This page gives information about the measures taken at the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering against the spreading of the coronavirus Covid-19. For all general information concerning the safety measures of the Delft University of Technology, please visit the TU Delft Corona website.

Specific measures for the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering

Last update: 02-04-2020

Starting points faculty of Aerospace Engineering:

  1. We are not allowed to close the university or the faculty. This is prohibited by law. The university is a public place and it will remain open for the time being.
  2. We must also continue to provide education, this too is the law. For the time being, this must be done by means of online education. There is an obligation to make an effort, not an obligation to achieve results. Best effort. Until at least 1 June no on-site education will take place. We will continue to offer as much education as possible remotely. We are preparing for the possibility that we will only be able to provide online education until the end of the academic year.
  3. All corona measures will be extended until Tuesday 28 April. These include: working from home as much as possible, observing the hygiene measures and keeping a distance of 1.5 metres from each other. 
  4. Graduation sessions must also continue. Students are entitled to this. We need to see how we can facilitate this with committee members who may want to/must participate via Skype. The urgent advice is to let the graduation sessions take place without an audience; at various other faculties this is already standing policy.
  5. We will apply the 1.5 m distance rules very strictly. Our faculty Corona Crisis Team and the Management Team play an exemplary role in this.
  6. Announced measures may change or become stricter in the very short term.
  7. The Central Crisis Team of TU Delft (CCT) meets daily from 10:00. Our faculty Corona Crisis Team (FCCT) must be attuned to this. In other words, every day we have to put a time lock in the agendas and meet each other on Mondays and Thursdays; the latter can certainly be done digitally. FCCT meetings have priorities over other meetings, but if we can plan we take agendas into account.
  8. Our FCCT must apply the principles of crisis management, including: Communication (to LR Community) goes through FCCT Chairman, i.e. Dean.
  9. We must keep an eye on the ability to allow critical processes to continue. The staffing of the in-house emergency response team (BHV) is a crucial point in this respect. The BHV- coordinator checks every morning how many BHV-officers are in the building that day. In order to keep the building and facilities open, a minimum number of BHV-officers is required.