Unequal campuses in the face of health relief

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Would the students have something to celebrate twice as much? In addition to the announcement on Wednesday of the reopening of restaurant terraces, the Federal Council has also decided that face-to-face education will again be authorized in universities and for continuing education. The number of participants will be limited to 50 people and the rooms can only be used at one third of their capacity, with respect to distances and the wearing of a mask compulsory.

Decisions that do not shake the University of Geneva, with nearly 20,000 students: it maintains its courses online until the end of the semester. To ensure a form of stability for students and teachers, and considering the impossibility of returning for foreign students. But also because health constraints pose logistical problems. “Even a seminar bringing together 30 students could only accommodate 10 at a time in its original room,” notes Rector Yves Flückiger. Some seminars may however be held in class, but will remain accessible remotely.