Questions about studying and working at the university

FAQs Topic: Studies

Classes will take place in person.

The learning content of all courses should be made available digitally or in an equivalent form.

There are no longer any general protective measures and attendance is now compulsory - however, if a medical certificate is available, special arrangements can be considered.

In general, you should not come to the University with a cold or other contagious illness. If you have a mild cold, wearing a mask is recommended.

Since there is no longer a requirement to show COVID certificates, the University will also discontinue testing services as well as checks.

No, the general regulations apply.

Topic: Working at UniBE

The regulations of the Canton and the University (in german) apply: In principle, employees can work from home for up to 50 percent of one’s workload. There is no entitlement to time working from home. Working from home and its terms must be agreed on in writing with your superior.

The place of work is, in general, at the University. There is no compensation for the use or maintenance of private infrastructure in the context of working from home. There is also no entitlement to have the same equipment as is at the workplace at the University.

Basically yes, exceptions are decided upon by supervisors. The guiding principle is the operational needs or the completion of tasks.

No, the regulation is valid as of February 17th, 2022.

Yes.

Supervisors will use any flexibility possible for providing space to separate people or assign alternative tasks. If this is not possible, refer the persons to the in-house physician. If the assessment and information provided by the in-house physician is not sufficient, supervisors can also go to the Human Resources department for advice.

No, supervisors must decide this themselves. There is no entitlement to hybrid meetings.

This is to be decided by supervisors - the guiding principle is the operational needs, or the completion of tasks. There is also no entitlement to have the same equipment for working from home as is at the workplace at the university.

Data which is required must be available on the University's systems.