Karelia University of Applied Sciences continues its versatile activ­ities as distance work

Karelia University of Applied Sciences continues its versatile activ­ities as distance work


On Wednesday, Karelia UAS started imple­menting studies as distance learning online due to the coron­avirus epidemic. Despite the closure of Tikkarinne and Wärtsilä campuses, teaching at Karelia UAS continues with new arrange­ments. The versatile research, devel­opment and innovation activ­ities of Karelia UAS also continue, mainly remotely, but in certain cases, work requiring special facil­ities may be imple­mented on the campus as well.

– We were able to arrange distance learning very quickly, using creativity. Of course, some refinement is still needed. Teaching and counselling are now imple­mented in other ways, including distance learning, various digital learning environ­ments and solutions, and independent studying, states Petri Raivo, the President of Karelia UAS.

The purpose of these distance learning measures is to make sure that teaching and learning will be imple­mented as smoothly as possible during the coron­avirus epidemic. Studies that require atten­dance and practical exercises will be organised during the spring term, if possible. Infor­mation on such solutions will be announced separately. There may also be some changes concerning practical training periods.

– Despite this excep­tional situation, our core activ­ities continue and, for example, the joint appli­cation for higher education insti­tu­tions began yesterday. Our degree studies, service business and projects also continue to be imple­mented from distance. Infor­mation on the upcoming entrance exami­na­tions will be announced as soon as possible.

Important services for students, such as student services and the library, serve students remotely until further notice. In addition, the services of the Student Welfare Officer are also available online. More infor­mation about the services is available at https://karelia.fi/fi/karelia/palvelut-karelian-kampuksilla

Karelia UAS actively monitors the situation with the coron­avirus and the related instruc­tions from the author­ities and acts accord­ingly. Karelia UAS follows the current preparedness plan and the instruc­tions given by the author­ities. No coron­avirus infec­tions have been discovered in Karelia UAS, but Karelia UAS is doing its share in slowing down the spread of the epidemic.