Important information about Coronavirus

Advice and information regarding COVID-19. Nord University adheres to the updated advice of health authorities and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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​​​November 6: Nord University is introducing stricter measures to ​​control transmission of the virus.​ ​This affects teaching and examinations at all our campuses. ​​Students must check Canvas for more information. ​

Reporting about cases of infection

If a student, employee or visitor at Nord University tests positive for COVID-19, this must be notified by calling phone number 99 36 40 00. The case will then be handled by the emergency response team. Local health authorities must contact the university through the same number for assistance in contact tracing. 


November 4: ​​​Physical sessions on session-based study programmes in 2020 are cancelled

Nord University follows the national and local advise for infection control. Based on an overall assessment of national advise and an increasing number of COVID-19 infections, the university has decided to cancel on-campus sessions on all session-based study programmes. This applies from November 9th and throughout 2020. 

The faculties will consider alternative teaching activities that can or should be arranged for the students affected to be able to achieve the expected learning outcome in their studies and receive the necessary follow-up. 

Students will receive further information from their faculty about how alternative teaching activities will be carried out.​

November 2Infection control of COVID-19 cases at Nord University

​​October 28:  Infection control of infection cases at the university​

October 27: Reduced capacity on buses in Bodø
The buses are now reducing their capacity. This has consequences for the capacity at buses to and from campus at Mørkved. Nordland County Council encourages all passengers to consider alternative transport. 

Teaching will continue as normal. Students that rely on public transport, are asked to allow extra time and consider avoiding rush hours. Students who are unable to attend mandatory teaching or professional training, must contact their student adviser. 

October 21: Guidelines for events and social gatherings
Social gatherings and events for students and employees at Nord University are allowed. 

Alcohol at events arranged at Nord University premises is only allowed at events arranged by Studentinord or by external organisers. 

Events must at all times follow the regulations from NIPH.

Augu​st 11: Help keep campus Corona-free​​

​June 6: 
Nord University's buildings are reopening. To ensure infection prevention, the reopening will happen in stages.

Updated May 28: Information about the autumn semester 2020 for new and current students

Updated May 22: Student exchange in autumn cancelled

Updated May 20: Online training in infection prevention and control at Nord University

Updated May 14: *NEW* Guide to Infection Prevention and Control at Nord University

Updated May 8: Information about teaching and on-site access for the remainder of the spring semester, including that campuses are closed to most students for the rest of the semester.

Updated April 29

Updated April 27

Updated April 8

Updated April 6

Updated April 3 at 3:40pm

  • By executive decision, the university will remain closed until May 1 2020. This means that, as with the previous three weeks, no classes will be held on university grounds. 
  • Events, conferences or teaching sessions in session-based programmes scheduled to occur before July 1 will be cancelled.

Updated April 2 at 12:40pm
Nord University announced the cancellation of all on-site events, seminars, conferences and teaching sessions for session-based programmes until July 1 2020. Read more on the Events website.

Updated March 26 at 4:00pm

Updated March 20 at 7:00pm
Rector Hanne Solheim Hansen announced today that Nord University’s campuses will remain closed until Monday, April 13, 2020.
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Updated March 19 at 3:45pm
  • Updated rules regarding work-from-home.
  • Campus closures: from 9am on Monday, March 23, access to campus buildings will be closed to students. If you have personal belongings on campus, you must collect these before this time.

Updated March 15 at 4:30pm

  • Outbound exchange students: On Saturday evening, Nord University requested that all exchange students and joint degree students return to Norway, on the basis of advice from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises that Norwegian citizens consider returning to Norway in a calm and safe manner, in cooperation with their airline/travel agent.
    Clarification: The Norwegian Government has closed the borders to foreign nationals with no pre-existing grounds for entering Norway. All Norwegian citizens, as well as foreign nationals with valid grounds, such as residency, will be permitted to return. The airports are as such not entirely closed. 
    >> NB: We ask that all Nord staff and students follow updates relating to students on the website of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (currently in Norwegian only).

Updated March 14 at 4pm

Updated March 14 2020 at 11am

Updated March 13 2020 at 4pm

Updated March 12 2020 at 6 pm

  • Nord University closed for 14 days:
    The Norwegian Directorate of Health has declared the closure of kindergartens, schools and educational institutions. The closure is valid from 1800 on Thursday, March 12, 2020 until 2400 on Thursday, March 26, 2020. 
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  • New quarantine measures for Norway from March 12, 2020:
    Everyone arriving from countries other than the Nordic countries must self-isolate for a period of 14 days, regardless of whether they have symptoms or not. This measure is retroactive, with effect from February 27, 2020. 

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