Teaching will take place online until the end of the summer semester 2021.
Once the threshold value of the 7-day incidence of 100 is exceeded, the Infection Protection Act provides for "alternating teaching" also at the universities, and once a threshold value of 165 is exceeded on three consecutive days, the universities are prohibited from face-to-face teaching from the day after next.
Examinations are not teaching and remain unaffected by the provision. According to the justification of § 28b paragraph 3 IfSG, the same also applies "to research activities, activities in laboratories and similar facilities". This also includes laboratory courses in a degree programme as well as internships, practical and artistic training periods, which are also not teaching and which are permissible in presence - under the conditions of Land law - according to the BKMPK resolution of 25.11.2020. Libraries are also not covered by the scope of application of Section 28b IfSG and may therefore remain open in accordance with Land law.
Exceptions are still possible despite an incidence of 165 for all events related to examinations. In addition, presence at the HFT is permitted for research activities, activity in laboratories, internships and practical and artistic training sections. This includes a large part of the previously approved events, in particular:
- Examinations that cannot be mapped digitally or require specific software, irrespective of the proportion with which these are included in the final grade
- Pre-examinations or examinations that are only included in a module as partial grades
- Laboratory work (irrespective of its relevance to the examination
- Activities in connection with final theses
- Practical training events (e.g. surveying exercises)
In the case of incidences of less than 165 but more than 100, the dean's and rector's offices may, in justified individual cases, also approve other events whose content is relevant to the course of study and which cannot be depicted digitally. This includes, for example:
- Study-relevant excursions
- Study-relevant events outside of practical and artistic training sections
- Other events
Please note that all participants in face-to-face events (students and lecturers) must submit a negative Corona rapid test updated on the day of the event.
The use of student workstations in the faculties is still possible for students without sufficient internet access after prior registration (UniNow app) and approval by the Dean's Office. As before, the personal and written authorisation of the Dean's Office with the allocation of a fixed workstation must be carried along when staying at the HFT and shown on request. Group work in presence is not possible in HFT rooms until the end of the summer semester 2021. The use of HFT rooms is only permitted for students with a negative Corona rapid test.
If you are unsure whether your event will take place or not, please contact your contact person in the degree programme.