NTNU's handling of the coronavirus pandemic

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More in-person teaching and social activities

One-metre social distancing must be followed in all areas at NTNU. This also applies outdoors. A face mask must be worn in crowded areas or when it is not possible to keep a distance of two metres.

Teaching on campus is permitted within a framework of 50 per cent of the activity that was originally planned for the spring semester. Priority must be given to first-year students and student groups who currently have little or no in-person teaching.  

In Trondheim, up to 200 students can attend lectures. In Gjøvik and Ålesund, the maximum is 100 students. It will also be possible to gather groups of up to 50 students for teaching in all three cities, as long as there are effective measures in place for preventing infection. 

Courses with a timetable based on fully online teaching will take place online for the rest of this semester. 

Reading rooms, libraries, group rooms and smaller classrooms are open. 

Working from home. Employees must work from home where it is possible in practice. However, to make it possible for us to keep our campuses open and ensure that important functions are taken care of, some employees must still be physically present.

A cautious reopening is permitted for student activities with regular practice, rehearsals or meetings such as choirs, bands and revues. In addition, student activities for first-year students will be given priority.

A maximum of 10 people can be present at an indoor event that does not have specific, assigned seating positions. The maximum is 100 people for an indoor event where everyone is seated in a specific, assigned place throughout the event.

Social activities for students can be held in teaching spaces with flat floors as well as in auditoriums that can be booked in the TP timetable system. 

Read more about risk assessments, approval of activity and booking rooms here.

15 Apr 2021

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Mandatory course in infection prevention for students and employees at NTNU

Course for employees   |  Course for students

Infection control and steps to reduce transmission 

  • Stay at home if you have respiratory tract symptoms
  • Wash your hands frequently, 
  • Keep minimum 2 metre away from other people.

NTNU Check-in 

NTNU has been tasked with keeping an track of who is present on campus, when and where, in order to assist the health officials in the Trondheim municipality with contact tracking in the event of a Covid-19 infection on campus.



  • Use of public transport
  • Quarantine requirements  for people entering Norway​​​​​​​

Are you infected or in quarantine

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If you get acute respiratory symptoms while you are on campus, or the municipality’s infection control office (smittevernkontor) defines you as a close contact of an infected person, you must leave the campus as soon as possible.

Covid-19 is strongly suspected |   if Covid-19 is confirmedContact tracing

For questions about absence, contact your line manager or student adviser/lecturer.

Are you feeling worried, or just need someone to talk to?

• Students: Studentsamskipnaden (SiT) is available to listen and talk to you.
• Employess: NTNUs Bedriftshelsetjeneste

Your student life

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Your student life

None of us can predict the future, but we all need to expect some changes in everyday life, with measures for reducing infection for a long time to come. At NTNU, we are working to make it possible for you to have a rewarding student life and keep your student environment in a somewhat unusual time. 

The pandemic affects us in many ways – studies, jobs, friendships, love and everything else that has a place in life. If you need to talk to someone, contact Studentsamskipnaden (SiT) - the Student Association in Trondheim, Gjøvik and Ålesund.

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

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


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

Practical training

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.

Reading room

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.

Which infection control measures must students follow?

the chief physician of Trondheim’s municipal health service Tove Røsstad

Which infection control measures must students follow?

The chief physician of Trondheim’s municipal health service Tove Røsstad and the chief physicians for infection prevention and control answer questions about the regulations in effect and practical advice for students.


HSE section

HSE section

Email: hms@ntnu.no


NTNU's occupational health services.

Qustions regarding the buildings

Address all questions regarding the buildings to e-custodian or email kontakt@campusservice.ntnu.no or tel. 73 59 54 15 (08:00–15:00).

Press contacts

Jan Erik Kaarø

Email: jan.kaaro@ntnu.no

Telephone:  91897136

For experts on coronavirus related themes, see NTNU's expert list ​​​​​​​

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Frequently asked questions ​​​​​​​

Here you will find questions with answers about teaching, exams, infection control and more.

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