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://www.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.