26 November - The January/February 2021 exam session will be conducted mainly online, in keeping with the updated Rectorate directive, which states that to prevent cheating, online exams can be proctored remotely, and students' identity can also be checked online. Students who have been called up by either the army or the health-care sector to help with the pandemic response during the fall 2020–2021 semester may request a leave of absence for the semester. > Read more
12 November - The public-health crisis has led to increased insecurity for many students who may suddenly lose their jobs, suffer from unfavorable housing conditions or face material and/or psychological difficulties. With the support of private and public partners, the UNIGE and the HES-SO Geneva set up an ambitious financial aid plan at the very beginning of the crisis ; a thousand students have already benefited from it. At the start of the academic year, the procedures for processing applications were reshaped in order to reduce by half the processing time. As the second wave arrives, new adjustments are brought to the plan: the aid is now open to students in second training and can be accumulated under certain conditions. > For more information
3 November - Organising online a conference, a colloquium, a thesis defence, an exhibition or an hackathon: in order to guide UNIGE event organisers in this process, a new website provides useful resources for organising and running their initiatives in virtual and hybrid formats.
In order to protect oneself and others, following the recommendations in terms of personal hygiene and social behavior is the most effective tool. Each and everyone can become an ambassador for preventive measures in his or her family and social circle, inside and outside the University. > Protective measures
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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.