UPDATE - 31/08/2020 - OFFICIAL STATEMENT

 

 

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UPDATE - 27/07/2020 - OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON THE FORM OF EDUCATION TO BE IMPLEMENTED IN THE UPCOMING SEMESTER

 

Based on the information discussed in the Hungarian Rectors’ Conference and on the basis of the recommendation of the Association of the European Universities it is advised to maintain the epidemic-preventive alert, the precaution in an adequate degree and the necessary distance-keeping.

 

With reference to the above, by the joint decision of the Rector and the Chancellor of the Univeristy of Dunaújváros, the following measures will take effect concerning the preparation of education in the first semester of the academic year 2020/2021:

 

  • In every study program, on every educational level and in every work order the education has to be organized in a digital form. The online lectures, seminars and laboratory classes can be taught in real time (stream) or in the form of a course material that includes video films, uploaded in Moodle.

 

  • The practical and laboratory classes that requires the unconditional personal attendance of the students have to be organized in class-blocks in November and in December.

 

  • With personal attendance individual or group consultations, practical lessons in the classroom set up in class-blocks and laboratory practice can be organized. In those activities the students are obliged to wear a protective mask. It is the students’ responsibility to have an own protective mask.

 

 

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UPDATE - 18/06/2020 - THE STATE OF EMERGENCY IS OVER

 

The state of emergency in Hungary ended on Wednesday, 17 June 2020.

On Tuesday, the Hungarian parliament voted on two bills on lifting the emergency and transitional rules. With the former, the Parliament calls on the government to eliminate the emergency declared by government decree. According to the other, with the withdrawal of the emergency, the coronavirus law, will also be repealed. At the same time, among the so-called transitional rules, the government has also created a new, semi-emergency legal order: this is the so-called health crisis situation.

For more details see our full article about the current situation: LINK. 

 

 

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UPDATE - 06/05/2020 - UNIVERSITY OF DUNAÚJVÁROS TO MAINTAIN ONLINE EDUCATION

 

The University of Dunaújváros decided to continue digital education. Government declaration allowed rectors to decide whether students can to visit the higher education institutions, but The University of Dunaújváros for the benefit of students, staff and people visiting the institution has decided to continue the digital education until the end of the second semester. For more details see the full article here.

 

 

 

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UPDATE - 04/05/2020 - PARTIAL CURFEW LIFTED IN THE COUNTRYSIDE

 

Dear Students,

 

According to the Government’s latest decision, curfew restrictions have been lifted as from 4 May 2020 in the territory of the country – with the exemption of the Capital and its surrounding region (Pest county).

 

What you have to know about the new regulations:

 

  • Social distancing is still obligatory
  • Every day between 9.00 and 12.00 in the morning only elder people (65+) allowed to visit the shops
  • Everyone should cover his/her face while being in a shop or using public transportation
  • All shops are allowed to be open
  • Dine-in eating at catering establishments remains prohibited, unless the establishment seats guests in an outdoor area.

 

For more details see our full article about curfew: LINK.

 

We would like to raise the attention of our students living in Budapest or in Pest County that on those territories the curfew still applies. Please note as well that the state of emergency is still in place - despite the fact that some of the tightest restrictions have been lifted.

 

IRO

 

 

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UPDATE - 10/04/2020 - PARTIAL CURFEW EXTENDED & FURTHER MEASURES

 

Below you can read an update about the coronavirus (COVID19) situation:

 

  • In the past days the number of official infections in Hungary exceeded one thousand. Now each and every region of the country is affected. County Fejér, where Dunaújváros is also located there are quite many cases compared to other regions of the country.
  • The Hungarian government extended the partial curfew that they introduced on 28/03/2020 for an indefinite time.
  • They also ordered tobacco shops also to close at 15.00 like regular shops (except like grocery stores, drugstores, markets and pharmacies). Read more about this decision HERE.
  • The local mayors now have the opportunity to apply further restrictions. And according to this in consideration of the Easter Holidays, until Monday no people are allowed to stay in the parks (like: Petőfi Liget, University’s park), public squares of the city (like Dózsa György tér, Városháza tér), neither on the lower or upper riverside. Police will use further reinforcements to watch the streets.

