Entire Autumn Semester Organised Mainly as Remote Teaching


At the University of Turku, the second period of the autumn semester is organised mainly as remote teaching, similar to the first period. Contact teaching can be organised for small groups while taking health and safety into account.

Rector Jukka Kola of the University of Turku decided on 2 September that remote teaching and studying continue also throughout the second period of the autumn semester. With the decision, the University wants to ensure that teaching and studying are as safe as possible in the current coronavirus situation.  

Teaching in the second period starts on 26 October and ends with the Christmas break.

Similar to the first period, laboratory and small group teaching as well as field courses can be organised as contact teaching in the second period if it is not possible to teach at distance. Contact teaching may be organised for the first-year students to facilitate their integration into the University community. Safety is taken into account in all contact teaching and the University’s facility and safety instructions are followed in the organisation of teaching.

Students can use the IT classrooms, Exam rooms, and library facilities with special arrangements throughout the autumn semester.

The University recommends that the entire university community starts to use the Koronavilkku mobile application. Koronavilkku is a contact tracing app produced by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) to help you find out whether you may have been exposed to coronavirus. Koronavilkku is available for free from app stores. The Finnish and Swedish versions of the app are already published, and the English version will be available later in the autumn. More information on the app on the website koronavilkku.fi.

Please send any further inquiries and questions primarily by email to koronainfo@utu.fi.

Created 03.09.2020 | Updated 23.10.2020