Information on the coronavirus (updated: 18.05.)
18 May 2020
8 May 2020
22 April 2020
In accordance with the information received from the maintainer on the 101/2020. (IV. 10.) Government Decree on measurements concerning higher education institutions and students during the emergency situation, on distance organisation of admission procedure and examinations we order as follows:
15 April 2020
Certain provisions of the 101/2020. (IV. 10.) Government Decree published during the Easter holidays apply to the questions regarding the final exams and entrance examinations, which are to be held in the higher education institutions. The ELTE Epidemiological Operative Coordinating Body turns to the maintainer regarding the clarification of certain questions in connection with the organisation of the final exams, formulated in the aforementioned decree, and will make further provisions in light of the standpoint of the maintainer.
The ELTE Epidemiological Operative Coordinating Body strongly calls the faculties to continue the preparations for the online final examinations and the development and testing of its methodology and making the online examinations a possibility as soon as they can, until contrary provisions are made.
23 March 2020
During the emergency situation due to the coronavirus epidemic, information regarding distance education, electronic administrative service, remote working and digital operational processes are collected and published in this menu. Here you can find the interim Regulations of Training and Examination for distance education as well.
15 March 2020
The ELTE Epidemiological Operative Coordinating Body announced a message to administrative staff members. This was made necessary by the fact that in order to slow down the spread of the new coronavirus, the number of personal encounters must be radically reduced. Because of that, in our university work, we create the conditions of distance learning – not only for the university, but in public education as well – and, at the same time, we change our operating processes, so that the need of personal presence can be limited to the shortest possible amount of time.
13 March 2020
Publication of the new BRIEFING was made necessary by the emergency announced by the Hungarian Government on 11 March 2020, the publication of the governmental edict on the measures to be taken due to the emergency, as well as the execution of the measures ordered by the Maintainer. With regard to the details related to student matters it contains in a unified structure elements of the call from 9 March 2020 and the briefing from 11 March 2020 in an updated (extended and corrected) list, as well as measures taken due to the domestic and international epidemiological situation.
11 March 2020
The Hungarian Government ordered epidemiological emergency situation on 11th March 2020, the following measures were taken regarding higher education in consultation with the Ministry of Innovation and Technology. The rector of Eötvös Loránd University orders a break for all students for the days of 12-13 March 2020. All students are under obligatory absence from the University from 12 March 2020 until contrary provision. Hungarian students must leave the student residence halls and travel home (international students and Cross-border Hungarian students are allowed to stay in student residence halls). The Spring break of the academic year 2019/2020 Spring semester, revising the dates published in the Academic Calendar, is rescheduled to 16-22 March 2020 for students. Until contrary provision, the whole University continues its educational activities in the form of distance education from 23 March 2020. Except for the educational activities, which requires the presence of the students, the operation of the university will continue and teachers, researchers, and members of the administrative staff are obliged to continue working during the ordered Rectorial break and the Spring break, as well as in the period following these. Further details can be found in the following document.
9 March 2020
The Epidemiological Operative Coordinating Body (in official Hungarian abbreviation: JOKT), established by the 3/2020 (II.28) Joint Directive of the Rector and the Chancellor of the University, based on its authorisation in the Directive, sums up in this BRIEFING all obligations and calls each University Citizen of ELTE is required to adhere to and consider due to the spread of the new type of coronavirus (henceforth: coronavirus) disease and its confirmed emergence in Hungary.
This BRIEFING includes, in a unified structure, the updated (amended and refined) list of measures of the call published earlier (5th March 2020), as well as new measures made necessary by the domestic and international epidemiological situation. The Epidemiological Operative Coordinating Body of ELTE is going to update this BRIEFING in accordance with the changes of the epidemiological situation. The relevant status of the BRIEFING and its interpretation regarding the details can be followed (downloaded) here:
5 March 2020
With regard to the fact that the turning-up of the newly detected coronavirus in Hungary was confirmed on 4th March 2020, the Epidemiological Operative Coordinating Body (in official Hungarian abbreviation: JOKT), authorised by the 3/2020 (II.28) Joint Directive of the Rector and the Chancellor of the University, released the following orders you can download below.
28 February 2020
On the 28th February, ELTE established the Epidemiological Operative Coordinating Body (in official Hungarian abbreviation: JOKT) consisting of 7 members and an advisor to coordinate the tasks in connection with the new coronavirus epidemics. Deans, Heads of institutional units and Leaders of the Students’ Union can contact the board with questions and suggestions in connection with the new coronavirus epidemics. As it is communicated in Joint Directive of the Rector and the Chancellor entering into force 29th February 2020, the students and employees of Eötvös Loránd University and other people taking part in the fulfilments of ELTE’s tasks are obliged to pay attention to the information published on the www.elte.hu website.
Joint Directive of the Rector and the Chancellor of Eötvös Loránd University concerning the University measures related to the spread of the new coronavirus disease [nr. 3/2020. (II. 28.), in effect from 29th February 2020]
26 February 2020
The University sent out a Circular on the 26th February calling upon students, employees and guests returning from Northern Italy to stay away from the University community for two weeks. People returning from China, Northern Italy or other infected areas were asked to contact a doctor immediately in case of suspicion of coronavirus infection. The help of ELTE’s occupational health care professional as an advisor was also offered. ELTE urged everybody to follow the instructions of the National Public Health and Medical Officer Service for the sake of their own and their environment’s health; and before travelling ask the Consular Services for information. The University also drew attention to the necessity of the compliance with the sanitary measures and frequent hand-washing.
29 January 2020
Eötvös Loránd University took measures on the 29th January 2020 to prevent the disease caused by the newly detected coronavirus. The students and employees were asked to pay attention to the recommendations of the WHO, the National Public Health Centre, follow the sanitary measures, the recommendation to wash hands frequently and other measures that help to prevent epidemic danger. Students and employees returning from China were asked to stay at home for two weeks; their absence is justified by the University.
Articles and calls related to the coronavirus
- Hungary curbs inbound travel, bans public gatherings over coronavirus (Reuters, 11.03.2020)
- COVID-19 (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control)
- Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak – Latest Updates (World Health Organization)