Start of the 2021 academic year

Updated 26 November 2021

During the 2021 fall semester, classes are taught in person, with a COVID certificate or UNIGE negative test certificate required to access to classrooms, both for students and teaching staff. The classrooms can be used to their full capacity and face mask is mandatory. The course content is accessible by distance learning throughout the academic year. Audio or video recording or streaming of all lectures is provided for those who are unable to attend. Exceptions to in-person teaching are possible when specific teaching methods have been chosen by the teachers.

All of these provisions also apply to continuing teaching, UNI3 and free auditors.

In-person teaching is a key part of higher education – it ensures that all members of our community can interact, debate ideas and share their knowledge, and it enhances the social side of university life, too.

UNIGE shares this conviction with all Swiss universities. "A quality education is not limited to the transmission of knowledge and methods, but also and above all includes the ability to analyse complex issues, to argue in a differentiated manner, to think in a network and to respectfully confront other ideas and opinions. These facets of higher education are closely linked to in-person teaching," as swissuniversities emphasised in a recent position paper.