Given the global outbreak of coronavirus, we as an educational institution, have been in high alert to ensure the operational readiness of the university. Several students and staff members have been enquiring how the university will respond to the present situation.
As you have probably heard already, Estonian Government has decided to close all educational institutions including our university starting from Monday, 16th March 2020. The emergency situation is in effect through May 3, unless the government should decide otherwise. Please note, that does not mean it is a holiday but temporarily changed study and work patterns.
What does this mean for you?
Head of Curriculums will check their groups curriculums and evaluate a possibility to arrange a distant learning opportunity for their students in the coming weeks (they will check if there is a Moodle course already available, can we use e-learning materials, additional homework, video recordings etc)
There are definitely subjects, where arranging a distant learning seems impossible. But let’s be creative and smart as cancellation of lectures brings serious problems later. At the moment we are not planning to extend the length of the semester.
Your first point of contact is International Office. Except, please contact your Head of Curriculum if you have any questions concerning your study.
There are no organised visits to companies or other information visits allowed during this period.
We are reviewing the events planned at the university daily.
Today we are in a situation we have never faced before. Should you feel that you need some help and support to cope with all of this, register for a free crisis counselling session. Please use this opportunity in case:
You feel anxious and this anxiety overwhelms all other thoughts.
You are not able to focus or think logically, or if you behave or react in an unexpected manner.
The flow of negative thoughts significantly impedes your daily life and is paralysing you.
Your decision-making ability has decreased and it feels as if there is no point in anything.
You have no strength to cope with such a stressful situation.
Write to firstname.lastname@example.org and book a time for a counselling session. Such Skype-counselling is free of charge for all our students who book their slots via their @euas.eu or @eek.ee email!
These temporary changes as outlined above will remain in place until May 3, 2020 or until further notice.
We are still taking applications for the September intake, the admission interviews are going to be held at a later date or excercised via online platforms.
The most accurate and up-to-date information on coronavirus can be found on the website of the Estonian Health Board: