Season’s Greetings

The University of Gothenburg wish a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

I just wanted to take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in time for the Christmas holiday. But the strange year 2020 unfortunately contained further stricter restrictions when the government on Friday announced a number of measures to slow the spread of infection.

Therefore, I decided yesterday, on 21 December, on an instruction that also tightens the enforcement of the policy decision that applies at the university, up to and including 24 January. Working from home and digital studies have been the main rule at the University of Gothenburg since March, but now the situation is even more serious. Employees must work at home, with the exception of those with business-critical tasks that require physical presence at the workplace.

Furthermore, teaching and examination shall take place digitally if the Head of department does not have special reasons to take another decision. Our university libraries are closing their study places, but it is possible for staff and students to borrow and return material.

Read more here: COVID-19: Stricter regulations at GU from 22 December

Now Christmas is just around the corner and most of us are looking forward to the holidays. But this year, Christmas celebrations will not be quite the same. Regardless, I wish to send a warm greeting to all students, co-workers and colleagues who I know have made huge efforts during the year. I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. See you in 2021!