Corona information from the Faculty of Arts

Keep updated

The university is monitoring the development of the coronavirus epidemic and the authorities' guidelines, and there is ongoing clarification of the many questions in connection with the reopening.

Therefore it is vital that you keep yourself updated. In addition to the information on this page, please keep yourself updated here:

Have you tested positive for COVID-19?

Fill out and submit AU’s COVID-19 form to notify your local studies administration office.

ACCESS TO BUILDINGS

Access to communal facilities in Arts buildings

13 August 2020

From Monday 29 June 2020, you can once again use the communal facilities at Arts, such as libraries, study areas, reading rooms and group rooms. The doors will be open between 7:30 and 17:00 – outside these hours, you must use your key card.

From 10-23 August reading rooms and libraries in Aarhus may only be used by students who have exams in August.


To ensure that our return to the Arts communal areas takes place safely for everybody, there are a number of things you must know and do:

  • If you feel ill and/or have symptoms of COVID-19, you must stay at home
  • Maintain good hand hygiene – use hand sanitizer/wash your hands:
    • when you arrive on campus
    • when you arrive at study areas, group rooms and reading rooms, etc.
    • throughout the day when you are on campus
  • Observe the guidelines for how many people are allowed to be in a given room
  • Observe the distance requirement (1 metre)
  • If you use shared tools/equipment, ensure you clean your hands and the tools/equipment each time you use them
  • Wipe down the table and the chair armrests every time you leave a table.

In each communal area, there will be:

  • A sign to say how many people can be in the room
  • A sign displaying the Danish Health Authority's advice on preventing the spread of infection
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Disinfectant for wiping down tables and other fixtures

Communal contact points will be cleaned every day. These include:

  • door handles
  • door frames and the area of door around the handle
  • switches and card readers
  • tables
  • chairs – back rests and arm rests
  • hand rails
  • dispensers

There will be an increased focus on the cleaning of toilets – especially those in busy areas.

Hand sanitizer and disinfectant bottles will be refilled daily. If you notice that a hand sanitizer or disinfectant bottle needs refilling, please contact the cleaning manager – you can find the relevant contact information here

EXAMS AND REEXAMS SUMMER 2020

Changing the format of exams that require your physical presence

19 June 2020

At Easter this year, all the students received an email from the pro-rector stating that she had asked the boards of studies to change this summer’s exams so they can be conducted without requiring you to attend in person. Written home assignments, portfolios and theses can be done without attending in person, so they will not be affected.

In a letter from 27 May to all students at the Faculty of Arts, the Vice-Dean stated that the faculty is sticking to the exam plans that have already been announced during phase two of the reopening process. Read more in the Vice-dean's letter to students, 27 May 2020.

Exams at the Faculty of Arts, summer 2020

The format of exams that normally require your actual physical presence (oral exams, on-site exams and exams that involve social or practical interaction) has been changed. There are two different kinds of changes: a practical change making it possible to conduct oral exams via Zoom; and a change which alters the description/form of the exam concerned. Any changes in the description/form of your exams are described in emergency academic regulations.

If your exam has been changed so it can be conducted via Zoom, the course description in the course catalogue will be unchanged and you can find the dates of your exams in your exam timetable.

If emergency academic regulations apply to your exam, this will be shown in the course catalogue. The title of the course and the text in the course catalogue will reveal any changes. The description of the purpose and academic objectives of the course have not been changed. Only the description/form of the exam has been changed.

Remember to check your exam timetable, which will be updated if your exam has been changed.

 

NB: As the form of examination for ordinary and re-examination is not always the same, there may be courses where only the re-examination has required a change of format. Therefore, you should be aware that your re-examination may have been changed, even if your ordinary exam was not.

Tutorials, support and guidelines

Find more information and guidelines about online exams.

Reexaminations from earlier semesters

If you have registered for one or more re-examinations for the summer exam, you should be aware of whether your re-examination normally requires physical attendance (oral exams, on-site exams and exams that involve social or practical interaction). If this is the case, your re-examination will be changed this semester to ensure that it can be conducted without requiring you to attend in person.

  • In some cases, it has been necessary to change the exam description. In these cases, emergency academic regulations has been set up, which you can find in the course catalogue. Please note that you do not need to check course page from the semester where you followed the course, but instead search for the course title and delimit the search to period: "Summer" and Year: "2020". Select the course called "course title + Emergency academic regulations Summer 2020".

