The Department of Economic History and International Relations will switch to distance learning

Starting March 18, the Department of Economic History and International Relations will switch to distance learning. Teaching and examinations will be held online, e.g. through pre-recorded lectures, lessons and seminars through Zoom. Seminars may also be replaced by individual written assignments. Written exams are replaced by take-home exams. All communication connected to teaching will take place through email/phone calls/electronically. 

All questions regarding this will be handled by the course responsible teacher. 

Mandatory assignments and written exams

The Head of Department at Economic History and International Relations has made a decision that during this term it’s possible to make changes in the course plans regarding ways of examination and mandatory assignments.

Take-home exams will replace written exams

The department has decided that examination through written exams will be replaced with take-home exams. This involves all courses that are currently scheduled to be examined through written exams. The learning platform Athena does not currently provide a good way to hand in anonymized exams, and we therefore hope that you can be understanding of this in the light of the current conditions.

Student Affairs

Until further notice the Student Affairs Office will not accept visitors. First and foremost, communication should take place through email and/or phone calls. The handing out of exams will from 18th of March be handled digitally.  For inquiries, please contact Furthermore, as from March 17 the department’s employees will work from home. This means that it may take time before they have access to any material that you as a student want to access /request. We urge you to think about whether or not it is necessary for you to extract your exam at this point in time.

Exchange or internship

If you are an exchange or internship student, it is important that you keep up to date on the situation in the country you are in. You must also follow the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ recommendations carefully if you are forced to go home. If you are asked by national authorities to go home from the country you are in, you should do so.
If you are an intern in Sweden or abroad, please follow the instructions posted on Athena, or contact for more information. 

If you need to finish your internship, whether in Sweden or abroad, contact 

Those who are on internship abroad or are on exchange are insured through “Kammarkollegiets Student-UT” insurance. On their website you will find more information about the insurance. 


The university’s general information on the coronavirus can be found here: 
Additional information:
How you can study from home
Campus opening hours from 18 March