COVID-19

Liebe Studierende,

auf diese Seite erfahren Sie aktuelle Informationen zu COVID-19 im Rahmen des ERASMUS+-Programms. Wir versuchen diese Informationen regelmäßig zu aktualisieren, sobald wir neueste Informationen bekommen.

Für die Einschätzung der Lage sowie die Planung weiterer Schritte sind alle Reisehinweise auf den Seiten des Auswärtigen Amtes zum Coronavirus, sowohl die Reisewarnungen als auch die verschärften Einreisebestimmungen für Reisende aus Deutschland in zahlreiche Zielländer, zu beachten und  ausführlich zu dokumentieren. Immer mehr Länder verhängen Einreise- und Quarantänebestimmungen, teilweise sogar schon Einreisesperren für Reisende aus Deutschland. Weiterhin wird deutschen Staatsbürgern dringend empfohlen, sich im elektronischen Erfassungssystem des Auswärtigen Amtes von Deutschen im Ausland „Elefand“ zu registrieren.

1. Ich habe bereits meine Reise / meinen Aufenthalt gebucht, um in Kürze mein Erasmus+ Semester / Praktikum anzutreten, aber das Gastland / die Gastinstitution haben die Einreise verboten bzw. den Betrieb eingestellt. Wer kommt für die Kosten auf?
Wir bitten um Ihr Verständnis, dass wir zum jetzigen Zeitpunkt nicht zusagen können, dass im Rahmen des ERASMUS-Aufenthalts entstandene Kosten (z.B. für die Umbuchung/Stornierung der Tickets) von der Uni KO-LD erstattet werden können. Wir dokumentieren vorerst alle solche Kosten, wenn diese uns mitgeteilt werden, und werden zum späteren Zeitpunkt, je nach der Größe der Kosten und des vorhandenes Budgets, entscheiden, ob die Kosten oder Teile davon erstattet werden können. Bitte bewahren Sie alle Belege und Informationen auf und wenden Sie sich damit an das International Office am Campus.

2. Ich plane ein Auslandsstudium oder -praktikum. Kann ich ausreisen?
Die Uni KO-LD rät dringend davon ab, Auslandsaufenthalte in einem der als Risikogebiete eingestuften Orte und Regionen anzutreten.

Geplante Auslandsaufenthalte in (noch) nicht als Risikogebiet eingestuften Ländern können ebenfalls abgesagt werden, falls die Einreise- und Quarantänebestimmungen der Gastländer einen Auslandsaufenthalt für Studierende deutlich erschweren, oder falls Hochschulen den Lehrbetrieb eingestellt haben oder diese Möglichkeit in Betracht ziehen. Studierende sollten sich vor einer Ausreise grundsätzlich informieren, wie sich die Situation im Gastland darstellt und ihre Entscheidungen in Absprache mit ihrer Heimathochschule (International Office bzw. Erasmus+ Koordinatoren) treffen.

3. Ich möchte ein bereits angetretenes Erasmus+ Auslandssemester/-praktikum abbrechen. Ist das möglich?
Ja, grundsätzlich ist es möglich aufgrund der gegenwärtigen Situation einen Erasmus+ Aufenthalt abzubrechen.
Hierbei wird die Mobilität anhand der tatsächlichen Aufenthaltsdauer abgerechnet. Zu viel gezahlte Mittel werden von der Uni KO-LD zurückgefordert.

4. Meine aufnehmende Einrichtung führt das Studium im online Modus weiter. Kann ich meine ERASMUS-Förderung weiterhin in Anspruch nehmen, wenn ich an den online Kursen teilnehme, um meine bereits begonnene Kurse abschließen zu können?

Online-Kurse für die Erasmus+ Förderung können unter folgenden Bedingungen anerkannt:
1) Die Online-Kurse werden von der aufnehmenden Einrichtung im Ausland angeboten. Dabei ist es unerheblich, ob die Studierenden die Online-Kurse im Gastland oder im Heimatland besuchen.
und
2) Die Kurse tragen zu der Erreichung der Lernziele wie in der Lernvereinbarung festgelegt bei.

In diesem Zusammenhang und unter diesen insgesamt besonderen Umständen kann mit der der Bestätigung des Auslandaufenthaltes („confirmation of stay“) wie folgt verfahren werden: Bitte teilen Sie der aufnehmenden Eirichtung im Gastland mit, dass unter Erfüllung obiger Vorgaben die Bestätigung des Auslandaufenthaltes über die gesamte Studienphase (Präsenzphase und E-Learning-Phase) ausgestellt werden sollte. Sofern dies unter den gegeben Umständen nicht möglich ist, ist der Gefördertenakte Ihr Schriftverkehr mit der Partnerhochschule beizufügen, aus dem entweder die Bestätigung des gesamten Aufenthaltes hervorgeht oder aus dem als Zusatz zu einer vorhandenen „confirmation of stay“ über die Präsenzphase die Bestätigung der zusätzlich abgeleisteten E-Learning-Phase hervorgeht.

5. Was kann ich tun, wenn ich an Krankheitssymptomen leide?
Das Bundesministerium für Gesundheit rät:

  • Personen, die (unabhängig von einer Reise) einen persönlichen Kontakt zu einer Person hatten, bei der das neuartige Virus SARS-CoV-2 im Labor nachgewiesen wurde, sollten sich unverzüglich und unabhängig von Symptomen mit dem zuständigen Gesundheitsamt in Verbindung setzen.
  • Personen, die sich in einem vom Robert Koch-Institut ausgewiesenen Risikogebiet aufgehalten haben, sollten – unabhängig von Symptomen – unnötige Kontakte vermeiden und nach Möglichkeit zu Hause bleiben. Beim Auftreten von akuten Symptomen sollten sie telefonisch und mit Hinweis auf die Reise ärztlichen Rat einholen.
  • Reisende aus Regionen, in denen COVID-19-Fälle vorkommen, die aber keine Risikogebiete sind, und die innerhalb von 14 Tagen nach Rückreise Fieber, Husten oder Atemnot entwickeln, sollten telefonisch mit Hinweis auf die Reise ärztlichen Rat einholen und nach Möglichkeit zu Hause bleiben.
  • Zusätzlich bitten wir Sie nachdrücklich, sich an die Präventionsmaßnahmen der örtlichen Behörden zu halten.

 Infos von den Partner-Universitäten

Information as of 25.03.2020

We are writing to update you about the UNIBO response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The unprecedented and constantly evolving global circumstances, are very challenging for everyone. Like all institutions, UNIBO has been closely monitoring and responding to the situation around COVID-19.
The following measures have been taken in order to ensure the continuation of classes and study activities whilst also protecting the health and wellbeing of students and staff.

Several among the actions that have been undertaken are outlined below.

Since March 2, 2020, lectures, exams and graduation sessions are delivered online according to the scheduled calendars and times.

Since March 10, 2020, in addition to museums and libraries, all the University's premises have been closed, as well as the study rooms and other locations that may have been used by students. All administrative services are still guaranteed, albeit in remote mode.

