At Kyushu University, the health and well-being of our students, faculty and staff and all members of the community is our top priority. However, the current outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is fundamentally changing the way of life we have been accustomed to. This page is meant to convey all the latest and appropriate information about COVID-19 and the University’s response to it.
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Message from the President
President, Kyushu University
The 2021 academic year has begun. I would like to welcome all of the new students who have worked so hard to join us here at Kyushu University. It is now time for you to start your life as a university student. For current students, faculty, and staff, this is a new milestone and another step forward in your education, research, work, and life at Kyushu University. Unfortunately, we are still faced with the ongoing threat of the COVID-19 pandemic.
At Kyushu University, we have taken a variety of precautions to prevent the spread of infection, and thanks to your cooperation, we have confirmed that no cases of infection have resulted from in-person classes, research, or student extracurricular activities.
Even with the latest advances in video conferencing technology, there is still an essential need for face-to-face interaction, whether it be experiments in the research lab or experiences with classmates on campus. Based on what we have learned from the past year, we plan to dramatically increase the number of in-person classes for AY 2021 while continuing to give the utmost consideration to preventing the spread of infection.
I would also like to reiterate the need for all members of the student body to wear face masks, practice proper hand hygiene, avoid the “3 Cs,” and continue to limit movement and refrain from going out.
All of us should be aware of the following in order to prevent the spread of infection and decrease your risk of infecting yourself or others:
- Wash your hands often with soap (This is especially important when you get home, before and after preparing food, and before eating.)
- Use alcohol disinfection regularly.
- Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth without washing your hands.
- Wear a mask properly (in the appropriate manner to cover your nose and mouth.)
- If you don't have a mask, instead of using your hands to cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze use a handkerchief or your sleeves.
- Refrain from going out unless unavoidable.
- Avoid crowds
- Wash your hands, gargle and disinfect your items with alcohol on your return.
- Let some air in and make sure there is proper ventilation in your room.
- Get enough sleep and maintain a healthy diet.
For more details, please refer to the "Preventing the spread of infection" and "Measures taken by Kyushu University to prevent the spread of COVID-19" flyer.
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