10 September - In order to preserve in-person teaching and to guarantee access to as many people as possible, the UNIGE is adopting the compulsory Covid certificate as of Monday 13 September for any teaching-related activity, while ensuring audio or video recording or streaming of all classes for those unable to attend.
27 August – The University of Geneva is glad to be able to welcome its students on campus again for the start of the 2021–2022 academic year. Classrooms and lecture halls can be used at their normal capacity. Classes are taught in person and face masks will be compulsory for all, including those who have already been vaccinated. All class content is available remotely throughout the academic year. The institution encourages its community members to get vaccinated and sets up a mobile vaccination unit in its buildings during the first week of the academic semester. > Read more
25 June - The new phase of relaxations announced by the federal and cantonal authorities allows for a return to in-person teaching. The wearing of masks remains mandatory in university buildings, but many restrictions have been lifted, concerning the occupancy rate of offices and open spaces, access to the library and cafeterias for the outside public or the organisation of public events. To grant easier access to vaccination, members of the university community can now choose the date and time of their appointment at three separate centres.
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.