Other actions UNIBO has taken in relation to the COVID-19 spread include:

    Cancelling all events  
    Holding as many university business meetings as possible by Microsoft Teams
    Transitioning staff to remote work schedules

Student and staff travel restrictions:
According to governmental provisions all travels to and from Italy and within the Italian territory are allowed only for proven professional reasons, sanitary needs and other proven contingencies.

All those who are arriving in Italy (by air, rail, sea and road transport even if asymptomatic) are obliged to immediately communicate their entry in Italy to the Department of prevention of the Health Authority of local competence, and will have to undertake self-isolation period of 14 days. In the event of COVID-19 symptoms occurring, they are furthermore obliged to report this situation promptly to the Health Authority through specifically dedicated telephone numbers.

We will also like to bring to your attention some important topics related to our cooperation and exchange programs.

    Currently Incoming exchange students to UNIBO:

We would like to once again confirm that Unibo is currently delivering all classes in remote mode. Exam sessions will also be arranged online and Transcripts of Records will be issued accordingly. If your students wish to stay in Bologna, they are welcome. If they have already returned home, we kindly ask you to inform us whether they are planning to discontinue their exchange programs, or if they wish to continue attending Unibo online classes from their home country. Please note that Unibo online classes are delivered in synchronous mode with no recording. Thus, exchange students from overseas countries should be prepared to cope with time zone issues. Detailed and constantly updated information for exchange students at Unibo will be available on www.unibo.it/exchangestudents

In the event that any of your students are still here, it is important that they follow the advice on the UNIBO Coranavirus website in case they are feeling unwell or start manifesting symptoms commonly associated with Covid-19 (https://www.unibo.it/en/notice-board/whats-to-know-about-coronavirus-2019-ncov

    Currently Outgoing exchanges students from UNIBO:

We are mapping the situation of our outgoing students who are currently abroad on exchange: we have instructed them to notify you and our office if they want to return home. We would kindly ask you to grant access to your online academic offering (if available) also to our exchange students that are considering returning home or to those that have already left your institution, in order to avoid discontinuing their exchange programs

    Fall 2020 outgoing and incoming exchanges:

We are still accepting the nominations for Fall 2020 semester and academic year 2020-2021. Please send us your nominations as usual, by email or by filling out online applications when available (only for Erasmus+ mobility). Please also let us know if you can still accept our students for Fall 2020.

    Staff and faculty exchanges:

Please note that all incoming and outgoing planned mobilities to and from UNIBO are deferred for the time being. Please reach out to us to discuss new arrangements.

Please continue to refer to our UNIBO website (https://www.unibo.it/en/notice-board) which is being updated on a regular basis with latest actions taken at UNIBO.

We will continue to provide you with updates as promptly as we can.
 

Information as of 25.03.2020

There are no cases of COVID-19 among students at our university. There have been confirmed cases in the Trentino Province and these people are now isolated and receiving treatment. Significant restrictions on movement and social interaction are being enforced and the situation is under control.

In compliance with these measures, all UniTrento university offices are closed and previously scheduled classes are cancelled until April 3rd. UniTrento staff is working remotely and can be reached via e-mail or phone. The university dormitories are open with appropriate sanitary rules in place to safely house students who were already present prior to the emergency.

With respect to continuation of studies, international students still here at UniTrento and those who have returned home early can currently enrol in on-line courses offered by UniTrento: https://webapps.unitn.it/gestionecorsi/. There are essentially two ways to access lessons remotely: “Synchronous” (live) mode and “Asynchronous” (pre-recorded) mode. All students, including international students, have already received instructions about how to select and enrol in on-line courses at UniTrento.

If the on-line courses offered require that the student modify their Learning Agreement, we ask that they please contact both the International Mobility Office at UniTrento and at their home university.

Subsequent information about on-line exams will be available later in the semester.

Given the current unprecedented circumstances this year and looking to the future, until June 30th we are accepting nominations for exchange students coming to the University of Trento to begin the Fall semester in September 2020. To nominate your students, please use our on-line nomination platform via the following link: http://webapps.unitn.it/form/en/Web/Home/mob-in

After being nominated, students can apply using the following link: http://www.unitn.it/en/apply/mob-in/

In the meantime, as the COVID-19 situation is constantly evolving we invite you to check the following websites for verified and updated information:

General UniTrento Information: https://www.unitn.it/en/ateneo/87712/coronavirus

Specific Information for International Students: https://webmagazine.unitn.it/en/news/outgoing/77032/updated-measures-regarding-coronavirus

Information as of 13.03.2020

We would like to update you to regarding our current situation of COVID-19 novel coronavirus spread in the Czech Republic. Since our last message there have been some important updates.

As of March 11, 2020, there have been 64 confirmed cases reported in the Czech Republic. None of these cases are linked to our institution, Brno, or the region of South Moravia where our university is located. Yesterday, the Czech government’s Security Council and Ministry of Health announced new emergency measures. One of these is the temporary closure of all schools and universities in the country.

Given this fact, the Rector convened the Emergency Committee which decided to cancel all classes, in a preventative measure. Additionally, the Rector has decided to cancel all academic ceremonies and public events organized by Masaryk University. These measures are valid March 10 – 24, 2020.

All international students were informed duly about this decision and about necessary arrangements. Please note that this decision is a preventative one and we offer maximum support to all of our students (Czech and international) to show that their health is our top concern. Our international office will be operating during this time, but we will work distantly via email and phone. Our regular office hours are cancelled. Classes are suspended for personal attendance but may continue online or assignment based. This decision is up to each teacher of the course.

Faculties are closed but other university facilities such as dormitories, libraries, canteens, etc. are still accessible to the students, although some may function in a limited capacity or with some further restrictions. International students are of course allowed to stay in dormitories where disinfectants and other hygienic materials were distributed. Students are duly informed about necessary steps to take in case of any symptoms of the disease and we are ready to offer all necessary support – health, logistics, study-related – should there be any need.

Currently, we do not see any reason for your students to cancel their stay, but we are ready to help and assist if they decide to do so.

We continue to update our measures and any changes on the dedicated websites:
https://www.muni.cz/en/coronavirus
https://czs.muni.cz/en/news/86-coronavirus-en

Our faculty and university coordinators are ready to address any individual questions or requests from you or your students. We also have the emergency contacts available for the international students at our university:
1. E-mail emergency@muni.cz
2. Telephone, WhatsApp, Viber at 00420 777 44 86 86

Information as of 13.03.2020

We would like to provide you with updated information in regards to the Coronavirus (CoVid 19)  situation.

Until now, there have been no recorded cases of the coronavirus in the city of Klagenfurt and our university.

However, we are carefully and regularly monitoring the current situation and have communicated measures to our students and staff should any cases arise.

In addition, we have made the information available on the AAU website in both English and German which you can find further below. The information is regularly being updated on our site and should any other developments occur, our students and staff will be informed immediately.


English:

https://www.aau.at/en/university/organisation/university-executive-support-offices/health-management/current-information-on-the-coronavirus/

German:

https://www.aau.at/universitaet/organisation/stabstellen/gesundheitsmanagement/aktuelle-informationen-zum-coronavirus/

Please forward this mail to the correct department or institute should you have mistakenly received it.

