Information regarding the corona virus

Here you can find the latest recommendations and instructions that Hanken has issued due to the current corona virus (Covid-19) epidemic.

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Hanken remains closed at least until 13.5.2020

In accordance with the government's new instructions 30.3.2020, Hanken remains closed at least until 13.5.2020.

Only persons working with critical functions may visit Hanken’s premises. A list of these critical functions can be found here (login required).

The staff will continue to work from home at least until 13.5.2020.

All Hanken events are cancelled until 31.5.2020. 
The Swedish language test (14.4.2020) is also cancelled. We will inform applicants of some other way of proving their knowledge of Swedish as soon as there is a national decision about this. We will continue to process all applications as usual and will update with more information on this during April.

The janitor is present at Hanken and the switchboard answers all calls during weekdays from 9 to 11 and 13-16.

Hanken provides regular information about the exceptional situation by continuously updating this webpage, which is the primary information channel. In addition, at least in the initial phase, we will also send e-mails regularly to both students and staff with the most important updates.

You can also contact if you have any questions. The messages are read by staff representing study and staff matters, security issues, events and the principal's office.

Read the greetings from Rector to students and staff here!

Updated 3.4.2020 at 17:00.

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Recommendations and instructions

We wish that everyone visiting the premises at Hanken considers the following:

  • Do not come to Hanken for 14 days if you have have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with Covid-19.
  • Personnel should work from home starting from 13.3.2020. Administrative personnel should use Nepton in accordance with the new Working Hours Act.
  • If you get influenza symptoms, you should stay home and avoid social contacts.
  • Helsinki city has a coronavirus helpline for residents of Helsinki. The number is 09 310 10024 (weekdays at 7-20) A national helpline can be reached by phone on 116 117. Helplines are busy at the moment and the services should be contacted only if the symptoms are severe.
  • Hanken’s exchange students are contacted by Hanken if needed.
  • Business trips are forbidden.
  • If you have any further questions or messages, contact The messages are read by representatives from study and staff matters, security issues, events and the Rector’s office.

Instructions from Hanken Support Foundation regarding scholarships

If conferences, courses etc are cancelled or rescheduled due to the coronavirus epidemic, the scholarship's validity is extended. It is not allowed to travel on Foundation-funded trips at the moment.

Contact the Scholarship Liaison Officer ( if your planned event is rescheduled, or if you have any other questions.

Hygiene and prevention

  • No handshakes
  • Avoid any physical contact
  • Wash your hands frequently and use antibacterial gel if needed
  • Cough/sneeze into your arm
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Avoid close contact with sick people

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Links to further information:


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Greetings from Rector

Dear Students and Staff,

This spring turned out to be different than we expected: the corona virus quickly changed all our plans. Hanken was the first Finnish university to start working and studying from home, and I will do my best to ensure that we can all continue working as smoothly as possible.

My sympathies go to every teacher who is now adjusting their courses to the current situation, and to every student struggling with their studies in this state of great uncertainty. I understand your concern for exams, degrees, dissertations and future jobs.

But I also know how competent and dedicated our staff are, and I am proud of our talented and successful students.

Health is the most important thing for all of us, and no one knows for sure how things will change in the coming days and weeks. We at Hanken will stay together, even though we do not gather daily. Please share your everyday life via social media using #hankenremote

Working at distance can still feel lonely and unfamiliar. Remember to keep in touch with your colleagues and study buddies. Organize virtual coffee breaks and chat moments together. Ask a friend how it is going. Keep each other company and provide the support you can.

Everything goes better when we take care of each other. Keep safe!


Greeting published: 17.03.2020