Corona virus information for students

This page will continuously be updated with information on teaching arrangements and other special arrangements during the corona pandemic.

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The Hanken buildings

Helsinki

  • Hanken in Helsinki is closed until 22.8.2021.
  • As of 23.8.2021, Hanken will open its doors to degree students with a key also in Helsinki.
  • Quantum remains in limited use with advance booking throughout the summer. In study period 1, the computers in Quantum will be available to degree students who have a key. The number of computers available will still be limited, but the booking system will no longer be in use.

Vaasa

  • The Hanken building in Vaasa is available for students with a key.
  • Quantum remains in limited use with advance booking throughout the summer. In study period 1, the computers in Quantum will be available to degree students who have a key. The number of computers available will still be limited, but the booking system will no longer be in use.

General instructions

Always wear a face mask on the Hanken premises! You must always use a face mask on the Hanken premises, including Examinarium, unless you are alone in the room.

Do not come to Hanken if you have any symptoms of a cold or if you may have been exposed to infection (e.g. notification in the Corona app)!

Possibility to have a key (doesn't apply during close-downs)

The main entrance to Hanken is locked. Degree students can get a key to the building at their study location.

Helsinki

  • The key can be redeemed at IB Mon-Thu at 9.45-15.00 and Fri at 9.45-13.00. Check the opening hours on IB's Facebook page.
  • Caretakers are on site on weekdays at 9-17 and can let you in through the main entrance.
  • You can make sure you can get your key by e-mailing ib@hanken.fi in advance.

Vaasa

  • The key can be redeemed from the caretaker.
  • Send an e-mail to agree on pick up to marten.bagge@hanken.fi.
  • The caretaker is on site at 8.15-11 and 13-16.

Master’s students who have at least 60 master’s credits can send an application for a key also to the other study location to corona-info@hanken.fi.

Teaching

  • There will be no in-class teaching at Hanken during the summer and this concerns both Helsinki and Vaasa.
  • The teaching in period 1 will still mainly be arranged remotely.
  • Remember to check Moodle where you can find information about the teaching and examination forms for each course! 

Guidelines

Regarding teaching 

  • Physical presence during teaching is not mandatory.
  • During in-class teaching, the number of students allowed to be present will be restricted.
  • All teaching for visiting students (students who are not degree students or incoming exchange students at Hanken) will be held remotely.

Regarding examination

  • Examination may require physical attendance at Hanken.
  • Examinarium is restrictively in use for some specific courses. As of 1.9.2021, the maturity tests will be written in Examinarium. Until then, you write the maturity test in Moodle.

Regarding student services

  • A list of available student services including contact information are listed on the study services page

Instructions from Hanken Support Foundation regarding scholarships

Hanken Support Foundation follows the recommendations given by Hanken School of Economics regarding travelling. Contact the Scholarship Liaison Officer (stipendieombud@hanken.fi) if you have questions.

Updated information for students

Below we have collected the emails that we have sent to you students with information about special arrangements related to teaching, examination, the use of the Hanken premises and the support we offer you as our students.

Please read the latest email for current information and important reminders!

The following information has been emailed to the students.

Email to students 23.6.2021
Email to students 7.5.2021
Email to students 26.4.2021
Email to students 26.3.2021
Email to students 5.3.2021
Email to students 26.2.2021
Email to students 15.2.2021
Email to students 29.1.2021
Email to students 8.1.2021
Email to students 17.12.2020
Email to students 10.12.2020
Email to students 4.12.2020
E-mail to students 26.11.2020

E-mail to students 24.11.2020
E-mail to students 17.11.2020
E-mail to students 15.10.2020 (concerns Vaasa)
E-mail to students 9.10.2020
E-mail to students 4.10.2020 (concerns Vaasa)
E-mail to students 23.9.2020
E-mail to students 3.9.2020
Email to students 17.8.2020
Email to students 16.6.2020
Email to students 4.6.2020
Email to students 14.5.2020
Email to students 23.4.2020
Email to students 9.4.2020
Email to students 3.4.2020
Email to students 24.3.2020
Email to students 19.3.2020

Information emailed to students 23.6.2021

In this email, we inform you about Hanken's opening hours and services during summer 2021 and what study period 1 will look like.
 
In summer 2021 (10.5.2021-22.8.2021), the Hanken buildings in Helsinki will remain closed for students. In Vaasa, students may enter using their key.
 
The study services and study counselling opening hours and contact information during the summer 2021 are available on https://www.hanken.fi/en/students/study-services.
 
If you have completed all studies for the bachelor’s or master’s degree, we kindly ask you to apply for your degree certificate no later than 31 July 2021. Please note that you must have completed the maturity test, submitted your thesis, and submitted your application for the degree certificate no later than 31 July 2021. In this case, the date on the degree certificate will be 31 July 2021, but you will get the official degree certificate on 24 September 2021. Please check the information on the timetable and apply for the degree certificate online.
 
Outgoing exchange students: no counselling offered 5.7–1.8.2021, but you can reach us by email (outgoing.mobility@hanken.fi) throughout the summer or by phone (+358 50 415 2844), primarily as follows: Mon 13–15, Wed 9–11 and Thu 13–15.
 
Incoming exchange students: no counselling offered 28.6- 9.8.2021, but you can reach us by email (incoming.mobility@hanken.fi) throughout the summer or by phone (+358 50 415 2844), primarily as follows: Mon 13–15, Wed 9–11 and Thu 13–15.
 
The library offers pick-up service until 9 July and again as of 2 August 2021.
 
Quantum remains in limited use with advance booking throughout the summer.

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Study period 1 (23.8–24.10. 2021)
 
According to the pandemic situation 23.6.2021. We will review the plans in August and announce any changes before study period 1 begins.
 
As of 23.8.2021, Hanken will open its doors to degree students with a key also in Helsinki. Contact ib@hanken.fi if you need a key. Only degree students can get a key, and then to the Hanken building in Helsinki or Vaasa depending on where they are enrolled as a student.
 
The teaching in period 1 will still mainly be arranged remotely, but in-class teaching in smaller groups can also be arranged. First- and second-year students will be given priority when it comes to teaching, exercises, or study circles on site. Remote alternatives for the teaching will be offered, but the examination may require physical attendance at Hanken. Remember to check Moodle where you can find information about the teaching and examination forms for each course!
 
The examination within the compulsory basic courses in economic sciences may require physical presence at Hanken.
 
As of 1.9.2021, the maturity tests will be written in Examinarium. Until then, you write the maturity test in Moodle.

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In Helsinki, Hanken’s library will be open to degree students and exchange students in study period 1. The lending service will be open as usual 9:00-16:00 and half of the self-study spots will be in use. Other students are referred to ordering books remotely and collecting them as agreed. The Vaasa City Library is open and offers services according to their own instructions.
 
In study period 1, the computers in Quantum will be available to degree students who have a key. The number of computers available will still be limited, but the booking system will no longer be in use.
 
The restaurant in Helsinki will be open to degree students with a key in study period 1. The restaurant in Vaasa is closed until further notice.

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We wish you a nice and relaxing summer!

 

Information emailed to students 7.5.2021

In this email, we inform you about Hanken's services during the summer of 2021 and how we plan to start the next academic year, provided that the situation with the pandemic allows for it.

In the summer of 2021 (10.5.2021-22.8.2021), the Hanken buildings in Helsinki will remain closed for students. In Vaasa, students may enter using their key.

Study counselling is offered on appointment through Teams until 30.6 (summer break 1.7-31.7). Urgent student services are provided via e-mail throughout the summer at the address studieinfo@hanken.fi. Please note that the response time may be a few days.

The library offers pick-up service until 9 July and again as of 2 August.

Quantum remains in limited use with advance booking throughout the summer.

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Degree students’ keys will function again as of 23 August 2021

Provided that everything continues to develop favourably, Hanken will open its doors to students with a key in Helsinki on 23 August 2021. Everyone coming to Hanken is required to follow current regulations and recommendations on safety distances and the use of face masks.

The start of the term and teaching period 1 will be a pilot phase

The teaching in period 1 will still largely be arranged remotely, but also in-class teaching can be arranged. The introduction for new students is arranged partly remotely and partly on site. First- and second-year students will be given priority when it comes to teaching, exercises, or study circles on site. Examinarium, the library and Quantum will be in use for students with a key. The plan is that the restaurant in Helsinki will also open. Non-degree students will still study remotely.

Teaching period 2 will be an opening phase

As of 25 October 2021, we hope to be able to open up also to non-degree students and introduce more in-class teaching. Restrictions regarding group sizes may still be relevant due to safety distance requirements. The plan is that the restaurant in Vaasa will also open.

