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FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Corona

In the following we would like to inform you about the current measures at Chemnitz University of Technology with regard to the coronavirus. The development of the current situation is very dynamic. We therefore ask you to always check the homepage of Chemnitz University of Technology and this FAQ page of the Office for Security at Work and Environment Protection (BfAU). Here you will find a list of numerous questions and answers as well as contact persons on the topic. The page is continuously supplemented and updated.

Information about the coronavirus in easy German language as well as in sign language can be found on the website of the Representative of the Government of Saxony for the Interests of People with Disabilities:

Effective April 1, 2020, the Free State of Saxony has issued a new Corona Protection Regulation. In this regulation, the existing restrictions on leaving residence without good reason were extended and specified, and fines and penalties were named for their enforcement. In addition, a regulation banning events was issued on 1 April 2020.

When this Corona Protection Regulation and the ban on events take effect, the previous regulation of the Saxon State Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Cohesion of 22 March 2020, Ref. 15-5422/10, will cease to have effect.

All relevant information as well as translations of the official announcements into other languages can be found on the coronavirus website of the Free State of Saxony.

The primary goal of Chemnitz University of Technology is to protect the health of all employees, members, students and guests of the university. For this reason, Chemnitz University of Technology has set up a crisis management team which is in close coordination with the internal departments and at the same time maintains a regular exchange with external bodies, such as the Chemnitz City Health Office.

All previous measures and changes in this regard can be found in the following publications:

Daily updated information on the situation in the city of Chemnitz can be found on the website of the Health Office and on the citizen service number +49 371 488-5321.

Following an agreement between the university management and the crisis management team, Chemnitz University of Technology has switched to full stand-by operation from Monday, 23 March 2020, 5:00 pm. This means that Chemnitz University of Technology runs at the absolute minimum level of operation and all buildings and facilities of Chemnitz University of Technology are closed. Only a core team is active at Chemnitz University of Technology to maintain standby operation. Employees who are not required for maintaining standby operation are instructed not to appear at their workplace with immediate effect and until further notice - they do not have to apply for leave, overtime compensation or unpaid leave and are generally entitled to remuneration. However, unless they have applied for leave or are absent due to illness, they must be reachable by phone or e-mail, make use of mobile work, and be ready to work at Chemnitz University of Technology.

(27 March 2020, 3:00 p.m.)

Currently, only one student from the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences is known to be infected with the coronavirus. The responsible public health department has been informed.

In addition, there are a total of 32 suspected cases throughout Chemnitz University of Technology, including both students and employees. They are all required to remain at home. 

Furthermore, there is now also an infected student at TUCed – An-Institut für Transfer und Weiterbildung GmbH. The responsible public health department has been informed.

The main factor in the spread of the coronavirus is time. It is estimated that the number of infections with the coronavirus doubles within about seven days. Current projections show: If no effective measures were taken in Germany to contain the virus, more than a million cases could be expected as early as mid-May. In order to effectively contain the virus, there are therefore recommendations to extend the period of time within which new infections occur. This extension should ultimately keep the number of cases within the capacity limits of the health care system, i. e. there would be no danger of an abrupt overload of doctors, nursing staff and hospitals. Against this background, it is important for the university management to take targeted measures and thus make our contribution to the nationwide containment strategy of the coronavirus.

The Techniker Krankenkasse, a cooperation partner of Chemnitz University of Technology, has published a video on its YouTube channel to answer this question.

The central contact person at Chemnitz University of Technology is Ms. Diana Schreiterer (phone +49 371 531-35267, e-mail: diana.schreiterer@...). In addition, Ms. Monique Kautz (phone +49 371 531-34254, e-mail: monique.kautz@...) is your contact person in the Office for Security at Work and Environment Protection (BfAU) at Chemnitz University of Technology.

You can reach the office of the President with questions

The office of the Vice Presidents can be contacted

In addition, you can also contact specific persons by telephone and/or e-mail. The staff of the President's office is largely working from home office. Please note that in the current situation there may be delays in responding to your request.

