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Information on how the coronavirus pandemic affects the academic year 2019/2020

The Secretariat for Universities and Research of the Catalan Government, together with the Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency (AQU) and the twelve Catalan universities, have published a statement on how the COVID-19 pandemic will affect the academic year 2019/2020. The text puts emphasis on the efforts to adapt the teaching activities in this exceptional context. The assessment after a week of online teaching is “satisfactory”, and there is ongoing work to improve it and adapt it to these new conditions. Regarding the uncertainty of how measures will develop according to the pandemic containment, the document highlights that several scenarios have been studied “in order to guarantee that all scheduled activities will continue”. Last, the main message to share is about tranquility: “We are working with responsibility and coordination to guarantee the minimum impact of these situations on the learning of the students, and to make sure that students acquire the knowledge and get through the academic year”. Read the statement here.  


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