15 October - A second mobile vaccination week is being organised in university buildings from 18 to 22 October 2021. Students and employees who wish to receive a first dose can do so, free of charge and without an appointment, upon presentation of their multiservice card and an identity document. First-time vaccine holders whose first dose was administered at the UNIGE are also able to go to their appointment to receive their second dose. > Read more
6 October - In order to promote a return to on-site work for UNIGE staff and to normalize teleworking practices, a new Directive on teleworking for Administrative and Technical Staff comes into force on 6 October 2021. In particular, it sets a maximum of 40% of the contractual rate to be teleworked. > Read more
23 September - The Geneva State Council has issued a new decree applying to all Geneva's universities that comes into force on Monday 27 September. Teaching staff are now required to present a Covid certificate or a negative test certificate in order to access classrooms, the same way students do. Staff members whose activities are not directly related to teaching are not subject to this requirement and continue to respect the institution's protection plan.
In her management of the coronavirus crisis, the University of Geneva applies the recommendations of Federal and Cantonal authorities, in particular those of the cantonal doctor, derived from those of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH). These are the only health authorities to which it refers.
UNIGE is carefully monitoring this quickly-changing situation. The University may adapt its policies at any time in response to new recommendations. Any change will be immediately reflected on this page. Should a major change take place, members of the University community will be informed by e-mail.
As an academic institution, we have a particular responsibility in our management of this crisis and the reactions it generates. In a serene and exemplary fashion, we must broadly disseminate scientifically valid information, ensure that the voices of our researchers are heard, and soothe excessive fears through objective and factual information. Demonstrate serenity and exemplarity.