Provided that everything continues to develop favourably during the autumn, we can start the year 2022 in more normal conditions.

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Happy spring, go outside and pick some white anemones!

 

Information emailed to students 26.4.2021

In this email, we invite you to the drop-in sessions with the study coach and recommend that you listen to Hanken’s Career Podcast.

Welcome to the drop-in sessions with the study coach on Teams every Tuesday at 12:00-12:30. You can find more information about the drop-in sessions here.

  • Tomorrow, Tuesday 27.4.2021, the topic will be choosing your major subject. This session will be held in Swedish.
  • On Tuesday 4.5.2021, the topic will be Boost your thesis writing! This is for you if you feel a bit stuck with your thesis or are worried if you have enough time to meet the thesis deadline.

Join the drop-in here (same link every week): https://go.hanken.fi/drop-in.

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Listen to Hanken’s new podcast – the Career Podcast:

•    Listen to inspiring career stories and take part of the best career advice shared by Hanken alumni in the Career Podcast! In these inspiring episodes, Hanken alumni share their career stories and discuss what choices they have made, but also look back at their studies at Hanken. Some of the episodes are in English and some in Swedish.

•    In the Career Podcast, you can also find a bonus episode where you get some tips on what you should think about when you choose your major, what to do if your motivation fades, and how you can start building a career while you are studying.

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Student support (study coach, study psychologist, psychotherapist, student chaplain) continues to be offered remotely. Please see the Hanken website for more information. You can also contact a SupportStudent if you need someone to talk to or if you feel lonely.

Happy ”Vappen” and First of May!

Please contact corona-info@hanken.fi if you have any questions.

 

Information emailed to students 26.3.2021

In this email, we inform you that we will continue as before in Helsinki, while we can ease some of the restrictions in Vaasa.

Helsinki
The Hanken buildings in Helsinki will remain closed and remote studies continue.

Quantum and the library’s pick-up service will continue to be available even if the Government’s proposal on temporarily restricting the freedom of movement and close contacts comes into force.

Please note that you must use a face mask, keep a distance of at least 2 meters to others, and observe good hand hygiene if you come to Hanken. You may not come to Hanken if you feel ill or have been exposed to infection.

Vaasa
As the pandemic situation in Vaasa has improved, we can ease the restrictions somewhat. The Hanken building in Vaasa will be available for students with a key as of Monday 29.3.2021. The remote studies continue.

The Quantum computer can be booked as before.

Please note that you must use a face mask, keep a distance of at least 2 meters to others, and observe good hand hygiene if you come to Hanken. You may not come to Hanken if you feel ill or have been exposed to infection.

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Welcome to the drop-in sessions with the study coach on Teams every Tuesday at 12:00-12:30. You can find more information about the drop-in sessions and a link to the Teams meeting here.

Student support (study coach, study psychologist, psychotherapist, student chaplain) continues to be offered remotely. Please see the Hanken website for more information. You can also contact a SupportStudent if you need someone to talk to or if you feel lonely.

Keep up the spirit! Spring and brighter times are approaching.

Happy Easter!

Please contact corona-info@hanken.fi if you have any questions.

 

 

Information emailed to students 5.3.2021

In this email, we inform you that we continue with remote studies and remind you of the drop-in sessions with the study coach.

Unfortunately, for the time being we cannot offer in-class teaching due to the pandemic situation. We will therefore continue with remote studies during the last teaching period of the spring term (P4).

The summer courses will also be held remotely since they are open to students regardless of whether they study in Helsinki or in Vaasa.

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The Hanken buildings will remain closed at least through March. We will continue to offer a limited access for a maximum of 6 persons in Examinarium and the Quantum computers in Helsinki and Vaasa.

Please book your Quantum session here; there are three time slots per day and location. Make sure that you plan ahead so that you can use your time in Quantum efficiently! The caretakers will open the front door 5-10 minutes before the scheduled time (however, for the morning shift in Helsinki, the doors will be opened at 8:00). Ring the doorbell if no one is there! Please also read the instructions!

If you cannot attend the exam in Examinarium (e.g. if you become ill or are quarantined), please make sure to cancel your e-exam. The Rector can in special cases decide on special arrangements - contact corona-info@hanken.fi if you have questions.

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The study coach offers drop-in sessions on Teams every Tuesday at 12:00-12:30. Drop in and have a chat! You can find more information about the drop-in sessions and a link to the Teams meeting here. (Please note that you might have to click on the link twice in order for it to open the correct page. We are trying to solve this problem with the website as soon as possible.)

Student support (study coach, study psychologist, psychotherapist) continues to be offered remotely. Please see the Hanken website for more information. You can also contact a SupportStudent if you need someone to talk to or if you feel lonely.

Please also note that the Finnish Student Health Service offers lunchtime drop-ins on the theme of stress management during the spring.

 

Good luck with the exam week!

Please contact corona-info@hanken.fi if you have any questions.

 

Information emailed to students 26.2.2021

In this email, we inform you that the Hanken buildings will remain closed als0 in March and that there will be drop-in sessions with the study coach.

Due to the pandemic situation and in line with the authorities’ recommendations, the Hanken buildings will remain closed at least through March.

We will continue to offer a limited access for a maximum of 6 persons in Examinarium and the Quantum computers in Helsinki and Vaasa. Please book your Quantum session here; there are three time slots per day and location. Make sure that you plan ahead so that you can use your time in Quantum efficiently! The caretakers will open the front door 5-10 minutes before the scheduled time (however, for the morning shift in Helsinki, the doors will be opened at 8:00). Ring the doorbell if no one is there! Please also read the instructions!

Quantum will be available with the mentioned restrictions as long as it is deemed safe, in other words as long as it is possible considering the pandemic situation and provided that the instructions are followed.

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Thank you to all of you who answered the text message questionnaire on studies and well-being that we sent out a couple of weeks ago! Most of you find that the remote studies work well, that you can find and get the information you need, and that the studies progress as planned. At the same time, the results show that some find the remote studies challenging and that many feel lonely.

The study coach offers drop-in sessions on Teams every Tuesday at 12:00-12:30, as of 2 March 2021. Drop in and have a chat! You can find more information and a link to the Teams meeting here. (Please note that you might have to click on the link twice in order for it to open the correct page. We are trying to solve this problem with the website as soon as possible.)

Student support (study coach, study psychologist, psychotherapist) continues to be offered remotely. Please see the Hanken website for more information. You can also contact a SupportStudent if you need someone to talk to or if you feel lonely.

Please also note that the Finnish Student Health Service offers lunchtime drop-ins on the theme of stress management during the spring.

The Government organises a webinar for students (in Finnish) on Tuesday 2 March 2021 at 15:00. The theme of the meeting is the impact of the corona pandemic on the studies and on the students’ well-being and future prospects.

Good luck with you studies and take care!
Contact corona-info@hanken.fi if you have any questions.

 

Information emailed to students 15.2.2021

In this email, we inform you that Quantum will open for restricted use as of Wednesday 17 February. Otherwise, we will continue as before to work remotely at least until 28.2.2021, with no in-class teaching during the remainder of the study period 3.

We will open a limited access to the Quantum computers in Helsinki and Vaasa. You can already now book a time (scroll down on the page) for slots available as of Wednesday 17.2.2021. There are three time slots per day and location. The caretakers will open the front door 5-10 minutes before the scheduled time (however, for the morning shift in Helsinki, the doors will be opened at 8:00). Ring the doorbell if no one is there! Please also read the instructions! Remember to keep a safe distance to others, use a face mask and that you are not allowed to walk around in the building. As the number of time slots is limited, make sure that you plan ahead so that you can use your time in Quantum efficiently!
 
Quantum will be available with the mentioned restrictions as long as it is deemed safe, in other words as long as it is possible considering the pandemic situation and provided that the instructions are followed.
 
