Notification by the Rectorate on COVID-19

Current information on studying and teaching at Sigmund Freud University
Measures for November 2020 in studies, teaching and administration based on the requirements of the Austrian Federal Government to combat the pandemic

Vienna, 2020/11/02

Dear students, Dear Lecturers,
Due to the current developments of the Covid-19 pandemic, the study and teaching activities at SFU will be regulated as follows from Tuesday 3rd November 2020:

  1. Teaching at all faculties takes place in the form of distance learning. Courses are now held online and are available either via livestream or as a recording.
  2. Practical instruction is an important part of the education at all SFU faculties. This will take place in compliance with appropriate safety measures. The measures for the courses affected by this will be communicated directly by the respective faculties.
  3. Detailed information on the individual degree programmes and the individual course formats is continuously provided directly by the faculties. Up-to-date information is always available from the Study Service Centre of your faculty. The colleagues of the SSC are available to answer personal questions in the usual manner.

These measures apply at least until 30th November 2020. We will keep you informed on a regular basis about current developments and specific measures for universities on the part of the Austrian Federal Government .

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Alfred Pritz

Download: Updated information from the Rector_02.11.2020 (pdf)

Vienna, 16th September, 2020 

Continuation of teaching in Corona times

Over the last semester, SFU has intensively tested different online teaching formats. We are now making every effort to guide our students through the winter semester 2020/21 in the best possible way.

Lectures take place as scheduled; teaching is largely carried out either as hybrid or online. With hybrid teaching, lectures and seminars are presented in the lecture halls and simultaneously streamed. Students can choose whether they participate in person at the university or follow the lectures remotely from another location via computer or cell phone.

In addition, learning materials are made available online. The programme heads, professors and lecturers are available to students for personal exchange and provide support wherever needed.

We consider it our responsibility to offer our students an academic environment based on a community of teachers and students where encounters and scientific exchange, contacts and friendships can be cultivated, even during a crisis as the current one.

27th August, 2020 
Letter from the Rectorate to students, lecturers and employees of the SFU
Download: Updated information from the Rector_27.08.2020 (pdf)

25th July, 2020 
Letter from the Rectorate to students, lecturers and employees of the SFU
Download: Updated information from the Rectorate_25.6.2020 (pdf)

9th April, 2020
Information of the Rectorate on gradual reinstatement of regular university operations from May 2020 onwards
Download: Information Step-by-Step Plan SFU (pdf)

1st April, 2020
Information of the Rectorate
Download: Updated information from the Rectorate_1.4.2020 (pdf)

Infoline Coronavirus: 0800 555 621 (7 days a week, 24 hours) or
Austrian Health Advice Line: 1450

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Ongoing updates are also available on the ORF info page (in German)