Information regarding the coronavirus

Here, you will find information regarding the covid-19 and coronavirus. This page is updated regularly.

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Frequently asked questions

Latest questions

Can students use group rooms and open spaces on campus if they need to?

Yes, if they need to to be able to study, but it is of utmost importance that all students stay at home if they have any flu-like symptoms, even if they are mild. Follow the recommendations issued by the Public Health Agency of Sweden

Students need their Miun card and code to access the buildings and group rooms can be booked.

For how long will the teaching be online?

At the moment, we cannot tell you for how long teaching that would normally be offered on camous will be offered online. Both teachers and students have to be prepared for continued online education, but also for a situation where we can go back to campus education. 

No teaching on campus. What about my lectures?

Effective from March 18 there will be no teaching on campus. All teaching will move to distance learning as soon as possible. 

Additional information will be provided by your teacher. 

Examinations and assessments that require on campus presence are postponed. How does that affect me?

Effective from 18 March, there will be no examinations and assessments that require on-campus presence. Some of them will be postponed.

Additional information will be provided by your course or programme representative. 

 

I need service and support, and I don´t have a computer or wifi. what can I do?

All facilities on campus in Östersund and Sundsvall will be locked. The buildings where the Library and Service Centre are located will still remain open on both campus for those students who need assistance. 

How do I know if my contact information is updated?

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Will there be a Completion of Studies Ceremony in June?

We hope to proceed with the Completion of Studies Ceremony as planned, however, we are of course monitoring the developments and related government recommendations. To ensure students who are finishing their programmes at Mid Sweden Unviersity this spring will have time to plan, we will make a decision in week 15 on whether or not the Ceremony will take place, and in what way.

General information

When should I stay at home?

The Swedish Public Health Agency urges all those with symptoms of respiratory infection, even if mild, to stay at home.

As from 18 March, there is no campus education at Mid Sweden University, all courses will be online as soon as possible.

Please note that you have to be free from symptoms for two days before you go back to the university. 

I live in a student accommodation and am afraid I might be infected by my neighbours - what can I do?

In confirmed cases of the coronavirus/ covid-19, Region Jämtland/Härjedalen or Region Västernorrland will trace the virus and contact persons who have been in contact with the infected individual.

Make sure to follow the recommendations for basic hygiene, i.e. regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.

Will the university close or activities be cancelled?

At the moment, there are no plans to cancel activities. However, if the situation should change, we will inform all staff members and students.

How will students be informed of the current situation?

The university monitors the development closely and acts in accordance with the responsible authorities.  

All students are prompted to stay updated via miun.se, as these pages are updated regularly in Swedish and English. Should you have any questions, please contact your course or programme representative.

Mid Sweden University stays in contact with students and staff members who have recently left, or are leaving, affected regions for work or studies at Mid Sweden University. Should you have any questions regarding this topic, please contact internationaloffice@miun.se.

How does the university deal with the risks of the coronavirus outbreak?

The central crisis management team meets every day and analyzes the situation, to be able to update decisions and take action, if needed. The Administration will also re-prioritize its activities for a period of time and will establish a working group led by the Head of security. The group will be asked to answer questions and to support the activities.

 A risk analysis will be carried out together with the safety officer and trade unions.

The university monitors the development closely and acts in accordance with the responsible authorities. They update their information and recommendations regularly, and it is therefore of utmost importance that both staff members and students stay updates through their websites. 

What about the activities of the Student Unions?

The Student Union in Sundsvall

As of today, 18 March, all campus education will be replaced by distance education andthe students are asked not to come to campus. The Student Union representatives will not be present on campus, however, they can be reached by phone or e-mail.  All planned events are cancelled or postponed. Until further notice, please contact:

Chairwoman Rebecka McNeill
Email: ordf@sks.miun.se
Phone: +46(0)70 716 68 30

Vice President Nicklas Stenlund
Mejl: vice@sks.miun.se
Telefon: 070 716 68 31

 

The Student Union in Östersund

Chairwoman Hilda Månsson
Email: ordforande@sko.miun.se
Phone: +46(0)70-662 17 95

Work-Based Placement / Internships

When should I stay home?

Based on the Public Health Agency’s guidance you should stay at home from your work-based placement or internship if you are experiencing symptoms of a respiratory tract infection. This applies even if the symptoms are mild!

If your immune system is weakened or you live with someone who is ill you must stay home.

If you are absent from your placement or internship you must notify the responsible teacher on your course and your placement/internship supervisor via email.

Please note that you must be free of symptoms for two days before returning to your placement/internship.

Normal procedures apply when making up for any days of the placement/internship that are lost due to absence.

Will I be able to do my placement/internship?

If you don’t have any symptoms, reasons you need to self-quarantine or a weakened immune system you can attend your placement/internship as normal.

If the organisation you are placed with is closed this is of course not possible. Please see the questions below: My Placement / Internship has closed because of the risk of the virus spreading, what should I do?

The organisation I am placed with is now working remotely, what should I do?

Inform your teacher via email.

Mid Sweden University has taken measures to manage this type of situation and the teacher or equivalent will inform you of these. 

My Placement / Internship has closed because of the risk of the virus spreading, what should I do?

If the workplace you are placed at is closed for reasons related to the corona virus, contact the responsible teacher on your course and your placement/internship supervisor via e-mail.

Mid Sweden University has taken measures to manage this type of situation and the teacher or equivalent will inform you of these.

I have just returned home from abroad, what rules apply to me?

Students who have been abroad in the last 14 days are immediately suspended from work-based placement/internships for 14 days.