Tips for keeping in touch when studying remotely
Since the remote studies continue, we want to remind you of a few ways to structure your time and increase your motivation through social interaction online:

  • Contact other students and ask if they want to study together in some way or meet online for example for a coffee break
    • Remember that many others also feel a lack social connections, so do not hesitate to contact them. It is very likely that they will be happy to hear from you!
    • You can, for example, contact students that you have done group work together with or have met in some other context.
    • Remember that you can also get support from friends and acquaintances who study elsewhere or study another subject at Hanken.
  • Are you attending a course that mostly consists of pre-recorded lectures?
    • Ask if there are others on the course who want to study together with you.
    • Schedule sessions when you meet to discuss the different lectures. This way you get a deadline for when you should have watched the lecture. It is more fun this way and easier to actually get it done!
  • Participate in study circles and other course-related events that are arranged within the framework of a course
    • Even if you do not feel that you need help with the content of a course, you can benefit from discussing the topic with others. And at the same time, you get a chance to socialise a bit online, which can be a nice break from studying remotely on your own.
  • Start your own study circle
    • Gather a group of fellow students and decide, for example, to start the week together on Monday mornings to go through what you will study during the week. Saying it out loud can help you get started and get it done!
    • Practice together and check what you have learned. Go through and present what you thought was most important in a lecture or course material. Ask if anyone else understood what you thought was a bit strange or difficult.

 
Enjoy the winter weather and take care!
Contact corona-info@hanken.fi if you have any questions.

Information emailed to students 29.1.2021

In this email, we inform you that Hanken building in Vaasa will also close and that there will be no in-class teaching during the remainder of the study period 3. We also remind you of the support for studying remotely that is available to you as students.

Since Vaasa healthcare district is now also in the stage of community transmission, we will close the Hanken building in Vaasa as of Monday 1.2.2021. The student keys will stop working on Monday at 16:00. Hanken in Helsinki will remain closed. For now, the buildings will remain closed until 28.2.2021.

During study period 3, until 14.2.2021, there will be no in-class teaching at Hanken and this concerns both Helsinki and Vaasa.

Examinarium continues to be in restrictive use for open university “Snabbleden” courses, and for exam within the compulsory basic courses in economic sciences that have been planned as e-exams. You can book an exam in Examinarium at 8:00, 11:00 or 14:00. The janitors will open the doors at 7:50, 10:50 and 13:50 for the students who have signed up for the exams. Be on time! If you cannot attend the exam (e.g. if you become ill or are quarantined), please make sure to cancel your e-exam. The Rector can in special cases decide on special arrangements - contact corona-info@hanken.fi if you have questions.

The maturity tests will be arranged in Moodle, unless the examiner chooses to arrange it as a supervised Teams exam.

The library in Helsinki offers pick-up service of pre-ordered books. See the library’s website for more info or contact library@hanken.fi.

You must always use a face mask in the Hanken premises, including Examinarium, unless you are alone in the room.

Please follow your Hanken email and the course website in Moodle!

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Would you like some tips on how to stay motivated when studying remotely and how to build good study routines? Sign up for the workshop that the study coach will hold in early February (in either Swedish or English). Further info and registration via the links below:

We also want to remind you of the student support (study coach, study psychologist, psychotherapist) that we continue to offer remotely. Please see the Hanken website for more information. You can also contact a SupportStudent if you need someone to talk to or if you feel lonely.

Contact corona-info@hanken.fi if you have any questions.

Remember to take breaks in your studies. Go out into the winter weather! Remember also to take small breaks, e.g. using Break pro. Stay in touch with your fellow students, set up online meetings and concentrate on distance socialising!

Let’s take care of ourselves and each other!

 

Information emailed to students 8.1.2021

In this email, we inform you that Hanken in Helsinki will remain closed until 31.1.2021. The Vaasa premises will continue to be open for degree students, faculty and staff.

Hanken in Helsinki will remain closed until 31.1.2021, in line with the authorities’ recommendations. The restaurants in Helsinki and Vaasa, as well as Quantum and the computer rooms i Helsinki will remain closed. The library in Helsinki currently offers only pick-up service of pre-ordered books. See the library’s website for more info or contact library@hanken.fi.

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Examinarium will to some extent be open in both Helsinki and Vaasa for open university “Snabbleden” courses, and mandatory basic courses in economic sciences. The maturity tests will be arranged in Moodle, unless the examiner chooses to arrange it as a supervised Teams exam.

You can book an exam in Examinarium at 8:00, 11:00 or 14:00. The front doors in Helsinki will remain closed. The janitors will open the doors for those students who have signed up for the exams at 7:50, 10:50 and 13:50. Be on time! In Vaasa, you can use your key to enter the building. If you study in Vaasa and do not have a key, please book your exam at 14:00. If you cannot attend the exam (e.g. if you become ill or are quarantined), please make sure to cancel your e-exam. The Rector can in special cases decide on special arrangements - contact corona-info@hanken.fi if you have questions.

You must always use a face mask in the Hanken premises, including Examinarium, unless you are alone in the room.

Recently, cheating has unfortunately been discovered during Moodle exams. Please carefully read the instructions regarding your exam and follow the rules. Remote examinations are also monitored (via logs, other monitoring or random sampling). According to the pandemic version of the Instruction on studies and examination (Section 26 Procedure during examinations):

The examiner provides necessary instructions on the procedure for remote examinations, including allocated time and permitted aids.

In all forms of examination, responsible conduct must be observed. If plagiarism, cheating, use of unauthorised aids, unauthorised cooperation or other forms of dishonesty is suspected, Hanken’s action plan against academic dishonesty is applied.

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The course registration for the spring term is now open in WebOodi – remember to register for the courses in period 3 no later than 11.1.2021!

Please apply for student exchange in the autumn 2021, as normal. The application deadline is 28.1.2021. Questions regarding exchange studies can be sent to outgoing.mobility@hanken.fi.

Student support (study coach, study psychologist, psychotherapist) continues to be offered remotely. Please see the Hanken website for more information. You can also contact a SupportStudent if you need someone to talk to or if you feel lonely.

Please follow your Hanken email and the course website in Moodle!

Contact corona-info@hanken.fi if you have any questions. The announcements are read by staff representing study and staff matters, security issues, events and the principal's office. The situation will be assessed again at the end of January and we will return at the latest at the end of the month with new information.

 

Information emailed to students 17.12.2020

In this email, we inform you that Hanken in Helsinki will remain closed, about the services during the holiday season and the start of the next term. If the situation in Vaasa changes, we will inform you of the situation on Monday 21.12.2020.

Hanken in Helsinki will remain closed until 10.1.2021, in line with the authorities’ recommendations. On Friday 18.12.2020, you may still pick up private belongings from your locker. Ring the doorbell at the main entrance in Helsinki (9-11 or 14-16) and ask to be admitted. Between 21.12.2020 and 7.1.2021, there will not be a caretaker regularly on site. The Hanken building in Vaasa remains open for students with a key, for the time being.

The restaurant in Helsinki will remain closed at least until 17.1.2021. The restaurant in Vaasa is closed for the time being. The library in Helsinki currently offers only pick-up service of pre-ordered books. See the library’s website for more info or contact library@hanken.fi. Quantum and the computer rooms in Helsinki will remain closed at least until 10.1.2021.

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Examinarium will remain closed in both Helsinki and Vaasa at least until 10 January 2021. The maturity tests will be arranged in Moodle at least until 15.1.2021. Please follow your Hanken email and the course website in Moodle!

Moodle will be out of use 29–31.12.2020 due to a version update.

The course registration for the spring term is now open in WebOodi – remember to register for the courses in period 3 no later than 11.1.2021!

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Services during the holidays

Study counselling will only be provided in urgent cases from 21.12.2020 to 6.1.2021. Please write an email to studycounsellor-hki@hanken.fi (Helsinki students) or studycounsellor-vaasa@hanken.fi (Vaasa students). From 7.1.2020 on, an appointment for study counselling can be booked in the booking system for Helsinki students or in the booking system for Vaasa students.

No official transcripts of records are issued between 21.12.2020 and 3.1.2021. You can order an unofficial transcript of records through Weboodi. If an employer or educational institution requests for a verification of a degree, please contact verifications@hanken.fi.  

The StudentService point in Helsinki and the Office of Study Affairs in Vaasa are closed at least until 10.1.2021. During this time, studyinfo@hanken.fi will answer questions related to your studies (please note that the response time might be longer than usually). The study service phone number will be closed from 21.12.2020 to 6.1.2021.

Please apply for student exchange in the autumn 2021, as normal. The application deadline is 28.1.2021. Questions regarding exchange studies can be sent to outgoing.mobility@hanken.fi for outgoing students and to incoming-.mobility@hanken.fi regarding incoming exchange.

Student support (study coach, study psychologist, psychotherapist) continues to be offered remotely. Please see the Hanken website for more information. You can also contact a SupportStudent if you need someone to talk to or if you feel lonely.

Have your ”glögg” party online! It’s not as fun as a live one, but better than nothing .
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

 

Information emailed to students 10.12.2020

In this email, we inform you about a Moodle update, the student exchange application in January, a change regarding the health care fee, and give you a summary of the services provided during the end of the semester.

