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Welcome to the Winter Semester of 2020/2021

Tafel mit der Aufschrift Welcome

Last modified on: January 26, 2021

The university management team and the teaching staff at the University of Koblenz-Landau welcome you to the winter semester 2020/2021!

 

The coronavirus pandemic continues to force us to be careful and cautious. Protecting the health of all students and employees is our top priority, and we adhere strictly to the hygiene and distancing regulations.

After the summer semester 2020 was already largely digital, online teaching will clearly be the focus in the winter semester 2020/2021 as well. With health protection as our top priority, we will only offer classroom teaching where it is absolutely necessary. In some cases, you will also experience hybrid courses, i.e. a mixture of digital courses with individual attendance dates.

Even though usual university life on the campus of the University of Koblenz-Landau will probably remain restricted for quite some time, we wish you a great start to an exciting and successful winter semester 2020/2021.

 

Teaching

Teaching will start on 2 November 2020 and end on 13 February 2021. Lectures, practicals and seminars are mainly offered in digital form and only to a small extent in classroom form or as hybrid events with attendance and online components.

We know that online teaching cannot completely replace classroom teaching. However, it does offer opportunities for new, creative ways of imparting knowledge and acquiring skills. Based on experience already gained in digital teaching, we will be improving our online services even further this semester.

Wherever possible, events are offered digitally. Which events can take place in attendance form or with a presence component can only be decided in light of the current pandemic situation. A presence solution does not automatically mean that all students attending the course will meet with teachers on site at the same time. Instead, participants will be able to take turns in attending the event in groups or digitally.

Flexibility in planning and a hygiene concept with high standards allows all students to participate in courses virtually or on site and to pursue high-quality studies. It also allows us to react to a very dynamic coronavirus infection event if we are forced to do so.

 

Examinations

Examinations can be sat in person or – if amenable – electronically. The holding of digital examinations is governed by the framework examination regulations (German only) adopted in the summer semester 2020. For attendance examinations, the usage concept (German only) from the summer semester 2020 applies, which makes the examinations possible and at the same time represents a high standard with regard to protecting the health of the examination candidates and examiners.

If you have any questions about exams, please refer to the information provided by the responsible university examinations office in Koblenz or the university examinations office in Landau.

 

Online check-in

For attendance events in the winter semester 2020/2021, it must be ensured that the contact details of all persons who attended the event can be ascertained. These details are used for infection protection purposes. The University of Koblenz-Landau provides a web app for online check-in for the easy and secure storage of contact data.

All information regarding how the data is used is available here (German only).

 

University facilities 

The campus is only partially open. Please note: Access to the university buildings is only permitted to university staff. Students may only enter the campus and the buildings on specific occasions, for example to validate their UniCard, if they have been invited to examinations or events or if they have to visit the library.

The university library is open to the public to a limited extent. The local conditions at the two locations are different, please refer to the university library websites.

Please note:

In the buildings of the university's library a medical mask or a mask with the standards KN95/N95 or FFP2 is mandatory.

The refectories and cafeterias at the locations in Koblenz and Landau have a changing, limited range of offers. You can find current information on the websites of the Koblenz Students' Union and the Vorderpfalz Students' Union.

The courses offered by the Allgemeiner Hochschulsport (AHS) are currently limited. Information about online offers and attended courses can be found on the AHS Koblenz website (German only).

 

Study organisation 

All administrative bodies, such as the university examinations office, student advisory service, students' union office, BAföG office, key administration, Human Resources Department and study office, are closed to the public. They can be contacted by telephone and online. Up-to-date information can be found on the administrative bodies' respective websites.

Access to the validation terminals for printing the semester validity on your UniCard is available on both campuses. Information on collection for new matriculators is available here.

The temporary restriction of teaching and examination activities and the possible resulting extension of study periods should have no effect on the continuation of BAföG funding. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has regulated this in a decree addressed to the federal states. The BMBF provides bridging assistance for students (information in German only) who find themselves in a financial emergency due to a pandemic. If you have any questions, please contact your local BAföG service office in Koblenz or Landau (German only).

The website of the German Students' Union also provides helpful tips on BAföG, part-time jobs and rental contracts: Studying in the pandemic - FAQs for students

 

Outlook: Summer semester 2021

The 2021 summer semester is expected to begin on 1 April 2021. Lectures are expected to start on 12 April 2021.


Rules of conduct and hygiene

The coronavirus pandemic will probably continue to dominate our daily lives for a long time to come. Please adhere to the applicable hygiene, distance and mask rules. In this way, you will help to protect your own health and that of those around you and minimise the spread of the virus.

 

The most important rules of conduct and hygiene:
  • Maintain a distance from other people (at least 1.5 metres)
  • Do not shake hands or hug
  • Wash hands frequently and thoroughly with soap
  • Use disposable tissues, even for coughing and sneezing, alternatively: sneeze or cough into the crook of your arm
  • Regularly ventilate closed rooms in accordance with hygiene regulations
  • Mouth and nose covers provide effective protection for you and others, especially in situations where several people are meeting in public places for long periods of time or cannot reliably keep their distance

 

For more information, visit the Coronavirus Update central information page.