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Education in times of Corona

For now our education is taking place as it has been. Partly online, partly in small groups with students and lecturers at one of our locations. Contact with students and colleagues is ensured by seeing and speaking to each other online, and if necessary, working on location. When visiting a location, your safety and everyone's safety is key, which is why we have taken the necessary measures everywhere. You can find more about this under the heading 'On location: measures and facilities'. It is very important to us that you feel at ease.

All our buildings are open again from September 2020. Earlier we also communicated that because of the 1.5 metre measure we can use on average about 40% of our normal capacity in the buildings. So most education will still take place online. For this reason, after consultation with the deans, scheduling staff and the central participation bodies, we have decided to divide the locations and rooms into clusters for the new academic year. Institutes, service departments and research centres will make joint use of one cluster of locations. In this way, students and staff will be more often present at their familiar locations.


Grouping of clusters:

Cluster locations Museumpark, Wijnhaven 99-101, Wijnhaven 103-105 and Wijnhaven 107

  • School of Communication, Media and Information Technology (CMI)
  • School of Teacher Training (IVL)
  • School of Social Work (ISO)
  • Rotterdam Academy (RAC)

Cluster locations Kralingse Zoom, Posthumalaan and Max Euwelaan

  • HR Business School (HRBS)
  • Rotterdam Business School (RBS)

Cluster locations Academieplein, Rochussenstraat, floors 1-6

  • School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (EAS)
  • School of Built Environment (IGO)
  • School of Health Care (IVG)

Pieter de Hoochweg

  • School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (EAS)
  • School of Built Environment (IGO)

Cluster locations Blaak 10, Wijnhaven 61 and Karel Doormanhof

  • Willem de Kooning Academie

Location Rochussenstraar, floors 7-15

  • Service Departments

RDM Innovation Dock

  • School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (EAS)
  • School of Built Environment (IGO)

RDM Droog Dok

  • School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (EAS)
  • School of Built Environment (IGO)

Location STC

  • Rotterdam Mainport Instituut

Use of Satellite locations
The satellite locations with which we collaborate on location, such as Bluecity, Galatestraat, Rotterdam Science Tower and Wijnstraat, will also be put back into use in accordance with existing agreements with institutes, research centres and CoEs. These only have one functionality: conversion from online to offline education. The exception to the rule is the sustainability factory in Dordrecht which can also be used for graduation and educational activities in practical workplaces, small-scale education 1st year students and 1 on 1 guidance of students. For the Sports Centre EUR the rules of the Erasmus University apply.

Only work aimed at teaching and supervising students takes place on location. Working from home is the norm for all other tasks; we strictly adhere to this standard. Only those activities that, due to the nature of the activity, must take place on location, such as supervision, maintenance, salary payments, et cetera, may take place on location. The director/dean of the institute or department assesses whether this is the case. 

All other activities must take place from home, online. This also applies to research activities. If a staff member believes that he or she has to work on location for another reason (for example, employees who are unable to work from home due to circumstances), he or she can submit a request to the director, who will make a decision.

Brainstorming sessions, trips, team building and informal gatherings (such as get-togethers or receptions) may not be held in person until the autumn break.

Meetings are held digitally, unless it is impossible to hold these consultations online. It has been determined nationwide that research activities will not take place on location. As far as we are concerned, an exception can be made for activities in which laboratories and practical spaces are necessary. Coordination takes place with the manager.

Practical considerations (for example: all participants are already present on location anyway) are no reason to allow a meeting to take place on location instead of digitally.

In the case of activities not organised by the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, for example, a course at an external location, the organiser's measures apply, who is also responsible for compliance.

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