The course registration for the spring term is now open in WebOodi – remember to register for the courses in period 3 no later than 11.1.2021!

Please note that Moodle will be out of use 29–31.12.2020 due to a version update and you will not be able to access any material during this time. Therefore, save copies on your computer of the material you need for coursework or other examination.

As of spring 2021, the health care fee (for bachelor's and master's students) must be paid directly to KELA. For more information: https://www.kela.fi/web/en/healthcare-fee-for-students-in-higher-educat….

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At this stage, Hanken assumes that it will be possible to go abroad for a student exchange in the autumn semester 2021. All students for whom a semester abroad is included in the bachelor's degree and who, according to the study plan, should complete their exchange studies in the autumn of 2021 and meet the requirements should apply for a student exchange for the autumn semester 2021, as normal. Students at the master’s level can also apply for an exchange for the autumn semester 2021 as usual. The application for exchange studies during the autumn semester 2021 opens in December 2020 and the deadline for applications is 28.1.2021.

Students who, instead of student exchange, plan to complete an internship in the summer of 2021 are also encouraged to try to find an internship as they would normally do. Please save any documentation of your contacts with potential employers!

If the pandemic continues to make it difficult to complete a student exchange or an internship abroad, students can be exempt from the requirement. Please note that if this is the case, it is important that you applied for student exchange in the January or can show that you planned an internship!

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There will be no in-class teaching in Helsinki for the remaining autumn term 2020 and the student keys have been deactivated. Until 18 December, you may pick up private belongings from your locker during weekdays. Ring the doorbell at the main entrance in Helsinki (9-11 or 14-16) and ask to be admitted. Between 21.12.2020 and 7.1.2021, there will not be a caretaker regularly on site.

The restaurant in Helsinki will be closed until at least 17.1.2021 (the restaurant in Vaasa is closed for the time being).

The library in Helsinki currently offers only pick-up service of pre-ordered books. See the library’s website for more info or contact library@hanken.fi.

Quantum and the computer rooms in Helsinki will be closed at least until 20.12.2020.

Examinarium is closed in both Helsinki and Vaasa until at least 8.1.2020. The maturity tests will be arranged in Moodle 30.11.2020-15.1.2021. Urgent examination will be transferred to individually supervised remote exams, while the examination of the open university course (snabbleden) Finansiering och investering and the basic course Ekonomisk analys will be moved until January. Please follow your Hanken email and the course website in Moodle!

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The student service desk in Helsinki is closed 30.11-8.1.2021. You can order an official transcript of records and/or certificate of enrolment by filling out this form. You can contact studyinfo@hanken.fi if you have study related questions.

Degree certificates awarded on 18.12.2020 will be distributed on Monday 21.12.2020. The students in question will be contacted about the arrangements!

Study counselling for bachelor’s and master’s degree students is offered in Teams. In Helsinki, book your time here (log in with your Hanken user ID) and in Vaasa, book your time by email: studievagledare-vasa@hanken.fi.

Counselling concerning exchange studies. Concerning outgoing exchange studies please contact us by e-mail (outgoing.mobility@hanken.fi) or by phone (+358 40 3521 391) and incoming exchange studies by e-mail (incoming.mobility@hanken.fi) or by phone (+358 40 3521 312).

The student support continues to be offered remotely. The study coach, the study psychologist and the psychotherapist continue to meet with students remotely. Please see the Hanken website for more information. You can also contact a SupportStudent if you need someone to talk to or if you feel lonely.

We will send you one more email before Christmas.

Good luck with you studies and take care!

 

Information emailed to students 4.12.2020

In this email, we inform you that Moodle will be out of use for a few days and the study coach gives some tips for studying remotely.

Please note that Moodle will be out of use 29–31.12.2020 due to a version update and you will not be able to access any material during this time. Therefore, save copies on your computer of the material you need for coursework or other examination.

Tips for keeping in touch when studying remotely
Many students find it challenging to maintain their study motivation as the studies are conducted remotely and you do not meet your fellow students in the same way as usual. Therefore, I want to invite you to and give you some tips for staying in touch with other students during distance studies.

  • Contact other students and ask if they want to study together in some way or meet online for example for a coffee break
    • Remember that many others also feel a lack social connections, so do not hesitate to contact them. It is very likely that they will be happy to hear from you!
    • You can, for example, contact students that you have done group work together with or have met in some other context.
    • Remember that you can also get support from friends and acquaintances who study elsewhere or study another subject at Hanken.
       
  • Are you attending a course that mostly consists of pre-recorded lectures?
    • Ask if there are others on the course who want to study together with you.
    • Schedule sessions when you meet to discuss the different lectures. This way you get a deadline for when you should have watched the lecture. It is more fun this way and easier to actually get it done!
       
  • Participate in study circles and other course-related events that are arranged within the framework of a course
    • Even if you do not feel that you need help with the content of a course, you can benefit from discussing the topic with others. And at the same time, you get a chance to socialise a bit online, which can be a nice break from studying remotely on your own.
       
  • Start your own study circle
    • Gather a group of fellow students and decide, for example, to start the week together on Monday mornings to go through what you will study during the week. Saying it out loud can help you get started and get it done!
    • Practice together and check what you have learned. Go through and present what you thought was most important in a lecture or course material. Ask if anyone else understood what you thought was a bit strange or difficult.

Brainstorm together and test different ways to keep in touch and support each other in your studies. Good luck with your studies and exams!

Alexandra
Study coach

 

Information e-mailed to students 26.11.2020

In this email, we announce that Hanken in Helsinki will transfer to remote studies and remote work as of Monday 30.11.2020. In Vaasa, we continue as before, except for exams in Examinarium.

Remote studies only 30.11-18.12.2020 and no exams in Examinarium

No in-class teaching will be held in Helsinki during the rest of the autumn term 2020.

The students’ keys will cease to function on Monday 30.11.2020

Until 18 December, those who need to pick up necessary private belongings from their lockers can ring the doorbell at the main entrance in Helsinki (9-11 or 14-16) and ask to be admitted. Between 19.12.2020 and 7.1.2021, there will not be a caretaker regularly on site.

The restaurant in Helsinki closes

The restaurant in Helsinki will be closed from 31.11.2020 until at least 17.1.2021 (the restaurant in Vaasa is closed for the time being).

Hanken’s library in Helsinki only offers book pick-up service

The library in Helsinki will only offer book pick-up service as of 30.11.2020. See the library’s website for more info or contact library@hanken.fi. We will agree by e-mail with the exact time of each pickup. Orders will not be sent by post. Prepare to show your ID. At the pick-up point, no service is provided other than picking up the ordered books.

Quantum

Quantum and the computer rooms in Helsinki will be closed from 30.11.2020 at least until 18.12.2020.

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Examinarium will be closed both in Helsinki and Vaasa until at least 18.12.2020

The maturity tests will be arranged in Moodle 30.11.2020-15.1.2021.

The open university course (snabbleden) in Marknadsföringsstrategi will be transferred to individually supervised remote exams, while the course Finansiering och investering will be moved to January. The examination in the basic course Ekonomisk analys, which is planned to be an e-exam in Examinarium starting 8.12. will be moved until January. Please follow your Hanken email and the course website in Moodle!

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The student service desk in Helsinki is closed 30.11-8.1.2021. You can order an official transcript of records and/or certificate of enrolment by filling in this form. You can contact studyinfo@hanken.fi if you have study related questions.

Degree certificates awarded on 18.12.2020 will be distributed on Monday 21.12.2020, if possible. The students in question will be contacted about the arrangements!

Study counselling for bachelor’s and master’s degree students in Helsinki is offered in Teams, book your time here (log in with Hanken user ID).

Study counselling for bachelor’s and master’s degree students in Vaasa is offered in Teams, book your time by email: studycounsellor-hki@hanken.fi

Counselling concerning exchange studies:

Outgoing exchange students: please contact us by e-mail (outgoing.mobility@hanken.fi) or by phone (+358 40 3521 391)

Incoming exchange studies: please contact us by e-mail (incoming.mobility@hanken.fi) or by phone (+358 40 3521 312)

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Student support continues to be offered remotely

The study coach, study psychologist and psychotherapist continue to meet with students remotely. Please see the Hanken website for more information.

You can also contact a SupportStudent if you need someone to talk to or if you feel lonely. Your matter can be about anything from studies, routines and wellness, to difficulties finding friends or anything else that feels tough. The SupportStudents can help you through their own experiences or just by being there and listening.

