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Important information regarding Covid-19

15.06.2020

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On 12 June 2020, Naalakkersuisut announced that they maintain the reopening of traffic from Denmark starting Monday 15 June 2020.

On this website (in Greenlandic and Danish), you can read what you need to be aware of before departure, test procedures, Sumut-form and what to do upon arriving to Greenland.

There are still no restrictions when traveling domestically in Greenland - and face masks are only required on international flights to Greenland.

As it is a requirement to be tested on the 5th day after arrival to Greenland (and as it is not yet all places where you can be tested), some students may need to be in transit to be tested.

The Ministry of Education, Culture & Church is currently trying to get legal coverage to cover expenses for this in addition to other Covid-19 related extraordinary travel expenses for students.

More information about this as soon as we have it.

 

Ilisimatusarfik follows the recommendations of the Epidemic Commission and the Greenlandic authorities regarding Covid-19.

In this connection, Ilisimatusarfik has prepared some guidelines.

Ilisimatusarfik follows the directions from the Epidemic Commission and the Greenlandic authorities - and Ilisimatusarfik's management has therefore decided to reopen from Monday 27 April 2020.

This means that teaching in all programmes etc. again will take place physically at campus Ilimmarfik and Ilinniarfissuaq from Monday 27 April 2020.

In connection with the reopening, all students, staff and guests are encouraged to follow the authorities' recommendations regarding distance, hygiene etc.

In this connection, Ilisimatusarfik has prepared some guidelines, which can be downloaded here.

Gradual reopening of Ilisimatusarfik

Ilisimatusarfik follows the directions from the Epidemic Commission and the Greenlandic authorities - therefore, Ilisimatusarfik's management has decided to reopen gradually.

However, the gradual reopening only applies to some programmes - and is outlined below for each programme.

The following programmes are gradually reopening - taking into account the recommendations of the Epidemic Commission and the Greenland authorities:

  • Teaching
  • Translation & Interpreting

The following programmes continue online - until otherwise announced:

  • Business Economics
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Culture & Social History
  • Social Science
  • Social Work
  • Language, Literature & Media
  • Nursing 
  • Theology

All students receive detailed information from Student Services and their respective heads of departments regarding the precise plan for their educational programmes - including possible exam schedule for the month of April.

At the request of the management at Ilisimatusarfik, the library will give students an opportunity to borrow books to be used for writing assignments.

The conditions are that students send an e-mail to bool@uni.gl and ernba@uni.gl.

The librarian will then find the desired book or other material - and a time slot will be send to the student. The student will then only be able to collect the material at this specific time slot.

We start with the opportunity Wednesday 01 April 2020.

Ilisimatusarfik shuts down due to the directions from the Epidemic Commission and the Greenlandic authorities, 18 March 2020

Because of this, Ilisimatusarfik's management has decided to put these actions in place.

The new actions are in effect immediately, and remain until otherwise announced:

  • Ilisimatusarfik is shut down and locked. Staff can pick up work-related items until Friday, 20 March 20 at 16.00 (remember physical key).
  • All unnecessary activities are shut down at Ilisimatusarfik - and physical study activities stop (i.e., physical teaching in classrooms stops).
  • With immediate effect, students should therefore not come to Ilisimatusarfik (both campus Ilimmarfik and Ilinniarfissuaq).

  • Campus Ilimmarfik and Ilinniarfissuaq will be cleaned as soon as possible.
  • All educational programmes have drawn up action plans concerning self-study and / or distance teaching in collaboration with the lecturers. Information is sent to all students as soon as possible.
  • Students must continue to be active in their studies - and will therefore still receive educational support.
  • All staff not needed for Ilisimatusarfik's critical operations are sent home - until otherwise announced.
  • Only staff performing critical functions should be physically present at Ilisimatusarfik. It is the heads of departments who determines, which staff is required for Ilisimatusarfik's critical operations.
  • All staff travel is still suspended.
  • All events are canceled or postponed.
  • Students who have planned a semester abroad for the fall semester 2020 are not affected at this time - but we urge the students to regularly visit the website of The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark for updates.
  • Returning students and staff who have been abroad must go into quarantine for 14 days after returning to Greenland. The guidelines of the Epidemic Commission and the Greenland authorities must be followed in this regard.
  • At the same time, Ilisimatusarfik encourages all students and staff to follow the recommendations of the Epidemic Commission and the Greenlandic authorities in relation to physical contact in daily life. This means good hand hygiene - as well as avoiding handshakes, kisses and hugs.


Of course, this is a very unfamiliar situation, and it will require a lot of us all in the near future.

We will also encounter many questions that we probably do not have answers to yet - but I hope for everyone's understanding.

Gitte Adler Reimer

Rector, Ilisimatusarfik

Important information regarding coronavirus

Ilisimatusarfik follows the recommendations of the Epidemic Commission and the Greenlandic authorities regarding coronavirus

Based on new recommendations from the Epidemic Commission and the Greenlandic authorities 12 March 2020, Ilisimatusarfik's management has decided to put further actions in place.

The new actions are in effect immediately, and remain until otherwise announced:

  • All staff travel is suspended - both domestic and international.
  • Events with more than 100 participants are cancelled or postponed.
  • Until otherwise decided by the Epidemic Commission and the Greenlandic authorities, ordinary operations such as teaching etc. continue as usual at Ilisimatusarfik. However, we urge both students and staff not to stay unnecessarily at Ilisimatusarfik.
  • Staff are encouraged to work from home in agreement with the nearest head of department.
  • Students who have planned a semester abroad for the fall semester 2020 are not affected at this time - but we urge the students to regularly visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark for updates.
  • Students currently on a semester abroad are to follow the recommendations of the relevant authorities.
  • At the same time, Ilisimatusarfik encourages all students and staff to follow the recommendations of the Epidemic Commission and the Greenlandic authorities in relation to physical contact in daily life. This means good hand hygiene - as well as avoiding handshakes, kisses and hugs.
  • Students and staff who feel ill and who have symptoms of a cold etc. are urged to stay at home in agreement with the lecturer or nearest head of department.

Gitte Adler Reimer

Rector, Ilisimatusarfik

Important information regarding coronavirus

Ilisimatusarfik follows the recommendations of the Epidemic Commission and the Greenlandic authorities regarding coronavirus

Based on new recommendations from the Epidemic Commission and the Greenlandic authorities 12 March 2020, Ilisimatusarfik's management has decided to put further actions in place.

The new actions are in effect immediately, and remain until otherwise announced:

  • All staff travel is suspended - both domestic and international.
  • Events with more than 100 participants are cancelled or postponed.
  • Until otherwise decided by the Epidemic Commission and the Greenlandic authorities, ordinary operations such as teaching etc. continue as usual at Ilisimatusarfik. However, we urge both students and staff not to stay unnecessarily at Ilisimatusarfik.
  • Staff are encouraged to work from home in agreement with the nearest head of department.
  • Students who have planned a semester abroad for the fall semester 2020 are not affected at this time - but we urge the students to regularly visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark for updates.
  • Students currently on a semester abroad are to follow the recommendations of the relevant authorities.
  • At the same time, Ilisimatusarfik encourages all students and staff to follow the recommendations of the Epidemic Commission and the Greenlandic authorities in relation to physical contact in daily life. This means good hand hygiene - as well as avoiding handshakes, kisses and hugs.
  • Students and staff who feel ill and who have symptoms of a cold etc. are urged to stay at home in agreement with the lecturer or nearest head of department.

Gitte Adler Reimer

Rector, Ilisimatusarfik



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