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On campus first

IMC Krems will start the upcoming winter semester with up to 70% presence lectures

At the IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems, the winter semester 2021/2022 will start under the motto "On campus first". After three semesters of Distance Learning, there will again be as much face-to-face teaching as possible - naturally in compliance with the applicable hygiene guidelines and as far as the general covid-situation in the fall allows. Courses and examinations will again be held to a large extent in presence.

Studierende reden vor dem Gebäude am Campus Krems

IMC students return to IMC campus in the upcoming fall and are able to consume many face-to-face courses.

Preparations for the coming winter semester are underway intensively

"In the coming winter semester, we want to allow all of our students to spend as much attendance time as possible at one of our locations - the IMC campus, Piaristengasse or Gozzoburg. At the same time, we also focus on providing the greatest possible security for students," report IMC CEOs, Mag. Ulrike Prommer and Dr. Karl Ennsfellner.

"Of course, it is still our most important goal to offer our students a high-quality study program on the one hand and to ensure the health of everyone involved at the same time. Preparations for the coming academic year continue to be intensive. We have decided on a hybrid winter semester, whereby we strive to offer as many "on campus" presence units as possible," emphasizes the Academic Head, Prof. (FH) Dr. Martin Waiguny.

What does "on campus first" mean in practical terms?

"On campus first" means a mixture of face-to-face and online sessions, while adhering to the rules of hygiene and conduct on site. The attendance phases take place in compressed form in weeks spread over the semester. In part-time programmes, there is an intensive block week and several weekends spread over the semester. If a week or weekend is not designated for presence, virtual units can be scheduled on that weekend. This means face-to-face and online phases alternate throughout the semester.

Practical units will be spread over the semester due to the room situation in order to be able to comply with the hygiene standards in the laboratories during the practical exercises. Group sizes will be reduced for this purpose and larger rooms will be prepared for the practical courses. New students will find more detailed information about this in their timetable in good time at the beginning of the semester.

Safety first still applies

"On campus first" in the coming winter semester also means "safety first". This applies to students as well as lecturers and staff: The 3-G rule is in place at all IMC FH Krems campuses and will be controlled when students and lecturers enter the buildings.

In addition, a mouth/nose protection is mandatory in all public areas. At least one metre of minimum distance must also be maintained by all persons on campus. Symptoms or positive COVID-19 results must be reported immediately to the general COVID-19 contact point at IMC FH Krems:  info(at)fh-krems.ac.at

The current situation is evaluated on an ongoing basis and measures are adapted and communicated accordingly.