Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Update: 24 March 2020

MARCH 24, 2020 | Towards remote teaching modalities until the end of the second term

Following the meeting with the Minister Glatigny, the rectors of the French-speaking universities unanimously agreed that universities carry on with remote teaching modalities until the end of the second term. 

At the UNamur, as far as the organization of exams is concerned, no decision has yet been taken but all the universities aim at closing the second term, examinations comprised, without significantly derogating to the initial calendar.

From the analyzed records, which compile all the measures and problems met since remote teaching was implemented, it appears that the study programmes are followed, in a modified way but delivering, for the great majority, the expected education units (UE).  There are a few exceptions and they will be managed case-by-case.

Hoping the situation will be restored by the end of the 2nd term evaluation period, the UNamur must, since it has from the beginning of this crisis, anticipate an alternative scenario in case the exams cannot be organized in normal conditions. The deans and directors of departments have been asked to coordinate with the pedagogical teams to go forward, with the support of the ADEN, in elaborating remote solutions.

This work is prospective: we hope we can organize traditional examinations.  It means that the making of exam schedules must go on and that schedules must be communicated to students as usual.  The students will be advised that changes could happen given the Covid-19 crisis context.  The students would be informed of any changes without delay.

march 18, 2020 | message of the rector naji habra to the members of the university community and to students


March 17, 2020 | UPDATE | Coronavirus, the UNamur supports the country with another diagnosis method in collaboration with the KUL

The UNamur has developed a diagnosis tool and a new work method, which avoid the use of reagents in shortage. The technique enables diagnosis in support to reference laboratories.

The available space for diagnosis is applicable in laboratories worldwide.  The method is sharable.  Its implementation relies on chemistry, working force and solidarity between researchers.  It can be developed anywhere in the world.

Six laboratories are collaborating at UNamur

This collaboration, with 12 researchers, helped by 12 research logisticians, enables to rise the number of daily tests to 480.

This significant increase will enable to target the new propagation cores, and in particular, to test the most exposed people: physicians and the front line health staff.

The UNamur as subcontractor

The tested samples come from the reference centers of the KUL or the CHU UCL Mont-Godinne and go back as soon as the diagnosis is completed.  No sampling will be performed on the UNamur premises.

The UNamur has been accredited the necessary biosecurity certification, which enables optimal security conditions for the manipulations and has just received the agreement of AFMPS (Federal Agency for Medicine and Health Products).

MARCH 17, 2020 | MInimum service implementation

HR hotline: +32 (0)81 72 4600 (from 10 to 12 am & from 2 to 4 pm). 

Our funding conditions are not modified for the moment so we have made the choice to maintain all wages conditions, whatever the staff category.

17/03/20 | Adaptation of the BUMP services

Teaching and remote resources ; Access to computers | More info here....

17/03/20 | DET (TICE & PUNCH) Remote teaching information

Survival remote teaching kit, live teaching and differed broadcast | More info here...

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Elementary precautions

  • Regularly wash your hands with soap
  • Cough or sneeze in the crook of you elbow
  • Avoid contact with persons presenting respiratory symptoms
  • Wear a mask if you are sick

If you suspect an infection, it is important to call a doctor.  Do not go to a waiting room or a hospital.

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If you have a doubt about your situation, please contact the SPF Public health toll-free number 0800/14.689

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