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The University of Oulu moves to distance learning and campuses will be closed from students

The University of Oulu will switch entirely to distance learning and close its campuses from students, in accordance with the guidelines from the Government of Finland. Closure of premises takes effect on Wednesday, March 18, and will last until April 13.

The Government, in cooperation with the President of the Republic, has stated that the country is in an exceptional situation due to the coronavirus. Measures are taken to protect the population and to safeguard the functioning of society and the economy.

The University of Oulu has already taken steps to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection by moving widely towards distance learning and remote working. From Wednesday, March 18, only work that can’t be done remotely will be allowed on campuses. When working in the university facilities, strict distance and hygiene instructions must be followed. All meetings are organized as web meetings. The closure also applies to the university library, sports hall, gym and public exhibitions of the botanical garden.

Like other schools, the grades 1-9 of the elementary practice school at the University of Oulu and pre-primary education will be switching to distance learning and assisted independent studies on Wednesday, with the exceptions defined by the Government. Guided teaching practice in the practice school has been suspended.

If students have equipment, material or other property on University premises, they must fetch it on Tuesday, March 17. The students will be informed about the distance learning courses as soon as the arrangements progress.

The University of Oulu instructions related to coronavirus can be found on one page: 


Last updated: 16.3.2020