Yes, all buildings and facilities of Chemnitz University of Technology are closed since Monday, 23 March 2020, 5:00 p.m., until further notice. From this time on, no public access is allowed. The buildings will be monitored by the security service. There will be increased patrols.

All buildings and facilities of Chemnitz University of Technology have been closed since Monday, 23 March 2020, 5:00 p.m., until further notice. From this time on, no public access is possible. Only the contact persons appointed by the respective faculties, central institutions and the central university management as well as third parties that are absolutely necessary for minimum operation will receive locking authorizations for certain building entrances. These persons are only allowed to enter Chemnitz University of Technology for the purpose of urgently necessary activities on site during the complete stand-by period. All other persons are currently prohibited from entering the buildings of Chemnitz University of Technology. The security service provider is requested to check that these regulations are observed.

 

In principle, the existing IT services provided by the University Computer Center (URZ) will remain available. For the provision of URZ services, however, delays may occur in some cases in the current situation.

Current IT recommendations for mobile work can be found on the URZ blog. The blog entries are constantly updated.

Online courses will continue to take place. For further information please visit the URZ website.

Both the user service and the computer pools maintained by the URZ are currently closed until further notice. The URZ dispatchers work in the home office and can be reached via the e-mail address support@....

For Wednesday, April 1, 2020, a time window from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. is planned, during which newly hired employees who do not yet have an account for the IT resources of Chemnitz University of Technology can receive them personally. In agreement with the Human Resources Department, the persons concerned have been informed accordingly by e-mail or mail.

If you want to address questions or problems to the URZ, please use only the service address (send your request by e-mail to support@...). Please include a short, concise keyword about your problem or question in the subject of the e-mail and we will process it promptly.

Since 25 March 2020, parcel/mail acceptance and distribution has been handled as follows:

I. The Central Post Office in Straße der Nationen 62 will remain open for the time being.

Opening Hours
Monday to Thursday
8:00 a. m. to 3:00 p. m. 
 
Friday
8:00 a. m. to 2:00 p. m. 

Individual arrangements for the collection of mail by the different branches are possible within the opening hours.

II. Internal mail courier service by DATA

There will be a daily tour between 8:30 and 10:45 a. m. to the usual stations, the previous second tour is cancelled.

The post office at Reichenhainer Straße 70 is open daily from 10.00 to 10.30 a. m. 

Erfenschlag will be covered in the first tour.

III. Parcel acceptance

All parcels are accepted at Straße der Nationen and from there they are forwarded by DATA Kurier to Reichenhainer Straße 70 (Post Office).

Note: As a precaution you can wear gloves when handling mail. If necessary, these can be obtained from the postal office at Straße der Nationen 62.

Work protection, work medicine

  1. Avoid direct contact with colleagues and other people. Use e-mail or telephone as means of communication.
  2. Keep a distance to other people (min. 1.5 to 2 metres). 
  3. Keep the greatest possible distance when coughing or sneezing. Cough and sneeze into the crook of your arm or into a paper handkerchief, which you then dispose of.
  4. Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  5. Keep your hands away from your face, avoid touching your mouth, eyes, or nose with your hands.
  6. Do not share objects such as work materials with other people if possible. As a precaution, you can wear gloves when handling mail. If necessary, these can be obtained from the postal office at Straße der Nationen 62.
  7. Clean your workplace thoroughly, especially when leaving or entering the office if you have to share it with other people (e. g. keyboards). However, try to carry out absolutely necessary work only at individual workstations in separate rooms as best as you can.
  8. Ventilate the work areas about 4 times a day for about 10 minutes. 

Please contact the regional health agency responsible for your place of residence immediately, e. g. the Public Health Office of the City of Chemnitz (citizen hotline) at +49 371 488-5321 or +49 371 488-5302. The Public Health Office will decide on the further procedure. In this case, please also contact the Human Resources Department (phone: +49 371 531-12200) immediately by telephone.

Information and offers on special questions about the coronavirus can be obtained from the hotline of the Medical Service IAS phone: +49 371 53362-0.

