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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