We encourage you to keep in touch with your fellow students online!

Take care of yourself and of each other!

 

Information e-mailed to students 24.11.2020

Dear students,

The number of corona infections is currently increasing in the capital region in Finland. In order to not to have to close Hanken and so that both the staff and students at Hanken can stay healthy during the holidays, we have decided to be extra careful in that everyone who comes to Hanken uses a face mask. By using face masks, we protect each other and thus our loved ones as well.

Face masks are distributed at the main doors at Hanken in both Helsinki and Vaasa.

It is also important, even with a face mask, to remember to keep the safety distance of 1-2 meters to others to prevent infections. Download also the app Koronavilkku if you have not already done so, be careful with hand hygiene and stay at home and apply for corona test if you get symptoms or have been exposed to a risk of infection.

You will see me and others from the staff and students in the corridors helping to remind how important it is that we now all follow the restrictions. You are welcome to Hanken but remember to wear a face mask!

Rector Karen Spens

 

 Information e-mailed to students 17.11.2020

In this email, we inform you about the use of Examinarium, the possibility to get psychotherapy, and we invite you to the Rector’s next info session.

 

We continuously update the guidelines regarding teaching, examination and work in accordance with the current infection situation and the national recommendations. The Hanken building in Vaasa is open again, and the possibility to arrange e-exams in Examinarium has been opened for the basic courses in economic sciences in both Helsinki and Vaasa. When you take an exam in Examinarium, you must use a face mask. Here you can find the safety instructions for Examinarium.
Since the situation is constantly changing, it is important that you follow your courses in Moodle and check your Hanken email!
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We now also offer the possibility to book psychotherapy, in addition to the services of a study psychologist and a study coach. Psychotherapy can help you if you feel depressed or anxious. The individual therapy sessions are confidential and free of charge. The individual therapy sessions, held in Swedish or English, are offered remotely and last 45-60 minutes.  A student can be offered 1–5 therapy sessions during the academic year.
You can contact psychotherapist Camilla Laine to book an appointment by emailing yhteys@psykoterapiacami.fi from your Hanken email.
You can find more information and contact details for the psychotherapist, the study psychologist and the study coach at https://www.hanken.fi/en/students/study-services.

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Degree students who need a key to the Hanken building at their place of study can obtain one from IB in Helsinki (ib@hanken.fi) or from the caretaker in Vaasa (make an appointment at marten.bagge@hanken.fi).
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The Rector invites Hanken's staff and students to an information session on Tuesday 24 November at 15:00.
During the information session, the Rector gives an update on current affairs at Hanken. You are welcome to ask her questions in advance via corona-info@hanken.fi. Please write "Rector's info" in the subject field. During the event, it will no longer be possible to communicate directly or ask questions. Join via https://go.hanken.fi/info-nov!

 

Information e-mailed to students 15.10.2020

Hanken in Vaasa is closed until 31.10.2020
 

Med hänvisning till Vasa sjukvårdsdistrikts nyaste rekommendationer, håller vi Hanken i Vasa stängd åtminstone tills 31.10.2020. All undervisning sker på distans. Fram till 31.10 är också Exam stängd i Vasa, och då det öppnar är det endast för Öppna universitetets snabbledskurser och mognadsprov. Lärarna meddelar om alternativa tentamensformer och tider i Moodle.

Fram till åtminstone 31.10.2020 fungerar inte studenternas nycklar till byggnaden. Om du behöver hämta någonting från Hanken, kan du ringa på så hjälper vaktmästaren.

Om du har frågor kan du kontakta corona-info@hanken.fi
 

 

Information e-mailed to students 9.10.2020

Examinarium closes

Because of the the escalating corona virus situation and the transition to distance learning only in Vasa until 18.10.2020, rector has today decided to close Examinarium.

Examinarium will be closed in both Vaasa and Helsinki starting from 12.10.2020, with the exception of open university fast track courses and maturity exams. Some e-exams that have already started will also be finished using Examinarium. Students will be offered alternative forms of examination. The examiners will need some time to prepare for this change. Therefore, we ask you to show patience regarding information about alternative examination methods.

Please make sure to follow your courses’ Moodle pages for information about changes in the examination.

The student restaurant in Helsinki will be closed 19-23.10.2020

The student restaurant in Helsinki will be closed during the so-called exam week 19-23.10.2020 and will reopen on 26.10.2020.
The restaurant in Vaasa is closed for the time being.

Keep Hanken open - use a face mask

Everyone should take their responsibility and use face masks while physically at Hanken so that it will be possible to keep Hanken open for students.

Vaasa students study only online until 18.10.2020

We will inform you about the situation as soon as we know more.

 

Information e-mailed to students 4.10.2020

Hanken in Vaasa closes 5.10.2020

With reference to the Vaasa healthcare district's new recommendations, we will close Hanken in Vaasa from 5.10.2020. All teaching is conducted online and the staff is to work remotely. We hope to be able to open again on 19.10.2020. During this time (5-18.10.2020) the student keys to Hanken do not work. If you need to pick up something from Hanken, you can ring the door bell and the caretaker will help you.

If you have any questions, please contact corona-info@hanken.fi 

Information e-mailed to students 23.9.2020

Hopefully your autumn semester has started well! Hanken continues to work in a hybrid manner, partly remotely and partly in our facilities.

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We strongly recommend the use of face masks during in-class teaching, examination, service situations, and when it’s impossible to keep a safe distance when you visit the premises!
Hanken has bought a signature face mask (value 8 €) for each student. Only one mask is distributed per person, so you have to personally pick up your own. In Helsinki, face masks can be picked up from IB and in Vaasa from the student association's boardroom starting from 30 September 2020.

Also follow other instructions for a safe visit to Hanken:

  • Keep a safe distance.
  • Do not move the chairs closer to each other.
  • Do not open the doors for others (in case of infection you may need to track who has been in the house).
  • Do not come to Hanken with cold symptoms or if you may have been exposed to infection.

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The lunch restaurants are open both in Helsinki and Vaasa and students are warmly welcome to have lunch there! Remember to follow the restaurant’s instructions on safe distance and hygiene!

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We care about your safety also while writing e-exams, and wish that everyone who takes an exam in Examinarium would carefully follow the safety instructions.

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During the autumn semester 2020 it is possible log in to the MOOC platform FutureLearn with Hanken credentials and get free access to MOOCs around the world. Hanken students and staff can choose between a wide range of free course offerings and enrol free of charge on the upgrade certificate version of the course.

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Over 2 million Finns have already downloaded the Corona Blinker app – we hope you are one of them!

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If you have any questions concerning these matters, please don’t hesitate to contact corona-info@hanken.fi.

 

Information e-mailed to students 3.9.2020

The new academic year has started! Much of Hanken's operations are still conducted remotely, but we have opened up the buildings for both students and staff.

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Everyone who visits Hanken should keep in mind that we can keep the buildings open only if we follow the safety instructions.

  • Keep a safe distance
  • Do not move the chairs closer to each other
  • Remember to show your electronic key at the main entrance (in case of infection, the authorities need to be able to track who has been in the house). Do not open the front doors to outsiders.
  • Do not come to Hanken with cold symptoms or if you may have been exposed to infection

Everyone who has travelled must follow the authorities' quarantine instructions. Incoming exchange- and international degree students have received information about quarantine, how to avoid the spread of infection and the safety instructions at Hanken. We remind everyone that we recommend self-quarantine regardless of which destination you have been travelling to. It is everyone's responsibility to act in a way that makes it safe to visit Hanken!

The use of a face mask is recommended e.g. at certain service desks where you are at a closer distance than 2 m. There will be disposable face masks available for example in the library.

We strongly recommend that everyone who visits Hanken uses the Koronavilkku app!

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The lunch restaurants are open both in Helsinki and in Vaasa and are happy to welcome students to have lunch! Follow the restaurants' instructions concerning safe distance and hygiene, and please don’t move the available chairs at the dining tables closer to each other.

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The main entrance to Hanken is locked at least during the autumn. Degree students can get a key to the building at their study location

• at IB in Helsinki Mon-Thu at 9.45-15.00 and Fri at 9.45-13.00. Caretakers are on site on weekdays at 9-17 and can let you in through the main entrance.

• from the caretaker in Vaasa. Send an e-mail to agree on pick up to marten.bagge@hanken.fi The caretaker is on site at 8.15-11 and 13-16.

Master’s students who are finalising their studies can apply for a key also to the other study location. If you have at least 60 master’s credits you can send an application for another key to corona-info@hanken.fi.

