Your browser has javascript turned off or blocked. This will lead to some parts of our website to not work properly or at all. Turn on javascript for best performance.

The browser you are using is not supported by this website. All versions of Internet Explorer are no longer supported, either by us or Microsoft (read more here:

Please use a modern browser to fully experience our website, such as the newest versions of Edge, Chrome, Firefox or Safari etc.

Teaching in the autumn semester in light of the coronavirus

In order to ensure a safe study and working environment for students and employees, we’re making decisions on a continuous basis, based on current recommendations from the responsible authorities. The information below will therefore be updated continuously.

Teaching to take place both digitally and on campus

Teaching will be carried out both digitally and on university premises. A gradual return to teaching and assessment on campus will begin on 17 August and is to be completed by 1 November 2021.

On-campus teaching is to follow the Swedish Public Health Agency’s rules, general guidelines and recommendations. Physical gatherings should include as few people as possible.

Contact the director of studies at your department to find out more about how your education will be affected. Contact information can be found further down on this page.

Prioritisation of teaching and assessment on campus

The following components and student groups are to be prioritised (in no particular order) when it comes to teaching and assessment on campus.

  • Assessments which cannot be conducted digitally or only with great difficulty.
  • Teaching sessions featuring artistic, practical and laboratory elements.
  • Clinical placements, field studies and internships.
  • Education for international students whose residence permits depend on their education largely being provided on site, to the extent possible in compliance with the University’s decision on adaptations and in appropriately small groups after a risk assessment. Introduction of recently arrived international students can take place on site provided the University’s decisions are applied.
  • New students commencing their studies in the 2021 autumn semester, and students who started during the 2020 spring semester, the 2020 autumn semester and the 2021 spring semester, and who have mainly been taught online.
  • The Public Health Agency recommends that students who find it difficult to study at home or have special needs for some other reason should be prioritised for teaching on site in campus premises.

Risk assessments will be carried out for every course

A risk assessment on the risk of spread of infection of Covid-19 will be carried out for every course offered at the Faculty of Science. Please contact the director of studies for your study programme if you would like further information about how your courses will be conducted.

Study places

We have a limited number of study places at our departments and libraries. Please note that you need your LU card to access the premises.

Study places at the departments

  • Kemicentrum, Sölvegatan 39
  • Matematikhuset, Sölvegatan 18 A
  • Astronomihuset, Sölvegatan 27
  • Biologihuset, Sölvegatan 35
  • Ekologihuset with pavillion, Sölvegatan 37
  • Geocentrum I and II, Sölvegatan 10 and 12
  • Fysicum, Professorsgatan 1

Study places at the Library of Science

The Library of Science has published information about study places on their website.

Library of Science website

Study places at the other faculties

Faculty-specific coronavirus information –

Contact information for the Directors of studies

Astronomy and theoretical physics

Director of studies: Johan Rathsman
Contact information for Johan Rathsman –


Director of studies: Jep Agrell
Contact information for Jep Agrell –


Director of studies: Sophie Manner
Contact information for Sophie Manner –


Director of studies: Dan Hammarlund
Contact information for Dan Hammarlund –


Director of studies: Anna-Maria Persson
Contact information for Anna-Maria Persson –

Physical geography and ecosystem science

Director of studies: Ulrik Mårtensson
Contact information for Ulrik Mårtensson –


Director of studies: Charlotta Nilsson
Email: studierektor [at] fysik [dot] lu [dot] se (