Important COVID Infos

Dear all,

We hope you are doing well and some things are already settled 🙂

We have sent a document to your student representatives to collect questions for the rectorate, please send them questions or concerns that do not need to be clarified immediately. If you have an urgent request, feel free to send it directly to us.

We are in regular exchange with the university, there is no reason to panic, everybody is aware of the situation and there should be no disadvantages for students. In that sense: stay at home, read a good book, write seminar papers or watch an exhibition online 🙂

Important Infos: 

  • Universitys Newsletter

If you haven’t received any emails from the university yet, please contact the ZID: helpdesk@uni-ak.ac.at

  • How to reach us

You can reach us via Mail, the office is closed.

  • Official Information in several languages

The most important information about the measures of the government: https://www.integrationsfonds.at/coronainfo/en/

Corona & your rights at work: https://jobundcorona.at/download

In case you don’t fully understand the news because German isn’t your first language: We can recommend using www.deepl.com to translate. Please also always check your sources and give fake news no chance, her is a link on how to check a source: https://uknowit.uwgb.edu/30276

  • Hufak-Lawyer

In case you are expecting to be struggling with paying your rent due to COVID-19 measures in the art and cultural scene or because you were let go of your job, please contact us so we can put you in contact with our lawyer.

  • Social Funding

We are currently evaluating the legal situation and are looking for a way to increase our social funding to help students who have got into financial difficulties due to the consequences of the COVID-19 measures. Stay tuned, more infos to come probably in April.

Social grant by ÖH: https://hufak.net/social-grant/

Non-ÖH support options for artists and cultural workers affected by COVID19 measures: https://igkultur.at/artikel/unterstuetzungsmoeglichkeiten-fuer-von-covid19-massnahmen-betroffene-kunst-und (german only)

https://www.bildrecht.at/bildurheberinnen/corona-überbrückungsfonds/ (german only)

  1. Updates from the rector jour fixe

-Lehramt Diplom

In Übereinstimmung mit dem Beschluss des Rektorats der Universität Wien vom 12.3.2020 beschließt das Rektorat der Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien die weitere Einrichtung des Diplomstudiums Lehramt für Studierende mit bestehender Meldung zum Studium für die Dauer eines Semesters. Studienabschlüsse sind bis 30.11.2020 möglich. 

-General postponement of diplomas:

There is no decision yet, though the possibilities is discussed with other universities and the ministry 

-Payback of the student fees for this semester:

Not an option at the moment as the teachings continue through distance learning, but university is in contact with the ministry to see if an emergency fund can be established 

Renting of equipment

Equipment cannot be rented out at the moment, but if anyone needs a computer for distance learning, please let us know so we can try and organize something 

-Can students go into the studios from April 4th?

No, Angewandte is taking extreme measures to ensure the health not only for students but for society and letting students into the studios would make all the taken measures obsolete. 

-Exmatriculation, because of ZKF

There will be no Exmatrikulation for students who didn’t show their work until April 30th, the 4-semester rule is taken out of action temporarily. 

-Distance learning

If your professors don’t offer solutions for distance learning please let us know, so we can forward this information.

We have sent a document to your student representatives to collect questions for the rectorate, please send them questions or concerns that do not need to be clarified immediately. If you have an urgent request, feel free to send it directly to us.

We are in regular exchange with the university, there is no reason to panic, everybody is aware of the situation and there should be no disadvantages for students. In that sense: stay at home, read a good book, write seminar papers or watch an exhibition online 🙂

Important Infos: 

Virtual hugs and see you soon.

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