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The coronavirus – information for staff and students

SLU follows the recommendations of the Government and the Public Health Agency of Sweden, and the guidelines for staff and students are updated accordingly.

News articles related to the coronavirus

SLU's organisation for handling the effects of the coronavirus

SLU's crisis organisation is activated to handle issues and any new decisions from the government.

The crisis management team meets every week to take any necessary new decisions. Also every week representatives from the faculties, the university administration and SLUSS meet to discuss issues that have emerged during the week.

The web page on corona, with its web pages for different target groups, are updated continuously. Also, employees with operational responsibility receive regular updates by email, as do students.

We are working as quickly as possible to get out correct information, in  Swedish and English. 


Staff with questions about corona related issues, or who need practical advice in case they become infected, should contact their immediate superior.

Students should contact their programme director of studies, contact details can be found on the programme web pages.

Both staff and students should keep themselves updated via

If you suspect that you have contracted the virus, read more at (emergency information from Swedish authorities), or phone 113 13 (national information number for information on emergencies) and ask for advice.

Public defense of doctoral theses

In order to facilitate the implementation of public defences of doctoral theses during a period when many organisations and countries have travel restrictions, it is allowed to deviate from SLU guidelines stating that the author of the thesis, external reviewer, examining committee and chair must be physically present. If any party cannot be physically present due to travel restrictions and the faculty, through the doctoral education committee, decides that video link-up is the only option, SLU’s IT support should be booked during the defence to ensure technological quality. The doctoral education committees are also encouraged to review the possibility of finding alternative examining committee members who can be physically present. This decision applies until further notice.
Published: 22 October 2020 - Page editor: