Photography from: COVID 19 release | CETT
Universidad de Barcelona

COVID 19 release

20.04.2022 - Statement on the use of masks


Following the application of law RD286/2022 of 19 April 2022, the use of masks is no longer mandatory on CETT Campus (CETT, Alimara Hotel and Àgora).

You may continue to use a face mask should you wish to do so.

We kindly remind you of the need to ventilate spaces.

Best regards,

Academic direction

05.03.2021 - Official announcement: new measures - March 8th

Dear all,

We hope that both you, your family and your friends are in good health.

As announced by the Generalitat de Catalunya, next Monday, March 8, new measures for the contention of COVID-19 will come into force to ease the current restrictions in universities.

Following these new guidelines, we can announce and celebrate that as of next Monday, all undergraduate students will return to campus using our blended model and implementing at all times the protection measures established by the security protocols in force.

The academic coordinators of each study program will inform all students of the most specific indications. We will keep you informed of any news. We thank you, once again, for your understanding and cooperation.

Best regards,

Academic Direction

05.02.2021 - Comunicado: clases presenciales 1er curso del Grado Ciencias Culinarias y Gastronómicas

Queridas, queridos,

Esperamos que tanto vosotros como vuestros familiares y amigos estéis bien de salud.

Según anunció la Generalitat de Catalunya, el próximo lunes 8 de febrero entran en vigor nuevas medidas para la contención del COVID-19, que suavizan las restricciones actuales y permiten la formación presencial restringida del alumnado matriculado en primer curso de los grados universitarios.

De acuerdo con estos nuevas directrices, podemos anunciar y celebrar que a partir del próximo lunes el alumnado de 1º curso del Grado de Ciencias Culinarias y Gastronómicas se reincorporará al 100% las clases presenciales en el CETT, implementando las medidas de protección que establecen los protocolos de seguridad vigentes. En el caso del Campus de l’Alimentació de Torribera, se mantendrá como hasta ahora, a la espera de las decisiones que tome al respecto el equipo rectoral, de acuerdo con las facultades y centros donde se imparte docencia.

Con el fin de seguir las medidas, los alumnos matriculados en el resto de cursos de grado mantendrán la formación como hasta ahora; con la esperanza de que la pandemia remita y se pueda recuperar el 100% de la presencialidad lo antes posible en todo el Grado.

Os mantendremos informados de cualquier novedad y os agradecemos, de nuevo, su comprensión y colaboración.

Saludos cordiales,

Nan Ferreres y Montoliu Coordinadora General del Grado de Ciencias Culinarias y Gastronómicas

05.02.2021 -Release: Initiation of face-to-face classes for 1st year of Bachelor's Degree in Tourism

Dear all,

We hope that you, your family, and your friends are in good health.

According to the Generalitat de Catalunya's latest announcement, next Monday, February 8, new measures against COVID-19 will come into force, which will ease the current restrictions and allow face-to-face training for first-year undergraduate students. Thus, next Monday, the 1st year students of the Tourism Degree will return to face-to-face classes, thus implementing the protection measures established by the safety current protocols.

To follow the measures, all other students of the rest of the degree courses will maintain their training in the online format; in the hope that the pandemic will refer in order to recover the face to face sessions as soon as possible.

We will keep you informed of any new developments and thank you once again for your understanding and collaboration. See you soon,

José Antonio Pérez-Aranda Director of the University School CETT-UB

12.10.2020 - Academic Direction's release

Dear all,

Following the statements by the Secretary of Public Health early this morning in the media, we would like to inform you that at CETT we are waiting for the indications of the health authorities.

We will inform you via the usual channels on how to act accordingly and ensure the health of the whole community as soon as such indications are specified or there is any further news. Until further notice, training and services will continue as before.

On the other hand, we would like to remind you that you can send us any COVID-19 questions related to the e-mail and that you have at your disposal the information about safety measures and protocols too.

We would like to emphasize that at CETT we will strive to ensure your education and your safety, which are priorities, adapting to new scenarios that may occur. This year we are facing many challenges, but we are ready to respond by meeting the established academic objectives and ensuring that the students have quality training.

With our warmest wishes,

Academic Management

30.10.2020 - Nuevas medidas COVID-19 para los ciclos formativos

Siguiendo las indicaciones de las autoridades sanitarias, en los ciclos formativos se han tomado medidas según las recomendaciones que se han hecho en las últimas horas para hacer frente a la pandemia.

Las clases pasan a ser en formato online, excepto la parte de formación práctica de ciclos de hostelería, que se mantiene presencial.