 

Their request towards everybody is that people should only leave their apartments if they really have to! #stayhome

 

IRO

 

 

 

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UPDATE - 27/03/2020 - GOVERNMENTAL DECISION - PARTIAL CURFEW

 

Dear Students,

According to the latest decision of the Hungarian Government curfew takes effect from tomorrow (28/03/2020) on. The restriction is valid until 11th April at earliest.

What you have to know about the regulations:

- Leaving residence in only allowed for work purposes or to serve basic needs (buying food, medicine etc.)
- Grocery stores, markets, pharmacies and drugstores remain open for the public
- Keeping at least 1,5 meters distance in public places is obligatory
- Every day between 9.00 and 12.00 in the morning only elder people (65+) allowed to visit the shops, nobody else!!

And please forget about big walks outside in groups with friends is now forbidden. It is allowed to take a short walk in the green areas, but only alone or with family members!

For more details see our full article about curfew: LINK.

Please take these restrictions as strict as it is possible. Police Officers and soldiers will check the streets and in case of violating the rules high penalty fines will be applied!

 

Take care! #stayhome

 

IRO

 

 

 

 

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UPDATE - 27/03/2020 - PROHIBITION FOR STUDENTS TO VISIT THE UNIVERSITY REMAINS IN FORCE

 

Dear Students,

We would like to inform you that, in accordance with the normative decision of the National Chief Medical Officer of the 26th March 2020, until further notice for students we will maintain the previous prohibition in regard to visiting the university in order to prevent further epidemics and its consequences.

Continuity of education is ensured by the institution in line with the newly implemented digital/online teaching.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!
 

Dr. habil András István - Rector

Kiss Ádám Sándor - Chancellor

 

 

 

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UPDATE - 20/03/2020 - FIRST INFECTED PERSON FOUND IN DUNAÚJVÁROS

 

Dear Students,

This is to officially inform you that according to the mayor of the town they found the first infected people with the corona virus (COVID19) in Dunaújváros as well. With this the current number of registered patients rose to 85, while 116 people are in quarantine with the suspicion of being infected in Hungary. The actual updated numbers can be followed here: http://abouthungary.hu/.

Do not panic, this does not help. If you pay attention to certain regulations, then you can reduce the risks. Not many things have changed from the first instruction that was sent to you in the beginning of the outbreak. Let us emphasize a few safety suggestions:

 

- Please try to avoid places where there are a lot of people and go to the streets only if it is really necessary (eg. to the shops or to the pharmacy)

- Do not travel and do not organize large gatherings, parties and do not join to other if somebody does so.

- When going to the shops / pharmacy, please respect the queue, stay at least 1, but preferably 2 meters away from the person ahead of you and ask the one behind you to do the same.

- On the street also try to keep distance from others

- Avoid common greetings among yourselves like hugs, handshakes, kisses

- Do not sneeze to the air, cover your mouth, and do it into a tissue or into your elbow-joint, avoid sneezing into your hands as this might contribute to the spreading of the virus

- If possible try to touch surfaces like doors, doorknobs, toilet flushers not with your hands but with your sleeve or with your elbows, so touching your face (which people sometimes do unintentionally) will reduce the risk of inffection.

- Regularly clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that could be contaminated with germs (like your phone, wallet, doorknobs of your apartement).

- Most importantly, washing your hands thoroughly as often as possible, especially if you have been outside of your apartment.

- +1: not to mention that if you experience the symptoms of the virus, like heavy breathing, dry coughs and/or high fever, report it immediately according the protocoll sent to you earlier.

 

We know it is not easy to stay at home almost 24/7, we are experiencing the bad side of something, that we thought it might be fun. Like no school, no work, more sleep, more entertaintment. But your health is the most important thing. Do not risk it even though the virus has proven to be more dangerous for elderly people, I am sure you do not want to be a transporter either.

Take care!

IRO

 

 

 

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UPDATE - 17/03/2020 - AVAILABILITY OF SHOPS

 

Due to the coronavirus-situation all shops are only allowed to open from 6am to 3pm, except for the grocery stores, drugstores, pharmacies, petrol stations and tobacco shops that may remain open throughout the day. So if you need anything what cannot be obtained in the shops mentioned above try to get it until 3 pm!!!