    No changes have been made to the description of the purpose of the course and the academic objectives for the course. Only the exam description/form of examination has been changed.
  • In other cases, the re-examination is 'practically changed, making it possible to conduct oral exams via Zoom. In this case, there will be no emergency curriculum, but you must, on the other hand, check the exam dates in the exam schedule for your degree programme and the form of examination in your academic regulations.

Special examination term and conditions

If you have previously been granted dispensation for special examination conditions in connection with the original form of examination (described in the academic regulations), it also applies to the modified examination form.

If this is the case, you will receive a new decision, so that the dispensation you have been granted matches the modified form of examination. This means that you should keep an eye on your e-box.

Emergency academic regulations at the Faculty of Arts

Both students and teachers have been included in the process of changing exam formats and approving emergency academic regulations via the democratically elected bodies which are normally involved (degree programme boards and boards of studies).

The goal has been to find the best possible way of replacing the exams that should have been conducted this summer. In some cases, this required the approval of emergency academic regulations.

 

These emergency academic regulations describe specific, necessary changes in exams which cannot be conducted during the current lockdown. Emergency academic regulations change as little as possible, and the original academic regulations apply as normal apart from any specific changes. The emergency academic regulations are temporary, and the course catalogue shows when they come into force – and when they no longer apply.

Emergency academic regulations are approved in the same way as ordinary academic regulations (first by the degree programme board, then by the board of studies, and finally by the dean).

 

Emergency academic regulations can be accessed in the course catalogue. Each course that has been affected will have a new page in this catalogue.

Timetable for the process at the Faculty of Arts

  • 15 April: Arts Studies Administration has drawn up a list of exams in the spring of 2020 that require students to attend in person.
  • 15 April: Process timetable approved by the Arts Forum forEducation
  • 15 April: CUDiM has drawn up a catalogue of ideas for changing exam formats based on unchanged academic objectives and various specific exam strategies.
  • 15 April: A template for describing emergency academic regulations with new exam formats has been filled in for each course affected. This template shows the academic objectives, purpose and current exam format, as well as a proposal for a new exam format based on CUDiM’s ideas.
  • 15-22 April: Each head of department and chair and vice-chair of a degree programme board has drawn up specific recommendations for each of the courses affected in their department, as well as considering whether there might be any other courses which would find it difficult to conduct exams during the lockdown.
  • 24 April: All the recommendations have been discussed and approved by the relevant degree programme board.
  • 29 April: All the recommendations have been discussed and approved by the relevant board of studies.
  • 30 April: The emergency academic regulations have been considered and approved by the dean.
  • 1 May: The emergency academic regulations are published in the course catalogue.
  • 1 May: The exam timetables have been updated.
  • 5 May: Guidelines regarding the use of Zoom for oral exams have been drawn up and published.
  • 5 May: Co-examiners from the various bodies of external co-examiners are informed of changes in the specific exams in which they are involved.

Guidelines for students who are going to an exam with physical attendance

May 26 2020

 

Guidelines for teaching and exam activities for students who have been given the opportunity to complete their courses and take examinations with a physical presence.

(Check your exam schedule if your exam is being held online or with a physical presence)

General

  • If you feel ill and/or have mild symptoms of coronavirus infection you must stay home from work. If you have coronavirus symptoms you should remain at home until you have been without symptoms for 48 hours.
  • Students in a high-risk group must be offered the opportunity to participate in all exams online in the 2020 spring semester.
  • If students in a high-risk group want to participate in classes on campus or participate in exams on campus, they must contact their studies administration office for assistance.
  • When arriving at the workplace, you must wash or disinfect your hands.

The rules below are based on the guidelines approved by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science

  • The authorities’ instructions to maintain a distance of at least one metre in public must be complied with.
  • In situations in which there is increased risk of infection through respiratory droplets, or where additional precautionary measures are is advisable out of an abundance of caution, a minimum distance of at least two metres must be maintained. This applies to the following situations:
    • In the classroom, there must be at least two metres between the teacher and the front row of students.
    • At oral exams, there must be at least two metres between the examiner/co-examiner and the examinee.
    • Physical activities such as singing or other activities that involve an increased risk of infection through respiratory droplets.
  • When measuring the distance between seated persons, measurements must be taken from the middle of each chair seat, and when measuring the distance between standing/walking persons, distances must be marked on walls, floors or the like, for example at entrances and other places where queues tend to form.
  • In connection with on-site oral exams, students may only remain in the building for a limited period of time before the exam and during the exam itself. Students must be given individual information about when to arrive at the exam location by studies administration.

