Latest information from H-BRS on the coronavirus
Students and employees receive information on the situation regarding the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 via this page, which will be updated regularly.
Last Updated: 29 May 2020
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24 April Services for digital teaching
23 April Online semester started
21 April Collection service for books
The government of North Rhine-Westphalia, like all other federal states, has issued a far-reaching ban on contact (CoronaSchVO regulation, German). This precautionary measure has now been extended throughout Germany until 3 May 2020. According to the regulation, people in public places may generally only be together in pairs and at a distance of at least 1.5 metres from each other. Mandatory meetings for business, professional and official reasons as well as for examination and supervision purposes are still permitted, as is the use of public transport. Furthermore, the President's Office implements the Corona Epidemic University Ordinance (German).
Summer semester 2020
For the time being, there will be no classroom teaching at the university in the summer semester 2020 and all contact points will be closed to the public. These are the Registrar’s Office and Examinations Office as well as the Central Study Guidance Service and the International Office. However, your questions and other concerns will still be answered by telephone or e-mail. Lectures in the summer semester began on 20 April 2020, but for the time being will be held exclusively online. Further information can be found in the regulations of the President's Office on coping with the challenges posed by the coronavirus-SARS-CoV-2 epidemic in studies and teaching (German).
Digital teaching resources
Even in times of corona, student life continues. More and more digital teaching resources will be made available so that the semester can be a success for you despite the troubled start. Therefore, please register for your LEA courses and pay attention to e-mails from your lecturers. We are working on creating offers that also take into account the fact that, for example, network quality, technical equipment or the domestic situation do not always allow live participation in online courses. For some, hopefully few, courses where presence and active participation are essential, it will probably be necessary to make up for lost time at a later date. Further information can be found in the regulations of the President's Office on coping with the challenges posed by the coronavirus-SARS-CoV-2 epidemic in studies and teaching (German)
Since the overall development is extremely dynamic, measures will be continuously reviewed and adjusted if the situation changes. Therefore, please check your university e-mail box and our university website regularly for further information.
Winter semester 2020/21
Lectures start in winter semester on 2 November 2020. Information on the start of the application procedure for the winter semester 2020/21 can be found on the H-BRS application portal.
Excerpt from the letter from University President Hartmut Ihne to university members dated 27 March 2020: "Let's make the best of the situation. Let us break new ground. The corona crisis also offers opportunities, for example in the digitalisation of teaching."