Updated 3 November 2020
The measures regulating events adopted by the Geneva cantonal Government on 1 November are in force at least until 29 November. > For more information
All public events organised at the UNIGE are the responsibility of their organisers.
public events at the UNIGE
From 26 October 2020, all public events held in the university buildings will be exclusively online. The presence of the speakers and technical staff necessary for the organisation and broadcasting of the event is authorised, in full compliance with the UNIGE's protection plan.
Organising online a conference, a colloquium, a thesis defence, an exhibition or even 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.
Internal UNIGE events
Working meetings between colleagues, including those with participants from outside the institution, are submitted to the UNIGE protection plan. They may be held face-to-face, but distance format is preferred.
The University's usual activities (welcoming of staff, assemblies, etc.) are submitted to the UNIGE protection plan. They may be held face-to-face, but distance format is preferred.
Festive internal events organised by and for UNIGE staff members (aperitifs, retirement aperitifs, dinners organised by UNIGE services, end of year parties, etc.) are postponed until further notice.
As a reminder, public and private events are limited to 5 people.
Given the constraints caused by the public-health situation, the Rectorate has set the following order of priority for events:
- Teaching (e.g., classes, seminars, exams, thesis defenses). Defenses are public events. They must have a protection plan based on the UNIGE public events protection plan
- Other UNIGE academic events (e.g., symposiums and other similar gatherings)
- Public events involving the local community (e.g., large conferences, debates and exhibitions) or organized by third parties. The events take place online, the rooms can only be reserved for their organisation and recording.