Diploma

Some students will - due to corona / covid-19 - not be able to pass an exam or the master's thesis in the first attempt, and some are concerned about whether this will be stated in their diploma. The answer is that it is not stated in either a bachelor's or master's certificate whether more than one attempt has been used.

Exam obstacles arising from covid-19

6 April 2020

If you are prevented from taking an ordinary exam because of covid-19, for example, if you have young children at home, if you are a part of the country’s emergency response services, or if you are seriously ill, you can apply for dispensation to deregister from the exam and take the re-examination without losing an examination attempt. You need to apply via mit.au.dk (Self-service) and attach documentation to show how covid-19 prevents you from taking the exam:

  • Participation in emergency response services: statement by employer
  • Young children at home: solemn declaration
  • Serious illness (including immediate family): doctor’s certificate

PROFESSIONAL MASTER'S STUDENTS

Exams

3 April 2020

As a professional master's student, you can withdraw from an exam up to one week before the first day of the exam.

To withdraw from an exam, you need to write to Study Centre Arts - remember to state which exam you would like to withdraw from. 

If you would like to register for the re-examination, you also need to write to Study Centre Arts. You can find your examination date and the deadline for registration in your exam timetable.

Please note: The rules stated above are only valid until 31 August 2020, after which AU’s normal rules for re-examinations will apply. AU’s normal rules state that you must have used an examination attempt in the ordinary exam period in order to register for a re-examination in the re-examination period.

TEACHING AUTUMN SEMESTER 2020

Teaching in the autumn semester 2020

13 August 2020

On 6 July the Vice-Dean for Education, Niels Lehmann, has sent an email to the students at Arts with information on how the teaching will be held at the faculty of Arts in the autumn of 2020.

At the Faculty of Arts, heads of department, teaching staff, education and board of studies have started the practical organisation of teaching in the autumn of 2020. Mid-August your teaching staff will give you a status on the planning via Blackboard and inform you when you can expect the plan for your teaching in the autumn to be ready.*

With the current distance requirement of 1 metre, there is only room for approx. half as many in classrooms as normally. For this reason, it is necessary to prioritise which teaching is to be held on campus and which should be organised as online teaching or combinations of online and attendance, if the distance requirement is maintained.

In the practical organisation of the teaching in the autumn semester, priority will be given to teaching that requires physical attendance, just as students on the first semester of both bachelor’s and master's degree programmes are prioritized for on-campus teaching in order to ensure a good study start for new students. At the same time, emphasis is placed on ensuring that all year groups have teaching on campus. The process also includes experiences from the digital transformation of teaching in Spring 2020, which the boards have been tasked with collecting.

At AU, we follow the development of the corona epidemic in the autumn, and you should therefore be aware that your teaching at short notice may change to take place as only campus teaching if the distance requirement is lifted. Similarly, if the restrictions of the authorities are tightened in the autumn, the teaching can be conducted as pure online education.

*In order to ensure a good process for the organisation of teaching in Autumn 2020, it has been necessary to change the previously announced deadline for the publication of the plans.

Get help keeping up with your coursework if you aren’t able come to campus because of the coronavirus

If you aren’t able to come to campus due to a situation that’s directly related to the coronavirus, you can apply for an academic assistant who will help you keep up with your coursework.

An academic assistant is a fellow AU student who communicates what’s happening in your classes to you while you are unable to attend on-site classes.

Your academic assistant helps you keep up with your coursework by taking notes, as well as making video or audio recordings of lectures, lessons and other course activities. All material is transferred to you digitally.

Find more information about the academic assistant programme at AU

Project Placements in Autumn 2020

11 June 2020

Although the situation for Autumn 2020 remains uncertain, most students will be able to carry out a project placement. If the situation changes significantly during the autumn semester, it might be necessary to adjust the project placement while it is in progress. Practical adjustments do not require a new agreement, but adjustments to job tasks (for example) will most likely require a new agreement, because the university has to approve that there is a connection between the project tasks, academic objectives and your specific objectives for the project placement.

