Based on the order of the Regional Hygiene Station of the Liberec Region, in connection with the current development of the spread of COVID-19, the Technical University in Liberec is going to online mode. From 29 September 2020 to 31 October 2020, direct (contact) teaching on the university premises is interrupted, with certain exceptions. In order to make it easier for not only students but also employees to find their way around this new regime, we bring you answers to the most frequently asked questions.
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How has the current teaching regime at TUL changed since the beginning of the academic year 2020/2021, i.e. from 29 September 2020?
With effect from 29 September 2020, from 0:00 am, TUL will switch to online teaching. Direct (contact) teaching is cancelled with a few exceptions. These exceptions concern individual visits to libraries and study rooms, individual consultations, testing in the presence of up to 10 people, laboratory, experimental or artistic work in the presence of up to 15 people or clinical and practical teaching and practice.
At the same time, students can participate in this course only if they are without acute health problems and have not been ordered quarantine. Details on the measures can be found at https://www.tul.cz/uredni-deska/covid-19.
By when will the university be closed?
Contact teaching is currently suspended until 31 October 2020. Depending on the development of the situation, we will decide on a possible extension, which is unfortunately probable, given the current figures.
What should I do if I am quarantined or have a positive test for COVID-19?
In order to have an overview of the current epidemiological situation at the university, immediately report the ordered quarantine or a positive test for COVID-19 via the form at https://liane.tul.cz/covid/.
What about the dormitories?
The dormitories are open and accommodate those interested.
Are the canteens open?
Yes, canteens are open normally. Measures of the Ministry of Health ordering the wearing of respiratory protection (drapes, etc.) apply. You may only leave it at the table for consumption. When moving in the canteen, keep a distance of 2 m. We recommend diners to use the entire operating time, for example, after one hour it is significantly freer in the canteens than around twelve.
How should students who are currently on study stays abroad proceed?
Follow the information sent to you continuously by the International Office of TUL (https://www.tul.cz/verejnost-a-media/mezinarodni-spoluprace/zahranicni-oddeleni-a-erasmus-kontakty), follow the instructions on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs matters of the Czech Republic, or on the website of a specific embassy in the country where you are currently located.
Will it be possible to use the services of the TUL Library in any way?
Individual visits to the TUL University Library are still possible. At the same time, extensive electronic catalogues of our library are available, you can find them at https://knihovna.tul.cz/fondy.
In addition, students and teachers can use temporary online access to the National Library's holdings through the Kramerius application (http://kramerius.nkp.cz/). You can access this application from computers outside the TUL network via VPN (http://liane.tul.cz/cz/VPN).
Why do university measures differ?
Universities fully comply with the current regulations of the government and regional hygienic stations, so the measures may differ depending on the epidemiological situation in individual regions. Measures at TUL can therefore adapt and change over time according to current developments. The main priority remains the health of students and staff.
Will the final theses be submitted only in electronic form via STAG?
Already at the moment, the electronic form of bachelor/master thesis is primary and decisive. At some faculties, paperwork is no longer submitted at all. Other faculties, on the other hand, prefer the printed form of student theses. Publishing Center of the University Enterprise Liberec, s.r.o. in the basement of building H works without restrictions and bachelor/master thesis printing and binding can be done there as usual.
I have questions about online learning, who can I contact?
Online teaching is fully in the competence of the dean of the relevant faculty, guarantors of relevant study programs and subjects. In case of ambiguity or problems, it is appropriate for students to contact the Vice-Dean for Academic Affairs and the guarantor of a specific subject.
Why hasn't the teacher sent me online tutorials yet?
Please be patient, it is a difficult situation both for the academics and students. Teachers will definitely contact you in the coming days. If the delay is long, try to contact your teacher or the head of the department by e-mail without any worries.
As a TUL student, can I participate in volunteer assistance?
We highly value our students, who offer their helping hand in this extraordinary situation and want to help in various areas as volunteers. Follow the current information on volunteering opportunities on the website of the Liberec Region or on the websites of the faculties. Thank you!
Which events does the university cancel? And will there be alternative dates?
Unfortunately, the current development of the situation affects many large events that the university organizes or participates in. E.g. we were forced to cancel TULfest, which was to informally start the academic year 2020/2021. We will publish information about possible alternative dates or events in the online mode on the website or social networks.