28 May - As part of the national testing strategy, and in close coordination with the cantonal authorities, UNIGE will offer targeted and repeated COVID-19 testing for all members of its community. This testing campaign therefore allows a gradual return to on-site working for staff members, in accordance with the institution's protection plan. For students, the 2021 spring semester will be completed online and the next exam session will also take place mainly online, in the hope of returning to face-to-face teaching at the start of the autumn semester 2021.
11 May – The University of Geneva encourages all members of its community who wish to do so to get vaccinated to protect themselves and others. To better understand the issues surrounding vaccination, an interactive conference is organized internally on 17 May where five experts answer all their questions live. > Read more
The Infovac website, managed by the UNIGE’s Center of Vaccinology, provides also information on Covid-19 vaccination to the public.
16 April - Despite the easing measures announced by the Federal Government on 14 April, the University of Geneva is maintaining online teaching until the end of the spring semester 2021. This decision is based on the desire to ensure stability in the teaching methods as well as the logistical challenge imposed by the sanitary constraints (maximum of 50 people and rooms occupied to one third of their capacity). Access to the Library's workplaces remains reserved for members of the UNIGE/HUG community. A partial return to on-site sportive and cultural activities as well as public events is once again possible, in strict compliance with the UNIGE protection plan.
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.