IRO

 

 

 

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UPDATE - 13/03/2020 - INFORMATION ABOUT TRAVELLING

 

Dear Students,

Let us inform you about some important news regarding to the measures of the university causes by the coronavirus and its effects on your studies.

Regarding to our previous email we sent you about traveling (10th March), the official statement you received yesterday (12th March) and referring to the recommendation of the Ministry of Foreign Affaires and Trade of Hungary we strongly urge against any international travel - until further notice!

Please, take into consideration to the fact that the transmission of the disease is exceptionally accelerated by individual travel. If you travel somewhere and come back to Hungary please, note that you should be self-quarantined for at least two weeks to minimize the possibility of the virus spread. At the moment the hostel is not able to provide the necessary conditions for the quarantine of a student which means that in case you arrive back from another country you can not stay in the hostel buildings.

There is another point of view of not to make a trip now to other countries; it is possible that in the meantime the Hungarian borders will be closed and you will not be able to come back to Hungary. Also, you need to consider the possibility of being quarantined in a foreign country.

We also would like to inform you that the organization of the distance learning is still in progress. We do not know about the type, method and timing of exams and other requirements of the classes. It is going to be announced during next week.

If you decided to go home to your family and spend this period with them in your home country please, inform us in advance! Moreover, we kindly ask you to wait until the requirements of the distance education will be provided for you (next week) before traveling home! We ask this because it can happen that there will be some tasks to do for the lessons that requires to be here. Otherwise please, let us know about the extact date of your travel and your destination as well.

And here comes the most important thing; please, note if you travel home now, you need to stay there until the end of the government-ordered emergency! Nobody knows at the moment how long this period will last, however if we can trust in the news, we are talking about months now. You can come back to the university and to the hostel only after our government says the emergency situation is over.

Dear Stipendium Hungaricum and Young Christian Scholarship Holders! I would like to inform you that the Tempus Public Foundation is going to send us an official document about how should the universities handle this new situation regarding to the scholarship holders and their monthly stipend and accomodation support. This document may affect your decision about traveling home. Of course, as soon as they send us the instructions we will let all of you know about it!

Thank you for your understanding. Should you have any questions please, let us know!

IRO

 

 

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 UPDATE - 12/03/2020 - EXTRAORDINARY INFORMATION ON CORONAVIRUS MEASURES!

 

In view of the government-ordered emergency response to the coronavirus that was issued on March 11, 2020, based on the action plan sent by the Ministry of Innovation and Technology, the University of Dunaújváros will today enforce the following measures, with maximum consideration for its students and staff:

 

1.) A Rector's education break is scheduled for the period between 12th and 14th March, 2020.

2.) The spring break will take place during next week, between 16th and 20th March, 2020. Students shall not leave the country until revocation.

3.) Based on the points 1.) and 2.) students are not allowed to visit buildings and facilities of our institution from today until the measure is revoked.

4.) From today until the withdrawal of the measure, personal study administration and other customer acceptance services are suspended, and electronic procedures will be introduced.

5.) Students, colleagues and partners will be informed through our external and internal communication channels.

6.) From the 23rd March 2020 until further notice - taking into consideration the specifics of our institution -, distance education is going to be introduced at the university.

7.) During the Rector's break, spring break, and during the distance education period, the work of our university teachers, researchers, teachers, staff, as well as project work, external professional and other assignment activities are continuous.

8.) Hungarian students are required to leave their dormitory residence at 13th March, 2020 at latest. If and where a Hungarian student has nowhere to go, based on the Rector’s consideration of equity, the student may remain in the hostel (subject to the preliminary opinion of the Student Welfare Committee).

9.) International students may continue to stay in dormitories.

10.) Receiving guest in the dormitory rooms is not allowed for our students.

11.) With reference to the Emergency Procedure all events are suspended or postponed at the University of Dunaújváros.

 

The management and operational committee of the University of Dunaújváros continuously monitor the work and briefings of the Government’s Operational Staff.

