Questions about studying and working at the university
FAQs Topic: Studies
How are classes held?
Classes take place in person.
Will podcasts or online opportunities continue to be offered?
The learning content of all courses should be made available digitally or in an equivalent form.
How will people from at-risk groups be protected?
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.
How does one handle being sick? At what point should you stay at home?
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.
Topic: Working at UniBE
Are there official rules for working from home?
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.
Is there compensation for work done from home if this has been officially defined as a place of work with superiors (space, equipment, internet, etc.)?
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.
Is being physically present in the office and/or attendance at meetings mandatory?
Basically yes, exceptions are decided upon by supervisors. The guiding principle is the operational needs or the completion of tasks.
Are offices allowed to be fully occupied?
Are there recommendations for dealing with hybrid meetings, using a variety of channels, etc.?
No, supervisors must decide this themselves. There is no entitlement to hybrid meetings.