The occupational medical precaution G35 “Working abroad under special climatic and health stress” is included in the service program of the Medical Service of Chemnitz University of Technology. On request from the respective division, this can be registered with the Office for Security at Work and Environment Protection (BfAU) via Mr. Steffen Rau (phone: +49 371 531-34254, e-mail: steffen.rau@...).

Labour law

Yes, if you return from trips to risk areas or if you have had contact with a person who is proven to be infected with the coronavirus or if there is any other possibility that you may have been infected with the virus, please avoid contact with other people, do not come to work and first contact a doctor by telephone and seek advice. In this case, please contact the Human Resources Department (phone: 12200) immediately by telephone and do not come to work until an infection has been ruled out.

If the health authority responsible for your place of residence orders that you are subject to a ban on professional activities or that you should remain in domestic isolation, please inform the Human Resources Department (phone: +49 371 531-12200) immediately and send them the relevant decision letter ordering domestic isolation. The same applies to the lifting of the ban on professional activities or domestic isolation.

If Chemnitz University of Technology closes down completely, the employees are prevented from starting work and the employer is in unable to accept the offered work. In this case, employees do not have to apply for vacation, overtime compensation or unpaid leave.

Preventive quarantine is an official measure in accordance with the Infektionsschutzgesetz (IfSG, Infection Protection Act). In purely formal terms, it is not a sick leave. According to § 56 para. 1 IfSG, anyone who is carrying a disease, is presumed to be carrying a disease, or may be subject to infection in the sense of § 31 sentence 2 IfSG and therefore is prohibited from working and suffers a loss of income, will receive monetary compensation. The same applies to persons who are sent into domestic isolation (quarantine) due to an infection or being suspects of infection. The compensation is in the amount of the sickness allowance that the public health insurance fund would also pay. According to § 56 para. 5 IfSG, the employer must pay the compensation instead of the responsible authority for the duration of the employment relationship, but for no longer than six weeks. The employer then has a claim for reimbursement against the authority in accordance with § 56 (5) IfSG. Pursuant to § 56, para. 11 IfSG, the claim must be made within three months of the cessation of the prohibited activity or the end of quarantine. For this purpose, the respective notifications of the responsible authority must be submitted.

If a viral disease has occurred and the employee is unfit for work as a result, there is a six-week entitlement to continued remuneration in accordance with § 3 (1) of the Entgeldfortzahlungsgesetz (EFZG, Continued Remuneration Act).

At Chemnitz University of Technology there is currently only a core team working - sometimes only on an hourly or daily basis according to urgent needs - which is necessary to maintain standby operations on site. The respective members of this team have been specifically appointed and informed by the University Management and the heads of the faculties, central institutions, and departments in coordination with the respective supervisors - taking social aspects into account. They are allowed to access the buildings in accordance with their work task. However, they are required to strictly follow the recommended hygiene conditions, to work in separate rooms (individual workstations), to reduce contact with other employees to a necessary minimum (preferably communicate by telephone or e-mail), and otherwise to maintain minimum distances. Only by observing and complying with these regulations a minimum staffing for urgently necessary activities on site is possible.

In view of the restrictions imposed by the Saxon state government, employees who are required to work (temporarily) on site to maintain minimum operations will receive a document confirming their need to be present at Chemnitz University of Technology in order to be granted unhindered access in the event of police checks. This document is issued exclusively by the respective faculty/central institution or the President and (representative of the) Chancellor for designated employees in the respective areas. The document is only valid in connection with the employee ID card of Chemnitz University of Technology. It is strongly recommended to carry an additional personal document in case of controls. Abusive issuance/use of the document is prohibited.

As an institution of the Free State of Saxony, Chemnitz University of Technology can issue a certificate for employees in the core teams, provided that it is actually a critical area of the infrastructure of Chemnitz University of Technology. However, it is pointed out that a claim to temporary care only exists if the other caregiver is also working in a critical area of infrastructure.

The corresponding form will be filled out and sent by the Human Resources Department. This requires an informal application, which includes the confirmation of the supervisor that the person in question belongs to the core team and is working in a critical area of the infrastructure of Chemnitz University of Technology.

