Corona-Update - Important information on teaching and examinations until 10 January 2021
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18. December 2020

Corona-Update - Important information on teaching and examinations until 10 January 2021

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Dear colleagues,

Dear students 

Following the publication of the new SARS-CoV-2 containment regulation of the state of Brandenburg last Tuesday, the Crisis Team again dealt in detail with the current infection situation and the rising incidence in our district at its meeting yesterday.

In view of the still very critical situation, the Crisis Team has already decided to extend the measures in force since 14 December 2020 until 10 January 2021. This means in detail:

  • No classroom teaching will take place at our university until 10 January 2021. This applies to all lectures, seminars, labs and other exercises as well as examinations.
  • All employees of the university are requested to check their home office arrangements for the period in question and to work from home as far as possible. Please speak to your manager in this regard. A new written agreement is not necessary in view of the special situation.

The Crisis Team will also meet as planned between Christmas and New Year and is already considering possible action beyond 10 January, particularly in view of the approaching examination period.  

As a reminder, the examination periods for the current winter semester are as follows:

In this context, please also note that deregistration from an examination this semester must again be done according to the usual rules, and non-attendance without prior deregistration or sick leave will result in a failed attempt.

We still hope to be able to hold examinations on site during the examination period as planned. However, since we cannot yet know which regulations will apply after 10 January 2021, we ask all lecturers to already intensively deal with the question of which alternatives to an on-site examination are possible for their courses. The committees responsible for studies and teaching are working on creating the framework conditions for the most flexible possible adaptation and implementation of the examination process.

In case of concrete questions and problems concerning individual courses, students can contact the respective lecturers as well as the responsible programme spokespersons, the dean's offices or the student council (info(at)

We thank you for your understanding and will inform you about further decisions as soon as possible. Until then, we wish you a happy holiday season - stay healthy and take care of each other!

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