Only digital teaching at BI's campuses in Oslo and Bergen for the rest of the year

28 October 2020

Following new advice and recommendations from Oslo Municipality and the government, BI Norwegian Business School has decided that all teaching will go digital throughout this semester at our campuses in Oslo and Bergen.

In Oslo, all classroom teaching will be cancelled from and including Friday 30 October. In Bergen, the teaching has been digital since week 44 due to an increased number of Covid-19 cases in the region.

- We now see an increasing infection rate, and especially among young people. As an educational institution with thousands of young students, we want to support the health authorities' work to limit the infection in Oslo and Bergen, both to save lives and to increase the chances for a traditional Christmas celebration, says President Inge Jan Henjesand at BI Norwegian Business School.

Employees and students received information about the new measures Wednesday afternoon. Students who want to come to campus have been notified that it is now mandatory to use face masks when moving around the building. Employees have been told to work from home as of Friday 30 October.

The digital lectures will apply to all BI's full-time studies, part-time studies and most of the Executive programmes. BI will also shortly decide whether the traditional school exams can go as planned.

- If we all do our best to follow the new recommendations now, we can open our schools for regular teaching much quicker next year. I encourage all students and staff to follow the government’s advice and comply with all infection prevention guidelines, says Henjesand.

Since Monday 19 October, a total of 15 students at BI's campus in Bergen and 5 students in Oslo have tested positive for Covid-19. In Bergen, a large number of students are also quarantined, and more students are still waiting for their test results.

BI has implemented the necessary measures in consultation with the local health authorities. The students in question and their close contacts are followed up by the local health authorities, who also handle contact tracing.

The students at Campus Bergen will receive direct information during Friday morning (30 October 2020).

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