This page will keep you updated on the latest information for FH JOANNEUM students.
Tuesday, 26 May 2020
Updated version of 19 May 2020: Examination procedure during Covid-19
These rules replace the rules dated 19/03/2020 and will be valid from 01 June 2020 to the end of the summer semester in September 2020. Examinations held after 01 June 2020 will be subject to the version of the rules dated 19/03/2020 if the student has registered for the exam prior to 01 June 2020.
FH JOANNEUM strives to use digital media to ensure that even in this time of crisis academic life and exams run smoothly and on schedule and students do not suffer any disadvantages if possible. Given that the situation continues to be difficult to assess, the following options will be offered for oral and written examinations.
Online exams: All exams that do not require physical contact must be held online. (1)
Alternative forms of examination are also possible, e.g. options for providing other evidence of achievement.
In-person exams are currently only possible in exceptional cases, e.g. where a certain infrastructure is required or the examination involves large student cohorts.
Online examinations are subject to all applicable provisions. Due to the current situation, the exam dates and how they are taken should be as flexible as possible and in agreement with the students.
This guide provides you with information about the provisions applicable to online examinations.
(1) Students have three examination attempts (initial examination with two dates, resit, board examination) in online exams, corresponding to the provisions applicable to in-person exams acc. to § 15 (2) of the Study and Exmination Regulations.
Thursday, 30 April 2020
Staysafe: How to protect ourselves and others
The following instructions and guidelines represent a first step towards slightly easing the access restrictions in place at FH JOANNEUM from 4 May 2020.
Protect yourself and your fellow students. Study online wherever possible.
Studying at FH JOANNEUM is possible under the following three conditions:
1) A distance of one metre must be maintained between you and other people in all FH JOANNEUM rooms and open areas.
2) A face mask must be worn in all FH JOANNEUM communal areas if a one-metre distance cannot be maintained.
3) The following hygiene rules must be observed:
Disinfect your hands when entering the FH JOANNEUM premises.
Observe coughing and sneezing etiquette.
Practise good hand hygiene. Disinfectant dispensers are available at the entrances.
Please stay at home if you have symptoms such as a high temperature, a dry cough or if you feel unwell.
In order to allow students to complete the summer semester 2020 in an orderly manner, the FH JOANNEUM Board decided on 9 April 2020 to make the following changes to the 2019/20 academic year:
The period during which classes can be scheduled will not end on 29 June 2020, but on 31 July 2020.
All degree programmes and postgraduate courses at FH JOANNEUM are thus free to continue their regular operations until that date as required, i.e. lectures, examinations, internships etc. can be scheduled within this period.
No courses or exams will be held in the period from 1 August to 31 August 2020.
The period from 1 September 2020 to the start of the winter semester 2020/21 is not considered a period free of classes and is thus subject to the rules described in point 2).
Lectures scheduled for the summer semester 2020 should only be postponed to the months of July or September in exceptional cases and where this is urgently necessary.
Lectures, examinations and internships may be postponed or brought forward semester-wise in exceptional cases. It must be ensured, however, that the measures do not place an undue burden on students and lecturers.
Teaching will be delivered mainly online until the end of June in accordance with the regulations put in place by the federal government.
Friday, 3 April 2020
Measures extended until at least 17 May 2020 / Guidelines for alternative civilian and militia service
In accordance with government recommendations, we will be extending our current COVID-19 measures until at least 17 May 2020. Course teaching and examinations will continue to be online until that date, if not later. We will inform you by early May at the latest about further plans for possible attendance dates during the rest of the semester.
FH JOANNEUM will do everything in its power to enable students to officially complete this summer semester. On this note, we have also introduced the option of online examinations and encourage you to use this option. Furthermore, it is planned to extend the summer semester 2020 to July and September so that, in exceptional cases, coursework, in particular practical exercises and examinations, can be completed. This has been agreed with the öh joanneum student union.
Students who have been called up for alternative civilian or militia service are freed from the obligation to attend online teaching, and may postpone their examinations to the end of the summer semester 2021. The respective guidelines, and further information for students about studying during COVID-19, as well as online teaching and exams, and tips for online learning, are published here.
FH JOANNEUM strives to use digital media to ensure that even in this time of crisis academic life and exams run smoothly and students do not suffer any disadvantages if possible. In-person examinations are not possible at present.
There are no exams at all until 21 March 2020. Exams that do not require physical contact will be conducted online! This regulation will initially be in place until 19 April 2020.
From 23 March 2020 oral and written online exams can be held in the form described here. Any existing online examination methods can continue to be used unchanged.