With the appropriate specialist background, our institution will continue to take all necessary hygiene and other precautions to reduce and avoid the risks of the virus.

The above provisions take effect from 12th March, 2020 until their withdrawal. We appreciate your assistance in complying with the measures!


Dunaújváros, 12/03/2020

 

Dr. habil István András - Rector                                                             

Szilvia Némethné Nagy Gellai - Deputy Chancellor

 

 

 

 

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UPDATE - 11/03/2020 - NO CONTACT LESSONS, UNIVERSITY IS CLOSED

 

Dear Student,

Based on the decision of the Hungarian Government regarding the corona virus (COVID19), the following measures will be enforced at the University of Dunaújváros from 11th March 2020, 23.59 until revocation.

The education will be continued within the framework of distance education. If there is an online course for a certain subject available in Moodle, the education will continue based on the uploaded materials. In cases where online curricula are not available, education is based on the study plan as defined in the applicable subject curriculum. We will inform you later about the type, method and timing of exams.

If you have any comments regarding the curriculum related to education, please contact the institute in writing that is responsible for the administration of your study programme

Dunaújváros, 11th March, 2020

Sincerely;

 

Dr. habil István András - Rector

Ádám Sándor Kiss - Chancellor

 

 

 

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UPDATE - 10/03/2020 - IMPORTANCE OF REPORTING ANY TRIPS

 

Dear Students,

We are receiving updates about the Corona virus (COVID19) situation each day. It is still our priority to inform you about everything that you need to know.

Please note that you will soon get a survey in Neptun that is necessary to be completed until Friday this week by all the students of the University of Dunaújváros.

Important! It is the strong recommendation and request of the institution that unitl indefinited time you should avoid travelling to other countries, especially not to those regions where multiple infections have already been registered.

If there is no way for you to postpone or cancel your trip, then please inform the International Relations Office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and the Hostel Management (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) about each trip of yours that involves crossing the border. In the e-mail do not forget to indicate the time period of your visit, the destinations and a contact address.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding!

IRO

 

 

 

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UPDATE - 28/02/2020 - USEFUL INFORMATION AND ADVICES ABOUT THE CORONA VIRUS (NCOV)

 

Dear International Students,

We received enquiries from some of you about the Corona virus (COVID19) situation, whether we do have any updates or just useful advices. We are glad for these feedbacks as this show that you do care.

 

PRELIMINARY MEASUREMENTS BY UOD

The University of Dunaújváros have done several precautional measurements in the past as the news were coming that the number of infections was remarkably growing. We have been reconciling the issue and the related institutional strategy with the responsible medical authorities. We have previously informed you that as a result a doctor has been assigned in Dunaújváros to do the necessary steps in case if doubtful symptoms occur. We have also sent a questionnaire to international students in which we tried to identify the potentially endangered students. Some teachers were given the opportunity to decide about the method of teaching during the first two weeks of the study period. Some of them took the opportunity to teach online without any contact lessons.

 

CURRENT SITUATION

We would like to emphasize that currently we are not aware of any infections in Dunaújváros, luckily as of 28th February 2020 there is no infections in Hungary at the moment. We do keep an eye on students that have arrived later for the semester for some reasons.

 

WHEN IT IS NECESSARY TO TURN TO THE DOCTOR WITH SUSPICIOUS SYMPTOMS?

It is important that simply having a running nose or hearing somebody coughing around you does not immediately mean that you must start worrying and to feel to be in danger. Be aware of your own health, but do not rush to the doctor each time after you sneezed.

However, if you know that;

- you know you have recently been to infected regions,

- you experience these symptoms: fever, cough, being short of breath, sudden feel of being weak, then you are right to be suspicious, so in such cases do not hesitate to take the necessary steps described below:

 

On workdays notify via e-mail the Hostel Manager, Krisztina Bakos (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and the International Relations Office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). They will instruct you further and send you to the designated doctor.

At the weekend notify via e-mail the Hostel Manager, Krisztina Bakos (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and  the  International  Relations  Office  (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Then go to the emergency department of the hospital. Address: 2400 Dunaújváros, Korányi Sándor u. 4-6. (the hospital’s basement).