Information as of 13.03.2020

We would like to inform you about the situation concerning the Coronavirus COVID-19 in France, as well as the measures undertaken by the University of Bordeaux.

As you know, the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic continues to evolve at international and national levels. The French Ministry of Solidarity and Health has therefore updated its recommendations, in particular concerning the officially confirmed areas of exposure (to date: mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, Singapore, South Korea, Iran, Northern Italy - Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy and Veneto).

The University of Bordeaux maintains the suspension, until further notice, of all professional or student departures to the officially confirmed areas of exposure for its students, researchers, lecturers and administrative staff. We also recommend our community to postpone any personal travel to these same areas.

Given the presence of the virus on French territory, students and staff of higher education institutions and research organizations returning from foreign countries where the virus is present (except for the Hubei region) may return to their institutions. However, they are advised to limit their social life and to monitor their health (by measuring their temperature twice a day).

The coronavirus COVID-19 is now present in France, with several sites of grouped cases called "clusters" (to date, areas located in Haute-Savoie and Oise). Students, visiting scholars and researchers residing in the "clusters" are advised to avoid, as much as possible, travelling outside these areas and, in particular, to their higher education institutions when located outside these areas.

All University of Bordeaux students have been informed of the situation and have received information regarding the individual measures to be followed in order to reduce the risk of contracting the virus as well as what to do if they experience any symptoms.

Information as of 20.03.2020

Under the current circumstances and due to the latest developments in the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to thank you for all the assistance you are giving to our students and to give you an update on our institution’s situation.

At the moment there are no confirmed cases in our community (among the students nor among the staff).

However, the Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France, following French President Mr Macron's directives, has decided to:

    Close access to the university to all students, and suspend face-to-face classes until further notice.

    Deliver online courses, from the 18th of March, through e-learning platforms, also for international students.

    Accept and give assistance to every international exchange student who ask us to return to their home country. Home universities of these students will receive a specific email later on.

The International Office will remain operational and continue to provide support to incoming students, but exclusively via email at international_in@uphf.fr and pri@uphf.fr for any other matters.

We will keep you informed of any updates as and when the condition changes.

All incoming students can find all the information given by our institution in the following links and will receive update by email:

https://www.uphf.fr/coronavirus-lattention-des-etudiants-de-luphf-13-mars-mise-jour-mer-1803-1130

Given current conditions, we would like to reassure you flexibility with our nomination and application deadlines for next academic year. We would ask you to provide the same flexibility with your deadlines.

We deeply regret the inconvenience this situation may cause and we thank you for your understanding.

Do not hesitate to get in touch with us should you have any questions regarding the situation of your students.

We hope that these exceptional measures will be over as soon as possible and we will be able to return to normal life. 

Information as of 13.03.2020

It is with regret that we email you to relay that there has been a coronavirus outbreak in Ireland and in geographic areas close to the University of Limerick. As of March 4th, there have been 13 confirmed cases in Ireland. It has been reported that the majority of these are “imported cases”, where the virus was contracted during travel to Northern Italy. All of the reported thirteen cases are in quarantine and we keep them in our thoughts.

Thus far our campus has not been affected however we are closely monitoring the situation.  The University is following guidelines of the Irish Health Service Executive and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Updates are communicated continually to students and staff by email and social media. As of now, classes and campus activity continue as normal.  We will take all of the appropriate steps to prevent the spread of the virus. Our campus accommodation will remain open and continue to provide an excellent service to students in the event of an escalation. We are preparing contingency plans for distance and remote learning should the University need to close.

The objective of the University of Limerick is to safeguard its staff, students and the general public so please rest assured that their interests remain our utmost priority.

Please do let our team know if you have any questions incoming.erasmus@ul.ie and incomingexchanges@ul.ie

Information as of 19.03.2020

The measures previously taken by the French President on March 12th are sill carried out:

  • All nurseries, kinder gardens, schools, colleges and universities in France have closed. Consequently, the University Clermont Auvergne is closed until further recommendation;
  • Campus-based teaching is cancelled but the university will coordinate online classes. As for exams, all evolution will be communicated to students by e-mail;
  • All on-campus events are cancelled, the University Libraries and student services on campus are now closed except health services;
  • The University residence halls are open and keep functioning as usual but University restaurants are closed. The hygienic measures have been reinforced in compliance with advice given by the national health authorities.


*IMPORTANT UPDATE*

On march 16th, the French government has taken new measures: a containment system has been set up on the French territory for a minimum of 15 days. All travels are banned, except in the following cases and provided that the person can supply a certificate:

  • To commute from one’s residence to one’s workplace when teleworking is not available ;
  • To shop for indispensable purchases in approved convenience stores ;
  • To visit a health professionnal ;
  • To travel for childcare or to help vulnerable persons under the strict condition that protective and hygienic measures are respected.
  • To work out but only on your own, around your residence and without gathering.


A dedicated webpage is accessible on the frontpage of the University website. It is regularly updated. Please don’t hesitate to use it: https://www.uca.fr/covid-19/

You can also consult:

- French gov' information website: https://www.gouvernement.fr/en/coronavirus-covid-19
- Campus France infos Covid19: https://www.campusfrance.org/en/information-coronavirus
- World Health Organization's Q&A on coronaviruses (COVID-19): https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses
- Statement for critical travel (attestations de déplacement: https://design.numerique.gouv.fr/covid-19

Be assured that the safety and well-being of our students and staff remains our top concern.

In this emergency context, if your students prefer to go back home, we will perfectly understand it and this will not endanger our collaborations. In this case, we will be grateful if you can let us know their decision.

Please find bellow the institutionnal note transmitted to our incoming students and staff:

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INFORMATION FOR INCOMING STUDENTS AND STAFF CURRENTLY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CLERMONT AUVERGNE


Step 1 :
The University of Clermont Auvergne will not be able to continue campus-based classes until new information. Most of our faculties will propose on-line classes.
If you have questions about the continuation of your classes, please contact your referent in your faculty : https://www.uca.fr/international/nous-contacter/contacts-dans-les-composantes/

*19th March - Updated note*

For international students who were at the UCA (Erasmus or bilateral partnerships), there will be a possibility to come back to take exams in the same conditions as our UCA students. If not possible for any reasons, the pedagogical supervisor at UCA will contact the student home university and ANALYZE the situation to identify possible actions : keeping grades already ATTRIBUTED, organizing ONLINE exams, writing a report on the mobility experience in France, send certificate of attendance, etc...


Step 2 :
If you want to return to your home country, we advise you to first contact the nearest Embassy and follow their recommandations. We also advise you to contact your home university.

Step 3 :
If your departure if confirmed, you must inform this e-mail address : ri@uca.fr
giving us the following informations :

- Family name and firstname
- Status in our university : student, PhD or staff (teacher)
- faculty or department you are registered in
- Planned departure date

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We remain at your disposal for any further information and we will keep you informed and updated.

