Covid-19: University operations summer '21

18. June 2021
Dear University Members,
The semester is coming to an end, so we would like to take this opportunity to inform you about Corona regulations during the summer months, as well as provide an outlook for the fall.
Before we do that, however, we would like to take this opportunity once again to say thank you to all of you. In March 2021, Angewandte became the only Austrian university to resume on-site artistic teaching. This was only possible thanks to a broad solidarity between hufak, the works councils and the rectorate, as well as the collegial and responsible way you all handled the situation.
Looking back, we are very pleased that the security concepts worked and that everyone worked so well together that we were able to hold the entire summer semester without clusters or major incidents, at least in the artistic subjects. We now want to continue on this path by inviting the public back to our university for the first time for Angewandte Festival, and aim to return to comprehensive on-site teaching in the winter semester of 2021/22 (see further below).
Covid regulations in summer 2021: July 5 through September 30, 2021.
(Please find the current operating mode overview in full here)
  • Opening hours during the summer months remain unchanged: daily including Sat/Sun/Fri from 8:00am to 8:00pm.
  • Access to the university buildings is possible for university members as well as for visitors, provided that the „3G-rule" (tested, recovered, vaccinated) is observed. Appropriate proof must be carried at all times and will be checked at the main entrances at Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz and Vordere Zollamtsstraße. In the branches, the control continues to take place in accordance with the internal departmental concepts. 
  • The University Library is thus once again open for use and visit by external persons. 
  • Wearing an FFP2 mask or at least other mouth-nose protection remains mandatory in all corridor areas and public areas. In studio spaces and offices, the FFP2 mask may be removed – regardless of others present in the space – when working individually in the space, but must be worn again when standing up and walking. 
  • As of Fri July 9, 2021, 1pm, the operation of the test lane in the former Postal Savings Bank (PSK) will cease. We request you to use the test offers of the city of Vienna or in the provinces.
  • Events can take place again after approval by the event management ( and in compliance with the legal measures for events.
Outlook for winter semester 2021/22
We currently expect to resume comprehensive face-to-face teaching in all areas of the University of Applied Arts in the fall - taking into account the Covid conditions prevailing at that time and the corresponding security measures. Distance and hybrid teaching will only take place in justified exceptional cases. As usual, we will inform you about the exact concepts and regulations in due time before the beginning of the winter semester.
Finally, it only remains for us to wish you a successful end to the semester, a stimulating Applied Festival and relaxing summer months - and to conclude with a reminder to continue to treat each other responsibly even in this joyous time.
With best regards
Gerald Bast, Bernhard Kernegger, Barbara Putz-Plecko, Eva Maria Stadler and Maria Zettler