Please note that the inability to work and its expected duration must be reported immediately and, if the inability to work lasts longer than three calendar days, a medical certificate confirming the existence of the inability to work and its expected duration must be submitted - regardless of whether you are working mobile work while on stand-by or not. During the stand-by operation, you can send a copy of the medical certificate in advance by e-mail to the secretariat responsible for you. From there, the medical certificate will be sent to the Human Resources Department.

During stand-by operation of Chemnitz University of Technology, the supervisor remains responsible for the approval of vacation and work time compensation as well as for changes to already approved vacation and work time compensation. This means that no special regulations have been introduced for the period of standby operation and that the decision remains the sole responsibility of the respective line managers.

However, they are asked to ensure that the absolutely necessary minimum level of operation is guaranteed during stand-by operation and that Chemnitz University of Technology is fully operational after stand-by.

Travel, business trips, stays abroad

Until further notice, business trips are not permitted. Business trips that have already been approved are hereby revoked. Business trips between the different parts of the university shall be limited to what is necessary.

For business trips that have already been approved, travel services that can no longer be cancelled can be reimbursed within the framework of the usual travel expense accounting. If fairs, conferences, etc. are cancelled by the organiser, the costs of travel services that can no longer be cancelled can also be reimbursed within the framework of the travel expense accounting.

Also, the Robert Koch Institute and the German Foreign Office strongly advise against unnecessary private travel, both within Germany and abroad. Please note that the current situation is subject to strong dynamics. Especially the regions marked as risk areas can change at any time. It is therefore advisable to check the development on the website of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) before planning or starting a trip, even if it is only planned for the near future.

Please also refer to the relevant travel and security information of the Federal Foreign Office:

In this case, please contact the contact person in the responsible DAAD department directly, as the decision on how to deal with expenses already incurred can be made solely by the DAAD. The DAAD provides information on its website as well as a list of FAQs and gives advice for scholarship holders and those receiving funding. Please contact your international partners and inform them about the information provided by the DAAD. In order to avoid unnecessary costs, please take the decision to carry out measures together with your international partners in such a way that cancellations, especially of hotels, can still be made free of charge if possible. For measures that you plan to take in the course of this year, it is recommended that you book flights and accommodation that can be cancelled.

The DAAD has compiled information for project managers on how to proceed in the current situation with regard to the funding of persons and events and has sent it by e-mail to all project managers. A list of FAQs regarding project funding is also available on the website of DAAD. If you have any questions, please consult the contact persons for the respective funding programmes at the DAAD. In general, it is recommended to book cancellable flights and accommodation for measures you plan to take in the course of this year, if possible.

Mobile Work

Yes. Those employees who are not necessary to maintain standby operation must, unless they have taken leave etc. or are on sick leave, be reachable by telephone and/or e-mail, make use of mobile work where this appears possible and reasonable, and generally remain available for work on site. The definition of tasks is still the responsibility of the respective line managers, subject to the restrictions described above.

In principle, mobile work does not release you from your work contract obligations. In this respect, the time sheet must be completed in the usual form. If you cannot access your previously prepared time sheet while working mobile, please enter your working time in a new form (Download from the website of the Human Resources Department). The submission deadline for the month of March is extended to 6 May 2020. If it is impossible to work fully in mobile work, the contractually owed working time is considered to be fulfilled according to the reverse conclusion of the Fourth Open President's Letter and can be noted accordingly.

The University Computer Centre (URZ) offers comprehensive information and work recommendations for users on its blog. There you will find, among other things, instructions for the digital access to the TU workstations as well as for accessing project directories from home, recommendations for secure connections via VPN as well as information on mobile communication and availability.

If you have questions or problems that you would like to send to the URZ, please use only the ticket function (send your request by e-mail to support@...) and include a short, concise keyword about your problem or question in the subject of the e-mail.

Events

There are currently no events that require the physical presence of students, teachers and visitors.

The planning of events in the further course of the year at Chemnitz University of Technology can only be continued under the condition that, depending on the development of the spread of the coronavirus, a short-term cancellation cannot be ruled out.

