UNIST has announced that it would be transitioning to online courses for the remainder of the spring semester.
On March 19, the UNIST Infectious Disease Control Committee held emergency meetings to further reassess the situation. Thus, they have decided to take additional measures to protect students and staff members by completely switching to online-only classes for the remainder of the current semester.
Due to concerns of COVID-19, UNIST has temporarily transitioned all in-person classes to online, effective March 16, 2020. The online-only learning, which was originally scheduled to be held for two-week period, will now be extended throughout the spring semester. Through feedback and monitoring, the school will proactively address any areas of difficulty (workshops, classes, lab experiments, etc.) caused by the implementation of online-only learning.
“In response to the COVID-19 pendemic, we have decided to extend remote instruction and remote work for the remainder of the spring semester,” says President Yong Hoon Lee. “We recognize this will cause inconvenience for some, but this decision has been taken to reduce the spread of COVID-19 throughout the campus.”
He adds, “We will continue to work together during this challenging time and update the community regularly to keep you informed of additional measures.”