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Certificates of enrolment/transcripts of academic records can be ordered with an electronic form - we recommend that you choose the alternative of having the transcript scanned and sent to you instead of picking it up on site at Hanken.

The study counselling e-mail is very popular right now and the response time is unfortunately quite long. All questions and bookings of Teams-meetings will be attended to. Thank you for your patience!

Follow the course info in Moodle – in case of changes in the teaching mode, it will be announced there.

Good luck with your studies!

 

Information e-mailed to students 17.8.2020

Welcome to a new academic year!
This email contains information about how the studies at Hanken during the autumn will be affected by the corona situation.

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The guidelines adopted in June mainly apply. The rules of procedure for studies and examination, among other things, were updated and now also include “corona provisions” in italics.

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You will be able to study remotely during the autumn, but teachers are allowed to arrange in-class teaching and students may visit Hanken as long as strict arrangements of infection prevention are observed.

If you have symptoms of a cold, you may not come to Hanken. Those who visit Hanken’s premises must follow the restrictions concerning the number of people allowed in one place, safety distance, hygiene, use of entrances, toilets, etc.

If you start having symptoms of a cold while at Hanken, you must immediately leave the Hanken premises and contact the health services for example at omaolo.fi.

If you have been on a trip abroad, you must observe the authorities' quarantine regulations and study remotely for at least 14 days. You are not allowed to come to Hanken during this time.

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Access to the Hanken premises will require a Hanken key throughout the autumn term. The degree students’ and the international exchange students’ keys will start working again on 17 August 2020. Use your own key as you enter the building. You may not open the door to anyone else.

Other students will not have access to the Hanken premises, unless an exception has been agreed in advance, for example for an examination. In such cases, a caretaker must be present and must have been informed that the persons in questions should be admitted.

The two-metre safety distance rule applies in all Hanken facilities. Please use the stairs. If you need to use the elevator, please note that only one person at a time is allowed in the elevator.

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Please check the Hanken website for guidelines regarding teaching and examination during the autumn term. On the same web page, you can also find other up-to-date information about Hanken’s services for students during the autumn.

The course descriptions in Oodi do not take into account the remote study mode. You can find the current information on each course in Moodle and in Schema. The plans for teaching period 2 are expected to be ready at the beginning of September.

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  • Hanken’s student service points reopen this week and will be open as follows:

Helsinki: Tuesday−Thursday 11:30−13:00

Vaasa: Monday and Friday 9−11, Tuesday−Thursday 11:30−13:00

You are welcome to visit us in short study-related matters. However, we primarily recommend students to contact us electronically by emailing studyinfo@hanken.fi.  Official transcript of records and certificates of enrolment can be ordered by filling in this form. 

  • Study counselling is offered remotely.
  • Quantum is open but requires booking in advance and that you follow the strict safety instructions.
  • The computers in the computer rooms are available to students as of 17.8.2020. The number of spots is limited. Each user is responsible for ensuring that hygiene regulations are followed.
  • The Vaasa City Library is open and offers services according to their own instructions.
  • In Helsinki, the Hanken Library will open for degree students and exchange students on 17.8.2020. The lending service will be open 9-16 and half of the self-study spots will be in use. In addition, there will be some self-study spots in rooms 307 and 308.
  • Hanken’s restaurant in Helsinki will open on 25.8 and the one in Vaasa on 27.8.2020. The restaurants will follow the authorities’ regulations regarding serving and seating.

 

You are welcome to contact corona-info@hanken.fi if you have any questions. We hope that you have had a nice summer and that we can now kick off the autumn with new energy! 

Information e-mailed to students 16.6.2020

In this email we inform you about Hanken’s operations in summer and autumn 2020, e.g. guidelines for teaching and examination. The guidelines mainly concern teaching in period 1. We also have some important information for those of you who wish to apply for a degree certificate by 31.7.2020. 

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If you have completed all your studies, please apply for your bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree certificate no later than on 31 July 2020. Note that you must have completed all your studies by 31 July (and you must have written the maturity test), but all studies do not yet need to appear on the transcript of records. Please observe that you will not receive the physical degree certificate until 24 September 2020. Read more and apply for the degree certificate here

If you plan to submit your master’s thesis and apply for your degree certificate by 31 July 2020, you must have written the maturity test by 31 July and you should sign up for the maturity test no later than on 28 June - read this!  

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You will be able to study remotely during the autumn, but teachers are allowed to arrange in-class teaching and students may visit Hanken as long as strict arrangements of disease control are observed. 

If you have symptoms of a cold, you cannot visit Hanken. Those visiting Hanken’s premises must follow the restrictions concerning the number of people allowed in one place, hygiene, use of entrances, toilets, etc. 

The course descriptions in Oodi do not take into account the remote study mode. You can find the current information of each course in Moodle. 

Guidelines regarding teaching: 

  • Physical presence during teaching is not mandatory 
  • During in-class teaching, the number of students allowed to be present will be restricted 

Guidelines regarding examination: 

  • Examinations will mainly be arranged remotely. 
  • In-class exams can be arranged during lessons, but it should always also be possible to take a remote exam. 
  • Examinations can be arranged as e-exams in Examinarium as of 1.9.2020. 

Guidelines regarding student services:  

  • Study counselling will be offered remotely. 
  • The computers in Quantum continue to be available through a reservation system. 
  • The computers in the computer rooms will be available to students as of 17.8.2020. The number of spots is limited. Each user is responsible for ensuring that hygiene regulations are followed. 
  • The Vaasa City Library is open and offers services according to their own instructions. 
  • In Helsinki, the Hanken Library will open for degree students and exchange students on 17.8.2020. The lending service will be open 9-16 and half of the self-study spots will be in use. 
  • You can find a summary of the services to students that Hanken provides in Helsinki and Vaasa during the summer 2020.  

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The rules of procedure for studies and examination have been updated and now also include provisions that apply for the course of duration of the exceptional circumstances. In the rules of procedure, the "corona regulations" are in italics

The rules of procedure also include new guidelines for the scope of the master's thesis (30-35 pages of content) and for the master's thesis (60-70 pages of content). Read more here.  

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You are welcome to contact corona-info@hanken.fi if you have any questions. During summer, the response time might be a bit longer. We will continue to monitor the situation and update as needed, but if there are no changes before August, the info e-mails will now take a summer break. 

Enjoy your summer! 

 

Information e-mailed to students 4.6.2020

In this email we inform you about Hanken’s operations in the summer and autumn 2020. 

A virtual degree ceremony will be held on Wednesday 24 June at 15.00. The event is for students who have received their bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree between March and June 2020. An invitation with more information will be sent to the graduates by email. 

Teaching and examination during the summer will be arranged remotely. During the autumn semester 2020, you will be able to study remotely, but in-class teaching will also be possible to a certain extent. 

 
The entrance doors to Hanken will remain locked during the entire autumn semester 2020. The degree students’ and international exchange students’ keys to Hanken will start working again 17.8.2020. Use your own key when you enter the building. You may not open the door to anyone else. For the time being guests are not allowed. The log of who has entered the building will only be monitored if the authorities need to see who has visited the building in case of infection detection.  

Always wash your hands or use hand sanitiser when you enter the Hanken building. If you are ill or a member in the same household shows symptoms of a cold you are not allowed to come to Hanken to study. 
      
The two-metre social distancing rule applies in all Hanken facilities. Use of stairs is recommended. If you need to use the elevator, please note that only one person at a time is allowed in the elevator. The Hanken premises may be divided into sections where one section is for students only, and other sections for faculty and staff only. 

If you have been travelling abroad, you should study remotely for 14 days. You are not allowed to come to Hanken during this time. 

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Quantum is open with compulsory pre-booking and under strict safety rules. More information on how to access Hanken’s databases and how to access Quantum during the pandemic can be found here.  
 
The Library takes reservations for books and arranges for safe pick-up (check the library website for further instructions). As of 17.8.2020, the library will be accessible with a Hanken key. 
 
Examinarium is closed until further notice.  

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You can contact corona-info@hanken.fi if you have any questions. The messages are read by staff representing study and staff matters, security issues, events and the rector's office.  

Have a nice summer! 

 

Information emailed to students 14.5.2020

In this e-mail we inform you about the possibilities to borrow books from the library and access the databases in Quantum.

Hanken will carefully and gradually open up some operations after being closed down for about two months. Hanken’s library in Helsinki has for a few days now taken reservations for books and, as of 14 May 2020, the reserved books can be collected from Hanken’s main entrance. Vaasa City Library and Tritonia also now offer limited lending services.

