The hybrid winter semester began on 1 October: teaching, examinations and all research and transfer activities take place online, as reference courses or in mixed form according to the timetable or agreements; use of the libraries is restricted, but still possible.
Anyone who returns or arrives to campus from a risk area, is requested to contact us at: arbeitssicherheit(at)hs-harz.de. Should symptoms of illness occur, please immediately contact the public health department at 0049 3941 59 70 55 55 (daily between 8am - 8pm).
Cabinet decides on quarantine measures for arriving and returning travellers
In order to contain the spread of Covid19 in Saxony-Anhalt, the government has adopted an ordinance on quarantine measures for incoming and outgoing travellers.
The regulation obligates persons who enter Saxony-Anhalt by land, sea or air from a state outside the Federal Republic of Germany from a risk area to go directly to their own home or other suitable accommodation immediately after entry and to remain quarantined there for a period of 14 days after entry. This also applies to persons who enter Saxony-Anhalt via another German state from abroad. During this period, the visitation of persons who do not live within the immediate household are prohibited. Violations of the regulation can be punished with a fine of up to 25,000 euros.
This means, that should you decide to come to Germany from a risk area, you will have to self-quarantine for 2 weeks upon arrival.
We request you to stay home as long as we are not able to have regular classes on campus, as we are only offering online-courses at present. Students who travel to the university from abroad are requested to register via mail to: arbeitssicherheit(at)hs-harz.de
Please remember general hygiene requirements for virus infections.
Mouth and nose cover: Students must wear a mouth and nose cover at all times within the university rooms. Exception: Mouth/nose coverings may be taken off at the assigned places during courses.
In addition, the measures for protection against the coronavirus are based on four pillars:
Pre-disinfection: The departments provide surface disinfectants so that every participant in an event (teaching, laboratory, consultations, etc.) disinfects his or her area in advance. The surface disinfectant has a contact time of 3 minutes.
Participant tracking: This semester we are using the system Tisch.Im. On the premises (the door plates on the outside of the doors) of Harz University there are QR Codes for scanning. Every participant of a meeting or course has to register by scanning before entering the room. Please follow the corresponding instructions on the website, which opens after scanning the QR Code. Participants without the possibility to scan the QR Code use the additional information below the QR Code. After leaving the room you do not need to scan yourself out again.
Ventilation: Ventilate the room for 3-5 minutes every 45 minutes, taking care not to open the window or tilt it to ensure sufficient air exchange. In rooms with ventilation systems (supply air/exhaust air), the air exchange takes place automatically.
Keep a distance: In winter semesters, the rule still applies that a distance (1.5 m) must be maintained whenever possible. Only in exceptional cases should the distance be less than this, in which case, however, a mouth-nose cover must be worn.
In the winter semester 2020/2021, university activities are still affected by the corona pandemic. In order to be able to carry out teaching, study and examination activities as responsibly as possible even in this still extraordinary situation and to enable smooth studies under the conditions of the pandemic, the Senate of the University has passed the following resolution for the winter semester 2020/2021:
The regulations of the Bachelor examination regulations and the Master examination regulations are to be implemented. The following exceptions and deviations apply for the winter semester 2020/2021:
2. Withdrawal of registered examinations
3. Otherwise, the following provisions of the Senate resolution of 26 March 2020 shall continue to apply:
4. These regulations apply to the winter semester 2020/2021. Regulations of the Harz University of Applied Sciences to the contrary are not applicable during this period.
On the basis of the Senate resolution of 22 July 2020, the faculties are currently planning the winter semester 2020/21. The majority of courses at all faculties will be held online during the winter semester. The Harz University encourages lecturers to offer face-to-face and hybrid courses (on-site courses with students streamed on the Internet). Students are then asked to attend these courses on site.
In addition, there will also be courses in some areas (e.g. laboratory courses, communication training, continuing education, examinations) in the winter semester for which presence in Wernigerode and Halberstadt will be necessary.
The course plans of the Faculties are available online.
The orientation days will take place from 28 - 30 September at the Halberstadt and Wernigerode locations. The aim is to revive student life with the numerous student associations - especially at covered outdoor locations. Here the risk of transmission of the virus is estimated to be significantly lower than in closed rooms.
We find ourselves in a difficult situation: on the one hand, we would like to see life come back to the campuses in Halberstadt and Wernigerode, both within the framework of courses and through extra-curricular activities. On the other hand, we must not underestimate the danger of a flare-up of infection, especially in the autumn and winter months.
Through our behaviour, we want to contribute to keeping the incidence of infection under control and to making the planned activities on campus possible throughout the winter semester.
All university events are suspended until further notice.
The Art exhibition in the Rectors Villa is open for visitors under the current hygiene measures (wearing a mask, keeping distance).
Participation in external trade fairs/ exhibitions/ conferences/ congresses will be suspended.
The following facilities are closed: canteen, library, cafeteria, outdoor fitness park, barbecue area and exhibition in the Rector's Villa.
Last update: 16.10.2020