Practical instructions for the exceptional situation at the Kumpula Campus

19.3.2020
Updated 20 October | An exceptional situation has been declared at the University of Helsinki in the evening of 12.3.2020. This news contains information on the special measures taken into use at the Kumpula Campus.

The most up-to-date information on the coronavirus situation at the University of Helsinki is updated here: Coronavirus situation at the University of Helsinki

Last updated on 16 October (Protective face mask recommendationFor stu­dents and teach­ing per­son­nelEventsTele­com­mut­ing, work­ing on the University premises, work­ing hours) and 12 October (For new staffFall­ing ill, oc­cu­pa­tional health, quar­ant­ineTravel and vis­it­ors).

Additional information only meant specifically for students, personnel and visitors of the Faculty of Science is updated in this news.

Working on Kumpula premises

  • Work-related duties should be carried out remotely, whenever possible. If remote work is not possible to organize, also an employee at risk group should return to work place as the other co-employees. 
  • University hygiene guidelines and all the com­mon rules of the University of Helsinki must be followed.
  • In the same room, the number of employees is limited to one person in a small room, in larger rooms such that a safety distance of at least two meters can be observed.
    • If necessary, a booking calendar or online Excel-calendar can be used to ensure that there are not too many people in the same room at the same time.  
  • When moving around the university premises, close encounters should be avoided. If necessary, person must wait on the other side of corridor or move to the side corridor so that other persons can pass without unnecessarily coming to a distance of less than two meters.

TEACHING, GENERAL ADVICES

Exams

See a separate page on Exam arrangements in Kumpula under the corona situation

Instructions for teachers

Instructions for students

 

Instructions for new students starting in fall 2020

Instructions for exchange students starting in fall 2020

Instructions for degree programmes

  • Planning for spring 2021
    • An upper limit of 50 students holds for all teaching events. In addition, due to physical distancing, the capacities of teaching facilities are much smaller than usual. As a result, most teaching will have to be distant studies.

Degree programme specific information

(For more information, contact programme directors or vice-directors)

BSc programme in Physical Sciences, 
MSc programme in Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences, 
MSc programme in Atmospheric Sciences,
MSc programme in Materials Research, 
MSc programme in Theoretical and Computational Methods:

BSc programme in Geography,
MSc programme in Geography:

MSc programme in Urban Studies and Planning:

BSc programme in Geosciences,
MSc Programme in Geology and Geophysics:

BSc programme in Mathematical Sciences, 
MSc programme in Mathematics and Statistics,
BSc and MSc programmes for Teachers of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry,
MSc programme in Life Science Informatics:

BSc programme in Chemistry,
MSc programme in Chemistry and Molecular Sciences:

MSc programme in Computer Science:

  • Courses and thesis supervision are organized using remote connections. Deputy teachers have been nominated.
  • Students are requested to follow the course-specific instructions for alternative options for separate exams (check the latest course page instance), or to contact the lecturer in urgent cases.
  • If you encounter problems that are not sorted out with contacting lecturer or thesis supervisor, you can reach the programme director and other key persons by sending email to grp-csm-management@helsinki.fi.

MSc programme in Data Science:

This programme does not have programme-specific advice. If you have questions, please contact programme director or education coordinator.

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The most up-to-date information on the coronavirus situation at the University of Helsinki is updated here: Coronavirus situation at the University of Helsinki.

Only additional information meant specifically for students, personnel and visitors of the Faculty of Science is updated in this news. The responsibility for the contents of this page are held by the Kumpula campus situation center group, which has the members:

Dean Kai Nordlund
Vice deans Marja-Liisa Riekkola, Hannu Toivonen, Samuli Siltanen
Head of development Tiina Väisänen
HR-head Hanna Nurmela
Head of academic affairs Anne Palo-Kauppi
Head of communications Johanna Pellinen
Head of finances Niko Ossberg