The number of hours in the project placement specified in the project agreement and, in some cases, in the academic regulations sets the framework for the number of working hours in the project placement. Working hours do not have to be spent onsite in the organisation, but may, for example, comprise a mixture of onsite and online work. The project agreement does not need to include detailed descriptions of this when it only shows the facilities and tools that will be made available to you and when you know the conditions of the project placement.

New agreement

If there are significant changes to the nature of your job tasks, the project agreement must be adjusted and re-approved. If you think your project agreement needs to be adjusted, please contact your project host and/or your academic supervisor.

Alternative courses

If your project placement cannot be completed or you are unable to put a project agreement in place, you can be registered for the alternative course of study described in your academic regulations.

Guidelines for students in connection with courses with physical attendance, summer 2020

May 26 2020

 

Guidelines for teaching and exam activities for students who have been given the opportunity to complete their courses and take examinations with a physical presence in the summer 2020.

General

  • If you feel ill and/or have mild symptoms of coronavirus infection you must stay home from work. If you have coronavirus symptoms you should remain at home until you have been without symptoms for 48 hours.
  • Students in a high-risk group must be offered the opportunity to participate in all exams online in the 2020 spring semester.
  • If students in a high-risk group want to participate in classes on campus or participate in exams on campus, they must contact their studies administration office for assistance.
  • When arriving at the workplace, you must wash or disinfect your hands.

The rules below are based on the guidelines approved by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science

  • The authorities’ instructions to maintain a distance of at least one metre in public must be complied with.
  • In situations in which there is increased risk of infection through respiratory droplets, or where additional precautionary measures are is advisable out of an abundance of caution, a minimum distance of at least two metres must be maintained. This applies to the following situations:
    • In the classroom, there must be at least two metres between the teacher and the front row of students.
    • At oral exams, there must be at least two metres between the examiner/co-examiner and the examinee.
    • Physical activities such as singing or other activities that involve an increased risk of infection through respiratory droplets.
  • When measuring the distance between seated persons, measurements must be taken from the middle of each chair seat, and when measuring the distance between standing/walking persons, distances must be marked on walls, floors or the like, for example at entrances and other places where queues tend to form.
  • In connection with on-site oral exams, students may only remain in the building for a limited period of time before the exam and during the exam itself. Students must be given individual information about when to arrive at the exam location by studies administration.

MASTER'S THESES

Thesis submission deadline

2 April 2020

Everyone is affected to some extent by the covid-19 pandemic. But fortunately many people have been able to continue to work on their thesis more or less normally, and to hold virtual meetings with their study group and supervisor. At the end of March, the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education underlined that the covid-19 pandemic does not in itself constitute “exceptional circumstances”. But the covid-19 pandemic has of course had repercussions which may have influenced your work on your thesis, and which entitle you to apply to the board of studies to postpone your submission deadline.

Here are some of the most important examples of situations relating to covid-19 that may entitle you to apply for dispensation to postpone your submission deadline.

Academic issues

Postponing your deadline owing to changes in your thesis project

First you and your supervisor need to find out whether you can adjust your plan and/or your thesis by adjusting your theory or method, or by using alternative literature or another working plan enabling you to submit your thesis on time. If you feel that such adjustments will require extra time, you can apply for dispensation to postpone your submission deadline. You need to attach evidence in the form of  Confirmation by supervisor*. Generally speaking, your submission deadline will be postponed for the length of time that your supervisor believes these adjustments will take. For instance, if your supervisor believes that it will take two weeks to adjust your thesis project, your submission deadline will normally be postponed by two weeks.

Postponing your deadline owing to academic problems

If your thesis cannot be adjusted and you are prevented from working on your thesis wholly or partially owing (for instance) to a lack of access to data, informants, laboratories, sources or vital literature, you can apply for dispensation to postpone your submission deadline. You need to attach evidence in the form of  Confirmation by supervisor*. Your supervisor needs to explain why it is impossible for you to continue to work on your thesis. Generally speaking, your submission deadline will be postponed for the length of time that you are prevented from working on your thesis. It is quite normal for access to literature to be limited because books are on loan, or because there is a queue to borrow them. So you need to show that any lack of access is due solely to the lockdown of the libraries. Your supervisor must confirm that the works in question are vital for the thesis, and that he/she cannot help you to gain access.