Information as of 18.03.2020

In order to curb the Covid-19 epidemic, the President of the French Republic announced the closure of French universities from Monday 16 March 2020 for an undefined period.

In addition, France has massive restrictions and measures that require people to move only in the context of activities considered as essential, such as health, safety and food.

In this context, please find below the various measures and arrangements taken by the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne :

    - Closure of all activities open to the public

URCA has closed all of its administrative services and university campuses. Only the solidarity grocery store on campus remains open. The student residences remain open. The whole staff of the Office of international Affairs (DREDI) carry out their duties in teleworking and can be reached to answer students' questions at the following email address: dredi@univ-reims.fr .

    - Online courses and exams

Distance learning activities are organized. Teachers are mobilized to propose solutions to all students to ensure the pedagogical continuity this semester. We invite students to contact their "exchange programs coordinators" for any questions concerning the courses. Depending on the evolution, students will be informed of the modalities of the holding and postponement of exams.

    - Follow-up of our incoming students

We have sent to all incoming students the updated information and invite them to keep abreast of the situation by regularly checking the following FAQ site: https://cutt.ly/Qtk2ZWO.

    - Return to the country of origin

We want to make a reliable record of where exchange students are currently located. We have asked incoming students to tell us their current location and to keep us informed if they are still on French territory or have returned to their country of origin. Some students have already returned home. The choice of whether or not to stay in France is their own decision. Depending on their country of origin, we invite them to refer to the recommendations of the consulates and embassies.

We sincerely hope that thanks to our joint efforts and global solidarity, this situation will soon be brought under control.

The Office of International Affairs (DREDI) remains at your disposal for any questions you may have.

Information as of 13.03.2020
On behalf of the Vice-President for Internationalization we would like to hereby let you know that all the governing bodies at our university are coordinating themselves to inform our international community about all official recommendations issued by the local, regional and national administrations, and that we are working as well on any necessary precautionary measures to safeguard our university community’s health and self-assuredness. 

 

Changeable and unforeseeable as the whole situation is getting, please rest assured that, at university level, we have minutely informed all members of our university community through email, including inbound and outbound international students; there is a crisis cabinet about COVID-19 working on information policies at UJA; and information is being delivered and communicated in our website, as you can check precisely at the homepage of our institution, first info in flash news: https://www.ujaen.es/. This includes:

 

- Guide for schools, education centres and universities

- What you should know about the coronavirus: infography (regional government of Andalucía)

- Organization rules to minimize transmission probability (regional government of Andalucía)

- Extra recommendation measures as for COVID-19 (Ministry of Health, Spanish Government)

- Communiqué by the Spanish Service for the Internationalization of Education (SEPIE)

 

This is just to let you know that we are taking measures which aim at informative, well-proportioned policies so as to avoid unsubstantiated panicking. Having said that, this is a situation we cannot ignore and we are working in coordination with the different administrations to be ready to take any further measures the moment the may be necessary or established by higher responsible bodies. 

Information as of 26.03.2020

We would like to update you with information related to the response that the University of La Laguna is taking to the COVID-19:

Lessons have started to be online due to in-person instruction is not possible because of the alarm state in Spain.
We recommend to all our students to follow authorities advices related to Covid-19 and pay attention to official channels of information while this alarm state is valid in our country.

Erasmus students who want to return to their countries will have the possibility of being evaluated with not face-to-face proves at La Laguna. They will have to get in touch with mobility coordinators in Tenerife and in their country and then with our international office.

Due to University of La Laguna is closed for staff, we are teleworking, that is why we kindly ask you to be flexible, as far as possible, on students nominations deadlines for the first semester 2020/2021. We will ensure the same flexibility on our part.

Information as of 13.03.2020

Due to the development of the coronavirus outbreak (Covid-19) and based on Czech National Security Council´s decision, the Rector of the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice (CZ CESKE01) has issued the following preventive measures: https://www.jcu.cz/about-the-university/news/rectors-decision-on-the-current-development-of-the-coronavirus-epidemic

Study activities requiring students’ attendance at the USB premises are cancelled. This means that the university will be closed for classes (lectures, seminars), but teaching will still be provided online through online materials and long-distance learning.

We also established an emergency team to consider all possible risks and to communicate all measures to our students and staff. 


 Information as of 16.03.2020

Following the declaration of state of alarm by the Spanish Government, Royal Decree 463/2020 of 14 March, caused by the pandemic COVID-19, all Andalusian Universities, including University of Jaén, have decided to agree on a set of general and temporary guidelines to ensure, as a matter of priority, the protection of the health of university staff, while giving continuity to essential administrative services, for as long as we remain in this exceptional situation on the occasion of COVID-19.

During the period 16-30 March, which may be extended in accordance with the measures adopted by the Government of Spain and/or the Government of the Autonomous Community of Andalusia, all the centres, services and units of University of Jaén will remain closed to the public and every effort will be made to minimise, as far as possible, the presence of the university community on our premises.

General measures with relevance for students as stated in the aforementioned Royal Decree 463/2020 (14 March), related to the restriction of the freedom of movement of people. During the period of the state of alarm, people may only circulate on streets or roads to carry out the following activities:

1.- Procurement of food, pharmaceutical products and basic goods.

2.- Attending health centres, services and establishments.

3.- Travelling to workplace to carry out a job, profession or business.

4- Returning to the place of habitual residence.

5.- Assistance and care for the elderly, minors, dependents, people with disability or particularly vulnerable people.

6.- Travelling to premises of financial and insurance entities.

7.- Due to force majeure or a situation of need.

8.- Any other similar activity to be carried out individually, unless accompanied by people with disabilities or for other justified reasons.

General measures with relevance for students as stated in the Communiqué by Presidents of the Public Andalusian Universities (15 March):

1.- To maintain the suspension of all face-to-face teaching activities (theoretical and practical) from 16 March until 30 March, when the situation will be reassessed.

2.- To maintain the suspension of all courses and activities programmed in the spaces of the university.

3.- To maintain the suspension of all cultural activities.

4. To maintain the suspension of all activities associated with curricular practices and extracurricular activities developed within university facilities. The curricular and extracurricular practices that are carried out outside the university facilities may be maintained according to the external entity and provided that they can be developed by telematic means.

5. To maintain the suspension of field trips.

7. Libraries, study rooms and sports facilities will be closed.

8. Closure of dining rooms, cafeterias and copy services. In the case of the services of university residences and halls of residence, where students continue to be housed, these will only provide services with full respect to the general preventive health measures established by the government.

Measures and recommendations for students as stated in the Communiqué by Presidents of the Public Andalusian Universities (15 March):

1. To ensure that students refrain from visiting university facilities and spaces, remaining at their homes and places of residence.

2. To ensure that students make the most of this exceptional period of quarantine, since despite the measures adopted the course officially continues and teaching staff will carry on teaching students through online services.

3. To pay attention to whichever informative and guiding communications are sent to them by the Government Team, the Administration and Services Staff and the Teaching and Research Staff, with special attention to the messages on the official websites and the UJA e-mail.

The University of Jaén thus guarantees that, despite the exceptional nature of this situation, it will ensure that the rights of students are safeguarded and that the best possible solution is found for any academic dysfunctions that may arise.

