Educational Activities in the LUMC

Consequences as a result of the coronavirus

LUMC considers it extremely important to protect its patients, students and staff from the risk of spreading the coronavirus. Our patients are often particularly vulnerable and our staff is indispensable: continuity of care is essential for us. Teachers are often doctors or nurses and students also have contact with patients. For this reason, LUMC takes a number of measures with regard to education.

Keep checking this page for up to date information on education policy.  

Last update: July 09 2020

General measures for education in the LUMC

In March it was decided that students were no longer allowed to come to LUMC. At that time, all university programmes and the Education Care sector immediately switched to online education and testing. Continuing education and events of Education Care Sector and Boerhaave Continuing education were cancelled until 1 September.

As of 20 May, LUMC is allowed to restart specific on-campus educational activities under certain conditions. This is based on the decision of OC&W, VSNU and Leiden University. In addition to these on campus activities, online education and testing will continue to take place. These general principles apply:

  • Education that can take place online will also take place online;
  • Buildings will be opened up, but only for timetabled educational activities, internships and research internships. 
  • Students may only come to Building 1 to pick up and drop off books at the Walaeus library and for their master and medical internships.
  • The capacity will be gradually scaled up:
    o As of 1 June, a maximum of 20% of the available seat capacity may be used;
    o As of 15 June, university teaching activities begin and end between 11:00 and 15:00, or start after 20:00. Students may stay at the university between 15:00-20:00, but educational activities may not end or begin between 15:00-20:00.
    Internships and research internships are not limited to these time-restrictions. 
  • The prioritisation for making teaching rooms available in LUMC is as follows:
    o Resuming education in labs/practicals/science internships, where graduates have priority;
    o Small-scale education, such as small working groups or (pre)clinical education for which there are no good online alternatives;
    o Tentamination / testing that cannot be organised remotely;
    o Mentoring and tutoring of vulnerable students;
    o Thesis supervision;

Consequences for LUMC education

The drop-down list at the bottom of this page lists the most important consequences for each educational component.

Do you have a question based on the information on this page? Firstly, please have a look at our page with frequently asked questions about education. Is the answer to your question not listed here? For specific questions about education-related topics, please contact onderwijsvragencorona@lumc.nl or the Education Service Point: +31 71 5268700.

Pancras Hogendoorn has a message for students

It's quiet in the lecture halls and the Walaeus Library without students. Dean Pancras Hogendoorn misses them and has a message for them. 'I'm proud of how you're coping with this crisis and continuing your studies digitally or doing volunteer work'.


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