Information to the staff during the corona pandemic

Hanken follows the corona virus epidemic situation continuously. Here you can find the latest news on the exceptional situation that Hanken has published for staff. Hanken is following the recommendations and guidelines set by Finnish authorities.

 

  • As of 1.3.2022, we will combine remote work with working at the workplace. It is possible to share rooms if you agree on it with your roommates and the manager decides that the room is large enough to be able to keep a safe distance.
     
  • According to THL, after recovering from a corona virus infection, you can come back to Hanken when you have been symptom-free for at least two days and at least five days have passed since the symptoms began.
     
  • From 1.2.2022 and until the end of study period 4, in-class teaching can be offered, but physical presence in the teaching may not be required.
     
  • Physical attendance cannot be a requirement in study period 4 except for safely arranged in-class exams (paper exams) and exams in Exam.
     
  • We hope that we will no longer have any restrictions in the autumn 2022.

 

The guidelines (in full) that currently apply at Hanken can be found below.

The latest email that has been sent out to staff can be read further down on this page.

If you have any questions and for more information, please contact corona-info@hanken.fi.
 

Principles and guidelines due to the corona pandemic

Hanken has established principles and guidelines due to the corona pandemic. The principles and guidelines are continuously reviewed and updated as necessary in accordance with the authorities' recommendations and the infection situation in Finland.

Guidelines until 15 August 2022

The guidelines have been revised on 29.4.2022 and apply until 15 August 2022. The principles and guidelines apply to Hanken's faculty and staff, PhD students, affiliated researchers, and students.

Updated information for staff

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

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

E-mail to staff 28.1.2022
Email to staff 14.1.2022
Email to staff 5.1.2022
Email to staff and students 22.12.2021
Email to staff 24.11.2021
Email to staff 1.10.2021
Email to staff 31.8.2021
Email to staff 16.8.2021
Email to staff 23.6.2021
Email to staff 10.5.2021
Email to staff 26.3.2021
Email to staff 26.2.2021
Email to staff 29.1.2021
Email to staff 8.1.2021
Email to staff 16.12.2020
Email to staff 26.11.2020

 

E-mail to staff 28.1.2022

In this email, we summarise the most important points in the updated guidelines that Rector has established on 26.1.2022. The guidelines apply for the remainder of study period 3 and until 13.3.2022.
 
According to the authorities' instructions, we recommend remote work if the tasks allow for it until 13.2.2022 in Helsinki and 28.2.2022 in Vaasa. As before, it is still allowed to work at Hanken, but you cannot share rooms with a colleague.  

From 1.2.2022, in-class teaching may be offered, but physical attendance during lectures can still not be mandatory (applies during period 3). A maximum of half of the seats in the classroom may be filled (groups can be divided, meet in turn and / or in larger classrooms).
 
Examinations may require physical attendance at Hanken.
You can be on sick leave for five days without a doctor's certificate for covid-19 related illness (notify your manager when you fall ill). Remember that weekend days are also counted as sick days.
Only necessary business trips may be made. Business trips must be approved by the manager well in advance of the trip.

Here you can read the updated guidelines in full.

Here you can find the email sent out to the students (under the drop-down menu at the bottom of the page).
 
Have a nice weekend!

 

E-mail to staff 14.1.2022

In this email, we summarise the most important points that the corona group decided on when it convened on 13.1.2022.  
 
Remote work is recommended if the tasks allow for it until 13.2.2022. As before, it is still allowed to work at Hanken, but you cannot share rooms with a colleague.  

The teaching will be held remotely until 31.1.2022. We will get back to how it will be arranged going forward.
 
We will revise our general corona guidelines when we know if the authorities will introduce new restrictions or not. We will inform you as soon as possible after that.
 
We would also like to remind you that, as a member of staff at Hanken, you can get the corona vaccine through the occupational health care. More information on how to proceed can be found on Hanken's website (login required).
 
The email that will be sent out to the students will be published here during the day
(under the drop-down menu at the bottom of the page).
 

E-mail to staff 5.1.2022

In this email, we summarise the most important points that the corona group decided on when it convened on 5.1.2022.

Remote work is recommended if the tasks allow for it until 31.1.2022. It is still allowed to work at Hanken, but you cannot share rooms with a colleague. How the work is distributed between working remotely and working on site is to be coordinated by the managers. Do not come to Hanken if you have symptoms or have been exposed to corona.

We expect you to use a face mask at Hanken. When you are alone in your office, you do not need to use a face mask.

