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Information on the Corona virus


Distance learning format - closure of buildings on campus for non-WU personnel as of November 17, 2020.

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.

All teaching is switched to distance learning. Please note that independent studying in WU’s libraries, independent study zones, project rooms, and PC labs is no longer possible. These facilities are now closed.

Events will be held online and will be streamed whenever possible.

WU will implement following measures regarding its day-to-day operations: Direct personal contacts and personal presence on campus will be reduced to an absolute minimum. Office hours and institute opening hours are cancelled.

Starting on November 17, 2020, the buildings on Campus WU remain closed to everyone not affiliated with WU.

We will be keeping employees and students up to date by email on a regular basis.

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): (in German) and the WHO website:

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

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