Mostly face-to-face teaching in winter semester 2021/22

Thursday 2 September 2021
Starting in the winter semester 2021/22, Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg will once again mainly offer face-to-face teaching. In doing so, it is implementing the requirements of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, which aim at opening universities.
Workshop GI VR/AR im September 2015 an der H-BRS
Employees and students at an event in the lecture hall. Photo: H-BRS/Küstenmacher

After the past three semesters were dominated by online teaching due to the Corona pandemic, students and lecturers are now to return to campus. The 3-G principle applies to admittance to courses: all participants must be vaccinated, recovered or tested - this will be checked.

In line with the land's requirements, as many face-to-face teaching courses as possible will be held. The extent to which face-to-face teaching is offered depends on the individual departments. In this respect, online teaching will not disappear completely during winter semester. Details are regulated by the departments.

Eröffnung des Akademischen Jahres 2019
Hartmut Ihne at the Opening of the Academic Year 2019. Photo: H-BRS/Küstenmacher

"I am happy that after one year and a half we are becoming a place of encounter again. No matter how well online teaching works: Our university essentially draws its life from exchange and the personal atmosphere," explains the President of the University, Hartmut Ihne. Yet the return to personal attendance can only work if everyone shows the necessary sense of responsibility and the 3-G principle is adhered to. "I recommend everyone who is not yet fully immunised to get vaccinated against Covid-19. Utilise the free vaccination services," Ihne added.   

The switch to largely face-to-face teaching will apply at Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg as of 6 September. For the examinations of the summer semester that are still in progress, the regulations that were made in advance during planning will apply until further notice.

Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Students in the seminar, photographed before the Corona pandemic. Photo: H-BRS