The teaching will be held remotely until 31.1.2022. In-class teaching can be arranged in smaller groups from 1.2.2022 for the remainder of study period 3 and those who participate in in-class teaching must use face masks. It cannot, however, be mandatory to participate on-site.

Examinations can be arranged in Exam. Paper exams may also be held on-site as long as they can be arranged safely. Mandatory presentations should also be possible to hold remotely. If the student is unable to attend due to covid related reasons, the student can apply for rescheduling or remote examination. Both the teachers and the students will get more information about this.

Hanken’s opening hours: Helsinki Mon-Thu 8–18 and Fri 8–16, Vaasa Mon-Fri 8–16. The library closes every day at 4 p.m.

Here you can read the email sent out to the students (under the drop-down menu at the bottom of the page).

The corona group will convene again on 13 January and at that point the general guidelines for Hanken’s operations will be updated.

We wish you a good start on the new term, despite the circumstances around the pandemic.

 

Email to staff and students 22.12.2021

Brief update due to the worsening pandemic situation

Due to the worsening pandemic situation and the authorities’ updated recommendations, our plans to return to more normal operations from study period 3 onwards look increasingly uncertain. Hanken’s corona group will meet on 5.1.2022 and 13.1.2022 and we will inform you of the new guidelines on 14.1.2022 at the very latest.

The exams that are scheduled to be held on site at Hanken until 16.1.2022 will be carried out with strict safety arrangements. The examinees will receive more detailed information before the exams.

Stay safe and remember to wear a face mask if you come to Hanken.

Season’s greetings!

 

 

Info emailed to staff 24.11.2021

In this email, we summarise the most important points in the updated guidelines that Rector has established on 24.11.2021 due to the deteriorating infection situation. The guidelines apply for the remainder of study period 2 and until 16.1.2022.

Remote work is recommended if the tasks allow for it until 16.1.2022. It is still allowed to work at Hanken. How the work is distributed between working remotely and working on site is to be coordinated by the managers. The number of people who are on site at the same time must be limited according to the current infection situation and the unit’s premises.

We expect you to use a face mask or visor at Hanken. When you are alone in your office, you do not need to use a face mask.

Meetings are primarily held online. If a meeting is arranged on-site at Hanken, you must keep a safe distance and use a face mask. Events with designated seats may be arranged but mingling is not allowed. No new events that would include an audience on-site at Hanken can be booked until 16.1.2022. Doctoral defences will be held online until 31.1.2022. All events must without exception be notified to events@hanken.fi.

In-class teaching can still be arranged in study period 2 and those who participate in in-class teaching must use face masks. It cannot, however, be mandatory to participate on-site.

Examination can still be arranged in Exam. The paper exams that are already planned may also be held as long as they can be arranged safely. Mandatory presentations should also be possible to hold remotely. In the event of illness or quarantine, the student can apply for rescheduling or remote examination.

The IT support in Helsinki offers limited on-site support. Contact help@hanken.fi or call 386 in case of a problem.

The Christmas parties in both Helsinki and Vaasa must unfortunately be cancelled, but you can arrange Christmas lunches in small groups.

Hanken’s opening hours as of 25.11.2021: Helsinki Mon-Thu 8–18 and Fri 8–16, Vaasa Mon-Thu 8–16.15, Fri 8–16. The library closes every day at 4 p.m.

Here you can read the updated guidelines in full.
Here you can read the email sent out to the students (under the drop-down menu at the bottom of the page).

We are still planning to return to normal operations in study period 3 (17.1.2022), but we will of course monitor the situation.

 

Info emailed to staff 1.10.2021

Revised guidelines for study period 1

In this email, we summarise the most important points in the guidelines established by the Rector on 30 September 2021. These guidelines apply during the remainder of study period 1. As of study period 2 (25.10), Hanken will open up, but already now we are easing certain restrictions.

We recommend that you use a face masks or visors in situations where many people are close to each other.

New principles on remote work are being prepared and will enter into force on 25.10.2021. Until then we will continue as before, with the difference that people who share an office are now allowed to be on site at the same time.

The restaurant in Vaasa will open on 4.10.2021. You are welcome to have your lunch at the restaurant - your support will help us to keep it open.

The pre-booking system for Quantum will be cancelled and there will be more spots available from 11.10.2021. Quantum will be closed on 8.10.2021 due to the maintenance work involved in the opening.

Here you can find the updated guidelines in full.

 

Info emailed to staff 31.8.2021

Welcome to the new academic year!

