Information on the Corona pandemic

Current situation

(Updated on December 17, 2020)

Since mid-March 2020 at the latest, the world has changed, the Corona pandemic has a firm grip on us and we all have to learn to deal with the changed situation. As in many other universities, almost all lectures at the HFT Stuttgart were held online in the past summer semester, and the examinations were successfully held in presence according to a strict hygiene concept.

At the beginning of the winter semester, we were able to welcome the freshmen in attendance at the university in small groups, and some lectures were also held in attendance. Starting in November 2020, teaching will be switched back to online teaching. Classroom teaching is only possible in exceptional cases. 

The focus of the measures in place at the HFT Stuttgart is the protection of the health of all members and relatives of the university. However, it is also the aim of the university to ensure that courses can be offered and examinations can take place. 

In order to reduce the danger of infection by the corona virus, numerous measures have been taken at the HFT Stuttgart, about which we would like to inform you here. Processes and dates must always be adapted to the current situation. Therefore please inform yourself regularly in Moodle and here on the website of the HFT Stuttgart about the current status.

We wish all university members to get through this difficult time well and stay healthy

The University Board of the HFT Stuttgart

Current resolutions from the conference of the federal states and the government and the state government of Baden-Württemberg.

The state government of Baden-Württemberg has decided on  further measures to contain the Corona pandemic, effective Dec. 12, 2020. Detailed information can be found at the following link (in german): Baden-Württemberg erlässt landesweite Ausgangsbeschränkungen

On Dec. 13, 2020, the federal and state governments adopted a lockdown. More information can be found at the following link (in german): Bund und Länder einigen sich auf Lockdown ab 16. Dezember 2020

Due to recent events, we would like to draw your attention to an appeal by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Integration:

Call of the Ministry of Social Affairs

Personnel support for the health authorities

Renewed request from the Ministry of Social Affairs for personnel support for the health authorities: In view of the development of the pandemic situation, the public health authorities in Baden-Württemberg need further personnel support, in particular in contact tracing, which is of central importance in the fight against the corona pandemic.

Whom can I approach?

Students should contact the Ministry of Social Affairs and Integration directly by e-mail at

Staff members will find all further information in Moodle (registration required).

Obligation to wear a mask

From 13.10.2020 on the HFT premises, an unrestricted obligation to wear mouth and nose covers applies in all rooms and on the open-air grounds. This includes corridors, courtyards, lecture halls, lifts, meeting rooms, kitchens and group offices (the latter if more than one person is present).

Questions & Answers

In case of a positive test, you will be asked (in addition to the notification to be made immediately to the health department) not to come to HFT for the next 10 days. In addition, you will be asked to send a list with the names of the persons with whom you have had close contact to Please refer to the latest information from the RKI.

All further information on the procedure can be obtained from the Health Department and the Ministry of Social Affairs in Baden-Württemberg

Teaching will take place online until the end of the winter semester 2020/21, i.e. until the start of the examination period on 29 January 2021.

Already approved face-to-face courses can be held as planned - on the basis of the currently valid CoronaVO - in strict compliance with the hygiene concept.

The library will remain open until further notice.

Please note that these approvals are always granted on the basis of the currently valid Corona Ordinance.

Until the end of the winter semester 2020/21, only university staff and university members may enter the university.

The university, including the library, will be closed over the holidays (24.12.2020-03.01.2021).

Due to the current obligation to provide information in order to trace possible chains of infection, registration is mandatory for attendance events. If possible, this should be done online via the HFT app or via web variants. Alternatively, paper forms and collection containers are available in the entrance areas of the university buildings.

Online registration:
Registration is carried out with a smartphone in the HFT app or via a mobile web variant by scanning the QR code. It is also possible to register via laptop. Every room change requires a login/logout. It is not allowed to log in only for the first lecture and log out after the last lecture.

Registration in paper form
Alternatively, registration in paper form can be done in the entrance areas of the buildings. Registration forms are available there and there are collection containers. In order to minimise the organisational effort, we kindly ask you to use online registration as a priority.

Download UniNOW app:

Further information UniNOW app

The info and support counter is closed. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by email or via the service and support portal of the information center.

Information on returning to or entering Baden-Württemberg can be found at:

State portal of Baden-Württemberg

If you have any enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us by email:,

We will continue to help you and be available for you by digital communication.

The library is closed until 10.01.2021.

Borrowing and returning media, collecting pre-ordered media and making individual appointments is not possible until 10.01.2021.
The loan periods for all media currently on loan will be extended to 13.01.2021. The reminder procedure will be discontinued.

The library team can be reached by mail at or and by phone at 0711/8926 2927 on the following days:

17.12.2020 to 23.12.2020  

04.01.2021 until 05.01.2021

07.01.2021 until 08.01.2021

The service hours on these days are Monday to Thursday from 9.00 - 15.00 and Friday from 9.00 to 12.00.

The digital library will remain available:

The student advisory service currently offers advice by telephone, e-mail or Zoom. Prospective and current students can find the contact details under the following links:

Student advisory service for prospective students

Advice for students

Good self-organization is always important, and this is currently more true than ever. The colleagues at the Student Advisory Service have put together some tips and tricks for learning at home:

Tips for learning at home


The cafeteria will be closed again from 26 October 2020.

Currently the canteen Stuttgart-Vaihingen and the canteen Stuttgart-Mitte are open. At both locations we offer hot meals exclusively for take-away. Consumption on site is unfortunately not possible.

Further information can be found on the website of the Studierendenwerk Stuttgart.

Because of the corona pandemic the practical study project (BPS: practical semester) may be affected by company closures, for example. In such cases, please contact the Internship Office for the BPS. E-mail:

For the submission of BPS reports you will find the latest information in Moodle.

Students can apply for bridging assistance, all information can be found on the website of the Studierendenwerk at

Processes and deadlines must currently be constantly adapted to the current situation. Therefore, please inform yourself regularly in Moodle and on the website of the HFT Stuttgart about the current status.

For professors, lecturers and staff of the HFT Stuttgart, further information is summarized in Moodle

General information and advices

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Events and Dates

Events are cancelled

Due to the corona pandemic all events for the public at the HFT Stuttgart are currently cancelled. In some cases we offer online events. Events in person and examinations for our HFT students are partly held on site in compliance with the hygiene concept.

Dates and times

Please refer to our calendar of events for the winter semester 2020/21.

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General links

Information from the Government of Baden-Württemberg

We are here for you

With the corona pandemic new solutions in terms of organisation, structure and personal development must be found and set up. Nevertheless, the staff in the faculties, the student affairs department and the student counselling service as well as all central facilities of the university are available to students, by email, telephone or to make appointments. An overview of the contacts can be found here:

The following Corona rules of conduct apply at the university:

Publish date: 10. March 2020 By Petra Dabelstein ()