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Coronavirus - policies and procedures

Coronavirus - policies and procedures

Cautious reopening of campus

Reopening of campus

From 10 August the main workplace for employees will be on campus.

Autumn semester 2020

NTNU will facilitate campus attendance with a combination of digital lectures, group activities and academic meetings.

The university-wide infection control measures in place mean that it is not possible for students or staff to plan for “business as usual”. The number of students in classrooms must be halved compared to their pre-coronavirus levels, as best we can tell. This will affect all activities on campus.

Mandatory course in infection prevention

Course in infection prevention

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

Working from home and need someone to talk to

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Need someone to talk to?

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

Employees: Contact NTNU's occupational health services.

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

Travel and events


All business travels shall be cancelled

All business trips are cancelled. All travel by public transport is discouraged, unless it is strictly necessary in order to get to work.

Everyone who returns from abroad are subject to home quarantine.

See also Reimbursements for corona-canceled travel and events.

Travel into or out of Norway for students and employees:

Students abroad

International exchange students

Student exchange autumn semester 2020 and/or spring 2021

Employees abroad

International employees

Sabbaticals abroad


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.

Daily operations and closed facilities

Daily operation of NTNU

  • All front doors on NTNU's campus are locked and you need to use your own access card to get into the building. Use a glove or your sleeve when you enter the code.
  • Students shall not stay on campus.
  • Most of the units at NTNU have opened their premises for employees, in line with the infection control rules in effect.
  • Employees and students in risk groups should NOT come to their workplace. When in doubt, check with your immediate supervisor.
  • Address all questions regarding the buildings to e-custodian or email or tel. 73 59 54 15 (08:00–15:00).
  • Cleaning, maintenance, post and transport.


From 19 May, the libraries have a limited offer to students regarding the use of workplaces, delivering and retrieving books.

Use the libraries' digital services.

Highly needed printed material may be requested via Oria.

Loans are extended automatically. Reminders will not be issued.



Advice and measures for all

Advice and measures 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.

Corona measures

Contact information

Latest news

Latest news

Exam plans for autumn 2020
25 June

Full reopening on 10 August
24 June

NTNU reopened 15 June - the 1-metre rule still applies
16 June

Financial support for international master's students
9 June

Changes regarding sabbaticals abroad
2 June

Re-sit exams in August will be online without physical attendance
20 May

Student exchanges to all countries, including Europe, have been cancelled
20 May

Mandatory course in infection prevention for students at NTNU
19 May

Libraries open a limited number of student workplaces from 19 May
19 May

Reading rooms for bachelor-students available from 18 May
15 May

Cautious reopening of NTNU by 25 May at the latest
8 May

Books and other borrowed items can now be returned
8 May

Infection control
4 May

Guideline for cleaning procedures after COVID-19 infection is confirmed in people who have visited NTNU’s premises
24 April

Guidelines for work in laboratories and workshops
20 April

Guidelines for physical attendance on campus
20 April

Assessment factors to help the appointment authority decide on extensions due to the coronavirus pandemic for PhD candidates employed at NTNU
17 April

Most NTNU students and staff must still work from home offices
7 April

'It's safe to use Zoom - but you should update your software ASAP
3 April

All teaching is to take place digitally during the spring semester
1 April

All events, meetings and conferences scheduled for the spring semester have been cancelled
31 March

Guidelines for fieldwork
30 March

Consequences for Horizon 2020
30 March

Changes in the PhD Regulations due to the coronavirus
25 March

A new work arrangement – working from home
25 March

Information from the Campus Services Division about operational services
24 March

Guidelines for necessary work in laboratories
20 March

The Research Council postpones deadlines
20 March

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

Reimbursements for corona-canceled travel and events
18 March

Use of PhD candidates and postdoctoral fellows for teaching
18 March

Guidelines governing physical presence on campus
18 March

Registration of additional costs related to the corona outbreak
16 March

All students abroad should return home, but NTNU will still help you if you choose to stay (pdf) 
16 March

Assistance in returning to Norway for students and employees
15 March

Strongly recommend students and staff abroad to return home
14 March

Information to international exchange students
15 March

Guidelines for online teaching
15 March

Change of assessment form
14 March

Guidelines for absence, home office, handling of operations at NTNU etc.
14 March

The guidelines have been drawn up on the basis of our main objective for our handling of the incident

The guidelines have been drawn up on the basis of our main objective for our handling of the incident: Reduce the spreading of the infection.

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