Covid-19 and the academic year 2020/21

Lund University, and the School of Economics and Management, is following the Swedish Government’s and Public Health Authority’s recommendations and guidelines regarding measures to reduce the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19).

Update 22 December 2020

As the spread of infection remains serious, the government announced additional restrictions for the whole of Sweden on 18 December 2020. As a result, the University has decided on 21 December that all activities are to be conducted digitally as far as possible, with no physical attendance on University premises.

The decision initially applies up to and including 24 January 2021. The conditions that may apply thereafter, will be announced later.

The decision states that students are encouraged to study from home from now on. Study spaces and computer rooms are to be left accessible during this period only to a limited extent.

The LUSEM Library will be kept open with limited hours for the University’s students to the extent necessary to allow deposits or lending of books and access to reference literature. The Library will however, mainly be unstaffed.

Learn more about the decision at the University website

Teaching is conducted mainly online

Teaching and examination has been conducted mainly online this autumn semester with some hybrid exceptions. Due to the current spread of infection, this will also be the case as we enter spring semester 2021.

Teaching and examination at LUSEM needs to be conducted online as far as possible, during the initial ten weeks of the spring semester, with no physical attendance on University premises.

The current assessment is that teaching will have to be carried out mainly online, also for the remainder of the spring semester. This assessment, and the current decisions and recommendations, may change if the spread of infection changes.

The above applies to all courses and programmes with a few exceptions, such as practical elements that cannot be completed digitally.

Programme/course specific information

If you are studying at LUSEM, you will receive updates from your department via Canvas in case of any changes to the current teaching arrangements.

A safe study environment – everyone’s responsibility

We all have to act responsibly for maintaining a safe study environment. It is therefore very important that you:

  • Keep your distance to other people and avoid crowding.
  • Stay at home if you have symptoms of a cold or illness.
  • Wash hands often and thoroughly or use hand sanitiser.
  • Leave the classroom and corridor after a lesson is over.
  • Respect the current delimitations of the premises.
  • Respect the arrangement of furniture and do not move tables and chairs.
  • Do not put out furniture that has been cleared away.

The buildings EC1, EC2 and EC3 are open and available only for scheduled lectures and seminars, and other scheduled activities. Study places are available at LUSEM Learning Hub, LUSEM Library, and in Alfa1.

Opening hours and access to our premises may change at short notice. This includes the library as well as LUSEM Learning Hub.

What to do if you get sick? (

Prepare yourself for online courses

Rules and regulations for LUSEM’s courses online.

If you need support

If you experience difficulties with remote studies or have questions and reflections about the future, there are support available, including:

Last published: 2020-12-23