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Measures of the UAS Grisons

Measures of the UAS Grisons

State: 31.03.2021

Corona case numbers in Switzerland are moving in the right direction. The Federal Council had announced certain relaxations on 24 February 2021. However, the universities remain in distance mode for the time being.

The following rules apply:

  • Teaching is conducted in distance mode.
  • The class schedule remains and is binding.
  • Laboratories, workshops and similar special forms of classes are possible in small groups upon request and in strict compliance with the protection concept.
  • Excursions and trips will not be held at least until and including 4 June 2021.
  • There will be no on-site events at least up to and including 4 June 2021.
  • Physical presence in research facilities (i.e. laboratories, studios) is reduced to the absolute minimum and takes place upon request and in strict compliance with the FOPH's rules of hygiene and conduct.
  • The exchange with research and industry partners takes place mainly virtually.

Masks and home office

Since October 19, 2020 wearing masks on the premises (indoor and outdoor) of the UAS Grisons is mandatory. The presence of people on site will be reduced to the maximum.

The employees of the UAS Grisons have been working from home wherever possible since November 2020. On 25 February 2021, the Federal Council confirmed the home office obligation based on an earlier decision, wherever this is possible due to the nature of the activity and can be implemented with a reasonable amount of effort.

How do I reach the UAS Grisons?

Crisis Management
Phone: +41 79 565 17 14
e-mail: notfall@fhgr.ch

Administration
Phone: +41 81 286 24 24
e-mail: info@fhgr.ch
Counter locations A/E: 08.00-12.00 and 13.30-17.00 o'clock

Library
Phone: +41 81 286 24 33 / +41 81 286 39 37 (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 09:00-12.30 o'clock and 13.30-17:00 o'clock / Wednesday 09:00-12:30 o'clock)
e-mail: bibliothek@fhgr.ch
Counter locations A/E: 09.30-12.30 o'clock (Monday - Friday)

IT
e-mail: support@fhgr.ch
Phone: +41 81 286 39 10

Career Center
Phone: +41 81 286 39 75
e-mail: careercenter@fhgr.ch

Internal advisory office
Phone: +41 81 286 39 75
e-mail: beratung@fhgr.ch

International Office
Phone: +41 81 286 24 29
e-mail: international@fhgr.ch

How can I stay healthy?

The canton of Graubünden summarizes the recommended hygiene rules at the workplace in this video.

Both the virtual university as well as home office have an impact on the health of each individual. Social isolation, lack of exercise and fresh air can become a burden. The Health Management Commission and the University Sports Department therefore provide some tips and online resources so that we can continue to stay together despite keeping our distance.

External advisory office

The UAS Grisons has the offer of an external, free advice centre in the area of coaching.
Manuela Widera, Coach BSO und Business Economist
Telefone: +41 81 284 04 54
E-Mail: widera@soluziuns-solutions.ch

Where can I find support?

Student Services support in times of need

If you have any concerns or questions about student life or any other personal topics, the internal counselling service is here to support you. Maria Simmen and her team support you by phone, e-mail or video calls. Take the first step and contact beratung@fhgr.ch. The counselling service is free of charge for all students of the Bachelor and consecutive Master programmes. The counselling services and workshops are also available on Moodle.

Starting in January, the internal counselling center for students would like to give you the opportunity to meet again virtually to exchange ideas, learn from each other, and ask general questions about everyday life at university. At the beginning of each workshop, there will be a short input on selected topics (including mental and physical health, time management, etc.). The workshops will take place in German.

Contact us:
Maria Simmen, Head of Career Center and Counseling
+41 81 286 39 75
maria.simmen@fhgr.ch

External support

The UAS Grisons has the offer of an external, free advice centre in the area of coaching.
Manuela Widera, Coach BSO und Business Economist
+41 81 284 04 54
widera@soluziuns-solutions.ch

EDUCA SWISS Covid 19 Emergency Fund
Students in financial need have the opportunity to apply for an interest-free emergency loan. Information on the EDUCA SWISS Covid 19 Emergency Fund (Information available only in German or French).

What does this mean for me as an interested person?

Currently, all universities of applied sciences in Switzerland offer distance learning. The form in which studies can be taken up in September 2021 depends on the decision of the Federal Council and the government of the Canton of the Grisons. Do not hesitate and register today for a study at the UAS Grisons!

  • If you would like advice on a specific study programme, you will find our contact persons on our study programme pages.
  • You also have the possibility to order information about our study programmes.

What does this mean for me as a student?

  • Students are allowed access to the buildings of the UAS Grisons exclusively for the use of services (library and administration) or for special forms of teaching.
  • Classroom teaching is discontinued until further notice.
  • The timetable is maintained and remains binding.
  • Laboratories, studios and similar special forms of instruction are possible in small groups upon request and in strict compliance with the protection concept.
  • Information on the mode of implementation of the module examinations will be provided later.
  • On-site events will not take place and should, whenever possible, be conducted in a virtual setting.
  • The spring semester 2021 will be carried out in distance learning.
  • Information prorectorate / Recordings
  • For any questions concerning the study program, the directors of studies and study assistants are available. In the second instance you can contact the Prorectorate.
  • At the moment, it is not possible to offer any university sports programmes. The exchange programme in the autumn semester 2021 is going ahead, however there are certain restrictions to be considered, depending on the regulations of the host institution and the host country. Contact the international office for more information: international@fhgr.ch
  • EDUCA SWISS Covid 19 Emergency Fund
    Students in financial need have the opportunity to apply for an interest-free emergency loan. Information on the EDUCA SWISS Covid 19 Emergency Fund (Information available only in German or French).

