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Our blog on higher education law will keep you informed of current case-law, legal developments and other fascinating questions relating to Austrian and European higher education law. You will almost inevitably also gain an insight into our activities in this field. For many years, we have been advising and representing higher education institutions, teachers, students and students' unions, with great success.

2020

Universities and the Coronavirus

Bekanntlich waren die österreichischen Hochschulen unter den ersten Einrichtungen, die aufgrund der derzeitigen Epidemie-Situation restriktive Maßnahmen einschließlich Totalsperren ergreifen mussten. Nachstehend skizziert das CERHA HEMPEL Hochschulrechtsteam die rechtlichen Herausforderungen für Hochschulen und Studierende in den nächsten Wochen und Monaten.

Recognition of examinations – Recognition regulation pursuant to Section 78 para. 1 of the Universities Act does not in principle preclude individual recognition

The Medical University of Vienna had issued what is known as a recognition regulation applicable to those students who have switched from an old to a new curriculum, according to which provision was made for a certain form of recognition in the new curriculum for certain subjects taken under the old curriculum. The applicant applied for "recognition of all outstanding course credits" for the new study programme on the basis of the course credits already earned under the old study programme and for a declaration stating that all course credits for the first to sixth semester of the diploma study programme in human medicine have been (newly) recognised or earned. The applicant specified this in greater detail in a tabular comparison.