Examinations and teaching in June 2021
starting on 19 May 2021, we are planning a phased re-opening of the university for examinations and individual course sessions. We look forward to being able to offer you more opportunities – in line with the necessary safety and hygiene measures – to spend time on campus once again. In principle, courses will continue to be held online during the summer semester. Given the current regulations, indoor room capacities remain very limited.
Outdoor lecture spaces
The outdoor lecture spaces are now operational. You will find information on the location, accessibility and conditions of use of the outdoor lecture spaces at http://www.aau.at/en/corona. Your lecturers will contact you directly about any dates scheduled in the outdoor lecture spaces.
Starting on 19 May 2021, it will be possible to hold individual examination dates indoors once more. However, due to distancing rules, the capacities are very limited. This means that face-to-face examinations can only be offered for exams with very few participants. Your lecturers will inform you of any face-to-face exam dates scheduled and will also provide alternative exam options if you are unable to attend dates in person for compelling reasons.
It is also possible to hold individual course sessions as indoor face-to-face events once again. There will be no recurring weekly sessions, however, only single sessions. As with the outdoor lecture spaces, the course content will be designed in such a way that students who are unable to attend in person will not suffer any disadvantages.
Health and hygiene regulations
The one-metre distance rule, the wearing of FFP2 masks at all times (the outdoor lecture spaces are an exception to this) and the demonstration of a valid test by students, teachers and exam invigilators all remain in force.
Test certificates or other evidence deemed equivalent as of 19 May
For the purposes of this regulation, the following items of proof are regarded as evidence of low epidemiological risk:
- Proof of a negative result of a SARS-CoV-2 antigen test intended for self-testing, where the result is recorded in an official data processing system and which must not have been taken more than 24 hours previously;
- proof issued by an authorised body of a negative result of an antigen test for SARS-CoV-2, which must not have been taken more than 48 hours previously;
- proof from an authorised body of a negative result of a molecular biological test for SARS-CoV-2, which must not have been taken more than 72 hours previously;
- medical confirmation of an infection with SARS-CoV-2 from which you have recovered within the last six months and which has been confirmed by a molecular biology test;
- proof of a vaccination against COVID-19 with a centrally licensed vaccine either
a) for a first vaccination from the 22nd day after the first vaccination, provided that this was not administered more than three months ago; or
b) for a second vaccination, provided that the first vaccination was not administered more than nine months ago; or
c) for a vaccination from the 22nd day after the vaccination in the case of vaccines for which only one vaccination is scheduled, provided that this vaccination was not administered more than nine months ago, or
d) for a vaccination, provided that a positive molecular biology test for SARS-CoV-2 or evidence of neutralising antibodies was obtained at least 21 days prior to the vaccination, and the vaccination was not administered more than nine months ago;
- a certificate according to Section 4 (18) of the EpiG (Epidemics Act) or an isolation order if issued for a person who demonstrably contracted SARS-CoV-2 in the last six months prior to the scheduled test;
- a certificate confirming neutralising antibodies, which must not be older than three months.
A list of test centres in Carinthia is available here. The list of evidence that is deemed equivalent is subject to change. We will keep you informed in this regard. Please check back regularly for more information at http://www.aau.at/en/corona
Excursions within Austria are permitted once again. In principle, excursions are now permitted to countries and territories listed in Annex A of the COVID-19 Entry Regulations (currently these include Germany, Italy, Slovenia, etc.).
University opening hours
The university is open daily between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Library opening hours
Monday to Wednesday, Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday: 8.30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The 24-hour library remains suspended.
We wish you all the best for the remaining weeks of the summer semester and a successful exam season. We will announce details concerning the winter semester as soon as we can gain a better overview of the situation. Vaccination offers are steadily increasing, some Austrian provinces have already abandoned the age priority system. We would like to appeal to and encourage you to take advantage of vaccination opportunities, as a high vaccination rate will allow greater normality in the winter semester.
your University of Klagenfurt
update: 15 June 2021