Update Coronavirus Crisis

The EMGS partner universities have developed a number of strategies to deal with the Coronovirus crisis. We give an overview of the different regulations here.

Leipzig University postponed the start of face-to-face lectures and classes in the summer semester 2020 – initially until 4 May. Most university services are reduced to a minimum or completely closed (e.g. Albertina Library and GWZ).

The University of Wrocław has called off any lectures and classes for undergraduate, graduate, post graduate and doctoral students, except distance learning. The University Library, University of Wrocław museums, and reading rooms of all faculty libraries and the univerisity’s archive are closed. All events at the University of Wrocław are cancelled until the end of April 2020. More about regulations from the University Wroclaw here. The University of Wrocław has suspended all travel by students and staff to the countries with the higher level of cornavirus transimission.

LSE has announced that teaching activity for undergraduate and postgraduate students will be delivered online from Monday 23 March for the remainder of the 2019/2020 academic year. From 23 March, LSE’s campus will operate with a reduced presence, with the library the only building open for access.

Ghent University does not discontinue its educational activities, but chooses to switch to alternative educational formats as much as possible. This means that all lessons and practicals are organized at a distance and are replaced by alternative (digital) teaching and learning activities. Educational activities that cannot be organized at distance are suspended. Students are no longer allowed to enter to Ghent University buildings, even when they are accompanied by a Ghent University staff member. International students are allowed to return to their home country if possible, although Ghent University could not advise whether to do so. All Ghent University students with medical insurance are entitled to all support and facilities of the University, including medical assistance by the student doctors.

University Vienna does not offer any face-to-face teaching from 11 March, and has transferred all programmes to distance learning. Important facilities like libraries are closed, and all public events are postponed.

Roskilde University is moving online, while the campus is shut down. Distance learning at Roskilde University is ready by Monday 16 March. Students must stay updated on Moodle on a daily basis. The Student Hub is online. Students can read a FAQ on Corona-related issues and ask questions to the Student Hub by email or phone. The canteen and the library are closed and remain closed until 27 March.