In the conviction that we will be able to face the enormous challenges that this situation presents us with solvency and that our university may even be strengthened as a community, we ask the entire university community to act responsibly and with institutional commitment, complying with the rules derived from the current state of alarm, for their own good and that of our society as a whole.

We hereby also announce that once we have collected all necessary information as regards the presence/absence of our international students at University of Jaén at this moment, virtual meetings shall be organized both in Spanish and English to ensure that nobody is left behind in case of any trouble or inconvenience, and to clarify possible doubts or queries.

Information as of 13.03.2020

The University of Innsbruck would like to inform you about the current situation regarding the spread of COVID-19. As you might know from following the news, there have been confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Tyrol.

A task force has been established consisting of members of the Rectorate, health professionals and experts. For about two weeks, they have been in constant communication with the responsible Tyrolean authorities as well as the Federal Ministry, constantly assessing and re-evaluating the measures taken.

As of today, the University switched to distance learning courses. This means beginning with March 10, no lectures will take place on the university premises anymore, but teaching will be as far as possible carried out by using digital means. The university pledges that, despite this measure, teaching shall continue as smoothly as possible and that students will definitely not be at a disadvantage for their course of study. This measure is intended to slow down and eventually prevent the spread of the virus.

Please rest assured that your students receive regular updates on the current situation via their student mail-accounts and from the International Relations Office. University staff is in the office as usual and available via phone and email for any queries that might arise.

Information as of 19.03.2020

The University of Innsbruck closed down on March 10, 2020 and switched to online courses on March 16, until mid-April (although this may change, depending on the situation). All enrolled students are welcome to join the offered online courses in order to fulfill their planned academic workload.

We are working hard to help our international students to get home, if they wish to do so or are called home by you and/or your governments. The situation for international travel becomes more precarious every hour, and we may get to a complete stop over the next days. We have been advising our international students for days to organize their travels home and to get in touch with their respective embassies for additional help.

At the same time, we are also trying to make it as easy as possible for those who want or need to stay. All students were encouraged to fill out a survey on their condition and their needs. Those in a quarantine situation are provided with meals, hygiene articles, etc., no matter if they live in dorms or in private apartments. They all have a personal contact within the staff of the International Services that they can get in touch with for their needs. This person calls them at least once a day to check on them. We also have psychological counseling for students on hand. People with medical concerns are being looked after by our university medical doctor. From responses, we know that spirits are still very high and students are helping each other out as well. The great possibilities of modern technologies, social media and the internet are supporting all these efforts to a great extent.

As of today (March 18, 2020), we do have 14 cases of corona virus cases within our university community (12 students, 5 of them international students and 2 staff). We hope that this number does not increase much further. We are urging all students and staff to follow the guidelines and regulations of the authorities.

The Austrian and Tyrolean authorities issued a curfew on Sunday, March 15, 2020, stating that all people  in Austria need to stay in their homes, unless they need to reach vital workplaces, buy groceries, go to doctors’ offices or run other necessary, not deferrable business or go for short walks alone. We informed all of our students about these rules and are keeping them up-to-date with new developments.

We also want to let you know that international students will be able to continue to attend online courses they signed up for at the University of Innsbruck, even if they returned home. Some may come back, if these challenging times are over, others may not. However, we want to make sure that students do not “lose” this semester in terms of their academic record. We keep urging students to check their University of Innsbruck mail account regularly to get all necessary information.

Information as of 13.03.2020

Given the evolving situation regarding COVID-19, we would like to inform you on the situation at the University of Graz. The Austrian Government has taken some measures to limit the spread COVID-19. One of them is the temporary suspension of teaching activities at Austrian universities, therefore all in-class teaching at the University of Graz are suspended from tomorrow 11.03.2020 until 04.04.2020 followed by the Easter Break (till 17.04.2020).
We would like to emphasize that at this time no members of the University of Graz community have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Even so, please know that we are taking the situation most seriously and always have our students’ and staff’s health and safety in mind.

In the meantime Graz University is offering online courses or alternative dates and/or blocked courses after the mentioned period of suspension.

The International Office and other service units remain open. We will keep your exchange students up-dated on the unfolding developments (including university, state and local policies, procedures, and best practices) via the university website. All information about further development can be found on our university website https://news.uni-graz.at/en/detail/article/liveticker-coronavirus/

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns.
We apologize for the inconvenience and we would like to thank you for your continued support.
Wishing you very good health and hoping that we all remain healthy and well during this challenging period.

Information as of 13.03.2020

Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu has issued new guidelines in order to contain the propagation of the virus COVID-19. The classes have been suspended and substituted by online teaching methods until March 22, with the possibility of extension.  Doors and canteen remain open.

The International Relations Office is closed for face-to-face meetings, but we are available through email, as always, to keep everyone updated regarding the latest developments.

We apologize for the inconvenience, but we strongly believe that these measures are in the best interest of everyone. If you have any questions, please get in touch with us.

Information as of 17.03.2020

In the context of the global evolution of COVID-19, the President of Romania has declared yesterday State of Emergency for the entire country for 30 days.
Face-to-face teaching will therefore be suspended until the 21st of April and the online teaching methods will continue to be used, just like during the past week.

Romania currently has 184 certified cases of Covid-19, out of which 16 have already been healed.
As you can see, the situation in Romania is currently not so bad, thus, the State of Emergency being established as a precautionary measure.

Information as of 17.03.2020

In light of the latest developments in the COVID-19 infection, we would like to give you an update on our institution’s situation.

Regrettably, the outbreak of COVID-19 has reached the Cluj Country and at the national level, there have been 184 confirmed cases. None of the cases have affected any of our campuses so far.

Babes-Bolyai University has decided to:

  •     suspend all the face to face didactic activities until 16 April, as well as other events unfolded within the university which involves present to many people;
  •     the didactic activities will be carried out online through available e-learning platforms;
  •     the didactic activities that cannot be carried out online will be recovered at a later date;
  •     the infrastructure elements of the university destined for activities that involve a large influx of people will function according to the current national measures;
  •     administrative and research activities will continue, with the recommendation to avoid face to face activities;
  •     all mobilities are suspended for the period 16.03.2020 - 30.04.2020;


 
At the national level, from yesterday, March 16, 2020, the president has decreed the state of emergency. In order to prevent the spreading of the epidemy, the government has implemented the following measures with possible ramifications to our mobility and academic activity:

  •     restriction of cultural, scientific, artistic, religious, sports and entertainment activities, which involve the participation of more than 50 persons, performed in enclosed spaces;
  •     institutionalized quarantine for 14 days for citizens arriving in Romania from the Hubei region in China, Italy (whole country), Daegu and Cheongdo from South Korea and Iran (whole country).
  •     isolation at home (in the declared location upon entering the country), for a period of 14 days, for all asymptomatic persons arriving in Romania from countries where at least 500 cases are confirmed (i.e., Austria, Belgium, South Korea, Denmark, Switzerland, France, Germany, Japan, Great Britain, Malaysia, Norway, the Netherlands, China, Spain, USA, and Sweden).  Criminal proceedings have started against people who are confirmed with Covid-19 and broke the rules of isolation;
  •     if a person that is isolated at home for 14 days develops specific symptoms of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, they have to call the unique emergency number 112, and a crew of the ambulance service that will come to the location;
  •     the current national measures against epidemy ar at level 3, which imposes the following measures: limiting collective activities, implement the pandemic preparedness plan, travel reporting, implementation of advanced medical points within the healthcare units.  
  •     private institutions also started to take preventive measures, as such in some markets, the access is limited to a certain number of people at the time.


