Nationalekonomiska institutionen

Ekonomihögskolan vid Lunds universitet

Important information regarding the coronavirus outbreak

This page gathers important information about the coronavirus outbreak and solutions used by the department to minimise the spread of the virus. 

Nu avvecklar vi flertalet pandemirestriktioner

Läs mer: Covid-19 och höstterminen 2021

We are phasing out most pandemic restrictions

Read more: Covid-19 and the 2021 autumn semester



If you have any questions related to the Coronavirus outbreak and your studies, please contact us through phone or email: 

Phone: +46 46 2228660
Email: Joakim Gullstrand (Head of department)
Email. Pontus Hansson (Study director)

General information and guidelines

From Lund University

From Lund School of Economics and Management

From the Swedish Government


The government is easing restrictions – but the vice-chancellor’s decision still applies

On 7 September the government announced its plans to start stage 4 and ease more restrictions as of 29 September 2021. 

The existing vice-chancellor’s decision for this autumn’s education and activities is based on the wish to create a safe and secure environment for our students and staff. The plan for this autumn’s educational activities was established several months ago and still applies, with a gradual return to campus from the beginning of the semester up to and including 1 November.

The Department of Economics

Note that we are still organising our teaching elements according to the updated vice-chancellor’s decision. This implies that we will gradually and responsibly move back to campus during the autumn. 

Information on this will be posted here as well as on Canvas, and an important implication is that our lecturers will not be obliged to post an online alternative to campus activities. Hence, it is important that students are ready to follow our courses in Lund on campus when this happens. Note that a gradual and responsible shift from online to campus implies that courses with fewer students are more likely to be on campus earlier during the autumn, compared to larger ones.

Meanwhile, the spread of infection must continue to be avoided as far as possible. Students are therefore encouraged to continue studying primarily from home and to keep a physical distance until further notice.

New decision by the vice-chancellor – 17 June 2021


In short, the updated vice-chancellor's decision from 17 June states that the University will, from the start of the autumn semester, begin gradual and orderly adaptation to educational activities which are not restricted. This entails, among others, that teaching and assessment of study performance may be conducted on the University's premises from the start of the autumn semester. Adaptation is to be completed by 1 November 2021. 

Adaptation will take place based on the conditions at each of the organisational units as well as the Government’s and Public Health Agency’s recommendations.

Doctoral studies are covered by the same conditions as education. 

Read more on Lund University’s international website

Current restrictions on campus

Our premises are closed to the public and accessible only to staff and students with LU-card until further notice.

Study places and computer rooms are accessible to students at Lund University with certain adjustments depending on the current situation. Learn more about our study places.

Respect the current delimitations of the premises, as well as the arrangement of furniture in order to safeguard the 1 meter distance requirements between each study place. Do not move tables and chairs!

All students are still encouraged to study primarily from home and only to be on campus when it is necessary for information searches, use of reference materials, access to learning support, and access to equipment for digital teaching and assessment.

The LUSEM Library is open with limited hours for students and staff to allow deposits or lending of books and access to reference literature. Learn more on the library’s website.

Please check each course sites on Canvas for more details when it comes to the teaching elements within each course.


The digital format may be as follows: 

  • On-line lectures: The format may differ across courses, but most lectures consists of pre-prepared videos and presentations published on Canvas. 
  • On-line chats: The lack of interactions during pre-prepared lecture will be redressed by “on-line office-hours” and/or Q&As so that students could communicate directly with the lecturer.  
  • On-line material: Notes and slides will be published on Canvas. 
  • Group exercises: Assignments are published as usual on Canvas. Students will thereafter be able to establish chat-rooms (using Canvas or Zoom) and they could also use Google docs in order to facilitate group assignments (see links below). 
  • Computer exercises: Lecturers and/or teaching assistants may establish an on-line helpdesk (chat-room) and/or stream the exercise through Zoom/Canvas. 


Links to digital solutions used in our courses
The Canvas Team gathers relevant information needed to use the digital tools used by the department (e.g. Canvas Conferences and Zoom).



Courses Autumn 2021

Please check the Canvas page for information about plans for your course during the first part of the autumn semester.

We will move back to campus gradually  after September 15. Some courses will have on campus activities during September and October.

The objective (until further notice) is to be fully back on campus (teaching, seminars and work) on November 1.


exams in October 2021

Most exams will be on campus - please visit the Canvas page for each course for more information.



Please visit the Canvas page for detailed information about supervision and seminars.