HSE University — St. Petersburg Partially Resumes Offline Classes Starting from March 29
HSEUniversity — St. Petersburg resumes offline classes and switches over to blended format from March 29, 2021. Sergey M. Kadochnikov, the Director of HSE University — St. Petersburg, has signed the directive.
According to the document, the examination period in the third module (from March 29 to April 4) can be arranged without the use of distance-learning technologies. Lecturers are to decide on the format of their exams on their own. Once the decision has been made, it will be published in the course syllabus, or students will be notified by their programme offices.
Offline classes for students will resume from April 5, with some restrictions to observe. First, two study groups at most are allowed to have classes together in the same classroom. Offline lectures are to be held no more than three times a week. Strict observance of sanitary standards and social distance on campus, as well as face mask requirements, remain.
Some courses will continue in online mode: e.g. minors, MAGOLEGO, and inter-campus courses held via distance-learning technologies. Lecturers at higher risk from coronavirus will also give their lectures remotely. Some courses will remain online; the list is due to be published later. Students can check the information about the mode of their classes in the timetable or course syllabuses.
Students who cannot return to offline classes due to valid excuse — e.g. health issues, staying abroad, etc. — must inform their study office managers.
HSE University — St. Petersburg went online on November 16, 2020. Students were allowed to visit coworking areas and university libraries. Lecturers were allowed to give offline classes implying the use of any special equipment in a separate agreement with the Director.