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NTNU's handling of the coronavirus pandemic

NTNU's handling of the coronavirus pandemic

Information and guidelines

Information and guidelines


Parts of this autumn's teaching at NTNU will take place on campus. In order to get as much teaching on campus as possible, some lectures will last until 18.00.

The schedules are found at your course page or at min side in Innsida after you signed op for your courses.

The schedule will remain unchanged throughout the autumn. This means that even if infection prevention measures should become less stringent, the schedules will not change. The departments may carry out smaller changes, like allowing for bigger student groups or merge smaller groups etc.

Information about changes shall primarily be communicated in Blackboard or through other channels that are habitually used related to teaching.

Contact tracking

Now it is easy for you to register your participation in teaching at NTNU using a new check-in system with QR codes

Practical training

If you are unable to attend practical training, or have to cancel due to coronavirus, you will be given the opportunity for new practical training. See guidelines for practical training.

How to book reading room if you're a bachelor student

All reading rooms will be available this autumn, but you must book in advance. Book your space via timeplansystemet (TP).

You may not book your study space via TP for the University library's study rooms. See this overview of rooms and equipment for more information, rules for use and how you book.


Information about any changes in assessment form will be published and all course descriptions are updated. See this topic page on exams.

Student exchange autumn 2020 and/or spring 2021

All relevant information regarding student exchange.

How students can be reimbursed for travel expenses after returning home from abroad

Students who in spring 2020 spent their own money in order to return home from abroad in connection with the coronavirus, may be eligible for a refund. Read about what you can be refunded for and how to apply.

Sabbaticals and research stays

Principles regarding changes for sabbaticals abroad due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Guidelines for fieldwork - updated 6 July 2020

If you develop respiratory tract symptoms, please leave campus areas immediately and go home.

Employees and students do not need to go home from campus if a colleague or fellow student develop acute respiratory tract symptoms.

Read more about respiratory tract symptoms and use of campus areas

Traffic in common areas

Traffic in common areas on campus must be limited to activities related to teaching. It will not be possible to use common areas for social events or gatherings in any form in August and September. 

Go outside

There will be signs guiding traffic between classrooms and common areas. As far as possible, traffic between different teaching areas must take place outside, to avoid crowding in corridors and passages.

Common areas

At study start, campus will be characterized by:

  • Barrier tape/signs, “one-way traffic” on Stripa 
  • Posters and signs in central locations and markings on the floor (for example, in places where queues form, at entrances, on staircases, near lifts, etc.)
  • “Hand hygiene stations” with hand sanitizer 
  • Online solutions and outdoor pick-up points to prevent congestion and queues for collection of access cards
  • Physically closed-off areas (certain social zones, for example, sitting areas/cubicles on Stripa) 
  • Security staff (August and September) 
  • Open and marked emergency exits as extra exits and entrances

Infection control and serving

Sit's restaurants opened on 10 August. The general rules regarding distance, number of people etc. has been reviewed for each restaurant.

Check out this video about how you can contribute to a safe study start.





At the end of June, it was decided that the general rule was physical presence at the workplace on 10 August, and that working from home should be specifically agreed between the employee and their manager.

Working from home must still be arranged between employees and their manager, but to contribute to reducing infection the threshold for working from home will be lower than what was decided in June


NTNU advices against foreign travel that is not strictly neccessary.

NTNU follows the Goverments travel advice (in Norwegian) and does not set its own rules for employees.

You may travel between Trondheim, Gjøvik and Ålesund as long as you follow the guidelines for preventing infection.

All travel by public transport is discouraged, unless it is strictly necessary in order to get to work. Consider to bicycle, walk or use other ways to commute if possible.

See also

Reimbursements for corona-canceled travel and events

Guidelines for fieldwork - updated 6 July 2020


If you come to Norway from abroad, with the exceptance of some European areas with a low degree of corona virus, shall stay in home quarantine.

If you share a flat or live in a student accomodation with someone who is in quarantine, you don't need to stay in quarantine yourself, as long as the person does not develop symptoms.

Keep your distance and follow general infection prevention advice.

Events and gatherings considered necessary for NTNU's core business, or the administrative or technical support functions that are absolutely necessary to carry out our core business, can be carried out if infection control is safeguarded at all times.

Social events are still canceled, except for non-alcohol student activities, initiated by the faculty, department or “Fadderuka” in week 33 and 34

Infection risk during the buddy programme - NTNU’s follow-up

Illustration Covid 19 Colourbox

Course in infection prevention

Mandatory course in infection prevention for students and employees at NTNU:

NTNU infection prevention guidelines

Infection prevention advice for all

  • To what extent should I keep a distance to other people?
  • Practise hand hygiene – use hand sanitizers when hand washing is not possible. Hand washing is the more efficient of the two.
  • Good habits for coughing and sneezing: Use a paper tissue in front of your mouth and nose, or cough/sneeze into the crook of your elbow.
  • Avoid contact with people who are ill.
  • Ensure proper food hygiene.

All employees and students are encouraged to follow advice from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

Get a corona test on campus in Trondheim

Get a corona test on campus in Trondheim

Testing på campus

International students:

  1. Call the corona telephone number: 905 09 052 (Mon–Fri 09.00–18.00, Sat–Sun 11.00–18.00)
  2. You will be called back for an appointment
  3. The testing services in Trondheim are located at Gløshaugen, Dragvoll and Øya.

Corona testing on campus Gjøvik 26 August.


Smittevern video

Suspect you're infected?

Suspect you're infected?

If you strongly suspect or have a confirmed case of COVID-19 infection, your are requested to notify NTNU, tel. +47 48 40 90 65 (HSE section) during working hours. NTNU will then perform infection prevention cleaning procedures in the areas that you have used. If you suspect that you are infected, you should go in quarantene and contact the municipality's corona hotline.

If you have questions regarding absence from work or studies, contact your line manager or your lecturer/student adviser.

Contact information

Mandatory course in infection prevention

Course in infection prevention

Mandatory course in infection prevention for students and employees at NTNU:

Need someone to talk to?

Trenger du noen å snakke med? Foto: Colourbox

Need someone to talk to?

about stress, anxiety, how to structure your days, sleep, loneliness or other topics?

Students: Talk to one of Sit's advisers or nurses.

Employees: Contact NTNU's occupational health services.

NTNU also has an agreement with CoperioSenteret in Trondheim, who provides psychologist assistance to all employees needing counselling and/or follow-up due to work-related problems. 

Norwegian Institute of Public Health