Research

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) has made the following arrangements to provide funding recipients and project staff with the greatest possible security for the continuation of their research projects:

The following applies to current projects tied to the budget year:

  • Approval and accounting periods will be extended until the end of the respective financial year without the need to submit a request to the DFG.
  • The deadline for submitting the use of funds statement in the 2019 calendar year will be extended to 30.06.2020 without the need to submit a request.
  • In general, it is possible to transfer funds from 2020 to the calendar year 2021, and this will be taken into account in justified cases.
  • Regulations for the employment of doctoral students in Research Training Groups with a 36-month duration can be extended by up to 12 months without incurring costs and without the approval of the DFG.

The following applies to ongoing projects that are not tied to the budget year:

  • Should additional requirements arise as a result of the containment measures, these can be applied for at the end of the project term.

The above-mentioned regulations are subject to the availability of funds from the federal and state governments.

Detailed information and the specific wording of the regulations can be found in a DFG document.

In view of the impact of the corona pandemic on the sciences and humanities, the DFG has extended the deadlines for participation in a number of its current calls for proposals. Further extensions will be granted should the need arise.

Interested scientists can find continuously updated information on this subject at the DFG website and there in the entries for the respective call for proposals.

For time sheets and activity reports in ESF- and EFRE-funded projects, due to the continuing requirements of the project sponsor, the Sächsische Aufbaubank, the original documents must be submitted with the required signatures. This also applies in particular to the proof of activities in ESF-funded doctoral projects. For direct EU research funding (HORIZON 2020), however, a list of the respective working hours is sufficient for the time being. However, the signed original timesheets must be kept and submitted in good time.

Stand-by operation of Chemnitz University of Technology

Courses that require the physical presence of students or lecturers do not take place at present.

According to current estimates, the start of courses that require the physical presence of teachers and students will be postponed to 4 May 2020 at the earliest. At the same time, teaching formats that do not require the presence of lecturers and students are to be offered as soon as possible, i. e. in some cases already on 6 April 2020. For this, we have compiled a list of digital courses that will already start in April. Please note: Our lecturers are currently designing new course concepts under great time pressure. The list will therefore continue to grow in the coming days.

This cannot be said at this point in time and depends on developments in the coming days and weeks.

Here, direct clarification is provided by the faculties or the Zentrum für Lehrerbildung (ZLB, Centre for Teacher Training). In consultation with the deans or deans of studies as well as the Central Examination Office, accommodating solutions, such as a postponement, are being considered. Note for the teaching profession: As of 18 March 2020, schools in Saxony will be closed. Up-to-date information on the procedure for current practical courses etc. can be found on the website of the ZLB.

The Student Secretariat is temporarily closed to the public. However, contact persons can be reached by telephone during office hours. Outside office hours you can also contact the Student Service Point by e-mail. However, only a limited working capacity can be guaranteed. You can find more information on the contact page of the Student Service Point.

Advice from the Central Student Advisory Office, the International University Centre and TU4U is available by telephone during office hours and by e-mail outside office hours. The Student_innenrat (StuRa, Student Council of Chemnitz University of Technology) also offers advice and maintains a FAQ with further information.

Important information regarding the IT infrastructure can be found on the blog of the URZ. If you have questions or problems, please use only the ticket function (send your request by e-mail to support@... and include a short, concise keyword about your problem or question in the subject of the e-mail.

No, unrestricted use is not possible for the time being. The training pools managed by the University Computer Centre (URZ) were closed on 13 March 2020, 4:00 pm.

No, unrestricted use is not possible until further notice. The University Library and the archives are closed to the public since 13 March 2020, 4:00 pm. The electronic services are available as usual. Borrowed literature is automatically renewed. Further information is published on the University Library's website.

The gym of the Center for Sports and Health Promotion (ZfSG) at Chemnitz University of Technology is closed until further notice due to the spread of the coronavirus. All other courses have also been cancelled until further notice. Further information can be found on the website of the ZfSG.

Access to the building cannot be granted during the current stand-by operation or is prohibited for students. Therefore, updating of student ID cards cannot be carried out at the terminal at the moment, if not already done.

