Information on the Corona virus
Buildings on Campus WU are open again, WU Library will reopen on August 3
The health and safety of the entire WU 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). We are working closely together with local authorities and are complying with all of their recommendations and guidelines.
Effective immediately, the buildings on Campus WU are open to everyone again. The study areas and independent study zones are available Monday to Friday from 7:00am to 8:00pm. WU’s departments, institutes, and service units have adopted specific opening hours (for details, please see the information on the units’ web pages). The usual hygiene and safety requirements remain in effect.
The libraries, project rooms, and PC labs on Campus WU remain closed for studying for the time being. On August 3, the libraries and the Language Resource Center will reopen for a limited number of visitors. Prior seat reservation is required. You can reserve a seat within 7 days before your planned visit.
Events cannot be held as planned and will be held online (if possible).
We will be keeping employees and students up to date by email on a regular basis.
Information and FAQs on health and safety on campus is available on the WU intranet for employees.
Students’ frequently asked questions are answered on our website.
The Corona virus is transmitted from person to person. There are a number of things you can do to help minimize the risk of infection. Detailed information and short explanatory videos on protection against infection, on the symptoms of the disease, and on how to proceed if you think you may be infected can be found on the website of the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES): www.ages.at/themen/krankheitserreger/coronavirus/ (in German) and the WHO website: www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
Additional important links:
Important information for the higher education sector, recommendations for dealing with illnesses subject to reporting obligations, further information, and health service hotlines:
Federal ministry of Education, Science & Research
Information on global developments, updated daily:
federal ministry of social affairs & Health