The databases in Quantum (login to view page) are partly accessible remotely and partly only on specific physical computers. As of Monday 18 May 2020, the computers at Hanken will be accessible through a booking system. There will be safety precautions, a limited number of visitors allowed at once, and cleaning in between visits. Please note that you may only visit Quantum if you have made a reservation in advance and you must follow the safety instructions (login).

Otherwise, the Hanken premises will largely remain closed for the students and both studies and examinations will continue to be done remotely until 31 July 2020. You will not be able to access the Hanken premises with your own key. If you have been granted access to visit Hanken, you will be let in. If you belong to a risk group, we recommend that you consider other options for obtaining material than visiting Hanken.

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The plans for the autumn semester are made in uncertainty about how the epidemic will develop and what measures will be needed. Through the responses to the student union's survey on how the corona virus has affected the studies, we know that many students are longing to return to Hanken and a physical study environment with social contacts. We also know, e.g. through questions that have been sent to corona-info@hanken.fi, that some students – especially students who belong to or have family members who belong to a risk group – are worried about having to attend any type of public gathering. 

We do not know what the autumn will look like. Therefore, the teaching in the autumn will be planned so that the courses can be offered remotely, but at the same time, the curriculum will be planned so that it will be possible to offer normal face-to-face teaching if circumstances allow. We will inform you about new guidelines when available.

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If you need some help with time management or study motivation, or you experience anxiety or uncertainty, you can make an appointment for a discussion with the study psychologist, the student pastor or a coach

 

Information emailed to students 23.4.2020

In this email we inform you about courses offered during the summer and plans for the autumn semester, among other things.

New forms of examination have been planned for the majority of the courses for which the planned exams have been cancelled (as of 13 March 2020). Students will be informed about the new arrangements through the course pages in Moodle. NB! Under no circumstances should you unregister from your courses in Moodle, since all your assignments, exams and grades on the course will also disappear!

Those of you who are graduating and have not yet received your degree certificate can direct the employer or educational institution wishing to confirm your degree to verifications@hanken.fi. The study administration will answer the verification requests. In the degree application form, we ask you for a private email address and will contact you using this address when the degree certificates can be distributed!

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On 22 April 2020, the Education Council discussed, among other things, the course offering during the summer and plans for the teaching in the autumn.

Since a larger number of students than usual are expected not to have a summer job this summer, the Student Union has expressed a wish for increased possibilities for summer studies. The subjects will respond to the demand and plan to offer more courses during the summer than originally planned. All courses offered during the summer will be possible to complete remotely. The information about the courses offered during the summer will be updated in WebOodi no later than 6 May 2020, i.e. before the registration deadline for the first summer courses.

The Education Council also discussed how the teaching in the autumn semester should be planned since it is still unclear to what extent things can be expected to be normalised before the start of the academic year. The Education Council found that the teaching in the autumn must be planned so that the courses can be offered remotely. The curriculum should however be planned so that it is also possible to offer normal face-to-face teaching if circumstances allow. For courses offered in English and targeted also at international students, the examination is to be arranged as remote examination. For courses offered in Swedish, there must be a readiness to conduct the examination remotely if the exceptional circumstances continue.

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The Student Union has sent you a survey on how you are experiencing this period of remote studies – and we want to remind you to fill out the survey no later than 29 April 2020!

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Studies at Hanken will be conducted remotely during period 4, at least, and the exam week 11-16 May is cancelled. A new decision regarding the situation with remote studies will be announced on 6 May 2020.

Rector will have an information session for faculty, staff and students on Wednesday 6 May 2020 at 14:00-15:00 (the link to the event will be sent later). If you have any questions, please send them in advance to corona-info@hanken.fi. Please write “Rector’s info” in the subject field. 

Information emailed to students 9.4.2020

After four weeks of studying from home the approaching Easter holiday may make you feel more lonely than usual. If you want support and someone to talk to, you can book a time for coaching offered by Hanken, the study psychologist or the university chaplain through our website. The university chaplain is available also during the holiday!

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Hanken’s goal is to make sure that nobody’s plans for the future are affected by the School’s forms of examination.
On 7 April 202o, the Education Council of Hanken approved Guidelines for examination during the state of emergency caused by the coronavirus pandemic in spring 2020. The aim of the guidelines is to support the teaching staff with their choices and decisions regarding remote forms of examination. Below you can find a summary of the guidelines:

  • The examination of the spring semester courses, and the re-takes of the exams for the autumn semester courses that have been cancelled in spring 2020, will be arranged remotely in an appropriate manner. The examiner plans how the examination is conducted and informs the students and the study administration of the amended examination.
  • Equal treatment of the students must be ensured regardless of different examination forms. Equal treatment means a ban on arbitrariness and a demand for equal treatment in similar cases, with the ambition of de facto equality.
  • The students are responsible for not cheating, for being truthful about their identity, for not giving away their passwords, and for following instructions on what is an individual task and what is done in groups. The examiner may, for example, require the students to keep the camera turned on and show an ID, or request a reflection video as a complement to other forms of examination. The action plan against academic dishonesty applies as usual.
  • In exceptional cases, the assessment may be changed to simply pass/fail. The amended grading scale must be notified to the students and the study administration in advance. The same grading scale should nevertheless apply to all examination opportunities for the same course.
  • As usual, students may submit a request for rectification—at first hand to the examiner who assessed the study performance and at second hand to the Board of Appeals.
  • The new examination form must be communicated to the students no later than 14 calendar days before the time of the exam-like examination or the deadline for the assignment.
  • The examiner decides on possible registration for the examination and gives necessary instructions on the examination procedure, including allocated time and permitted aids.
  • If the examination is offered remotely in an exam-like manner (some form of test for a fixed, limited time), the rules on raising a grade and on the number of possible attempts must be followed: A student may attempt to raise a passing grade only once. The better grade always applies. Compulsory basic courses normally have three examination dates per academic year, other courses two.

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The Ministry of Education and Culture has a page with collected questions and answers (scroll down for higher education) and Kela has posted information that the exceptional situation will be taken into account when it comes to financial aid for students.

Make sure that you read your Hanken email and follow your courses in Moodle!

Stay in touch with your fellow students, set up online meetings and concentrate on distance socialising!
Take care of yourself as well as your friends and family and enjoy the Easter holiday!

Information emailed to students 3.4.2020

All teaching during the rest of the spring semester will be conducted remotely and, following the government's decision to extend the period that all educational institutions are closed until 13 May 2020, the entire exam week after study period 4 (11-16 May 2020) is cancelled. The examiners of all of the courses with scheduled exams that have now been cancelled have been encouraged to find alternative forms of examination. Information about the alternative forms of examination that replace the cancelled exams will be given shortly. Make sure that you read your Hanken email and follow your courses in Moodle!

Students at the Bachelor level who have not yet chosen their major subject should take the course Individuell studieplan during period 4. The course has already started, but you can still join it. Sign up for the course in Moodle.

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Regarding the mandatory semester abroad in the Bachelor’s degree and the Covid-19 pandemic in spring 2020, Hanken has decided that those who cannot fulfil the requirement of a mandatory semester abroad in their Bachelor’s degree may be exempt from the requirement. This also concerns internships abroad during spring and summer 2020 and the affected students are encouraged to contact the Career Services (careerservices@hanken.fi) by 15 March 2020. Please include a certificate of employment or a certificate showing that there have been initial plans for an internship abroad in spring/summer 2020.

At the moment, we do not know how the Covid-19 situation will unfold and how it will affect exchange studies in autumn 2020, but for now both students and Hanken make plans with the assumption that our outgoing students will be able to go on an exchange in the autumn. At this stage, Hanken’s partner universities are prepared to welcome Hanken students. In the same way, Hanken is preparing as normal for receiving incoming exchange students.

For students coming to Finland as well as Hanken students going abroad, it may be difficult to apply for a visa or a residence permit for the autumn 2020 since countries have closed their borders and therefore do not accept visa and residence permit applications. Students applying for a visa are encouraged to follow the information provided by the host country's embassy in Finland on their website.

In addition, we urge students to follow the information they will receive from their host university regarding registration/application to the host university, course registration, application for housing, etc. However, both outgoing and incoming exchange students are currently urged to be careful about paying, for example, rental guarantees in the host country.

The application process for exchange studies in spring 2021 is conducted as normal with deadline in June. When assessing and ranking the applications, we will take into account which exams have been cancelled and when a replacement examination has been offered.

