Update regarding COVID19 from 02.05.2020, 12:00


Starting from 1 May 2020, the government has been gradually lifting the nation-wide lock-down restrictions. In accordance with the instructions issued by the Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF) concerning the gradual return of colleges and universities to their normal working procedures, the following regulations will apply from Monday, 11 May 2020:


  • The premises of the campus locations of the University College for Teacher Education (KPH) will be open from Monday to Thursday between 8.00 am and 2:00 pm and on Fridays from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon. After these times the premises cannot be entered, however, leaving the premises will still be possible. These measures may have to be changed in due course.

  • When entering the sites of the college (the buildings and also the outdoor premises), people are required to wear mouth-and-nose masks. We would kindly ask you to bring your own mouth-and-nose masks and use them accordingly. The social distancing and hygiene rules must strictly be observed.

  • Strictly limited, personal office contacts will be possible. In principle, however, administrative matters should be dealt with by telephone or email. If needed, administrative staff will be available on site.

  • The college libraries in Strebersdorf and Krems will resume a limited service from 11 May 2020 with opening hours from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. In accordance with the legal regulations, the reading rooms will remain closed until further notice. Loan periods have been extended until 3 June 2020. You are welcome to use the online resources of the libraries.

  • Lectures and seminars will still be performed in distance learning mode until 30 June 2020. Special regulations will apply to exams. If you need to carry out activities required for teaching and learning on site, e.g. photocopying and scanning, you are permitted to use the college facilities.

We wish you and your families all the best for the coming weeks and hope that we will soon be able to return to our normal working routines.


Update regarding COVID19 from 08.04.2020, 12:00


Suspension of face-to-face teaching during the Summer Semester 2020 – Starting in May,
exams may take place under the strict observation of hygiene regulations.

In accordance with the regulations issued by the Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF) all face-to-face teaching at the University College for Teacher Education Vienna/Krems  – KPH (Pre-Service Teacher Training, Advanced Professional Training and Teacher Professional Development) will continue as distance teaching/learning courses until the end of June 2020. Likewise, all other face-to-face gatherings, meetings and conferences will be suspended until summer. As far as possible, exams will be conducted online. If this is not possible because of the nature of the exam, in-person examinations can take place in face-to-face mode as long as the guidelines with respect to hygiene, distancing, limited number of participants and mouth and nose masks, etc. are strictly observed.

We are planning to open access to the college premises, and the libraries in particular, as soon as possible, however, certainly not before the beginning of May.

In connection with this step, the home-office regulations will gradually be lifted.
At any rate, the required health and safety guidelines remain fully in place for all college activities and locations (hygiene, distancing, limited number of participants and mouth and nose masks, etc.).



Update regarding COVID19 from 01.04.2020, 12:00


The Government have extended the measures to contain the transmission of Corona Virus.

At KPH Wien/Krems, this means that all regulations remain in effect until 30 April 2020.

All campus locations remain closed and faculty and most staff are in home-office. In exceptional cases, the premises may be accessed upon prior registration. All face-to-face teaching (Pre-service, In-service Training) to be cancelled, deferred or conducted via distance learning.


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Update regarding COVID19 from 22.03.2020, 12:00


By adhering to the Government's legislation regarding social distancing, the Austrian population is contributing greatly to the overall efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID 19. The Governmental legislation will be effective at least until 13 April 2020.

All measures and regulations taken by KPH Wien/Krems remain in force until 13 April 2020.

Reminder: All faculty and administrative staff are currently in home-office. A stand-by service has been installed. Contact by E-Mail and telephone.

Please stay healthy and stay connected.
Best wishes



Update regarding COVID19 from 14.03.2020, 09:00


Dear students,

In order to protect your safety and well-being, the Federal Government have decreed a strict limitation in office routines at all Teacher Colleges on 13 March 2020.

In keeping with the new precautionary steps taken by the Government to reduce the spread of COVID19, the KPH Rectorate have issued the adjusted information below:


  • All faculty are called to work from home (home-office). Students should contact faculty via E-Mail or telephone only.
  • All face-to-face contacts (meetings, exams etc.) must be suspended and deferred. Whenever possible, on-line conferences should be used as alternatives. The government also advises against any social contacts.
  • Students are called to stay away from all campus locations. Home-learning has been implemented on the basis of Moodle. Current regulations regarding the library and other front-office services will no longer apply after 17 March 2020.
  • As of 18 March 2020, faculty and staff can be contacted via communication technologies only.
  • A staff stand-by service is going to be implemented upon decision of the College Council. Communication will follow.
  • All information about COVID 19 issued by the Federal Ministry can be found here: https://www.bmbwf.gv.at/Themen/schule/beratung/corona.html
  • Please stay informed and check your E-Mail account regularly.

All members of the University administration are taking great efforts to support you in all aspects of your studies.

On behalf of the Rectorate, we would like to thank you for your patience and your discipline in this challenging period.

I am confident that we will manage this challenge successfully!

Best wishes
Christoph Berger



Update regarding COVID19 from 10.03.2020, 19:30


On 10 March 2020, the Federal Government and the Ministry of Education, Science and Research decreed systemic protective measures regarding institutions of Higher Education in order to prevent further transmission of COVID19 (SARS Cov-2).
The measures below apply to all Campus locations of KPH Wien/Krems:


  • Suspension of all in-person classes in Pre-Service Teacher Training (Ausbildung) and Advanced Professional Training (Weiterbildung) from 11 March until 3 April 2020
  • Transitioning to “home-based learning” (esp. utilizing technology-based teaching/learning tools); Further details to follow
  • All in-person examinations to be cancelled and deferred to a later date; Further details to follow
  • All Teacher Professional Development courses (Fortbildung) to be cancelled
  • All Open house events to be cancelled
  • KPH Placement Schools to remain in operation until closure is ordered by Governmental Authorities
  • KPH premises to remain open to faculty and staff (no front-office service)

The temporary change to home-based learning is intended to reduce the risk infection by minimizing close contact. Students will be informed regarding the resumption of in-person classes. Students are advised to stay informed by checking E-Mail accounts regularly. All students, staff and faculty are encouraged to promote everyday preventive health behaviors.

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