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JMG is now preparing for remote studies during the autumn term

In order to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus, the Department of Journalism, Media and Communication (JMG), is now preparing for continued remote studies during the autumn semester of 2020.

­– We will do everything we can to maintain our good quality of teaching, says Monica Löfgren Nilsson, Head of Department.

Portrait Head of Department Monica Löfgren NilssonThe University of Gothenburg will start the autumn term with the same general restrictions that are already at place. This was decided by the Vice-Chancellor on Monday 11 May.

­– It was an expected message, but of course, we had hopes to meet all our students on Campus after summer. This is a difficult situation for all of us, but we as a University must take our responsibility to keep the spread of infection down, says Monica Löfgren Nilsson.

The teachers at JMG are now planning for remote education, bringing with them experiences from this spring to further improve digital teaching and provide the students with a good quality education and a creative study environment. 

Information to newly-admitted incoming international students

For newly-admitted incoming international students, the decision means that they shall be offered temporary remote studies throughout the entire autumn semester.

We understand that there is a lot of things that needs to be sorted out before the start for the academic year. Newly-admitted incoming international students should currently check their email so they won’t miss any important messages from the Department.

They may also get more detailed information about their programme at JMG by our study administrator and international coordinator Christina Jones, email: christina.jones@jmg.gu.se

Newly-admitted and prospective incoming international students may find more information at the University of Gothenburg’s website: https://utbildning.gu.se/education/incoming-student/covid19 

Webinars

The University of Gothenburg will organize two webinars on Wednesday 20 May where international students will be able to ask questions. They need to register for the webinar. Read further and register on this link: https://utbildning.gu.se/education/incoming-student/webinars

Admitted international students are also welcome to join the University of Gothenburg’s Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AdmittedGUStudents2020/

Information to exchange students

The Vice-Chancellor at the University of Gothenburg has decided to cancel all physical student exchange activities during the autumn semester. However, most of the courses that the Faculty of Social Sciences offers for incoming exchange students will be run on-line, information about this has been sent out to nominated students.

If a student wants to defer the exchange until spring semester 2021, please contact the international coordinator Christina Jones to inquire the possibility to do so, email: christina.jones@jmg.gu.se