Following the establishment of the emergency situation in the Republic of Estonia, the Estonian University of Life Sciences Crisis Commitee developed the instructions regarding studies and work at the Estonian University of Life Sciences during the COVID-19 crisis.
Rector’s order about guidelines for preventing the propagation of COVID-19 still applies.
Instructions regarding studies and work at the Estonian University of Life Sciences during the COVID-19 crisis
I. STUDIES AND STUDENT ACCOMMODATION IN DORMITORY
1. Contact-learning on the premises of the Estonian University of Life sciences will stop starting from March 16, 2020 until the state of emergency in the Republic of Estonia is called off.
2. Studies will switch to online and long distance learning. Teachers responsible for the courses will inform students, including international students about how studies will be organised through the Study Information System (ÕIS).
3. The university will form its position on thesis defences and graduation ceremonies depending on federal orders.
4. Students who live in the dormitory but have another place of residence in Estonia must temporarily free up their place in the dormitory starting from March 16. until the state of emergency in the Republic of Estonia is called off. The university will not invoice the student for their place in the dormitory for the aforementioned period.
5. International students must keep in mind that the university cannot guarantee access to the dormitory upon their return from abroad.
II. RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES
6. Research and development activities will continue. The university will guarantee access to laboratories on campus only to people connected to the laboratory.
III. STAFF, except MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR’S STAFF
7. Staff of Estonian University of Life Sciences will work long-distance starting from March 16, 2020 until the state of emergency in the Republic of Estonia is called off.
8. While working long-distance, members of staff must be available via e-mail and phone during working hours.
9. If a member of staff does not have a lap-top provided by the university, they are allowed to use their personal computer for work. The IT-department of the university will send all employees information about how to contact their computers to the university server.
10. Staff meetings shall be organised via electronic communication channels.
11. University buildings will be closed starting from March 14, 2020 until the state of emergency in the Republic of Estonia is called off. If necessary, staff members can enter buildings with appropriate permits.
IV. LIBRARY OF ESTONIAN UNIVERSITY OF LIFE SCIENCES
12. The library of Estonian University of Life Sciences will be closed from March 14, 2020 until the state of emergency in the Republic of Estonia is called off.
V. ANIMAL CLINIC OF ESTONIAN UNIVERSITY OF LIFE SCIENCES
13. The animal clinic of Estonian University of Life Sciences will remain open and continue offering its services until a new decision is made.
VI. CRISIS COMMITTEE
14. A 14-member crisis committee is operating in the university.
15. Directors of the institutes of the Estonian University of Life Sciences will form crisis committees in their institutes.
Ina Järve, Head of Department of Academic Affairs (organising studies)
tel 5100770, firstname.lastname@example.org
Eda Tursk, Senior Specialist of Foreign Relations (international students)
tel 56629293, email@example.com
Mare Maruste, Head of Human Resources (staff)
tel 5013212, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lea Michelson, Academic Secretary (organising the work of senate and council)
tel 5118621, email@example.com
Toivo Ilves, Management Director (dormitories and buildings)
tel 5056799, Toivo.firstname.lastname@example.org
Rainer Banhard, Head of IT-department (IT)
tel 53484699, Rainer.email@example.com
Kaire Klaus, Head of Finance department (salaries)
tel 5110444, firstname.lastname@example.org