 
The International Office will remain operational during this time and is available to provide support to students, but all activities will take place exclusively via email or phone.

We are continuously monitoring current developments and taking all the necessary measures to safeguard all our incoming students who can find all the information given by our institution as well as the Ministry of Health in the following links, where information is updated regularly:

NUMBER OF CASES AND DISTRIBUTION - https://instnsp.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/5eced796595b4ee585bcdba03e30c127
RED AND YELLOW AREAS - https://www.cnscbt.ro/index.php/1513-lista-zone-afectate-15-03-2020/file

Do not hesitate to get in touch with us should you have any questions regarding the situation of your students.

Information as of 17.03.2020

We would like to reassure you that the University is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and would like to share the latest information with you:

  •     As told previously, Tampere University is suspending all face-to-face courses until further notice, however, most of the courses are not cancelled and will resume in alternate forms of delivery
  •     The International Mobility Services will work remotely starting this week
  •     The university’s premises on all campuses will be closed at least until 13 April
  •     Finland declared state of emergency, banned leisure traveling, gatherings of more than ten people and passenger traffic to Finland is to be suspended as soon as possible
  •     Tampere University will provide needed information for your students on how to complete courses abroad, including final exams
  •     We are preparing as usual for the upcoming autumn semester 2020 and full academic year 2020-21 exchange studies application round and you can find our nomination and application instructions on www.tuni.fi/exchange. Please note that we have extended our deadlines



Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at mobility.tau@tuni.fi.

Information as of 20.03.2020

As you are aware Spain, as well as other countries are implementing restrictions on borders in order to try and cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Spain is now under a “state of alarm” called by the Spanish government, which includes the ban to travel and walk/drive in/between cities unless this is justified (eg. because you are going to a supermarket to buy food, to the doctor's, to your apartment). This means that you have to stay at home. All restaurants, bars, pubs, gyms, sports centres and shops are now closed. Pharmacies, gas stations, kiosks and food stores are open as usual.

Besides, all educational centres and facilities have been closed from Monday 16th until further notice. Our Rector has addressed all students at the UVigo in this letter, where they are all recommended to stay connected as usual (such as Faitic/Moodle) in order to receive any news from their professors, since teaching activities will be guaranteed using virtual platforms and only face-to-face learning will be suspended. A new Remote Campus has already been launched. Students at UVigo will be granted to continue their evaluation and assessment rights, including those regarding mobility.

This situation will not affect the duration, status, scholarship or Social Security obligations of any students benefiting from any bilateral exchange call launched by the UVigo (bolsas propias), including all kind of scholarships (training, studies, mobility…).

Regarding Erasmus+ mobilities, conditions will be subject to any decision taken by SEPIE, our National Agency.

Neither the Universidade de Vigo or any other University in Spain have cancelled exchange programmes. We are aware these exceptional measures are challenging for all of us. From the UVigo we are working to support all current and future incoming students, while following the authorities’ guidelines in order to try and content the virus and avoid further infections.
We will keep you up-to-date regarding any new measures as soon as we receive them. In the meantime, we would like to ask students to stay at home, follow the WHO recommendations (keep their hands clean at all times), and to not go to hospital if they suspect they may have symptoms, but to call 900 400 116 and explain the situation to our Health authorities, who will inform them on how to proceed.

Some partner universities are advising students to return to their home countries. The UVigo recommends them to avoid travelling and remain on site, and contact us to inform us about their situation. However, we fully understand if your students prefer to return home. Either way, they will have Access to the same online learning measures and the UVigo will provide all Exchange students with the corresponding document stating their mobility dates and explaining the exceptional circumstances. In any case, we recommend students to contact the embassies and/or consular services in their home country and keep abreast of any developments that may occur.
All figures and updated information about the COVID-19 in Spain may be checked here. Even though these numbers reflect a very significant increase in the impact of the virus on the population and suggest that its peak has not been reached yet, the situation in Galicia keeps on being relatively better than in other areas in Spain.

You can also read reliable information in English about the COVID-19 in Spain through the international version of the Spanish journal El País: https://english.elpais.com/

Updated information is also available at the UVigo website: https://www.uvigo.gal/universidade/comunicacion/novas/teledocencia

The Galician Health Authorities have launched an ad hoc platform for the population to use in case they suspect they may be infected, available here (only in Spanish), and where official updated information may also be checked.

We inform you we have enabled a specific e-mail account for COVID-19-related enquiries emerxencias@uvigo.es at the disposal of our partners and so students can inform us about their situation.

A telephone number has also been enabled 24/7 exclusively in case of emergencies +34 609585596.

In addition, 2 public communication channels on Telegram are also available to offer our incoming and outgoing mobility students a quick and efficient way to communicate with us. We would kindly ask you that, If you are now in contact with your students currently at our university, to Inform them about the Importance of joining this channel, if they have not already done so.
https://t.me/INCOMINGUVIGOCOVID19
https://t.me/OUTGOINGUVIGOCOVID19

We are also available for a videoconference on demand should you need so.

Information as of 13.03.2020

We would like to kindly inform you that, according to the decision made by the Ministry of Health, starting today, all academic activities at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki are suspended for the following 14 days. Moreover, according to a Rectorate decision, all outgoing and incoming staff and student mobilities to/from areas with local transmission of COVID-19 are suspended until further notice.

We will inform you as soon as we have new updates.

We have already informed all our incoming students and provided them with all useful information. Please also see our anouncement below:

https://eurep.auth.gr/en/node/1938

Information as of 13.03.2020

According to latest decision of Turkish Government yesterday, education activities are suspended in all universities till 6th of April. As faculty and administrative members, we will continue to work from home. Therefore, you can contact with us (if needed) via e-mail. By decision of Rector, we are not accepting and sending any workers, teaching staff under Erasmus+ until 30th of April, 2020.

We would like to inform you on our most recent developments, the advice we give to our students and staff and measures against COVID-19. At the bottom this email you will find the message that we have shared with you previously.

Also, due to the environmental disinfection, there will be only fire staff on campus on 17th of March. We continue to inform all Erasmus and Exchange students regarding all latest situation in Turkey.

We would like to share the precautions listed below that we had previously shared with all our Erasmus&Exchange students. We continue to keep in touch with them!

• If possible, greet each other by avoiding physical contact.

• Clean your hands regularly and thoroughly with an alcohol-based  hand disinfectant or wash them with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

• Put the at least 1 meter (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

• Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

• If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care. Follow the directions of your local health authority.

