Coronavirus

Due to the spreading coronavirus (SARS CoV-2) infections the UAS BFI Vienna informs about the following precautions to be taken.

In connection with the outbreak of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) the UAS BFI Vienna would like to update you regarding the current situation, general health guidelines, trips abroad, and exchange and mobility programs.

We are monitoring the situation very closely and are being informed by the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research about new developments in this respect.

Update - UAS@Home

On the order of the Federal Government, classroom teaching at universities and universities of applied sciences has been suspended until further notice.

At the UAS BFI Vienna, teaching takes place as distance learning.

Out of a sense of responsibility towards our students, lecturers and staff, we have therefore decided to completely switch over to online teaching by the end of the semester. If this situation changes significantly, we will of course inform you in time.

The admission procedure for the winter semester 20/21 takes place online.

Instead of the Open House, online information sessions will take place.

All events have been cancelled or will be postponed to the winter semester 20/21.

Due to the current situation and public measures taken by the Austrian Government, the University of Applied Sciences of the BFI Vienna will remain closed for ALL students, staff and part-time teachers.

  • Distance /home/ virtual teaching will be kept up.
  • Some of the examinations take place online. For information regarding examinations, please refer to the relevant degree programme.

We will inform you about further developments concerning the university by mail.

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Classes

CLASSROOM TEACHING at UAS BFI Vienna is shut down at ALL locations (Wohlmutstrasse and MQM) and converted into distance / home / virtual teaching.

  • Which courses are switched to distance teaching and which are going to be rescheduled for didactic or organizational reasons will be communicated to you directly by your respective degree program (program director or subject coordinators).
  • Some of the examinations take place online. For information regarding examinations, please refer to the relevant degree programme.

Library

  • From Tue. May 5th, 2020 restricted access to the library. E-mailing beforehand required.

    Tue + Wed: 9.30am - 2.00pm
    Thu + Fr: 2.00pm - 7.00pm

    All current library loans have been extended to May 15th, 2020!

Events

  • All events have been cancelled or will be postponed to the winter semester 20/21.

  • Online information sessions are held for information about the degree programmes.

We will keep you updated on further developments by email.

General information

Contact the following phone numbers:

The Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety has installed a number for questions about the coronavirus under 0800 555 621 and the health service line 1450. The WHO has published information and guidelines in English here: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public.

Please keep the following general hygiene guidelines in mind:

  • Wash your hands frequently: https://youtu.be/HwMDo_QZkkI.
  • Practice respiratory hygiene: Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
  • Maintain social distancing: Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

If there is an urgent suspicion of an infection at the UAS BFI Vienna,
please follow the procedure of the Ministry of Education: Contact the administration immediately. They will give notice to the appropriate authorities.

Trips abroad

Since the spread of the virus is not foreseeable please check the status of the countries listed here before undertaking a trip. https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

Return from stays in high risk regions

If you are returning from a stay in a high risk region, you should contact the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety under 0800 555 621.

Information regarding Exchange and Mobility Programs (Incoming and Outgoing Students, Staff and Faculty)

Please keep in mind that travel warnings of the Federal Ministry of European and International Affairs have to be respected.

The Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research (OeAD-GmbH) has information about mobility programs on the website and has a dedicated an e-mail address named anfragen@oead.at for questions about the coronavirus situation.

Coronavirus Task Force

The UAS BFI Vienna has established a Task Force "Coronavirus". This task force is in contact with the responsible authorities. Information on current developments concerning the university is provided promptly via the information channels of the UAS (e-mail, moodle).