31 March - Thanks to the help of several foundations, UNIGE is launching a financial support plan for students who are in financial difficulty because of the coronavirus measures taken by the authorities. This emergency financial aid includes five different types of support : income replacement, housing aid, aid to cover medical expenses, aid to purchase computer equipment and grants extension. All students who request to take leave during the spring semester will have their semester tuition fees reimbursed.
27 March – A number of initiatives have been launched by student associations, staff members, university entities and other groups in response to the current crisis. Among them, UNIGE offers free psychological aid for the students. The Career Center is offering the opportunity to post tutoring jobs for free. These remote tutoring positions are intented exclusively for UNIGE students.
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. > Preventive measures
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The University of Geneva maintains constant contact with the Cantonal Health authorities and applies the recommendations of the cantonal doctor, derived from those of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH), 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.