* If you need to use the signature feature, you must open the document in Adobe. If this does not happen automatically, and you cannot switch to Adobe immediately, you can save the document, right-click the saved document, select 'Open with' and select Adobe.

Taking part in emergency response services

If you are contributing to critical social services in connection with the covid-19 pandemic, you can apply for dispensation to postpone your submission deadline. You need to attach evidence in the form of confirmation by your workplace stating the extent of your work, and confirming that you are part of Denmark’s emergency response services. Generally speaking, your submission deadline will be postponed for the length of time that you are prevented from working on your thesis owing to your participation in emergency response services. For instance, if you work at a hospital two days a week for eight weeks, your submission deadline will normally be postponed by 16 days.

Young children at home

If the lockdown of childcare centres or schools prevents you from studying, you can apply for dispensation to postpone your submission deadline. You need to attach evidence in the form of a solemn declaration. Children who have finished basic schooling do not normally entitle you to this dispensation. Generally speaking, your submission deadline will be postponed for the length of time that you are prevented from studying owing to the lockdown of childcare centres and schools.

Serious illness

If you are seriously ill and prevented from studying, you can apply for dispensation to postpone your submission deadline. You need to attach evidence in the form of a doctor’s certificate. Generally speaking, your submission deadline will be postponed for the length of time that you are prevented from studying owing to your illness.

Especially about exemption regarding group thesis

29-04-2020

All board of studies may grant a joint extension to an entire Master's thesis group or a Bachelor's project group, in cases in which one or more members of the group have been affected by the coronavirus situation.

In your application, you must describe the specific circumstances resulting from the coronavirus situation that are the reason your group needs more time.

The boards of studies will assess the best way to compensate you for the time your group has lost due to the special circumstances caused by the coronavirus situation. In other words, they can grant extensions of just a few weeks to more than a month.

Here are some examples of the kinds of circumstances the boards of studies will consider legitimate grounds for asking for an extension:

  • Inability to gather empirical data, lack of access to source material or inability to continue lab work. As documentation, you must attach a statement from your supervisor.
  • Participation in the emergency services (performing critical social functions in connection with the coronavirus situation) As documentation, you must attach confirmation from your place of employment.
  • If you are the primary caregiver for a child/children who cannot attend school or daycare. As documentation, you must attach a  solemn declaration.
  • Long-term illness (physical and/or mental) or illness in the immediate family. As documentation, you must attach a statement from your doctor.

Submit application for an extension

Applying for dispensation to postpone your submission deadline

You need to log on to mit.au.dk (self service) and choose the link for 'applying for dispensation'. Then complete the relevant form. You can attach documentation to your application via the link.

When should I apply?

You must apply for dispensation to postpone your submission deadline before the deadline for submitting your thesis. The failure to apply for dispensation before the submission deadline will be regarded as a failed attempt to pass this exam, and the next attempt to pass starts if you fail to submit your thesis. For instance, if your submission deadline is 1 June, you need to apply no later than 31 May.

If you want to apply for postponement for a limited period and know the length of this period (for instance if you can adjust your thesis project), we recommend that you apply as soon as possible. If you apply for postponement corresponding (for instance) to the period that childcare centres are in lockdown, we recommend that you wait to apply for as long as possible until you know how long this period will last.

What do I need to explain?

You must explain how you have been particularly affected by the covid-19 pandemic (for instance a lack of childcare and/or your participation in emergency response services), and how your situation prevents you from sticking to your submission deadline. It is important that you describe precisely how you are affected, because any factors that you do not describe and for which you do not provide evidence cannot be considered in the assessment of any postponement. If you are facing more than one problem, you need to describe and provide evidence of them all.

You need to state how long your special situation will last, and whether you can work part-time (or not at all) on your thesis in the meantime.

The board of studies will process your application on the basis of your all-round situation. So you should mention (and provide evidence of) any of the above-mentioned factors which you wish to be considered in your case.

Documentation

You need to provide a neutral description or confirmation of your situation which has been issued by a reliable authority. The details listed above explain what kind of evidence you need to provide for the exceptional circumstances in question.