• Practice respiratory hygiene. Make sure that you, and the people around, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means that covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then put the litterbin the used tissue immediately.

Information as of 13.03.2020

In the context of the current outbreak of the new coronavirus COVID-19 in Spain, the Rector of the University of Castilla-La Mancha has issued the following preventive measures:   

  • Study activities requiring students’ attendance at the UCLM are cancelled. This means that the university will be closed for classes (lectures, seminars) and for traineeships inside or outside the university. Teaching will still be provided online through long-distance learning resources.
  • The temporary closure of library, cafeteria and sports facilities, as well as the suspension of sports activities organized by the University itself.


These measures will be implemented on 16th March and will remain for a fortnight. They might be extended successively if necessary.

The UCLM has established an emergency team to consider all possible risks and to communicate all measures to our students and staff.  Updated information will be provided at: https://www.uclm.es/es/Misiones/LaUCLM/Institucional/UCLMSaludable/SaludEntornoLaboral/COVID-19.

Our international office will be operating during this time by e-mail and phone. Only face-to-face meetings will be cancelled.

Information as of 13.03.2020

During the last couple of days, there has been a rapid development of the corona virus infection (Covid-19) throughout Belgium.

Ghent University is constantly monitoring the situations and follows the advices and recommendations from the national and local authorities. Hence, we are now introducing several measures to prevent infection in the upcoming weeks.

This means that by Monday 16 March 2020 at the latest, all lessons and practicals in which students are unable to keep at least 1 metre distance away from each other are replaced by alternative (digital) teaching and learning activities. This measure remains in force until the Easter Break.

Updates can be found on the website https://www.ugent.be/en/news-events/coronavirus-updates.htm

We very much value our partnership and thank you for your support and understanding during this time. We also appreciate the updates you have been providing us regarding the situation on your respective campuses.

Information as of 13.03.2020

Last night, because of the evolution of the COVID situation in France, French authorities decided to close all Universities from 16/3/2020 until further notice. This is one of the different precautionary measures taken nationally.

Consequently, all didactic and training activities are suspended until further notice at UJM. Students should stay out of the campus. Distance learning courses and activities will be provided as soon as possible by the different Faculties and Departments. We would like to stress that the International Office, secretariats in Departments and other administrative units will continue operating. However, activities will be limited due to home-office.

UJM is well aware of its duty to care for its students and staff. In the last 2 weeks, a local task force has been working on measures and contingency plans to be implemented for such situation. We have encouraged students and members of the university to follow hygiene practices, staying home when feeling ill, and report flu-like symptoms to the dedicated university medical staff. Information on the current situation is sent by email to students and staff on a daily basis as the situation change at a very short-notice. Also a generic email address has been created to allow them to ask questions about their individual situation and they receive an answer within the day. We continuously provide updated information on our website*. We want to assure you that the safety and well-being of your students is our priority.

We would like to thank you for your collaboration and support. We look forward to pursuing our mutually fruitful cooperation. Our nominations for the next academic year will continue as planned.

*https://www.univ-st-etienne.fr/fr/info-coronavirus.html

Information as of 16.03.2020

Our regional authorities announced the suspension of teaching activities in the region of Valencia as from next Monday, March 16, indefinitely. From that day on, there will be only online teaching activity.


All public university events, training days, courses, congresses and seminars are also suspended. Official travel is also suspended.

Since as can be assumed, UV  follows the recommendations of the Health Authorities. Both, staff and students have been instructed by e-mail to follow the national guidelines, and medical advice has been provided.

Our University emergency board follows the situation on a daily basis as to provide as updated information as possible: www.uv.es/coronavirus

We are also in close contact with our Erasmus national Agency, www.sepie.es

We have informed our incoming students via email to keep them updated on current situation advice from Public Health and University of Valencia. http://ir.uv.es/Du3Hsrk

Of course, should the situation change, we are ready to scale up our measures in order to ensure to the best of our ability the safety and security of all students, staff members and general public.

Please rest assured that the University of Valencia are committed to doing everything we can to support your students.

Information as of 16.03.2020

Regarding the COVID-19 outbreak in France we would like to inform you that we are following all the Recommendations of the French Government and of the national Health Services. The President of the French Republic has announced the closing of the French universities as of this Monday, March 16th and until further notice. Students from the Université de Lorraine will no longer be able to access campuses and university premises as of Monday, March 16th.This lockdown applies to teaching and research facilities, university libraries, administrative services, as well as all premises for university life: sport, culture, catering, clubs ...
Consequently, all face-to-face teaching activities will gradually switch to distance learning mode, be postponed or canceled.
We will get back to you as soon as possible to answer other questions (teaching methods, internships, exams, associations ...) and to keep you up-dated with the next evolutions of the situation. We monitor closely the situation.

An email has already be sent to your students who are doing an exchange here in Université de Lorraine with all the information they need, also if they have any doubt do not hesitate to contact us.

Although the international office is closed to the public, we will respond to emails sent to : drie-mobilite-contact@univ-lorraine.fr

We have enable a website where we will update all the information regarding the situation in our region, you can find it in the following link:

http://factuel.univ-lorraine.fr/coronavirus

 If you have any doubts or question, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Please find here below the message sent this morning to all students :
President of the French Republic has announced the closing of the universities as of next Monday, March 16th and until further notice.

The objective of this decision is to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) and its effects on the health of populations.

Consequently, students from the Université de Lorraine will no longer be able to access campuses and university premises as of Monday, March 16th.This lockdown applies to teaching and research facilities, university libraries, administrative services, as well as all premises for university life: sport, culture, catering, clubs ...

As of this Monday, March 16th, all face-to-face teaching activities will gradually switch to distance learning mode, be postponed or canceled. The university’s digital platforms and electronic means to allow students to continue their studies will be used under the best possible conditions given the circumstances.

The Université de Lorraine will get back to the students as soon as possible to answer other questions (teaching methods, internships, exams, associations ...).

The main interlocutors for the students will be those responsible for the course and component directors. The President of the University thanks the students for being patient and for waiting for the information to come before requesting it: the Université de Lorraine is indeed awaiting further information from the Ministry of Higher Education , Research and Innovation. The university strongly advises its students to stay connected to its various media, to regularly consult the Factuel news site (http://factuel.univ-lorraine.fr/coronavirus) and to download the Université de Lorraine app on dedicated platforms (Apple or Android).
Here is a reminder on the essential gestures to be carried out on a daily basis to prevent the spread of the virus:

  •     Wash your hands regularly
  •     Cough and sneeze in your elbow
  •     Use disposable tissues
  •     Do not shake hands
  •     Call 15 if symptoms appear
  •     Stay at home if you are sick

Information as of 16.03.2020


In order to ensure your health and safety, and acting on the latest Portuguese Government and General Direction of Health advices regarding the coronavirus outbreak, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra (IPC) have decided to take the following preventive measures:

•             Until further notice all ordinary classroom lectures, from all IPC schools,  will be transferred to online alternatives, and we will inform students with concrete instructions as soon as possible.

•             This Friday (13 March) all the lectures and seminars will be based on consultations / online work.