Inform your teacher via email.

Mid Sweden University has taken measures to manage this type of situation and the teacher or equivalent will inform you of these.

International students

What happens if I get sick?

If you, as a registered student at Mid Sweden University, become acutely ill with the COVID-19 virus and require medical attention, your treatment will be covered by the University’s insurance for up to 90 days. There is no expense limit in cases of acute sickness. For full terms and conditions please see Student IN (exchange students and non-fee paying programme students) or FAS (fee-paying students).

I want to go home, what do I do?

Exchange Students:

follow the recommendations of your home institution. If you decide to go home early you must inform the International Relations Office. Email internationaloffice@miun.se with your planned departure date. Also, don’t forget to make arrangements with your accommodation provider.

 

Programme Students:

The current situation is very unpredictable and we do not know what the long-term consequences will be. If you leave the country now you might not be able to return. If you are considering leaving, please contact your programme director to discuss what the implications may be for the completion of your degree. Keep the international office informed if you decide to go home by emailing internationaloffice@miun.se with your planned departure date.

My home country is closing its borders, what do I do?

Please follow the advice and recommendations issued by your home government, embassy or university (if applicable). Keep the international office informed if you decide to go home by emailing internationaloffice@miun.se with your planned departure date.

 

Travel

I plan to go on an exchange this autumn. Will I be able to go?

It is difficult to predict what the possibilities for exchange will look like this autumn. It depends on the development in Sweden, globally, and in the country/ area/ region in which we have partner universities.


International Relations Office, IRO, will stay in contact with our partner universities and they can provide you with information. Should you have any questions, please contact internationaloffice@miun.se

I am going on a private trip this spring – what should I consider?

Currently, the MFA advises against travel to, or non-necessary travel to, China, except for Hong Kong and Macau, Iran and Italy, parts of South Korea and the Austrian state of Tyrol. The MFA may add other regions or countries to the list, and that means that you will not be able to go there.

In addition, the Public National Health Agency has a list of risk areas. Currently, these are Hong Kong and the rest of South Korea.


Early on in the process, Mid Sweden University decided that staff members and students who have visited areas that are on the MFA or the Public National Health Agency lists, are recommended a voluntary quarantine for 14 days.

Can the university make me stay at home if I have visited one of the risk areas?

Supported by the discipline regulations of the Higher Education Ordinance, the university can suspend students from studies if they do not follow the university´s code of conduct.

I have been given the advice to stay under voluntary quarantine for two weeks, since I have visited one of the risk areas. This means that I will miss course lectures and/or examinations. What should I do?

If you cannot take part in a course because of a voluntary quarantine, please contact the course or programme representative to discuss how to catch up, or digital options.


If you cannot take part in a course due to the risk of spread, please contact the course or programme representative to discuss how to catch up, and make sure you report it to the Swedish Social Insurance Agency, Försäkringskassan.  

The University Library

Can I still go to the Library to study?

Yes, the libraries on both campuses are still open and you are welcome to visit them if you feel completely healthy and symptom free. If you have a cold or any flu-like symptoms, even mild symptoms, you must stay at home. Follow the recommendations issued by the Public Health Agency of Sweden.

Is the Library open?

The libraries on both campuses are still open but with slightly reduced opening hours from 23 March.

Opening hours:

Weekdays open 8 am-4pm, self service only 8-10 am

Evenings and weekends closed.

 

I have reserved books. How can I pick them up?

You can continue to borrow and reserve books during the opening hours by logging in at the self-service stations.

If you have reserved books but do not want to come to the library to pick them up, we can send the books to your home address, follow the series of instructions in the notification message. However, we cannot guarantee that the books will be delivered to your mailbox instead of to your nearest post office for collection.

I am sick and cannot return my books. What do I do?

If you have that option, please send someone else to return your books. You can return books at a station outside of the entrance. You mail also return them by mail.  You will find the addresses here.

The loan period for course books is normally 10 days, but we have temporarily extended it to 17 days. Loans are automatically renewed if no one else has reserved them, loans are extended by 10 days at a time for course books.

If you still cannot return your books, please contact us and we will assist you.

The Academic Resource Centre normally helps me with reference management and language, can I still get their support?

The Academic Resource Centre is still open but offers Zoom support.

You will find the opening hours and links on the Academic Resource Centre webpage. 

Lectures/education/examination

What kind of equipment do I need for distance education?

Where can I get support for IT/ digital tools?

Describe the problem in an e-mail and send it to helpdesk@miun.se. They will get back to you as soon as possible.

I have a written examination. Will it take place?

In accordance with the government´s recommendations, Mid Sweden University has decided that written examinations are to be replaced by other examination formats that do not require physical presence. Examinations and assessments that cannot be offered in a different format will be postponed. You will get more information from your course/ programme representative. 

I had registered for an exam that got postponed, is my registration still valid now that the date and format of the exam has changed or do I need to register again?

Yes, your registration is still valid even though the date and format has changed. Registration will not be required again unless the course coordinator says otherwise.

Am I entitled to an extra examination sitting if I cannot, or choose not to, take an examination?

No, if you cannot, or choose not to, take an examination, we will offer a retake and later on an extra examination sitting. The decision to change the examination format does not mean individuals or smaller groups will have extra examination sittings.

I will be absent from education/examination because of quarantine or virus. What do I have to do?

If you cannot participate in education/ examination because of the risk of spread of the virus, please contact your course or programme representative to find out how to catch up. Make sure to report it to Försäkringskassan if the risk of spread makes you unable to attend lectures.