The UPC suspends face-to-face teaching activities for an extendable two-week period

This measure follows the Government of Catalonia's advice within the framework of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Mar 16, 2020

The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) has suspended face-to-face teaching in the coming two weeks. This period may be extended depending on how the situation evolves and the Government of Catalonia’s advice.

Suspension of on-site teaching is accompanied by a series of extraordinary measures that aim to minimise the consequences of the situation for the current academic year. The measure affects classrooms, study rooms, computer rooms, libraries and other facilities at the University. Teaching and administrative staff will continue to work in accordance with authorities’ advice and established protocols.

In this context, the University has planned to offer alternative teaching methods and flexibility measures for teaching to be conducted outside the classroom using tools such as virtual campuses and teaching intranets. Face-to-face assessment activities have also been suspended. Schools will inform students of alternative assessment methods.

All adjustments will be reported to students.

The academic calendar is also expected to be modified. Teaching staff is being provided with support tools to minimise the impact of suspending face-to-face teaching.

The measures are being adapted to the singularities of each school. Schools and general services are providing teaching and research staff with alternatives as soon as possible.

See the Extraordinary measures for face-to-face teaching activities at the UPC given the COVID-19 health emergency and the video statement by the rector, Francesc Torres, on the UPC’s YouTube channel.