COVID-19 Update: Campus building partially reopening
March 10, 2020
The Austrian government has loosened the measures. We would like to inform you about new opening hours on campus:
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 pm to 4 pm
Accounting, the Library and the Student Services & Career Center will be available on campus for student visits additionally to phone and email during regular opening hours.
Please follow our safety guidelines on campus.
On behalf of the University Board of Modul University Vienna we announce the following:
Given the current situation, the University Board presumes that returning to regular on-campus teaching will not be likely for the remainder of the spring semester/term 2020.
For the safety of our students and for the predictability of our students’ teaching efforts, we have therefore decided that the remote teaching phase will be prolonged until the end of June 2020. Students participating in practical trainings will be informed in due course about a feasible completion of these courses. The delivery of MBA core and/or MBA/MSc enrichment courses taking place in July-August-September will be assessed at a later time.
With regards to written exams and quizzes during the phase of remote teaching, MU will make further announcement once the best possible solution has been evaluated. Updated syllabi, including detailed information on how assessments will be done for each course, will be uploaded to Moodle starting next week. As of right now, MU anticipates all necessary written exams to take place on campus between mid-May and the end of June 2020 at the regular timing of the course session with especially high safety precautions. For students who have already left Austria, and are unable to return for on campus exams during this period due to travel restrictions, other safety or health reasons, the University will evaluate the possibility for an alternative exam date anticipated for early-mid September.
1. With regards to these circumstances, the University does not recommend students to leave Austria and return to their home countries until the end of the spring semester 2020, and/or until the University has informed students about a specific timeline for feasible course completion (e.g. practical trainings).
2. The Student Services and Career Center (SSCC) and the Academic Office (ACO) can continuously be reached as normal by e-mail or phone. Forms are available for download in the Online Campus and can be submitted electronically.
3. Should you need academic mentoring, feel free to reach out to The Open Office for support.
4. The MU Learning Center continuously will provide free academic tutoring by tutors.
5. Student Life will continuously happen virtually. Join our Virtual Student Support Group
The University continuously will do its best to uphold the security and health of its students, while also ensuring the operations can continue at the maximum possible quality considering the respective circumstances.
Due to the current situation, the University Board has decided: As announced last week already MU’s courses are solely delivered by remote teaching; no exams, quizzes, defences will take place on campus until April 6, 2020 or until further notice.
MU’s campus building will be closed for students and guests with immediate effect; students are not allowed to enter the campus until April 13, 2020 or until further notice.
Library’s office hours on campus will be suspended from March 17 until April 6, 2020 or until further notice. University offices work remotely and can be reached during regular working hours 09:00 to 17:00 by e-mail or phone.
We know that this is not an easy situation. Please know that you are not alone. In case you want to talk to someone:
The Student Services and Career Center, The Open Office & GDP
Pastoral care (0 to 24 h): 01/ 142
Social psychiatry emergency service (0 to 24 h): 01/ 313 30
Crisis Intervention Center Vienna: 01/ 406 95 95
Call the Infoline Health counselling, if you are feeling sick: 1450 (7 days per week, 0 to 24 h)
Call the Infoline Coronavirus general information: 0800 555 621 (7 days per week, 0 to 24 h)
World Health Organization
Federal Ministry of social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection
Federal Ministry of Europe and International Affairs
"The health and safety of the entire Modul community is of the utmost importance to us and we are, of course, continuing to monitor all developments related to the Corona virus (COVID-19). The University will do its best to uphold the security and health of its students, but also make sure that the operations can continue at the maximum possible quality."
--The University Board--
• Courses will continue via distance learning starting from Monday, March 16, 2020, effective until Monday, April 6, 2020. Courses are planned to continue on campus after Easter break on Tuesday, April 14th.
• Lecturers will communicate directly with you regarding the planned changes in teaching and delivery of their courses. In the course of next week, you will find an updated syllabus outlining the measures taken. Please stay online and check your student e-mail account as well as Moodle for updates. In case exams and quizzes are held on campus, your lecturers will inform you as well in due time.
• Our opening hours for student visits are as follows:
Reception: Monday to Friday 8:00-16:00
Library: Monday to Thursday 10:00-14:00
Regular opening hours (10:00-12:00) on Monday, March 16th & Tuesday, March 17th
Closed for student visits starting on Wednesday, March 18th
Student Services and Career Center:
Regular opening hours (10:00-12:00 & 13:00-16:00) on Monday, March 16th & Tuesday, March 17th
Closed for student visits starting on Wednesday, March 18th
MU is following the latest advice and guidance from World Health Organization (WHO), European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Austrian Ministry of European and International Affairs and the Austrian Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer protection.
If you feel sick and/or want advice, call:
Infoline Coronavirus: 0800 555 621 (24/7)
Infoline Health counseling: 1450 (24/7)
Also: Official updates on WHO page.
For any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
As a preventive measure, all teaching activities are switching to a distance-learning format starting March 16, effective until April 6, 2020. To help prevent the further spread of the coronavirus, all teaching activities change to an online delivery mode. All students will receive information by the end of this week. The university management is doing everything in its power to ensure that students will not be hindered in their academic progress. Students will be provided with comprehensive information via email. Regular university operations on campus are otherwise unaffected. Exams and quizzes might still be held on campus as planned, as announced by the lecturers. We are, of course, continuing to monitor all developments related to the Corona virus (COVID-19). And are working closely together with local authorities and are complying with all of their recommendations and guidelines. We will be keeping employees and students up to date by email on a regular basis.