Following the government's press conference on April 7, the following guidelines will apply to students and staff on all VID campuses.
There will be no classes on campus after Easter, and students should not be on campus. Staff will still have to work from home. Any exceptions must be made by agreement with the nearest manager.
The Ministry of Education announced on April 7. that «Universities and colleges have the flexibility to adapt teaching, exams and practices, as long as the learning outcomes are taken care of. It is still expected that most of the teaching and examination at universities and colleges must be carried out digitally as much as possible."
The government did open up for some exceptions on the press conference on April 7.
- After April 27. It will be possible to access campus for students who are in the final phase for their degree in spring 2020, and who need access to laboratories, practice facilities and equivalent that requires physical presence. Staff who are essential for the people mentioned above to complete their education or qualification work in the spring of 2020 may be physically present on campus.
If this applies to you, please contact your manager. VID will follow up with more specific information as to who qualifies for the exceptions, and how we will handle this practically.
VID is working to establish a take-away service for the library by April 17, so that students can order books and journals for pick-up. VID will follow up with more information about this after Easter.
International practice and foreign exchange in autumn 2020
Many students are wondering if the corona crisis will affect the possibility of foreign exchange and practical studies in the fall of 2020. VID will make a final decision before April 29 regarding foreign practice and exchange in the fall of 2020.
Published by Vidar Brundtland Steder. Date: 8. April 2020.