•             Central Services  and Schools’ premises will be closed down until further notice, most likely until end of March.

•             All events during this period should be postponed, happen on-line or, if that is not possible, cancelled.

We are closely following official information from Portuguese government and Coimbra municipality, and we will keep you informed accordingly.

Local and international students and staff are being informed regularly through the e-mails and we  asked all IPC  community members who have recently returned from abroad to stay at home for 14 days from the last day of the visit to these places and observe their condition according to health authorities.

For now international mobility is cancelled/postponed  as well as all international trips.

Since we do not know, nor can we predict the near future, we will keep monitoring the situation closely and swing into action when there are any new updates to be reported. 

We are doing everything possible to address the need to prevent the spread of the coronavirus while also minimizing the inconveniences of the measures taken.

Any further question you may contact us to dga.sri@ipc.pt or by phone/WhatsApp +351 968645552

Information as of 16.03.2020

As you will all know, President Macron has decided to close all educational establishments in France from Monday 16th March until further notice in order to try and contain the corona virus pandemic. Non-essential shops, plus bars, restaurants and cinemas will also close.

We appreciate that these exceptional measures are challenging for everyone and are doing everything we can to support incoming students and put in place ways of continuing teaching activities through distance learning.

We do not know how long the university will remain closed. Within the next week, the various academic departments will concentrate on organising distance learning possibilities. Students are advised to contact their International department coordinator from Friday 20th March onwards to find out what solutions are being offered (if they do not receive information directly).

Your students may prefer to return home (where possible) and we fully understand this. If this is their choice, they are advised to inform you directly and also the Rennes 2 International Office: sri-incoming@univ-rennes2.fr

Whether they choose to stay or to remain, they will have access to the same distance learning measures. We will provide all exchange students with a document attesting their stay in Rennes 2 and explaining the exceptional circumstances.

In the meantime, we have sent them the following official health advice on how best to protect themselves: https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france/coronavirus-advice-for-visitors-to-france/

Information as of 15.03,2020

Following the statements of the French President on March 12th, and the Prime Minister on March 14th, the guidelines given by the Ministry of higher education and strict regulations imposed by the French Health Ministry in order to limit the spread of Covid19, LYON 1 University is closed as of today for an undetermined period.

Taking into account all the above and the current health situation in France, we strongly advise incoming students currently at LYON 1 to return to their home country, provided that this can be done safely. Our Erasmus+ team is already in contact with your students who are currently in our university and sent them a message containing all necessary information about this point and the organization of the online classes at LYON 1.

We will also email our students currently in your university to invite them strongly to come back to France.

Consequently, all incoming or outgoing mobilities planned to start as from today are cancelled.

All students will be constantly kept informed by email on the evolution of the situation and of any decision taken by our university in this respect.

Our Erasmus Team is working on distance mode during this period, please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail: erasmus@univ-lyon1.fr.

These temporary measures are meant to limit the effects of the coronavirus and we are all aware that it is important to remain solidary and respect the sanitary regulations in order to overcome this difficult period. Stay safe and healthy!

Information as of 17.03.2020

At a press conference this morning, Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven announced that the Swedish government recommends, among other things, universities to switch from on campus education to online alternatives starting tomorrow, Wednesday, March 18th.

Due to this Mid Sweden University has decided to take the following measures to ensure we follow that recommendation.

  •     Effective tomorrow, there will be no teaching on campus. All teaching will move to online formats as soon as possible.
  •     Exams and assessments that require on-campus presence and cannot be done online or through other formats will be postponed until the next scheduled opportunity (as published in our formal exam schedule).
  •     All facilities on campus in Östersund and Sundsvall will be locked. The buildings where the Library and Service Centre are located, i.e. House G in Östersund and House N in Sundsvall, will remain open.
  •     Students will be informed by the course tutors when classes and exams/assessments will be available online.


Please know that this does not mean that we are closing down the university as such. Our staff will continue to teach and support and the government has been very clear that this change only means that we are moving from on campus to online. Everything we have done thus far at Mid Sweden University and now as a result of the recommendation from the government is focused on delivering our courses as planned, though through different means.

It is of vital importance that students keep themselves informed via their course information in Moodle and our main website, miun.se, for information on their specific courses and exams. For news and FAQs relating to the current situation we have set up a specific website: https://www.miun.se/en/student/information-about-the-corona-virus/.

If you or your students have any questions about this or feel worried about the situation at hand, please know that you and they can contact us for more info.

Information as of 17.03.2020

Northumbria University has moved to delivering its classroom teaching online as of yesterday (16th March), in response to the developing Covid-19 situation in the UK.  We understand that this is an unsettling time, but please be assured that the University is assessing the situation and making decisions with the safety and wellbeing of our students and staff as its primary concern.

We understand that the move to online delivery of classroom-based teaching means that students are contemplating what to do around remaining at University.  Our guidance is that the University remains open, and indeed, we understand that for laboratory sessions and practicals, students may need to be on campus.  If students wish to return to their home country, then we will ensure that they are able to do so with minimum impact on their studies.   We are currently working on how we manage the assessments for students, implications around UKVI attendance monitoring, and accommodation.  Once we have a clearer picture on these areas we will endeavour to keep you informed.  

For September nominations, we will extend the deadline to end of April to make sure students and partners have enough time to reconsider their options and travel arrangements. This will be revisited in a couple of weeks and we will keep you updated.

As I’m sure you can understand, this is a difficult time in terms of how quickly the situation is moving. Please bear with us as we work through the implications of the University’s and the Government’s position.

Information as of 17.03.2020

Some teaching has commenced online and the university has decided that from 23 March all face to face teaching will be suspended until at least 27 April when we are due to return from the Easter break. The university has taken this decision now following changes in the latest Government advice, conversations with Public Health England on Friday 13 March, as well as the need to support students and staff. There are still some details which we will be working through over the coming days, so we recognise that there may be some questions. However, BU will take all necessary decisions to ensure that students are not penalised academically by these extraordinary circumstances. Where it is possible to do so our educational activity will continue online during weeks commencing 23 March and 30 March. Where it is not possible, such as practical or lab based sessions, we will be working with the academic teams to ensure that the learning outcomes can still be met, either through delaying the activity until after the Easter break, or through other means. Updates will be provided to students on a course by course basis. The University’s Major Incident Group is meeting regularly and looking at different scenarios. Any updates to this will be posted in the most up to date Bournemouth University advice to students and staff, including a series of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

How is BU supporting incoming exchange students from overseas?

The Global Engagement Mobility Team is available during office hours (9am-5pm UK time) to advise exchange students, and students can also contact the University’s central student enquiry service AskBU who can advise them and signpost them to a range of student services depending on their personal circumstances, including Student Wellbeing. Students can also call the BU 24/7 emergency welfare support on (+44) 01202 962222. Academic and administrative colleagues in the Faculties are also supporting all students at this time.

From tomorrow our team are trialling to work from home in order to test systems.  All our current office phone numbers will be diverted to our mobiles and we will continue to access our BU email and be available on Skype for meetings.