Tomorrow we officially begin the new academic year 2021–2022. There are currently still some restrictions at Hanken, but we hope to be able to open as normally as possible from study period 2, which begins on 25.10.2021. The plan is then to return to working on site at Hanken at least 2 days a week. Physical attendance at Hanken in teaching, will not, however, be compulsory during the autumn semester.

It is possible to arrange meetings with a maximum of 10 people at Hanken if you use face masks and keep a safety distance. Remember to a book large enough room in advance. It must always be possible also to participate remotely in these meetings. You are also welcome to arrange an informal gathering within your team to start the autumn term, taking the current restrictions into account.

The restaurant at Hanken in Helsinki has opened and welcomes lunch guests. If you are at Hanken, you are welcome to either eat in the restaurant or buy take-away meals. The restaurant in Vaasa is closed for the time being.

Welcome to the opening of the academic year tomorrow 1.9.2021 at 13:00. You can participate via the link on this webpage (login required).

We wish you a great start to the semester!

PS. Below you can read the email sent to the students on 31.8.2021.

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In this email, we inform you of the plans for study period 2 and welcome you to the new academic year!

 

As of 25 October 2021, when study period 2 begins, we hope that we will be able to return to more normal activities, introduce more in-class teaching and open to non-degree students. There may still be some restrictions regarding group sizes. During the autumn term, it is not mandatory to participate on site even if in-class teaching will be offered. The examination may however require physical attendance at Hanken. As of 1.9.2021, the maturity tests will be written in Examinarium.

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The restaurant in Helsinki has opened for students with a key and welcomes lunch guests. If you are at Hanken, you are welcome to either eat in the restaurant or buy take-away meals. Please remember to wear a face mask and keep a distance when you stand in line and take your food. The restaurant in Vaasa remains closed for now.

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New provisions on improving course grades
As of 1.8.2021, you can only try to get a higher grade for a completed course during the same course round, i.e. you may not retake a course that you have already passed. However, you may apply for the right to retake courses (try to get a higher grade) that you have taken between 12.3.2020 and 31.7.2021 during the academic year 2021–2022. Here you can find more detailed information about the provisions and, if relevant, apply for the right to retake a course

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Remember that you are not alone. If you have difficulty getting off to a good start with your studies, you are welcome to book an appointment with a study counsellor, the study coach, the study psychologist or the psychotherapist. The SupportStudents are also here for you.

 

The opening of the academic year at Hanken will be held on Wednesday 1 September 2021 at 13:00. Welcome to the join the event online!

 

 

Info emailed to staff 16.8.2021

In this email, we summarise the most important points in the guidelines that Rector has established on 16.8.2020.

Despite the high incidence, we will start the semester according to the plans we announced this spring. In order to insure everyone’s safety, it is important to follow the recommendations. In Hanken’s premises, we expect you to use face masks, keep a safety distance and wash your hands often, even if you are fully vaccinated. This applies at least during period 1 (23.8–24.10. 2021). If you have symptoms of a cold, stay at home and make an appointment for a corona test.

The recommendation for remote work applies at least until 24.10.2021 if your work tasks allow for it. How the work is distributed between working remotely and physically working at Hanken is to be coordinated by the managers.

The restaurant in Helsinki will open on 23 August 2021. The restaurant will follow the instructions given by the Ministry of Education and Culture for student restaurants. The restaurant in Vaasa is closed for the time being.

Below you can find the email sent to the students today about the service and plans for study period 1.

 

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In this email, we inform you how we plan to start the term and how study period 1 will be carried out.

Welcome to Hanken and the new academic year! Despite the high incidence, we will start the autumn term according to the plans we announced last spring. In order to guarantee a safe study environment for everyone, it is important that everyone follows the recommendations that are in place. When you come to the Hanken premises, we expect you to use a face mask, keep a safety distance and wash your hands often. This applies during period 1 (23.8 – 24.10.2021).

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.

Teaching in period 1 will mainly be arranged remotely, but in-class teaching in smaller groups can also be arranged. Remote options 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!

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 is limited and you must make a reservation in advance.

The restaurant in Helsinki will be open to degree students with a key in study period 1. Please note that you must wear a face mask and keep a distance when you stand in line and take your food. The restaurant in Vaasa is closed until further notice.

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Study counselling will generally be offered remotely. IT support can primarily be reached by e-mail: help@hanken.fi. The service desk for shorter study matters and IT services for degree students and incoming exchange students will be open Tuesday-Thursday 11:30-13:00.

Study counselling for exchange studies will generally be offered remotely.

