LiU to close at night
Guidelines for the use of LiU premises were passed in June 2019. One of the consequences of the guidelines is that all of the university premises will be closed at night, starting 1 February.
In order to increase security and improve the work environment of co-workers and students, all buildings on all campuses will be closed, seven days a week, 23.00-05.00 with effect from 1 February 2020. (The closure will be 22.00-06.00 for students on the University Hospital Campus, following an agreement with Region Östergötland.)
A further reason for the night-time closure is to reduce energy consumption. The lighting is motion-controlled and is switched on when people move in the premises. Furthermore, ventilation can be limited during the closure.
Exemptions can be made in special cases when work at night is necessary, such as when conducting a long-duration experiment, or for professional contact with people in other parts of the world. Such exemptions, however, must be limited, justified and approved by the co-worker’s immediate superior. This means that advance planning is important, if you know that it will be necessary to work after the buildings have closed for the night.
The security service patrols the premises during the night-time, and will check during its patrols whether exemptions have been granted for anyone found on the premises.
Use of LiU premises – decision about guidelines (in Swedish)
Last updated: 2020-01-14