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Wednesday, 14 October, 2020
Comunicación y Marketing Corporativo IQS

In relation to the agreement reached yesterday, Tuesday, 13 October, between the Government and the 12 Catalan universities within the framework of the Inter-University Council of Catalonia (CIC), and following the recommendations of the Department of Health of the Government of Catalonia to help contain the COVID-19 contagion index, IQS would like to share the following information:

IQS has always followed the safety measures detailed in its Contingency Plan, diligently applying the established protocols throughout the university community. However, following the recommendations of the Department of Health and respecting the indications given by the Inter-University Council of Catalonia, IQS will take the following measures:

As of Thursday, 15 October, on-campus theoretical teaching will move to a synchronous virtual format for a period of 15 days (ending on 30 October). On-campus attendance will continue to be maintained for laboratory activities, research activities, and guided learning activities. These activities will be carried out in-person at the IQS campus with all safety measures in place to continue with the predominantly hands-on dimension of the IQS teaching methodology.

With the aim of reducing time spent on trips to campus, IQS has adapted the laboratory hours to be able to concentrate student classroom activities and to contribute to reducing the number of infections.

As always, the IQS guidelines are to maintain quality, to fully comply with programme curricula and their academic and practical rigour, and to preserve the health of students and the entire educational community above all.