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Coronavirus - what to do?

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​The current spread of the coronavirus requires new measures. The protection of students and staff members is our highest priority. The Board of Management has therefore made fundamental decisions in line with instructions from the official authorities. / Last updated: 27 March 2020

For information purposes and as guidelines, we recommend factual and sensibly worded information provided by official organisations such as the Robert Koch Institute (in German and English), the German Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA) (in German only) or the NHS (in English).


Information on the summer semester 2020

  • Beginning of the teaching weeks postponed

    The beginning of the teaching weeks has been postponed to 20 April 2020. The end of the teaching weeks remains unchanged: 17 July 2020. The teaching staff will adapt their course contents accordingly.

  • HSD buildings closed

    As it stands, all HSD buildings stay closed for students and the general public until 20 April 2020. Neither the administrative nor the teaching staff are allowed to provide support, advice or supervision in person – only by phone or via e-mail.
  • Examinations cancelled

    All examinations (including colloquiums) scheduled before 20 April 2020 are cancelled.

  • Practical trainings in the laboratories cancelled

All practical trainings in the laboratories scheduled before 20 April 2020 are cancelled. The faculties are discussing possible solutions and will provide further information in due time.
  • Excursions cancelled

All excursions – within as well as outside of Germany – scheduled before 20 April 2020 are cancelled.

  • Events cancelled

All HSD events scheduled before 20 April 2020 are cancelled.

  • External internships

    External internships may take place, if the respective internship provider does not decide otherwise. The Examination Boards decide on further approaches and proceedings.

  • Updates

We will inform you about any changes or new measures taken asap on this website and/or via e-mail.


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Minimising physical contact

  • Campus closed for the public

Until 19 April 2020, students and the general public will not have access to HSD buildings. This includes dining hall, University Library, Alter Schlachthof – Memorial Site, Campus IT Service Desk, Student Support Centre (SSC) services, Centre for Training and Competence Development (ZWEK), Faculty Student Committee and AStA (student union) rooms etc.

  • Support and advice

All services will be provided by phone or via e-mail only.
In line with the instructions of the official authorities, we cannot provide the usual emergency childcare until further notice.


People returning from risk areas cannot enter campus

According to the latest regulation of the state government of 22 March 2020 (in German only), anyone returning from a risk area (as defined by the Robert Koch Institute) may not return to campus within 14 days after their return. This measure was taken to prevent new infections with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. It will be particularly relevant for our students and guests once HSD buildings reopen for them.


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