Student support (study coach, study psychologist, psychotherapist, student chaplain) continues to be offered remotely. You can also contact a SupportStudent if you need someone to talk to or feel lonely.

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Get the vaccine when it is your turn so that we can increase the chance of being able to return to more in-class education and physical events!

 

 

Info emailed to staff 23.6.2021

Information to staff regarding revised guidelines due to the pandemic from period 1 (23.8.2021)
 
The general principles and guidelines at Hanken due to the corona pandemic have been updated on 21.6.2021. As we have made a lot of changes, please read the attached document. The text contains more information about, among other things:

  • remote working (more specific guidelines for remote working are in progress)
  • teaching in period 1
  • examination
  • maturity test
  • travel
  • doctoral defences

If there are changes in the authorities' recommendations before 23.8.2021, we will update the guidelines again by 20.8.2021.
Below you can find the e-mail that was sent to the students today about the services offered during the summer and the plans for period 1.

We wish you a great summer - enjoy the sun and eat a lot of ice cream!
 
 
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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!

 

Info emailed to staff 10.5.2021

Information to faculty and staff about the restrictions due to the pandemic during summer 2021

Hanken plans to open the buildings in Helsinki to degree students with a key on 23.8.2021 (students with a key in Vaasa can already now come to Hanken). Until then, we will continue as before: faculty and staff are recommended to work remotely when possible, meetings are allowed for a maximum of 6 people and you can come to Hanken, as long as you comply with the current restrictions. Rector has established updated restrictions for the summer on 7.5.2021.

As of 23.8.2021, we will enter a pilot phase. New guidelines on remote work will be given before the summer, but the current plan is that, in the future, the administration will be able to work remotely 2–3 days a week, taking into account the nature of the work and in agreement with their manager.

Below you can find an email that was sent to the students on Friday about the services offered during the summer and the plans for the next academic year.

 

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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

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!

 

Info emailed to staff 26.3.2021

Information for faculty and staff regarding restrictions as of 29 March 2021 because of the pandemic

The Corona situation in Vaasa has improved and the students’ keys will work again as of Monday 29.3.2021. Working remotely is still recommended and the remote studies continue.

Working remotely continues in Helsinki, and the buildings will remain closed for students. If the law on temporarily restricting the freedom of movement enters into force, those who need to work on site at Hanken can ask for a certificate from their manager.

Below you can find the email that was sent today to all degree students at Hanken.

Take care and remember to keep in touch with your colleagues!

Happy Easter!

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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.

 

 

Info emailed to staff 26.2.2021

Information for faculty and staff regarding restrictions as of 1 March 2021 because of the pandemic

The Hanken buildings in both Helsinki and Vaasa will remain closed for students at least until 31.3.2021, due to the pandemic situation and in line with the authorities’ recommendations. We will continue to offer limited access to Examinarium and the Quantum computers.

Working remotely is still recommended, but the personnel keys continue to function, and you may work at Hanken as long as you follow the current restrictions. The limit of a maximum of six people applies in all contexts. Remember that a safety distance of at least two meters must be kept at all times and everyone who comes to Hanken must wear a face mask.

Please note that only one person at a time may visit or work in small spaces such as offices, coffee rooms and kitchens. This means that you are not allowed to share an office.

Below you can find the email that was sent today to all degree students at Hanken.

I you missed Rector’s info on 18 February 2021, you can watch the recording here.

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

Take care and remember to keep in touch with your colleagues!

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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.

 

Info emailed to staff 29.1.2021

Hanken in Vaasa will also close for students

As the Vaasa healthcare district is now also in the stage of community transmission, we will close the building in Vaasa for students as of Monday 1.2.2021. At present, this means that the Hanken buildings in both Helsinki and Vaasa will be closed for students until 28.2.2021.

Working remotely is still recommended, but the personnel keys continue to function, and you may work at Hanken as long as you follow the current restrictions.

Below you can find the email that was sent out today to all degree students at Hanken.

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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!

 

Info emailed to staff 8.1.2021

The spring term will start remotely

Happy New Year and welcome to the new term!

Hanken in Helsinki will remain closed until 31.1.2021, in line with the authorities’ recommendations.

In the email below you can find the message sent out today to all degree students informing that Hanken in Helsinki will remain closed until 31.1.2021, and that Examinarium will to some extent be open. The Vaasa premises will continue to be open for degree students, faculty and staff.

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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.

 

Info emailed to staff 16.12.2020

New guidelines at Hanken due to the worsening corona situation (16.12.2020)

The situation with the corona pandemic is serious and the authorities in Uusimaa require remote studies and workuntil 10.1.2021. If the situation does not improve, the authorities may extend the exceptional situation.

