Information on the Corona virus


Distance learning format - The libraries and buildings on Campus WU are open

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 activities (including exams, field trips, personal consultations during office hours, and the Winter University program) are currently held in distance learning mode and in online formats.

Buildings on Campus WU (including WU Shop) are open for visitors again. The 3 library locations are also open for study (for WU students only, seat reservation and wearing an FFP2 mask is mandatory). Departments and service units will have limited opening hours in place. The general study areas, project rooms, and PC labs will remain closed.

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

WU will implement following measures regarding its day-to-day operations:

  • Inside WU buildings, everyone is required to wear a mask over mouth and nose (FFP2 mask).

  • Inside WU buildings and on the grounds of Campus WU, please maintain a distance of at least 2 meters to other people.


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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