On the website of the Student_innenrat (StuRa, Student Council of Chemnitz University of Technology) you will find further information on this topic.

Yes, time sheets can also be submitted electronically with the signature of the supervisor to the Human Resources Department, Department 2.2 by e-mail nadin.arndt@....

The Human Resources Department makes every effort to realize all legally possible further employment. In consultation with the respective supervisor, the monthly number of hours agreed in the employment contract is to be performed in mobile work.

Examinations

With the step into stand-by operation from Monday, 23 March 2020, 5:00 p. m., exams on the premises of Chemnitz University of Technology are no longer possible until the resumption of regular operation and should therefore be postponed if possible. The Chairmen of the Examination Committees were asked to consider alternative exam types favourably. Furthermore, the University Management has given the Chairmen of the Examination Committees the opportunity to allow oral examinations and defences or colloquia of theses via video conference. The rules for this can be found in the tab “Lecturers” under the question “How can I carry out exams under the given conditions?”.

Students can cancel examinations immediately and without giving reasons until the resumption of regular teaching activities. Furthermore, the deadlines for handing in homework and final papers have been extended by the period from the cancellation of courses on 11 March 2020 until one week after resumption of regular teaching activities.

The Central Examination Office (ZPA) is temporarily closed to the public. However, contact persons can be reached by phone during office hours. Outside office hours you can also contact the Central Examination Office with your request by e-mail. However, only a limited work capacity can be guaranteed. You can find more information on the contact page of the ZPA.

Application, enrolment, feedback

The Central Course Guidance Service (ZSB) is temporarily closed to the public. However, contact persons are available for you by phone during office hours. Outside office hours, you can also contact the Central Course Guidance Service with your request by e-mail. However, only a limited work capacity can be guaranteed. You can find more information on the contact page of the ZSB.

TU4U counselors are also available for individual counselling via phone and e-mail. Further information can be found on the TU4U website.

Please send your documents by mail to the Student Service Point (address: TU Chemnitz, Studentensekretariat, 09107 Chemnitz). Your documents will then be processed further. The deadline for enrolment is adapted to the current situation, so enrolment is still possible at the moment. Please also use the postal service for other written correspondence concerning the organisation of your studies, such as applications for exmatriculation. You can find more information on the website of the Student Service Point.

BAföG

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has issued a decree that BAföG recipients should not suffer any disadvantages from the COVID-19 pandemic. This means that even if schools or universities are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, those receiving BAföG will continue to receive their funding. BAföG will therefore continue to be paid even if the university closes due to the pandemic and lectures or examination dates are cancelled. Unavoidable interruptions in training due to the pandemic also constitute a serious reason within the meaning of § 15 Section 3 BAföG. This also applies when, for example, exams are postponed until after the standard duration of study. According to § 48 para. 2 BAföG, the submission date for certificates of achievement may also be postponed accordingly.

In current funding periods, this usually does not require any action to be taken. The funding will continue to be paid despite university closure. If a funding period has expired, students should simply continue to submit BAföG applications in a timely manner. If the standard duration of studies is exceeded, the reason (pandemic-related closure) must also be claimed.

Up-to-date information can be found on the BMBF website.

If it is not possible to provide proof in any other way, it may be necessary to submit proof that the study achievements remaining open at the end of the standard duration of study, for example, could not be provided due to the pandemic-related closures. In case of doubt, the Studentenwerk Chemnitz-Zwickau requires information on the period of closure and which academic achievements could not be completed as a result.

Further information and contact persons can be found on the website of the Studentenwerk Chemnitz-Zwickau.

The general obligation to present proof of performance has not been lifted. Rather, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has clarified that delays in studies due to pandemic-related closures are a reason that may justify a delayed submission of the certificate of achievement. However, this is no general rule, but rather requires a dedicated application. Therefore, applicants must submit a certificate of achievement with their application for the 5th semester. If it is negative, an application according to § 48 Abs. 2 BAföG must be made. If it can be plausibly explained that no positive proof of performance can be presented because certain achievements could not be made due to the pandemic-related closures, the application is then granted without further ado. The applicant then has a certain period of additional time to provide evidence of the performance of the 4th semester.

