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Action at the University of Deusto in the face of the new coronavirus

Actions at the University of Deusto in response to the new coronavirus In view of the health situation caused by COVID-19, the University of Deusto has created a website ( to provide updated answers to all the queries and questions that may arise from the University community, and to inform about all the measures that are being taken.

Action procedures

  • Travel to the University
    • Safety measures if you use public transport or travel by car.
  • General prevention and hygiene measures
    • Use of mask, safety distance, hand hygiene, staggered entrances and exits, cleaning, disinfection and ventilation of spaces.
  • Classrooms and laboratories
    • Maximum capacity and use of masks.
  • Libraries and study rooms
    • Maximum capacity and use of masks.
  • Sports facilities
    • Use restricted to teaching and related activities.
  • Chapels and places of worship
    • Maximum capacity and use of masks.
  • Coffee shops and catering services
    • Coffee shops closed except during lunch hours (from 12:30 to 16:00)
  • What should I do if I have symptoms?
    • Follow the guidelines from the Basque Government's Health Department.

View action procedures

Life on campus 2020-2021 

  • Core principles of the Deusto Education Model
    • Deusto has developed and implemented its own teaching-learning model, focused on student autonomy, meaningful learning and the development of appropriate skills for personal and professional life. The Deusto Education Model is a world-class and internationally recognised model that has placed Deusto at the top of the main teaching-learning rankings.
  • Adapted attendance mode
    • Until we can return to our usual normality, the current safety and social distancing provisions will limit the number of people we can physically meet on our campuses and sites. For this reason, at Deusto we will follow the adapted attendance model for academic planning during the 2020/21 academic year.
      What does this mean? What are the implications?
    • Mainly two:
      • 1) Groups and sections will be subdivided into two sub-groups,
      • 2) Most of the teaching should be done in face-to-face mode (in subgroups) and some in remote mode (in large groups).
    • What is a "typical week"?
      • Each 6 ECTS subject has a typical weekly three-hour teaching schedule: two will be held face-to-face (in a subgroup) and one in remote mode (in a large group).
      • Taking into account the course schedule, for each 6 ECTS subject, students will have 23 face-to-face hours and 14 remote hours.
        For each 6 ECTS subject, lecturers will plan 150 student work hours, including 37
        face-to-face and remote work hours.
    • Exams
      • The final assessment will be held in person. The Deusto Education Model relies on an ongoing assessment model, where the final assessment has a limited specific weight.

Teaching guidelines at

The website "Claves para la docencia en el curso 20/21" is available to UD's entire University community. This space provides guidance and advice, as well as information
on the IT and support resources available to you.

  • Information for students: we are closer to you than ever.
  • Information for lecturers: your work as a lecturer is as important as ever.

COVID-19 Deusto Grants 

Special aid fund for students and families affected by the Coronavirus crisis.

Further information


If you have symptoms of COVID19, call your usual health centre where they will help you over the phone. 

The 900 20 30 50 of the Health Council offers information and solves queries on coronavirus.