Last updated: January 25th 2022

Kristiania University College will as communicated on the 14th of January continue their digital education for most of their subjects, until the 1st of February.

This will apply from the 31st of January:

  • To meet the authorities' recommendations on distance, we can only fill the larger teaching rooms to half capacity. This will be solved by using every other seat.
  • Classrooms with a capacity of up to 30 people is exempt from the provision on half capacity utilization.
  • We must offer digital alternatives in all classes where there is a number limit.
  • Where there are classes with a number limit, students must sign up for a physical attendance in advance. Subject to avaialability, meaning registration will close when all available seats in the room are booked.
  • Canvas has a solutions that enables our students to sign up for physical classes, something we have previously used at Campus Bergen.
  • Those who have to use registration for physical classes will soon receive a separate e-mail from PedTek with information on how to set this up.
  • The distance recommendation can be deviated from where it is absolutely necessary for the teaching. The deans and the principal of each respective School decides this.
  • The restrictions above apply until the authorities change their recommendations.

Quarantine and testing

According to new guidelines, close contacts should no longer be quarantined.

Close contacts (such as fellow students or colleagues) must be tested on days 3 and 5, and household members (and similarly close ones) must be tested daily.

Close contacts and students with symptoms can be given self-tests in our receptions as long as the storage lasts. We are waiting for more information from Bergen and Oslo Municipality about access to self-tests and will provide further information as soon as we receive it.

Home office 

It is still recommended to work from home when practically possible, but the campus is of course open to our students.

Students and staff must keep one meter distance and use face masks in situations where it is not possible to keep the meter, also use a face mask while walking inside and around campus.

Thanks

Thank you so much for all your ongoing support and contribution, let's hope this is the beginning of a full campus opening.

When you visit campus make sure that: 

You are free of any covid 19-symptoms 

You practice regular handwashing to ensure good hygiene 
You practice social distancing. This requirement can be dismissed if you are fully vaccinated.  

Kristiania University College and Fagskolen Kristiania continues to follow the government infection control regulations. We will update this information with current restrictions/advice after the announced press conference later this month. 

In order to allow more physical teaching at universities and university colleges, the Norwegian Government is introducing increased use of regular testing and registration of people present in order to simplify contact tracing. We encourage everyone who visits our Oslo Campus to pick up the free corona-testing kits found at the following receptions:

  • Kvadraturen: Kirkegata 24 og Prinsens gate 7-9
  • Fjerdingen: Christian Krohgs gate 32
  • Vulkan: Vulkan 19
  • Fagskolen: Rosenkrantz gate 16
  • Institutt Dansehøyskolen: Borggata 7
  • Institutt Musikkteater: Trondheimsveien 137

It is of the utmost importance that all of our students and employees follow the recommended infection control measures. When you visit campus make sure that:

  • You are free of any covid 19-symptoms
  • You use a protective mouth cover when moving around
  • You practice regular handwashing to ensure good hygiene
  • You practice social distancing (keep a minimum of 1 meter distance)

Please see our guidelines for infection protection when visiting the campus.

Anyone who can should work from home and/or have flexible working hours. Student-facing functions and other necessary business operations will be manned on Campus.

A dedicated crisis staff

Kristiania University College and Kristiania Professional College gathered a crisis staff as early as February 27th,  with representatives from administration, HR, the rectorate, the department for student follow-up and the marketing and communication department. This crisis team monitors the development of the situation closely and facilitates to follow the authorities' advice in connection with the coronavirus.

Encourages use of face masks

We encourage the use of face masks on campus in situations where it is perceived as difficult to keep one meter distance, such as on the way in or out of lectures.

The authorities also recommend the use of face masks on public transport in Oslo, because situations may arise when traveling to and from work and school where it's hard to keep distance from others. Therefore, disposable face masks or washable cloth face masks are recommended.

Read more about correct use at Helsenorge.no 

Kristiania University College has ordered washable face masks which we expect to receive shortly. Already on Monday 17th of August we have a number of disposable mouthpieces for distribution at the reception.

We emphasize that face masks do not replace other measures, and that the most important thing is to keep one meter distance to others. Also remember to continue to be good at washing hands and taking care of each other.

Guidelines for Infection protection when visiting the campus

To reduce the risk of covid-19 at Kristiania's premises, strict infection control routines have been established. All students, staff and visitors must familiarize themselves with these routines before they gain access to our premises. This information is also available at the reception during visits. 

Download the infection control form here:

Infection control when accessing campus.pdf

Contact information 

Exchange students and their relatives: 
Please contact the Department of Research Administration and Internationalisation: 
Janne Olsen: JanneKristin.Olsen@kristiania.no 

Students who suspect they are infected, or are ordered to stay home in a quarantine: 
Please contact the Department for Student Follow-up: 
Stine Karlsen: stine.karlsen@kristiania.no 

Students who are worried and need someone to talk to: 
Please contact the Department for Student Follow-up: 
Tevje Akerø: tevjejohanasli.akero@kristiania.no 

Employees: 
Please contact the HR Department: 
Anders Aas: Anders.Aas@kristiania.no 

Media contact: 
The Department of Marketing and Communications 
Stein-Oddvar Evensen: SteinOddvar.Evensen@kristiania.no 

Leader crisis staff:
Operations- and Security Manager:
Pål Værås: pal.waeraas@kristiania.no

Other contact information

The Norwegian Directorate of Health has established a «corona hotline» to relieve medical emergency and other parts of the health service. The number is 815 55 015.

People are asked to please read information online before calling this  number.

People who think they may be infected with the corona virus should call their general practitioner, or emergency room at 116 117.

It is highly important that people, who think they may be infected, stay home and make contact by phone. Do not show up at the doctor or in the emergency room sick.

Sikresiden.no (On the Safe Side) is a webapp that provides you with user-friendly training and advice on what you should do in emergency situations. However, you must always assess the situation yourself to decide what is the best thing to do in each individual case. The app is specially adapted to students and staff at universities and university colleges, among other things, by making the local emergency number at their institutions easily available. The information is available in Norwegian and English.