Coronavirus

Coronavirus


Information and measures implemented at ULiège
Last update: MARCH 13, 2020

 

The University of Liège is attentive to the development of the coronavirus epidemic (Covid-19): a multidisciplinary working group follows the evolution of the situation on a daily basis, in collaboration with our external Service for Prevention and Protection at Work (COHEZIO).

 

LAST UPDATE: March 13, 2020 - message addressed by Pierre Wolper, Rector of ULiège, to the university community.


Following the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic, the University of Liège must act firmly to contain the outbreak of the virus, while doing its utmost to maintain its teaching  and research activities. The specific measures taken in these different areas are as follows.

EDUCATION

From now on and until further notice, students are requested not to attend the University.

Classes and other face-to-face  academic activities (practical work, laboratories, etc.), are currently suspended. Students will be informed directly of any exceptions to this rule.

From Monday 16 March 2020, a maximum of our courses will be relocated to virtual platforms. Teachers will communicate directly the terms and conditions to their students.

Buildings:
Access to the buildings remains possible to ensure the effective operation of the University. Students should not come unless explicitly indicated by a teacher.

Libraries, study rooms, restaurants, cafeterias, etc. are closed.

Internships :
We urge students to follow the instructions of the host organization.

Mobility :
Our IN / OUT mobility students can choose to continue their studies in the host institution or end their stay permanently.

For all questions, students can contact the Qualité de Vie department : qualitedevie@uliege.be

For any specific question related to IN / OUT mobility: The International Relations Office : international@uliege.be

EVENTS, TRIPS AND JOURNEYS

The rule is total stop of:

events (conferences, symposia, seminars, etc.);
outings, field trips or any other activities involving travel;
the reception of new visitors from abroad.

EFFECTIVE OPERATIONS

The prevailing rule is that all activities should be maintained under precise conditions.

Telework is encouraged whenever possible.

Buildings will remain open in a way that minimizes contact and risk of infection, i.e. access shall be prohibited in the event of symptoms and the precautionary rules already set out (uliege.be/coronavirus) shall be applied. 

Buildings should be occupied at a reduced density. We recommend, for example, that timetables be adapted and office spaces be arranged to ensure a distance of at least one meter between colleagues.

Face-to-face meetings should be limited and priority should be given to videoconference.

The heads of the department and managers will specify the practical terms.

Special attention must be paid to people with a particular health fragility ; specific measures must be organized to minimize their risk of contamination.

FOR THE ATTENTION OF TEACHERS

Precise information on the tools available to enable the transition to virtual teaching will be communicated to you very soon by the Vice-Rector for Education.

This transition may involve various modalities. It is essential that you inform your students before Monday, March 16th on how your courses will be organized during this period.

If you have specific questions, the Dean of your Faculty is the first point of contact.

 

More information on the ULiège Website