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Information from the universities on the coronavirus

The universities are aware of their responsibilities during this pandemic. Leading by example, they are fulfilling these responsibilities towards their members and the Swiss population as a whole to the best of their knowledge and abilities. The universities are continuously analysing developments, taking carefully coordinated measures and providing factual and evidence-based information about the latest developments. They are supporting the Swiss healthcare system wherever possible.

Universities are working hard on researching COVID-19 and the effects of the pandemic. The scientific world is now called upon to help at all levels. It is providing data about the spread of COVID-19, as well as developing tests and treatments. The universities are also researching the effects of the pandemic on society and the economy. They are making their findings available for use in political decision-making processes. The evaluations and their modalities must take into account the particular study conditions of that semester.

Universities are also aware of the responsibility they have towards students. They are taking all technically feasible measures to ensure that students can continue with their studies as normal and with minimum interruption. Examinations still need to be taken and progress requirements met. To enable students to do so, new and innovative formats are being used and explored.

The university staff are doing everything they can to help limit the damage of the pandemic.

The members of swissuniversities exchange views on the impact of the Corona crisis on their operations and endeavor to implement the federal and cantonal guidelines in a coherent manner.

The universities provide information on their websites on how to deal with the coronavirus. They inform students and staff about their current operations.

Berner Fachhochschule

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich

Fachhochschule Graubünden

Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz

Fachhochschule Ostschweiz

Haute Ecole pédagogique Berne-Jura-Neuchâtel

Haute Ecole pédagogique Fribourg

Haute Ecole pédagogique du Valais

Haute Ecole pédagogique Vaud

Haute Ecole spécialisée de Suisse occidentale

Hochschule für Heilpädagogik

Hochschule Luzern

Kalaidos Fachhochschule Schweiz

Pädagogische Hochschule Bern

Pädagogische Hochschule Graubünden

Pädagogische Hochschule Luzern

Pädagogische Hochschule Schaffhausen

Pädagogische Hochschule Schwyz

Pädagogische Hochschule St. Gallen

Pädagogische Hochschule Thurgau

Pädagogische Hochschule Zug

Pädagogische Hochschule Zürich

Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana

Universität Basel

Universität Bern

Université de Fribourg

Université de Genève

Université de Lausanne

Universität Luzern

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Université de Neuchâtel

Universität St. Gallen

Università della Svizzera italiana

Universität Zürich

Zürcher Fachhochschule ZFH


Accredited institutions


FernUni Schweiz

Eidg. Hochschulinstitut für Berufsbildung EHB

Facoltà di Teologia di Lugano (FTL)

Franklin University

Staatsunabhängige Theologische Hochschule Basel (STH)

Theologische Hochschule Chur (THC)


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