15 Feb 2021
- Energy and motivation dip during the pandemic
9 Feb 2021
- How have exams worked at KTH during the pandemic?
4 Jan 2021
- Degree project takes student to front lines of COVID-19 battle
9 Nov 2020
- Teaching is trying during the pandemic
28 Oct 2020
- How you can contribute towards achieving environment targets
6 Oct 2020
- “Missing the creative small talk”
10 Jun 2020
- All campuses reopen
5 Jun 2020
- New kind of working is becoming stressful
15 May 2020
- Studying online exceeding expectations
4 May 2020
- Organising education online – despite everything
22 Apr 2020
- People want to help in a crisis
7 Apr 2020
- Teamwork the key to a successful transition
30 Mar 2020
- Greater digitisation support for teachers
24 Mar 2020
- IT support gearing up for more distance learning at KTH
17 Mar 2020
Information on COVID-19
- General information about the corona virus can be found at Krisinformation.se, English version .
- Questions and answers from the Public Health Agency of Sweden
- Questions and answers from European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
- Questions and answers from World Health Organization
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 .