In light of the current coronavirus pandemic, universities in Luxembourg have adopted various changes for staff and students alike.
Following the announcement of Luxembourg's Prime Minister last week, the Sacred Heart University (SHU) in Luxembourg-Kirchberg has replaced all of its in-person courses with online courses.
This decision was taken and implemented quickly thanks in particular to the online course system developed for years by the main campus of SHU in Fairfield in the United States. All MBA students (about 100) in Luxembourg will thus be able to continue their course without interruption and without health risk.
For its part, the University of Luxembourg (Uni.lu) has asked staff to work from home as of Monday 16 March 2020, except persons whose physical presence on campus is absolutely essential. Teaching activities will continue in remote format. In addition, the university will be closed to visitors, except for strictly necessary service reasons. The Luxembourg Learning Centre (LLC) will also be closed, although the "Ask a librarian" service remains operational and can be reached via email: email@example.com. While student services remain open, students have been advised to prioritise contact by email with registration, accommodation or mobility services.
Moreover, Uni.lu has confirmed that there has been one case of coronavirus infection among its student body. The individual reportedly shows symptoms of illness, but is not in a critical condition. The person in question has been in contact with a limited number of other members of the university community, who have since been contacted, over the past few days, according to the university.