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. 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.

Hanken during the summer and autumn 2020

Please 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.

Page updated 3.6.2020.

Hanken's operations

  • Quantum is open with compulsory pre-booking and under strict safety rules. More information on how to access Hankens databases and how to access Quantum during the pandemic can be found here
  • The Library takes reservations of books and arranges for safe pick-up (check the library website for further instructions). From 17.8.2020 the library is accessible with a Hanken pass key.
  • Examinarium is closed until further notice.
  • The reception is present during weekdays from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m (Helsinki) and 8.15 - 11 a.m. and 1- 4 p.m. (Vaasa).

Information for students

Information for teachers

Information for staff

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General hygiene and prevention measures

  • Wash your hands with water and soap often and carefully, for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser if washing your hands is not an option.
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth unless you have just washed your hands.  
  • Cough and sneeze into a disposable tissue and put the tissue in the bin immediately after use. If you do not have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your sleeve, not into your hands.

See the most updated prevention instructions on the coronavirus here

Recommendations and instructions

  • 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.
  • 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.

Links to further information:

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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.

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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