Solidarity modules

Voluntary or compulsory assistance assignments in civil defence or military service as well as unpaid assignments for the benefit of contact tracing, in the cantonal crisis management team or similar in the context of fighting the corona pandemic can be credited as solidarity module(s):

  • Solidarity Module I: For 1 ½ weeks (10 days) of service, 2 ECTS are credited.
  • Solidarity Module II: If the service lasts 3 weeks or more (at least 19 days), another 2 ECTS will be credited.

The credit is given as an elective or free module. For students who study according to the study and examination regulations (regular start of studies in 2019 or earlier), credit for compulsory assistance services is awarded as a compulsory or compulsory elective module. A maximum of 4 ECTS can be credited as solidarity modules over the entire study programme. An application for the crediting of an assistance assignment as a solidarity module is made via the head of studies.

The following protection concept guidelines apply:

  • Masks are compulsory on the entire premises of the UAS Grisons.
  • All students are responsible for their own protective masks.
  • Measures in the buildings of the UAS Grisons ensure contact tracing.

External persons must be registered with an administration to ensure contact tracing.

Regulations for study and examination operations in special and extraordinary situations (spring semester 2021).

What does this mean for me as a job applicant?

The application procedures at the UAS Grisons will continue as normal. Job interviews, however, are currently being conducted virtually. If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Department: personal@fhgr.ch

What does this mean for me as a lecturer or employee?

  • Employees and lecturers have access to the rooms of the UAS Grisons with their badge.
  • Home office obligation: Employers are obliged to arrange home office wherever this is possible due to the nature of the activity and can be implemented with reasonable effort. The employer does not owe the employee any compensation for expenses such as electricity or rental costs, as the arrangement is only temporary.
  • Company testing: The UAS Grisons is also taking part in the company testing scheme and is contributing in this way to help deal with the pandemic. The voluntary and free company testing is available to all employees and lecturers. The pick-up and drop-off station for the test kits will be set up in the main building at Pulvermühlestrasse 57. Details about the test and further information can be found on the website of the Canton of the Grisons (only available in German, Rumantsch and Italian).
  • Further measures at the workplace: Where home office is not or only partially possible, further measures at the workplace are enacted: For the protection of colleagues, masks are mandatory wherever more than one person is present in a room. A large distance between workplaces in the same room is not sufficient.
  • Meetings and workshops can no longer be held on site until further notice. Exceptions must be requested from the crisis management.
  • The final module examinations of the spring semester 2021 must be structured in a "remote-compatible" manner.Until further notice, neither internal nor external events will take place on site. If they cannot be held in a virtual setting, they should be postponed or cancelled.
  • Excursions cannot be held up to and including 4 June 2021.
  • Business trips within Switzerland should be kept to a minimum and only be carried out if cantonal and national regulations permit.
  • No business trips abroad will be made until further notice. Lecturers based outside of Switzerland must conduct their lectures in distance learning.
  • For any questions concerning the study program, the study directors as well as the study assistants are at your disposal. In the second instance you can contact the Prorectorate.

At the moment, it is not possible to offer any university sports programmes. The following protection concept guidelines apply:

  • All lecturers and employees are responsible for their own protective masks.
  • Measures in the buildings of the UAS Grisons ensure contact tracing.
  • External persons must be registered with an administration to ensure contact tracing.

On January 27, 2020, the UAS Grisons activated the emergency management team due to the spread of the coronavirus. As part of contingency planning, various task forces were convened to ensure the UAS' ability to act in all situations.

Information about the measures of the UAS Grisons

Epidemiological situation does not allow for relaxations (19.03.2021)
Start of the third Covid semester (25.02.2021)
Conclusion of the autumn semester 2021 and information around the spring semester 2021 (11.02.2021)
Spring semester to start in distance learning (13.01.2021)
Information at the end of the year for students (14.12.2020)
Continuation of university operations in distance learning for students, lecturers and employees (28.10.2020)
Two new Covid cases at the UAS Grisons: Increased attention required  (14.10.2020)
New Covid case at the UAS Grisons (11.10.2020)
Dealing with people suffering from Covid-19 at the UAS Grisons (20.09.2020)
Implementation of final examinations / Regulations for study programmes and examinations (18.09.2020)
Start of the Covid-19 autumn semester - Information for students (04.09.2020)
Autumn semester 2020 - Information for students (17.07.2020)
Autumn semester 2020 - Information for new students (17.07.2020)
Relaxation of your studies as of 8 June 2020 (29.05.2020)
Notice concerning course assessments/examinations in all language courses in SS20 (07.05.2020)
Information on credits and assistance for students in times of crisis (30.04.2020)
Away from the lockdown – consequences for the FH Graubünden (17.04.2020)
Decisions regarding students (14.04.2020)
Solidarity Modules (07.04.2020)
Regulations concerning external language tests (03.04.2020)
Effects of the corona crisis on students (01.04.2020)
We are there for you - at a distance, but virtually personal (17.03.2020)
COVID-19 - Important information UAS Grisons (16.03.2020)
Specific Coronavirus information for incoming exchange & joint programme students (14.03.2020)
Continuation of university operations in distance learning (13.03.2020)
New coronavirus measures of the FH Graubünden (04.03.2020)
Update: handling of the Corona Virus (26.02.2020)
Handling of the Corona Virus (06.02.2020)

Personal communication by the President

The power of spring (31.03.2021)
Let us remember solidarity! (26.11.2020)
Review and outlook (10.07.2020)