If the non-submission of the proof of performance required according to § 48 paragraph 1 BAföG is based on the fact that these could not be issued by the responsible office due to restrictions/discontinuation of the university operation or with a delay, this is also not damaging for the receipt of BAföG benefits. In this case, funding can also be granted without the certificate as an exception. The applicant must submit a declaration that he/she has actually performed/completed the relevant examination.

Up-to-date information can be found on the BMBF website.

Semester abroad, travel and information for international students

It is currently not possible to assess whether currently planned stays abroad at partner universities in the near future can be started regularly, as the situation and protective regulations regarding the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) are also constantly changing in other countries. However, the International Office (IUZ) is in constant contact with the foreign partner universities and can provide information on the current status if required. If you have any questions, please contact the IUZ (e-mail: iuz@..., phone +49 371 531-13500). In principle, Chemnitz University of Technology advises against spending a semester abroad in one of the towns and regions classified as risk areas. Before leaving the country, students should in any case find out whether their host university is located in one of the current risk areas.

In the case that you have already started your semester abroad, please contact the IUZ (e-mail: iuz@..., phone +49 371 531-13500) should your status, the status of your host university or your local situation change.

If you have been in a risk area and have symptoms of respiratory diseases, the University Management urgently appeals to you to immediately contact the health authority responsible for your area of residence, e. g. the Public Health Office of the City of Chemnitz on +49 371 488-5321 (citizen hotline) or +49 371-488-5302. The responsible health authority will then decide on further action.

See also: “Should I inform the university if I was last in one of the risk areas or had contact with infected persons?" in the tab "Employees" under the heading "Personnel Law”.

We are working on an agreement with the Foreigner's Registration Office in this regard. If there are any changes, you will receive more detailed information here.

The decision whether students from abroad come to Chemnitz is their own responsibility or depends on the applicable official regulations. Please refer to the website of the Foreign Office for information on the modalities of entering Germany.

Please note: The regulations can change at any time and at very short notice, depending on the situation. For this reason

Attention: Basically all students as well as employees who are not necessary to maintain the stand-by operation are instructed not to enter the buildings of Chemnitz University of Technology since March 23, 2020, 5:00 p. m. Since this time and until further notice, the university is in full stand-by operation.

If your delayed arrival is a consequence of circumstances caused by the coronavirus, the Student Service Point will handle your delayed enrolment after 30 April 2020 favorably. Please contact the Student Service Point in this case via e-mail: admission@....

The Foreigners Office of the city of Chemnitz is currently closed to the public. However, if you have any questions, you can reach contact persons by e-mail (auslaenderbehoerde@...) or by phone (+49 371 488-3371).

CORONA: FAQ Virtualization of teaching

In light of the situation caused by the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), Chemnitz University of Technology has set up a crisis management team to define and initiate all necessary measures. One of the measures – in coordination with the Saxony State Rectors' Conference and the responsible ministry – is to postpone the start of on-site teaching until May 4, 2020 at the earliest. Nevertheless, the semester will begin as usual at the beginning of April and it is the stated goal to offer teaching formats as early as possible where the presence of teachers and students is not necessary. The University President informs in open letters about the situation.

The following FAQ provides answers to the most important questions regarding a fast – not perfect – virtualization of teaching in response to the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). Even though some of the proposed solutions can be used permanently, this is not the case with all of them: A video recording of a lecture, for example, is better than no lecture at all, but this is still not e-learning.

The FAQ will be continuously updated. It also lives on your assistance. If you have a question that should be answered here, or content that should be referred to here, please write an e-mail to Ms. Sandra Rechenberg: rsa@....

Please fill out the online form for the registration of digital courses . Here you can enter the courses that you can offer as online courses already in April. Just enter the course number of your course, as it is listed in the course catalogue, and the starting date. The course catalogue will be updated accordingly. Here you can enter the courses that you can offer as online courses already in April. Just enter the course number of your course, as it is listed in the course catalogue, and the starting date. The course catalogue will be updated accordingly.