During week 39, the University of Oslo has been notified of three cases of confirmed Covid-19 relating to three students.
News about the corona situation
During week 36 and 37, the University of Oslo has been notified of six cases of confirmed Covid-19 relating to four students and two employees.
Today, the government issued a recommendation on the use of face masks amongst others on public transport in Oslo and to and from Oslo. Face masks are also recommended in special situations where there is close contact with other people.
The government updated the guidelines for infection prevention on Friday 7 August 2020. The guidelines are largely in accordance with UiO’s existing plans for the start of semester.
The university has made plans for the start of studies and teaching in autumn 2020. There will be a mix of digital and physical offerings, and students will be well received in buddy groups as well as groups for teaching.
Many international students have found themselves in a difficult financial situation as a result of the corona crisis. The University of Oslo has now established an emergency fund to assist them.
In the course of next week, UiO will allow for more students and staff to gain access to campus, following new signals from the Ministry of Education and Research, and changes in the infection control rules. Anyone returning to campus must complete a 15-minute infection prevention course.
We are heading towards a reopened university but autumn will present some challenges. Over the last few days, an increasing number of UiO's partner universities in Europe and the rest of the world have announced that next semester they will not send out nor receive exchange students from institutions in other countries.
Due to the corona situation, the University of Oslo is postponing the conferment of Honorary Doctoral Degrees supposed to take place at the Annual Celebration 2020 on 2 September as well as the conferment of Doctoral Degrees this spring
The Academic Writing Centre is a consultation service for students and faculty at the UiO. Although the campus is closed, the centre is open online for all inquiries about the study situation in general and essay writing in particular.
Vi har vært gjennom noen svært vanskelige uker. Jeg vil takke alle på det varmeste for imponerende innsats, mye tålmodighet og sterk solidaritet. Vi er nå på vei inn i en ny «normalisert» hverdag, og da er det på sin plass å se fremover mot lysere tider og med håp i blikket.
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We have been through some very difficult weeks. I want to extend my warmest thanks for all of your impressive efforts, patience and strong solidarity. We are now moving towards a “normalised” everyday life, and that makes it appropriate to look ahead to brighter times with hope in our eyes.
Norwegian health authorities warn that there will likely be various forms of corona measures in place throughout 2020. This will affect how many people can gather in groups. The University of Oslo is therefore planning for digital teaching in fall as well.
“Something there is that doesn't love a wall,
That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it,
And spills the upper boulders in the sun;
And makes gaps even two can pass abreast.”….
Robert Frost, Mending Wall
UiO university management has prepared a policy in collaboration with UiB, NTNU and UiT for handling possible extensions for doctoral research fellows.
You will come a long way with short sessions, clear goals and your cell phone hidden in a drawer.
Inven2 is organizing an exceptional idea competition due to the ongoing pandemic. Are you a student or employee at the University of Oslo or in the South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority and have a good idea for an innovative product or service? Then you can take part in the Idea Prize and win NOK 100,000 as well as advice and help to take the idea to market.
Recently, UiO started using Zoom for both digital teaching and video meetings, and the use of Zoom at UiO has seen tremendous growth in the past weeks. But with the use of new tools new questions arise. Here, UiO's head of IT security Espen Grøndahl answers the most important questions.
This past week, digital interaction at the University of Oslo has increased significantly amongst both students and staff. The number of subject fields offering digital teaching is on the rise.
These days, most students and staff work from home. This is a temporary solution, and we will return to our original workplaces when the situation has improved.
Until then, here are some tips on how to work from home if you are unfamiliar with this work situation.
There is a pandemic, and campus is closed. You have been ordered to stay at home, while studying has moved into the internet.
Friday, 20 March, the University of Oslo is opening a Helpdesk for digital services for students and staff.
Health science students at UiO are a valuable resource in the current situation faced by our healthcare system. Earlier this week, the Directorate of Health asked all qualified personnel to sign up, and now the students can also be contacted directly to work as reserve staff in the national health service.
This has been an extremely demanding week. Day by day, it became clearer that we had to increase our efforts to protect ourselves against the coronavirus (COVID-19). The seriousness of the situation was emphasised when the Government on Thursday introduced the most stringent measures ever in peacetime. Now, as a university and as individuals, we must do everything we can to contribute to the national and global «dugnad» that we all are part of right now.