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COVID-19 Update

Change of Teaching

The University of Salzburg executive board is forced to react to the dramatic development of the Corona situation in the federal state of Salzburg with a restriction of classroom teaching.

This means that as of Monday, October 19, 2020, all courses that have so far been taught in a classroom will have to be converted to distance learning.  

Exceptions:

  • Laboratory and practical sports exercises can take place in coordination with course leaders
  • Work on Master and Bachelor theses will continue as normal
  • Libraries: Reading halls and media loaning services will remain open until further notice
  • Most of the International Office staff members continue working at their workplace.
  • The International Relations Department will stay closed.
  • Coming in is possible only in very urgent cases and by prior appointment with your programme coordinator!
  • We are planning to organize consultation-hours online via WEBEX. 
  • You can contact us by email or phone.

Further updates will be published on the University of Salzburg and office website.

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 (will be updated as soon as possible)

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