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Information about the Corona virus for students
This article includes all important information regarding the Corona virus situation at Kristiania University College and Kristiania Professional College. For more information, please check your e-mail, Canvas and StudentWeb.
Last updated: May 20th 2020 18:00
The authorities have initiated a partial opening of the country after the shutdown on March 12, 2020. It was emphasized that a softening must be done gradually and controlled, with necessary contamination measures in place. The authorities still require us to keep the teaching buildings closed, with some exceptions.
For most of our students, this means that we continue with digital teaching and digital exams. Partial opening for students who are dependent on access to the campus in order not to be delayed in their studies is subject to the precautionary measures being taken. Among other things, the health professional advice means that physical distance of at least one meter between each person must be kept, as well as limitations on the number of students who can be gathered.
After May 7, group size of 20 persons is allowed, provided the guidelines of one meter distance per person are complied with.
We will ensure that you get your learning outcomes and study progression as planned. This is done by replacing campus teaching with alternative digital learning methods that are available through Canvas. Stay tuned to Canvas and StudentWeb!
Kristiania University College and Kristiania Professional College follow the authorities' advice in connection with the corona virus.
Guidelines for Infection protection when visiting the campus
The guidelines on infection protection at Kristiania University College and Kristiania Professional College are designed help ensure safe operations during the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. The guidelines are valid from their date of publication on 20.04.2020, and they will be updated as and when required.
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Reading rooms and work areas open
On May 25, the university college will open some areas for students who rely on access to reading rooms and work areas to maintain study progression.
- All students must keep at least a one-meter distance and all will be sent the infection prevention guidelines via SMS in advance. They must sign the guidelines before they can attend campus.
Access in Oslo
The reading and study areas at the library building at Kongensgate 22 in Oslo, will be opened to students at the university college and the professional college, as long as you fulfill the requirement that you need access to the campus to maintain your study progression.
Access is on the 2nd, 3rd and 5th floor. It will not be possible to use the book collection, and therefore the 4th floor will be closed.
The master area in Kirkegata 20 can be used for self-study for master students who meet the criteria. Students in Oslo who have special needs for facilitation will have access to the C-wing in Kirkegata 24-26, in agreement with the Department for Student Follow-Up (AFSO). This means that these students will be guaranteed space. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The students who have already gained access to special facility rooms on campus in Oslo will continue to have so.
Access in Bergen
For Kristiania University College in Bergen, the student work area in the atrium in Hansaparken in Kalfarveien 78C, will be opened as needed.
Work areas at C. Sundts gate 33 will be opened for students at Kristiania Professional College.
Students with special needs in Bergen must contact the Student Follow-Up Department (email@example.com) if they wish to have access to adapted student workplaces.
The access card is used to access the buildings. Kongens gate 22: Monday to Friday 08-23, Saturday and Sunday 09-23.
Kirkegata 20: Monday to Friday 08-23, Saturday and Sunday 09-19. Church Street 24-26: Monday to Friday 08-23, Saturday and Sunday 09-17.
Kalfarveien 78C: Monday to Friday 08-23, Saturday and Sunday 11-19.
Sundts gate 33: Monday to Friday 08-20, Saturday and Sunday 11-19.
All receptions in all relevant buildings will be manned as usual.
We remind you that books can be ordered digitally from the library and physically retrieved on campus. Read more about book ordering here!
- During the government's press conference on May 7, we received the good news that more students will be able to access campus. The authorities still require us to keep the teaching buildings closed but will allow students who are dependent on access campus not to be delayed in their studies, will have the opportunity to do so.
- The students in question will be notified by May 15th. We will maintain access for graduate students who were granted physical access from April 27th.
Partial opening for these groups will be subject to the safeguarding of infection control measures. Among other things, the health professional advice means that physical distance of at least one meter between each person must be kept, as well as limitations on the number of students who can be gathered. After May 7, group size of 20 persons is allowed, provided the guidelines of distance between persons are complied with.
Continued digital teaching
As a general rule, everyone should still work from home. For most of our students, this means that we continue with digital teaching and digital exams. In other words, partial opening of the learning facilities does not mean a general access for all students. The study halls will not open.
We follow the government's guidelines and will continue to keep our teaching buildings closed for the time being. The government has not decided whether campus opening for all students can take place before the end of the semester. We will provide further information if applicable.
See the press release here (in Norwegian): Regjeringen.no
Are you infected or quarantined?
We request that students register here if they are infected or quarantined. If you have already signed up for the form, we ask that you send an update on your condition if necessary to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Information about exams
In order to ensure predictability for our students and sound examination, Kristiania University College and Kristiania Professional College has decided that most of the remaining exams in the spring term of 2020 will be conducted as digital home exams.
Information concerning exchange students abroad and general travel
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs encourages all Norwegian citizens traveling abroad to consider returning home as soon as possible, in a safe and quiet manner, in consultation with their travel company or airline. The reason is the increase in the spread of the corona virus and the unpredictable and difficult situation for many travellers.
The health authorities introduced new measures against the corona virus on March 12th. All travellers who arrive in Norway from other countries will be placed in quarantine for 14 days, regardless of whether they have symptoms or not.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against travel that is not strictly necessary to all countries. Initially, the travel advice is valid from March 14th to April 14th.
The university college will engage with each student individually in order to include these in the college's online offerings throughout the semester.
We fully understand that this is a difficult situation to be in and are available to all our exchange students. Please contact us if there are any questions or concerns: email@example.com
Information regarding exchange programs autumn 2020
Kristiania University College has decided to cancel all incoming and outgoing exchange outside of Europe for the autumn semester of 2020.
The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly discourages all non-essential travel, to all countries. At the same time, the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration are not processing any visa applications. These policies are as of now in effect indefinitely. An exchange to or from Kristiania University College to our non-European partners is a lengthy process, particularly regarding visa applications, and often involves considerable expense and some uncertainty. Many Norwegian higher education institutions have therefore wholly or partially cancelled incoming and outgoing exchanges for the autumn semester of 2020.
Bearing in mind the responsibility Kristiania University College has for the health and well-being of our incoming and outgoing exchange students, we have concluded that we must unfortunately cancel all incoming and outgoing exchanges outside of Europe for the autumn term of 2020.
Exchange students and their relatives:
Please contact the Department of Research Administration and Internationalisation:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Students who are worried and need someone to talk to:
Please contact the Department for Student Follow-up:
Tevje Akerø: email@example.com
Leader crisis staff:
Operations- and Security Manager:
Pål Wæraas: firstname.lastname@example.org