University operation in the winter semester 2021/22

The Angewandte means to combine safety with as few restrictions as possible for all students, staff members, and visitors.
Therefore, all measures aim at the continuation of on-site teaching and research activities whenever possible, while reducing to the greatest possible extent any risk of infection at the Angewandte – please also see the rectorate’s vaccination appeal.
Effective from October 2021, the University will resume its on-site operations throughout, and all rooms may be used without restrictions – under the proviso that the 2.5G ruling is strictly adhered to. In all circulation areas the wearing of FFP2 masks is mandatory. For detailed regulations applicable to the winter semester 2021/22, please see here.

2.5G ruling and access to the University premises
Access to all University buildings for both university members and external persons is only possible by adhering to the 2.5G ruling (vaccinated, recovered from infection, PCR-tested)
The appropriate evidence as well as own photo ID must be carried at all times (see below)  
Access to the university buildings
One of the following verifications is required for entry:
For those tested:

  • Negative PCR test confirmation e.g. "Alles gurgelt" (valid for 48hrs)

For recovered persons:

  • Segregation certificate (valid for 6 months),
  • Medical certificate of covid disease (valid for 6 months)
  • Proof of antibodies (issued in Austria; valid for 3 months)

For vaccinated:
A complete COVID-19 vaccination must be proven.
Persons are considered to be fully vaccinated

  • In the case of two-part vaccination from the second vaccination (valid for 360 days)
  • in the case of vaccination with Johnson & Johnson vaccine, from the 22nd day after vaccination (valid for 270 days)
  • in the case of convalescents, from the date of vaccination (valid for 360 days)

At the Angewandte, only vaccines approved in Austria/EU are currently recognized:
  • Comirnaty (BioNTech and Pfizer)
  • Spikevax (Moderna)
  • Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca)
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)
Immunizations with all other vaccines (e.g. Sputnik, Sinopharm) are not valid proof, i.e. these students must still provide other valid proof (
PCR test, antibody detection).

Approved certificates:

  • EU Digital COVID Certificate
  • Yellow vaccination certificate
  • Proof of vaccination by your doctor or
  • Electronic vaccination certificate at

FFP2 mask obligation and general hygiene measures
Wearing an FFP2 mask remains mandatory in all circulation areas
In addition to wearing an FFP2 mask, please continue to observe the generally known hygiene regulations (thorough hand hygiene, cough etiquette, regular ventilation as well as surface disinfection).

All regulations in detail can be found as usual at

Covid positive – what happens next?

In case of covid infection or suspicion of covid we request that you immediately contact the Covid Staff Office (, +43 664 88345033), who will inform you about the further course of action and, if necessary, initiate Contact Tracing steps within the Applied.

Central artistic subjects / Working at one’s own department
  • On-site - Registration required via base

Other artistic courses
  • On-site - Registration required via base

Workshop courses
  • On-site; attendence list required

Academic courses
  • On-site - Registration required via base

Field trips, domestic
  • Possible with observance of current travel regulations and consideration given to rules valid at the destination

Field trips, abroad
  • Possible if part of central artistic subjects or departmentinternal courses with observance of current travel regulations and consideration given to the rules valid at the destination.
Research Projects
Exhibitions and Events
Employees in planning, service and administration
Centrally organised services
General university life
Mitra Kazerani
+43 664 88345033
(available by phone Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., on weekends only by email)
Information from the Rectorate 
Information on distance learning
Strategies, software and good-practice examples for teaching, including remote teaching. We would also be happy to receive suggestions for additional content.
Home office and support
Central Computing Services offers all employees the following tools for working from home (Home office).