Faculty of Economics & Business - Zagreb

COVID-19: FAQ

Dear colleagues,
In order to ensure as clear and as complete communication as possible regarding the current epidemiology of COVID-19, here are the answers to some of the most frequent questions. We will continuously update you with all the important information via e-mail and official online channels of the Faculty of Economics & Business - Zagreb.

Please follow official FEB channels to stay updated:
Web: http://www.efzg.unizg.hr/en
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EkonomskifakultetZagreb
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/school/feb-unizg/
Viber: http://shorturl.at/iotu7
 
Last change made: March 20, 2020, 18:00h
 
STUDY-RELATED ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESSES

QUESTION: Are administrative services at the Faculty still available for students?
All services that support the teaching process still work in full capacity. However, considering the current situation, all contacts and communication is to be done via telephone, e-mail, website and official social media channels.

LIBRARY AND DOCUMENTATION CENTRE
Considering the current situation, until April 19, 2020, or until further notice, the library staff will communicate with students only via telephone, e-mail, website and official social media channels.

The deadline for all loaned publications will be extended until the date when the library starts working according to the usual schedule.
In the meantime, we recommend using online sources available on the library website. For all additional information, please contact:
STUDENT OFFICE
Considering the current situation, until April 19, 2020 or until further notice, the staff will communicate with the students only via telephone, e-mail, website and official social media channels.
For any information regarding undergraduate, graduate and integrated studies, please contact the Head of Student Office Robert Fišić or Student Office contact for foreign students Kristina Malešević:
E-mail: rfisic@efzg.hr, kmalesevic@efzg.hr
For any information regarding postgraduate and doctoral programmes please contact Sanja Šantek:
E-mail: ssantek@efzg.hr 

INTERNATIONAL OFFICE
Considering the current situation, until April 19, 2020 or until further notice, the staff will communicate with students only via telephone, e-mail, website and official social media channels.
International office contacts are available here:
https://www.efzg.unizg.hr/international-cooperation-15182/international-office-15450/contacts-15451/15451

THE COUNSELING AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT OFFICE
Considering the current situation, until April 19, 2020 or until further notice, the staff will communicate with students only via telephone, e-mail, website and official social media channels.
For any questions to be addressed at The Counseling and Career Development Office, please contact the Head of the office, Paulina Lučić: plucic@efzg.hr.

STUDENT CENTRE RESTAURANT
Considering the current situation and the limitations in the teaching process, the Student Centre restaurant on the Faculty premises will be closed for students until April 19, 2020, or until further notice.

QUESTION: Will there be an exam term in April?
Due to extraordinary circumstances related to the outbreak of COVID-19, all exams, midterms and other types of student evaluation and grading are postponed until April 19, 2020, or until further notice.
For all questions, please contact the Student Office:
E-mail: rfisic@efzg.hr, kmalesevic@efzg.hr

QUESTION: Will the Faculty buildings be open for students?
The entry into the Faculty buildings will not be possible for students until April 19, 2020, or until further notice.

QUESTION: How can I submit a formal request to the Student Office?
With respect to the extraordinary circumstances, the usual way of submitting formal requests is suspended.
If you have questions, please contact the Student Office:
E-mail: rfisic@efzg.hr, kmalesevic@efzg.hr
 
For possible urgent questions, please contact the Student Office via phone:
+385 1 2383130
+385 1 2383214
+385 1 2383176

QUESTION: Will I have my undergraduate/graduate/postgraduate/doctoral thesis defense?
Due to extraordinary circumstances, all thesis defenses will not be held until April 19, 2020 or until further notice.
For all defenses scheduled during that period, new dates will be scheduled in agreement with the thesis supervisor.

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TEACHING ACTIVITIES AT THE FACULTY
 
QUESTION: Will teaching activities be held at the Faculty of Economics & Business?
Until April 19, 2020, or until further notice, all teaching activities will be held online to allow students to study from home. During this period, any form of teaching that includes physical contact (teaching in the classroom and/or office hours) will not be permitted. 
 