In this email, we announce that studies and work will be conducted remotely at Hanken in Helsinki until 10.1.2021. In Vaasa, the same rules as in Helsinki are applied regarding Examinarium. If the situation in Vaasa changes, these guidelines will be revised 21.12.2020.

Remote studies only

No in-class teaching will be held in Helsinki during this time.

Examinarium is closed both in Helsinki and Vaasa

Examinarium is closed both in Helsinki and Vaasa at least until 10.1.2021.

The maturity tests will be arranged in Moodle at least until 15.1.2021.

The open university course (snabbleden) in Marknadsföringsstrategi will be transferred to individually supervisedremote 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.

The staff keys will continue to function, but working remotely is strongly recommended

Working remotely is recommended in all tasks where it is possible.

The students’ keys do not function in Helsinki

From 8.1.2021, there will be a caretaker regularly on site. The students’ keys are deactivated at least until 10.1.2021.

Hanken’s library in Helsinki only offers book pickup service

The library in Helsinki offers only book pickup service. See the library’s website for more information or contact library@hanken.fi.

IT services and student services offer support through email only

The student and IT services in Helsinki will be closed at least until 10.1.2021. The staffs’ IT questions can be sent to help@hanken.fi and the students will receive answers to study questions via studieinfo@hanken.fi.

IT support services are reduced 21.12.2020–6.1.2021. New computer, telephone or software installations will not be performed during this time.

The restaurants are closed

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

Events

All physical events in Helsinki are cancelled at least until 17.1.2021. Please contact events@hanken.fi if you havequestions.

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.

 

Info emailed to staff 26.11.2020

New guidelines at Hanken due to the worsening corona situation in Uusimaa (26.11.2020)

The corona pandemic situation in Uusimaa is serious and the authorities will require remote studies and work until 18.12.2020. If the situation does not improve, the authorities may extend the exceptional situation.

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.

These temporary guidelines apply in Helsinki:

Remote studies only 30.11-18.12.2020 and no exams in Examinarium

No in-class teaching will be held in Helsinki during this time.

Examinarium will be closed in both Helsinki and Vaasa. The maturity tests will be arranged in Moodle 30.11.2020-15.1.2021. The open university course (snabbleden) in marketing strategy will be transferred to individually supervised remote exams, while the course in financial economics will be moved to January.

The staff keys will continue to function, but working remotely is strongly recommended

If the authorities issue stricter recommendations, we will notify the staff as soon as possible.

The students’ keys will cease to function on Monday 30.11.2020

Until 18 December, those students who need to pick up absolutely necessary private belongings 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.

Hanken’s library in Helsinki only offers book pickup service

The library in Helsinki will only offer book pickup service as of 30.11.2020. See the library's website for more info or contact library@hanken.fi.

IT services and student services offer support through email only

The student and IT services in Helsinki will be closed 30.11.2020-8.1.2021. The staff's IT questions can be sent to help@hanken.fi and the students will receive answers to study questions via studieinfo@hanken.fi.

IT support services are reduced 21.12.2020–6.1.2021. New computer, telephone or software installations will not be performed during this time. Computers, telephones and programmes should be ordered no later than 7.12.2020 so that they can be handled before Christmas.

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.

Events

All physical events in Helsinki are cancelled 30.11.-18.12.2020.

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.

The situation in Vaasa

In Vaasa, for the time being, both students and staff can enter the Hanken building as normal. The situation in Vaasa is currently relatively good and Christmas gatherings can be held as long as you follow the authorities’ recommendations.

Regarding Examinarium, the same guidelines apply in Vaasa as in Helsinki.

The situation as of 19 December 2020

If the situation does not improve, the authorities may extend the exceptional situation.

Decision-making in the capital region

The Cities of Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa, the National Institute of Health and Welfare, the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa, and the Regional State Administrative Agency of Southern Finland established a regional Metropolitan Area coronavirus coordination group on 10 September 2020. In line with a regional operating model devised by Finland’s Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, the group aims to strengthen the formation of a common situational assessment and to coordinate and prepare local and regional measures.

The group consists of top management from each member organisation and is responsible for the preparation and coordination of decision-making based on a shared assessment of the situation. Each member makes decisions independently, within its own sphere of authority. The group further intensifies the close metropolitan area collaboration that has continued throughout the coronavirus crisis. The City of Helsinki is responsible for organising the group’s operations.

 

 

 

Updated 6.5.2022