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Suspension of the educational function of the Technical University of Crete

Information about the suspension of the educational function of the Technical University of Crete

Following the latest announcements made by the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs and the Ministry of Health and the issuance of the relevant Joint Ministerial Decision (Government Gazette 783/issue B’/10.03.2020), the TUC Rectorate would like to inform you that the Technical University of Crete suspends the educational function from Wednesday, March 11, 2020 to Tuesday, March 24, 2020 (14 days), similarly to all Higher Educational Institutions in the country, as a precautionary measure against the spread of the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

In particular, the following shall be suspended:

  • All kinds of live educational processes (classes, labs, presentations, etc.) that require physical presence.

  • The operation of the reading areas located in the Library and the Language Center.

  • The operation of the computer rooms at the Computer Center.

  • The operation of the dining area of the Student Restaurant.

  • The operation of the canteens as a place of gathering or dining.

  • The operation of all sports facilities.

  • Ceremonies, conferences, workshops, seminars, public presentations and more generally all kinds of events that result in many people gathering at the same area.

The following are excluded from this temporary suspension:

  • Distance educational processes, which do not require physical presence.

  • Research activities and procedures in the laboratories.

  • The administrative activities and functions of all services.

  • The meetings of the governing bodies.

  • The function of the Student Residence for the accommodation of the students.

  • The function of the Student Restaurant only as a place of preparation and distribution of food.

  • The function of the canteens only as points of sale.

  • All kinds of work on the construction, maintenance and operation of the facilities on the TUC Campus.

In addition, we inform all members of the TUC Community that during the suspension period, services at the Student Restaurant will be provided exclusively by distributing the food in individual packages (two options) during the typical opening hours. The dining area will not be available for dining or gathering.

Finally, we recommend to the entire TUC Community the frequent monitoring of the website of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), as well as the strict adherence to personal preventive and hygiene measures, in accordance to ECDC guidelines.

We invite every member of the TUC community to act with a sense of social responsibility.


The Rectorate of the Technical University of Crete

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