QUESTION: How will teaching activities be executed in the forthcoming period?
Until April 19, 2020, or until further notice, all teaching activities will be held online to allow students to study from home. During this period, any form of teaching that includes physical contact (teaching in the classroom and/or office hours) will not be permitted. 
The latter means that all instructions and course tasks will be assigned to students using Google Classroom and/or Merlin-Moodle.
By completing those tasks, students will be considered to have successfully completed all the requirements for specific teaching units.  For any further questions, please contact your course instructors or Vice Dean for education and students, prof. Bozidar Jakovic: bjakovic@efzg.hr.

Additional instructions for students for using Merlin platform are available here:
https://www.srce.unizg.hr/en/system-merlin

Additional instructions for students for using Google Classroom are available here:
https://support.google.com/edu/classroom/answer/6020297

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GENERAL QUESTIONS RELATED TO COVID-19
QUESTION: What steps is the Faculty of Economics & Business - Zagreb taking regarding the current COVID-19 situation?
Our top priority is the protection of the health and interests of our students and employees of the Faculty of Economics & Business Zagreb. Therefore, we suggest that you, for your own safety and health, adhere to the recommendations of the Crisis management team of the University of Zagreb. In accordance with the recommendations, the Faculty of Economics & Business Zagreb has made the following steps:
  • thorough and continuous cleaning and disinfection of all rooms and areas of the Faculty premises
  • specific instructions were given to all employees and students, especially to chronic patients, pregnant women, and persons who resided outside the Republic of Croatia within the last 14 days.
  • an instruction was given to all teaching and non-teaching staff that, effective from March 13th 2020, that all business trips abroad are cancelled until further notice.
  • all teaching activities will continue online until April 19, 2020. Online teaching will be executed via e-learning platforms such as Google Classroom and/or Merlin-Moodle.
In addition, we are emphasizing the importance of regularly and thoroughly washing and disinfecting our hands and following all other recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health.
 
QUESTION: What is self-isolation?
Self-isolation means avoiding close contact with other people, i.e., complete separation from the public and the household, which includes absence from work, University and other duties. The person in self-isolation is obliged to measure their body temperature once a day and to be in daily contact with an epidemiologist. In case they exhibit symptoms (cough, sneezing, sore throat, fever, shortness of breath), they should not go to the doctor on his own but should report their symptoms to the epidemiologist by telephone.
Read more about self-isolation here:
https://www.koronavirus.hr/what-is-self-isolation-and-how-to-carry-it-out/212

QUESTION: Do I have to be in self-isolation if I have been travelling outside Croatia?
We all prioritize protecting the health and interests of our students and employees, and you are required to follow the instructions of the Crisis management team of University of Zagreb to protect yourself and the people around you.  
QUESTION: Do I have to go into self-isolation if I suffer from a chronic illness?
We all prioritize protecting the health and interests of our students and employees, and you are required to follow the instructions of the Crisis management team of University of Zagreb to protect yourself and the people around you.

If you have not been out of the Republic of Croatia within the past 14 days and are a chronic patient or pregnant woman, you do not need to be in self-isolation, but it is recommended that:
  • All students suffering from chronic illnesses and pregnant women, 14 days after the decision (March 12, 2020) should work from home and inform the Vice Dean for Teaching and Students Božidar Jaković via e-mail: bjakovic@efzg.hr.
  • Students are kindly asked to fill out the following online form.

QUESTION: How do I know whether I have a chronic illness?
Chronic illnesses represent a leading public health problem in all developed countries of the world. The ageing population, modern way of life, urbanization, industrialization and unhealthy lifestyle habits (smoking, sedentary way of life, unhealthy diet, etc.) all contribute to it. Chronic illnesses may include cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, chronic respiratory diseases, etc.
If you are unsure whether you have a chronic illness or you have specific questions regarding your general health situation, make sure to contact your doctor (general practitioner).