 

MEASUREMENTS THAT YOU CAN DO

 

1.) Be up to date about the recent news about the virus. You can get live information about the infected territories here: https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/geographical-distribution-2019-ncov-cases

2.) Do not travel to places where the infection has already appeared. If you cannot avoid travelling there, register yourself at the Consular Services of your country, so that they know about your journey.

3.) If you know you have been to areas affected by the virus, the best if you remain in self-quarantine and do not visit school for 2 weeks' time. In that case contact us and your professors about this in advance.

4.) Since the virus can stay alive on different objects for longer time, washing your hands thoroughly is extremely important, especially if you have been to a public place surrounded by many people. You may want to use an alcohol-based sanitizer with 60% alcohol or higher if you can't get to a sink.

5.) Regularly clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that could be contaminated with germs (like your phone, wallet).

6.) Avoid unprotected contact with live wild or farm animals.

7.) If you cook, pay attention to thoroughly cook your food, especially meet and eggs.

8.) When you sneeze, cover your nose and mouth preferably with a disposable tissue, or sneeze into your elbow joint. Avoid sneezing into the air or into your hands as you later with touching certain things you might contribute to the spreading.

9.) Try to avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

10.) Advisable to purchase and take vitamins that strengthen your immune system against most of the illnesses and diseases.

11.) If you experience the following symptoms; fever, cough, shortness of breath, vapour, then stay at home and notify the staff of the university who can instruct you further.

12.) Pay more attention to each other during these times. If you are aware of any other persons who were in countries affected by the virus, ask them to stay at home and inform us.

13.) In case of any suspicion that you are infected, we kindly ask you to comply with the protocol and remain cooperative with the authorities.

 

Beside the above there is an official video from the World Health Organization (WHO). It is basically a Q&A session, where an expert answers to the frequently asked questions concerning the virus. I think it is quite informative. The video can be watched here: https://www.facebook.com/WHO/videos/173987924053621/

 

THINGS THAT YOU SHOULD NOT DO

 

1.) Please do not let fear or panic guide your actions, as in a sensible community it can be very harmful. Be cautious, but make sure your reactions are adequate and are in accordance with the seriousness of the happenings.

2.) Make sure that all the information you are spreading among each other are trustworthy. Do not fall for fake news and clickbait articles concerning the virus!

3.) It is your choice, but as for now there is no need to purchase food in advance for like several weeks such actions just contribute to the escalation of concerns.

4.) Don’t assume that just because someone is sneezing or coughing around you then the only explanation is that they have this new coronavirus.

5.) Don’t judge people based on their citizenship, for example if someone is from Asian descent, does not mean that that they are likely to be infected.

 

We are thankful if you read this material through and you keep the advices, instructions that it contains.

IRO

 

 

 

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UPDATE - 04/02/2020 - TEMPORARY CHANGE IN STUDENT SUPPORT

 

Dear Students,

As you may know the spreading of the Coronavirus (COVID19) is an actual, highlighted topic nowadays all over the world, which requires awareness from our side as well. The University of Dunaújváros has been reconciling the issue and the related institutional strategy with the responsible medical authorities in the past days. Based on the received feedbacks and recommendations the management of the university asked us to do certain safety measures to ensure your safety and of those colleagues working at the institution.

This is to inform you that as far as can be foreseen for two weeks, until 18th February we have to suspend the personal consultation service in case of both the Study Office and the International Office. This does not mean that you cannot reach the coordinators, they will be at your service related to all kind of matters, you can contact them directly via e-mail:

International Office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Study Office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

We would like to emphasize that currently we are not aware of any infections in Dunaújváros, luckily not even in Hungary at the moment. The sanctions are ways of precaution. The university made international students complete a questionnaire that helped us to identify potentially endangered students. A doctor has been assigned in Dunaújváros to do the necessary orders in case if doubtful symptoms occur. You are kindly asked to pay more attention to each other, and also be aware of yourself during these times and if you notice anything unconventional concerning your health, do not hesitate to contact us in the first place.

Thank you for your understanding and for your cooperation.

IRO & STO