Por otra parte, los Diplomas de Extensión Universitaria de sumiller seguirán recibiendo formación presencial ya que es formación de aplicación práctica.

La información concreta de cada programa formativo se recibirá a través de las coordinaciones de estudios.

29.10.2020 - Extension of COVID-19 measures for degrees

First of all, the whole CETT team hopes that you and your family and friends are well.

Given the evolution of COVID-19, the health and university authorities have extended until November 12 the measures that reduce face-to-face activity in the theoretical classes of the degrees with the aim of reducing the mobility of the students.

At CETT we follow the recommendations of the authorities in order to help contain the spread of COVID-19 and, during this period, the online teaching of undergraduate students will continue.

Face-to-face practical and research activities will be maintained as far as possible, following the protection measures established by the current protocols.

The teaching model implemented at CETT is prepared to adapt to the evolution of the pandemic and to deal with contexts such as the current one, while guaranteeing the quality of tuition for all students and ensuring the health of CETT community.

We would like to emphasize the importance of being responsible at all times: only with the collaboration of everyone will we be able to overcome this crisis. Let's take care of ourselves.

We will keep you informed of any news. Thank you for your understanding and collaboration.

José Antonio Pérez-Aranda Director of CETT-UB School of Tourism, Hospitality and Gastronomy

14.10.2020 - CETT adapts training for university studies

The health and university authorities agreed on October 13 to reduce the presence of the teaching activities of university students, to reduce their mobility, between 15 and 30 October, both days included.

With this objective, CETT will adapt lectures to a virtual format according to the particularities of each training program, a scenario for which we were prepared if the situation required it. Practical classes and research activities will keep their current format as much as possible, always guaranteeing the relevant protection measures established by the current protocols. The student community will receive information about each training program through their study-coordination.

In anticipation of the possible evolution of the pandemic in Catalonia, we have designed a teaching model that can adapt to different scenarios. We are prepared to do so to guarantee the quality of your training and ensure the health of the CETT community.

With these measures, we want to contribute to the decision made by the Consell Interuniversitari de Catalunya (Inter-university Council of Catalonia) in response to a request from the Ministry of Public Health to reduce the number of on-site activities on university campuses to help contain the COVID-19 infection rate by reducing the mobility of the university community.

The report by the Public Health Agency recognizes the effort done by universities and the commitment of the university community with the monitoring and the completion of the security measures adopted. In this sense, it is reiterated that universities are safe and that this temporary reduction of face-to-face teaching is to achieve a reduction in social activity, as it is the case of people's mobility to work or study.

Thanks to all for your understanding and for adapting to these unprecedented circumstances.

In accordance with our commitment to education and training and thanks to our experience in online methodologies, we can guarantee the delivery of the various programs and ensure CETT’s academic quality standards.

Therefore, from March 13, the following measures will be applied:
 Teaching will continue through the virtual campus, and therefore face-to-face classes will be cancelled.
• Face-to-face academic activities and company internships will be cancelled.
• The services provided by Aula Restaurant and Forum will be cancelled during this period.

 We will inform you of any news and are grateful for your cooperation in this exceptional situation.

CETT is a higher education center whose premises and facilities constitute the ideal environment for active learning to occur and for student life to take place with the highest academic quality and all safety requirements.

It is a center that connects people, a hub that links academia and businesses and the public administration sector; we are committed to those who live the learning process as an impulse for growth and as an opportunity to attain their life goals through interaction with the environment and the people around them. Thanks to CETT’s role as a driver for change in the sector, students can live a unique learning experience which mirrors real life and enables them to face and anticipate new challenges and emerging trends.

We make a firm commitment to our community and country and we foster a constant spirit of transformation and that is why CETT adds value in order to make our sector more professional and sustainable. This is the main reason why CETT is sparing no effort to plan the new academic year ahead so lectures can take place face-to-face in the premises, with the utmost safety and guaranteeing the greatest teaching quality.

To provide the highest safety standards, our center has devised several measures to be implemented next year, for instance limiting classroom capacity, introducing staggered students ‘arrival and extending opening hours, with the aim of starting classes in 2020/21 with the greatest safety.

As far as teaching quality is concerned, CETT is facing the near future safe in the knowledge that we have reacted efficiently and exemplarily during this health crisis by swiftly adapting to online teaching. This rapid adaptation has enabled us to continue with our study programs and with the required course assignments online; the results have been positive and both students and teaching staff have valued the experience very positively. The circumstances we have lived have helped us be ready to implement a hybrid teaching model should the sanitary conditions make it necessary. This model would combine face-to-face teaching and synchronic online teaching an would require adapting teaching methodologies.

