Last updated: August 17th at 09:14

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.

Information about exchanges and study trips in the autumn semester 2020

Kristiania University College has decided to follow UHR's recommendation to cancel exchanges to and from all countries for the autumn semester 2020, as well as shorter international student mobility, such as study trips abroad.

This is due to the fact that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against all travel that is not strictly necessary. In addition, it is currently impossible to obtain a visa in most countries.

Traveling on an exchange involves a lot of financial expenses, and we therefore want to be out early with this information. This is to ensure that those concerned know this before they commit to agreements on housing, school fees, insurance and the like. Unfortunately, it is not possible to change the destination for the exchange semester at the moment, and you will instead be set up to follow the autumn semester at Kristiania University College. 

Those who have applied for an exchange in Europe, we ask to complete the exchange application, but wait for the purchase of airline tickets. You are also advised against committing to a contract for housing and the like. Within Europe, it is easier to be flexible, in addition to the fact that the semesters often start later, so no final decision has been made here. Developments are closely monitored and more information will come as soon as it is available.

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.