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COVID-19 Update

Due to the developments, the University of Salzburg stopped classroom teaching since 16 of March and switched to digital teaching formats.

The University of Salzburg Executive Board  is currently considering implementing a mixture of on-site and distance learning for the coming study year 2020/21. We expect to resume normal teaching at the university by the beginning of October, providing that there are no further restrictive regulations imposed before the semester begins. Details about how the courses will be held can be found in the course catalogue of the relevant departments.

The official statement of the University of Salzburg is the Letter of the Rector.

  • Lending and other support services will soon be phased in again. You will find details on the University Library website.
  • All offices with personal contact stay closed
  • The Department of International Relations can be contacted by email or phone. The regular opening hours still do not apply. We can only welcome you into the office in exceptional cases accordance with the necessary safety precautions and with valid appointment.

Further updates will be published on the University of Salzburg website or can be found in our FAQs below.

We ask for your understanding and support. 

Students and staff planning travels to Salzburg/Austria or from Salzburg to other countries should stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak and may behave as recommended by national, local authorities

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.   

FAQs about COVID-19

Our FAQs document regarding the COVID-19 situation for incoming and outgoing students can be found here (German and English):

FAQs COVID-19

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    You want to start a teaching degree at the University of Salzburg and are considering choosing one ( or even two) Romance language(s) but you have some questions, uncertainties or doubts about the possibilities and the university level education in the Department of Fachbereich Romance Studies?
    The project „Digital Innovation Hub West“ is funded by the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs. In addition to public cooperation partners Austria's universities and universities of applied sciences are also involved. The University of Salzburg is also participating in this project, and is represented by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Andreas Uhl (Department of Computer Sciences).
    The Paris Lodron University of Salzburg, in cooperation with Doctors without Borders, is opening a Christian Doppler Laboratory for geospatial and earth observation based humanitarian technologies (gEOhum).The opening took place virtually on the 8th July 2020.
    Salzburg's church historian Prof. Dietmar W. Winkler will continue to work as a consultant to the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity. Pope Francis has extended the Salzburger theologian's advisory role. Prof. Winkler was first appointed by Pope Benedict XVI. in 2008.
    At the end of March, in the middle of the Corona pandemic, Croatia was hit by a severe earthquake. With this special call ÖAW (Austrian Academy of Sciences) sets a humanitarian sign and does its utmost best to support scientific collaboration with Croatian colleagues.
    The International Data Week - a top class specialist congress with 900 participants from the field of data science - will take place for the first time in October 2023 in Europe. The city of Salzburg was able to beat numerous other applicants to be the hosts of the event. The University of Salzburg is an important cooperation partner.
    From October 2020 the University of Salzburg will be offering the new bachelor's degree „Medical Biology“. The course aims to convey the diversity of the biomedical science disciplines and therefore facilitates a multi-faceted, biological understanding for topics which are essential for medicine.The course content ranges from the small scale structure of the cell and organs and organ systems to the biology of complex interpersonal interactions.
    150 participants have already taken the opportunity to register for more than 50 courses on IT and digitialisation at the ditact_women's IT summer studies at the University of Salzburg, which will take place from the 01.09.-12.09.2020.Registration is still possible until the 12. July and then the remaining places will be taken as last minute reservations.
    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the Corona semester
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