Our students are our raison d’être, and therefore we strive to continue to train the future professionals of the tourism, hospitality and gastronomy sectors. We have a prepared teaching staff, equipped with the necessary tools and teaching techniques, who will undoubtedly use all their resources at hand to be able to still deliver their teaching when and if the circumstances require it.

As a leading higher education center we assume great responsibility towards the community, but particularly towards the student community and their families who trust in us; this is why we want to reassure them that we will continue to train young talented people who have chosen this sector to pursue their careers.

We are future. #CETTisFuture

Academic Direction


CETT Fundació, sensible a las consecuencias generadas por la COVID-19 y con la voluntad de facilitar la continuación de estudios de los estudiantes del CETT afectados por las circunstancias que se derivan de la COVID-19, ha aprobado una dotación extraordinaria para el curso 2020/2021, que se añade a las becas de continuidad que otorga anualmente.

En 2019, el CETT destinó a los programas de ayuda de continuidad de estudios un total de 76.900€ y, en 2020, aumentará en 50.000€ esta suma para atenuar los perjuicios económicos directos que ha causado la COVID-19 a parte del alumnado. Estas becas extraordinarias se añaden a su programa de ayudas que convoca anualmente y que fomenta el esfuerzo, la internacionalización y el rendimiento tanto académico como profesional.

En cuanto a las becas de continuidad de estudios que convoca cada año el CETT, con el objetivo de que el alumnado que lo requiera tenga la oportunidad de finalizar su formación en curso, este año se modifican algunos requisitos y se avanza el período de presentación y de resolución de las becas a los meses de junio y julio, respectivamente, en vez de hacerlo en septiembre y octubre, para poder confirmar la ayuda antes de realizar la matrícula para el próximo curso.

CETT Fundació trabaja desde sus inicios para promover la generación y transmisión de conocimiento en turismo, hotelería y gastronomía con una firme apuesta por la investigación aplicada, la formación y el apoyo a iniciativas innovadoras de carácter social, a través, entre otras, de becas y ayudas como las que destinará este año a facilitar los estudios a personas afectadas por la COVID-19, para que puedan continuar formándose en el centro universitario.

Consulta cómo solicitar las becas


To face the situation posed by the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), CETT would to inform that we are following all the guidance and recommendations provided by the Public Health Government Department and the Catalan Public Health Agency (ASPCAT in Catalan).

Therefore, we would like to inform you that:

- Currently, CETT is open as usual.

- We have opened an email account ( to answer questions or concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus.

- CETT will dutifully inform its community of any news that can affect our routine or of any measures/recommendations that may need taking in the foreseeable future.

For further information please, click on the links below:

Generalitat de Catalunya:

Informative material for citizenship

Spanish Government:

Enfermedad por nuevo coronavirus, COVID-19

World Health Organization:

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak

As a society we are living an absolutely exceptional situation. CETT follows its commitment to its students and professionals as well as to the society, and aims at full transparency in the application of our Code of ethics. Therefore, we inform you that so far a member of the CETT community has been diagnosed with Covid- 19. That person is at hospital, in a stable condition, and will hopefully recover soon. To date, no one else from CETT has been diagnosed with COVID-19 to the best of our knowledge.

Given the global situation, new cases are likely to emerge in the coming weeks, and we encourage the entire CETT community to follow the directions from the authorities and to inform us if anyone is diagnosed with COVID-19.

In accordance with CETT's contingency plan, which was implemented on March 13, virtual education will be maintained and all procedures will be carried out online to avoid spreading the virus and to guarantee the maximum security of all the community. Classes will be carried out remotely, without the attendance of students nor teachers.

The rest of staff will also work remotely for the time being. Only in exceptional, justified cases where this is not possible, attendance at CETT will be allowed, following the established protocols and security measures. The school building will be accessed from the hotel.

We urge everyone to strictly follow the measures set by the health authorities, with maximum involvement and collaboration so as to prevent the spread of the virus. It is your personal responsibility to follow the recommendations from the authorities to prevent such spread. We will timely inform you depending on how the implementation of the measures decreed by the Government evolves. We remind you that we have opened an email account ( to answer questions or concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus.

Thank you for your cooperation. We are convinced that together we will be able to overcome these difficult times. Now, more than ever #JoEmQuedoACasa #WeAreCETT