You need to enclose

This doctor’s certificate must be produced by your own doctor or the doctor on call. If your doctor cannot give you a certificate on paper, you could (for instance) use your mail correspondence with your doctor by way of evidence. Your doctor’s name and registered number must be stated in the mails you enclose; and your doctor must describe how your illness affects your studies and how long this situation will last.

* If you need to use the signature feature, you must open the document in Adobe. If this does not happen automatically, and you cannot switch to Adobe immediately, you can save the document, right-click the saved document, select 'Open with' and select Adobe.

Who decides whether my submission deadline is to be postponed?

The board of studies for your degree programme decides whether your submission deadline can be postponed. The board of studies consists of an equal number of students and teachers. The board of studies must ensure that students in similar situations are treated in the same manner. The board of studies must also assess each application individually and in concrete terms. The vast majority of applications for dispensation and credit transfer can be dealt with by case officers on behalf of the board of studies, because the board of studies has a clear and current practice in this area. If there is any doubt, cases will be dealt with by the executive committee (a committee appointed by the board of studies). Very few cases will be dealt with at meetings of the board of studies.

When will I get an answer?

We will process your application as quickly as possible. But we cannot give you a final answer until we know how long the lockdown which is affecting you will last. If we need any further information, we will send you an email.

If you have applied for postponement before your submission deadline and are granted this postponement, but do not receive a reply until after the submission deadline, we may already have registered that you have used one attempt to pass the exam. In connection with our reply, we will delete this registration.

However, applications to postpone a submission deadline do not in themselves delay the process of writing your thesis. So it is important that you continue to work on your thesis while you are waiting for a reply.

Thesis submission statement

16 April 2020

If you have submitted an application for an exemption concerning your Master's thesis, you must, as a general rule, comply with the applicable dates and deadlines while you are awaiting a response to your application. This means that you must submit your Thesis submission statement before the deadline. (No later than six weeks before the deadline).

If your application for dispensation is subsequently granted, you will automatically be registered for the new submission date, and your  Thesis submission statement will be changed.

If your application for exemption is not accepted, the original submission deadline will apply. If you do not have the opportunity to comply with it, you can find the guidelines you need to follow here:

If you have already applied for exemption

If you have received supplementary documentation – or if you have submitted an application in which it would be relevant to enclose af a supervisor confirmation – you must submit a new application.

  • Fill out a new application for dispensation at mit.au.dk
  • Attach the new documentation
  • In your application, write that you have applied previously
  • Send the application for dispensation.

Student grants and loans (SU)

If you need to extend your student grant by a number of months owing to the postponement of your submission deadline, you can use the covid-19 pandemic to apply for an additional grant. The Danish Agency for Institutions and Educational Grants has produced a site which will answer all your questions about the impact of the covid-19 situation on your student grant.

Questions

If you have any questions about applying to postpone your submission deadline, please feel free to contact the Study Centre Arts, who can help you find what you’re looking for.

LITTERATURE, ETC

Access to AU Library

You can now collect and return books and journals at Royal Danish Library.

As of 11 August the doors at AU Library in Aarhus are currently locked, so be sure to bring an activated key card to get access. Until 23 August reading rooms and libraries may only be used by students who have exams in August.

ABROAD STUDIES IN AUTUMN 2020

General recommendations in relation to studying abroad

The Ministry of Higher Education and Science and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have decided that study abroad can be seen as essential travel. As a result of this decision, AU no longer advises against studying abroad. 

What to be aware of?

The situation around COVID-19 changes constantly, and we recommend that you pay attention to the following:

  • How is COVID-19 developing in your host country - are you comfortable going there? 
  • Will your host country allow you to enter? Some countries have entry restrictions and/or quarantine rules.
  • Does your travel insurance  cover your trip including COVID-19-related illness?

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Travel Advice

Even if the travel advice is targeted at tourists, we recommend that you follow the travel advice for your host country. You can subscribe to updates here. 

ABROAD STUDIES IN SPRING 2020

Arts Travel Grant

16 April 2020

If you have been granted an Arts Travel Grant, and if you are in doubt as to whether you (due to Corona/Covid-19) can fulfil the criteria associated with it, you must write to rejsestipendium.arts@au.dk and explain your situation. The cases will be assessed and treated individually.

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