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The deadline for applications to Bachelor’s and Master’s studies in Swedish at Hanken starting in autumn 2020 was yesterday, and Hanken received a record number of applications. We will contact the applicants directly regarding any changes as a result of the exceptional situation—the langue test will for example not be held on 14 April. For applicants applying through open university studies, we will take cancelled exam dates into account and verify when alternative examination forms have been offered. The Ministry of Education and Culture has a page with collected questions and answers (scroll down for higher education) and Kela has posted information that the exceptional situation will be taken into account when it comes to financial aid for students.

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The situation we find ourselves in is unusual on the verge of being absurd, and an additional investment in our own well-being is needed. If you want support and someone to talk to, you can book a time for coaching offered by Hanken, the study psychologist or the university chaplain through our website.

Remember to take breaks in your studies. Go out into the sun (or rain)! Remember also to take small breaks, e.g. using Break pro. Stay in touch with your fellow students, set up online meetings and concentrate on distance socialising! Take care of yourself as well as your friends and family!
 

Information emailed to students 24.3.2020

In this email we will answer some more questions asked by students through corona-info@hanken.fi and give some new information related to the current exceptional circumstances.

All exams are cancelled until 8 May 2020, i.e. during the period that all teaching is done remotely. Decisions regarding the replacement of the cancelled exam dates and about the exams following P4 will be made when we know how the situation evolves. We can then try to make an assessment of whether it will be possible to arrange exams towards the end of the spring semester. The digital exams (e-exams) are also cancelled until the Hanken premises are re-opened.

Those of you who should apply for exchange studies for spring 2021 can go on with the application process as normal, even if there are some required courses that you have not been able to complete due to the cancelled exams. When we assess your eligibility for exchange studies, we will take the cancelled exam dates into account.

Those of you whose Master’s thesis is to be approved on 6 April 2020 and who have not yet written the maturity test have been contacted regarding the arrangements for writing the test remotely. As of 1 April the maturity tests are written in Moodle at least until 8 May. Those concerned will be contacted by the Departmental secretary with further instructions.

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The application for degree certificate for the graduation date 23 April can be done according to the previously announced timetable, no later than on 26 March. The electronic application form is found here. The complete graduation timetable is found here. 

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Do you feel alone or isolated, do you find it difficult to find motivation or do you worry about how you will manage to get your courses completed? Do you think it could do good to talk to someone to get help structuring your thoughts or making a plan for how to make the distance studies work or how to advance with your thesis? 

Hanken offers coaching for students as additional support in this exceptional situation resulting from the corona virus epidemic. A coaching session may help you sort out your thoughts, allow you to talk about your concerns or insecurities, or for example make a plan for how to structure your studies and get a working everyday life in a situation where so many things have been turned upside-down. More information and how to book a coaching session can be found on the Hanken website.

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During the entire teaching period 4 (P4), i.e. 16 March – 8 May 2020, all teaching, supervision and study counselling for students will be offered remotely and/or as self-studies. You are expected to continually check your Hanken email and follow your courses in Moodle!

The study psychologist writes on the Student Union website about strategies for coping with the concern, stress or anxiety that may arise in a situation such as this.

Download the Break pro app that reminds you to take breaks!

Information emailed to students 19.3.2020

Since Wednesday 11 March 2020 when Hanken introduced an email address for questions related to corona, many things have changed. Here we have collected answers to some of the questions that we have received from students and that are still relevant.

During the entire teaching period 4 (P4), i.e. 16 March – 8 May 2020, all teaching, supervision and study counselling for students will be offered digitally or as self-studies. You are expected to continually check your Hanken email and follow your courses in Moodle!

The Hanken premises are closed for students during the period 17 March – 13 April 2020. This also means that Examinarium for e-exams and the Quantum databases will not be accessible during this time. If you need access to the databases, please contact library@hanken.fi. It is possible to get a username for remote access to some of the databases.

Many have asked about the accessibility of course books and other printed material. The teachers will, as far as possible, refer to electronic resources instead since the library is closed. Remote services are offered, you can access the electronic resources as usual through Hanna (log in!) and the chat in Hanna is open Monday-Friday at 10:00-14:00. Articles that Hanken does not have access to may be ordered, but please note that some articles might not be accessible because of copyright limitations.

Study counselling, the study psychologist, the university chaplain and other services are available also during this period of remote studies. Transcripts of record, certificates of enrolment and degree certificates will not be issued in paper form during the shutdown, but if necessary, you can get an electronic transcript or certificate. Please note that the electronic transcripts and certificates are not official documents, they are copies. We will also offer both individual and group coaching sessions in order to support you with your learning and study routines.

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The teachers have been requested to teach and, if possible, offer examination remotely, to take into account the fact that you only have access to electronic resources, that changes such as disrupted exchange studies may lead to delayed registration to courses, and that there might be a need for different forms of support. We encourage you to maintain favourable study routines with regular meal times, exercise and breaks, to keep in touch with each other, and to take into consideration that the teachers have had to plan their courses for remote studies at very short notice and that there might be some hiccups.

Kela announces that the exceptional situation caused by the corona virus may be taken into account in terms of the maximum period of study for the study grant and sufficient success in the studies. Hanken also takes into account the exceptional situation in the follow-up of study success for our scholarships.

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Our main source of information is our website. You can also contact corona-info@hanken.fi if you have any questions. The email is read by staff representing study affairs, HR, security issues, events and the Rector’s office.

We want to encourage you to follow the instructions of the authorities, keep up your courage and take the opportunity to develop your skills for distance learning and communication!

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You can apply for your degree certificate even though you cannot return any keys or library books at the moment. The graduation ceremony scheduled for 26 March 2020 is cancelled. At this stage, we expect that we can award degrees according to the announced graduation dates, and information about the awarded degrees will be sent electronically to other relevant authorities, but no degree certificates will be handed out until Hanken has been re-opened. A completed degree appears on the transcript of records.

During this period when all studies and work is conducted remotely, only unofficial transcripts of records may be obtained through WebOodi. You can choose in which language to get the transcript of records.

As of yet, no decisions have been made about the exams after study period 4 (P4), nor about the replacement of the cancelled exam dates. We strive to make it possible for the international students who have returned home to take their exams. As of next week, it will be possible to write the maturity test in Moodle. More detailed instructions are being prepared.

Avoid using the camera unnecessarily when participating in an online lecture through Microsoft Teams (or Adobe Connect); the strain on the meeting and distance learning platforms is enormous at the moment. There are some problems with the distribution of recorded lectures to everyone attending a course, but we hope to get it resolved. The IT services can be reached via help@hanken.fi, but please note that there might be a queue.

Both students and supervisors have been worried that the thesis writing process might be delayed if some of the databases cannot be accessed, that the planned graduation will be postponed or that, as a worst-case scenario, the limited study time may be exceeded. It is regrettable if plans need to be changed, but at least we can point out that this type of problems due to the exceptional circumstances will naturally be taken into account when processing applications for extending the study time at Hanken.

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We have also received questions about the admissions of new students 2020 and the language test on 14 April. The decisions concerning the joint admissions (the bachelor’s and master’s programme) are made on a national level and, at this stage, the aim is to go forward with the admissions processes as planned. Regarding the admissions based on open university studies, the situation depends on when we will be able to arrange for examinations to take place for the courses that the applicants need to complete. The application must be submitted before the deadline even if some of the studies have not yet been completed. We will inform all applicants when we have more information and decisions have been made!

The admissions process to the English language master’s programmes has been completed and the admissions for doctoral studies will go forward as planned. Hanken will contact the newly admitted students to inform them about the current exceptional situation.

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We have contacted both incoming and outgoing exchange students. Some of them have chosen to interrupt their exchange studies and will continue online where possible, whereas others will stay at the partner university. Students who, as a result of the pandemic in spring 2020, will not be able to fulfill the requirement of a period abroad as a compulsory part of their bachelor’s degree will be exempt from the requirement. The same applies if an internship abroad is interrupted or cannot even begin.

The admissions process for exchange studies during spring 2021 will continue as planned. We will follow up the situation in the world in view of those who have been granted exchange studies for the autumn semester.

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All events at Hanken until 31 May 2020 have been cancelled. Doctoral defences will be held remotely. The language test on 14 April 2020 is considered part of the entrance exams, which based on the current national information are allowed and will be held according to schedule. We will inform separately whether the language test will be held and how it will be arranged.

The study psychologist writes on the Student Union website about strategies for coping with the concern, stress or anxiety that may arise in a situation such as this.

In order to be reminded to take breaks in your studies, you can download the Break pro app.

 

 

This page has been updated on 27.6.2021.