The Angewandte during the Corona Semester
The University of Applied Arts Vienna has undertaken a variety of measures to keep the university running as best as possible
under the current circumstances – in the sense of balancing security for all persons working/studying at the Angewandte on
the one hand and continuing productive collaboration of all on the other hand.
All relevant information regarding this matter has been gathered by subject as follows:
Current Information from the Rectorate
(Update: 27 April 2020)
In view of the rapid spread of coronavirus, the running of the University at its premises ceased with effect from 11 March
2020. By now, more than 95% of all courses have been converted to distance teaching and some reduced services could be made
available at the premises. The rectorate continually sends out updates by email.
Overview of Measures:
- All teaching courses (incl. the central artistic subjects) take place as distance teaching courses throughout the whole
semester, as do the Diploma, Master, and Bachelor exams.
- The staff of Strategy, Service and Administration remains in home office working until further notice.- All University buildings are closed and are only accessed to keep systems maintained. Other access to a building may be
available under specific, strictly regulated terms and in individual cases only (e.g. for the preparation of works required
for the completion of a study course, or for exchanging materials); see the „Guideline Infrastructure“.
- Since 20 April 2020, the University Library has been offering its item borrowing service on a reduced scale.
The Measures in Detail:
Please see the rectorate’s comprehensive information letters for reference. (Please note: In case of contradicting statements
the information in the most current letter applies.)
Studying in the Summer Semester 2020
All courses currently listed in the base Angewandte can be attended until the end of June in distance mode with sitting for the appropriate exams (ca. 95%). Restrictions primarily
refer to the workshop/studio areas.
Further information (access to buildings for the purpose of completing certain studies, exemption from tuition fees in case
of financial hardship, "neutral semester",...) is available under:
Information on distance teaching
In order for teaching to continue as best as possible even without a physical presence, information on corresponding strategies,
software and good practice examples is provided on the temporary info page "Teaching". The page is constantly updated, suggestions
for additional content are very welcome.
The Zentrum Fokus Forschung and Support Art and Research continues all activities, digitally supported by the base applications.
The whole team is at your disposal via email/telephone. Detailed information on the procedures (project submission, administration
of ongoing projects, doctoral supervision, events) can be found here.
Publications, Cooperations, MarketingThe department of Publications, Cooperations, Marketing continually develops new content and current information for the Angewandte
website and the Angewandte Newsletter. The website content offered by the University has been enhanced and presents YouTube Videos in respect of courses, guest lectures and events at the Angewandte. All current digital courses can be found under the new
category alternate.mode. A selection of the Publications of the Edition Angewandte is now also available free of charge in e-book format.
The current situation requires precise organization of all operational procedures. In order to carry these out as smoothly
as possible and without endangering people by exposing them to avoidable physical contact, the guideline "Infrastructure in distance operation" was set up.
The valid guideline will always be the one with the most current date.
Please observe the regulations stated in the guideline in order to protect your colleagues.
Home Office and Support
Central Computing Services (ZID) offers to all staff members a range of tools for working from home (Homeoffice).
For information regarding this subject, please see: Homeoffice