Information regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus SARS-COV-2)
The crisis committee of the University of Bayreuth has been operative since February and remains in daily contact with authorities. It is staffed by representatives from all areas of the University. We are observing the situation very closely and readjusting our measures continuously. Besides our contribution to containing the spread of the virus, the protection of students and employees is our top priority.
In order to stem the spread of the coronavirus as much as possible and for your protection, the University of Bayreuth has decided to take further steps to reduce public operations. The following measures currently apply on the Campus of the University of Bayreuth.
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Limited re-opening of the University Library: From 11.5.2020, the Law, Business & Economics Departmental Library will open its doors, followed a week later by the Central Library, and the Geo, NW I, and NW II Departmental Libraries.
Reading and work places will be provided to a limited extent and subject to particular conditions. Further information can be found on the website of the University Library
Expansion of emergency childcare - including children of studying single parents
The following additional groups can take advantage of emergency childcare from Monday, 11 May 2020
- Children with (impending) disability for whom a claim to integration assistance has been established by notice.
- Children whose parents have a claim to educational assistance according to the German social code (§§ 27 ff. SGB VIII).
- Children of studying single parents.
- After-school care children in 4th class, on the days on which they can go to school.
The use of emergency childcare must be agreed in advance with the day-care centre or day-care staff. Privately organised, neighbourhood or family-based, reciprocal childcare in fixed small groups of a maximum of three families" has been an option since 6 May. Find the relevant application forms as well as further information on the website of the State Ministry.
Students: For the current summer semester 2020, the end of lectures will be shifted from 24 July 2020 to 7 August 2020, in order to allow courses that require physical presence on campus (e.g. laboratory courses, practical sports courses, theatre, etc.) to begin at a later date, if necessary, depending on how the initial restrictions are adjusted. +++ Examinations taken in the summer semester 2020 will be fully credited. +++ State examinations are subject to special regulations. (1) The First State Examination for a teaching profession at public schools starting from spring 2020 will begin from 18 May 2020. For further information please contact the responsible ministry. (2) The written part of the 2020/2 First State Examination in Law is scheduled for the period from 8 to 15 September 2020, and will be held according to the current schedule. The oral examinations of the Law 2020/1 First State Examination (scheduled to begin on 1 July 2020) will not be suspended either. +++ The start of lectures for the winter semester 2020/2021 will be postponed from October 12 to November 2, 2020, and the end of lectures from February 5 to February 26, 2021. +++ Please find further information on our website about digital studies.
Employees: All employees at the University of Bayreuth are instructed to work remotely / from home since Friday, 20.03.2020, if at all possible. For Central University Administration (ZUV) staff, this has gone into effect at 2 p.m. on Friday, 20.03.2020. +++ Since 26.3.2020, the following regulation applies to time recording: Employees, whether in home office or on site or in mixed forms, do temporarily not have to record their working time from 26.3.2020 until further notice. This means that, for the time being, it is not necessary to clock in or out at the University. +++ Please note note of our occupational health and safety requirements.
Catering: From 11.05.2020, Frischraum has been opening its doors again (as the only cafeteria facility run by Studentenwerk Oberfranken in Bayreuth): Monday to Friday, 10a.m. – 2p.m. Sandwiches, various bakery products, coffee, drinks, and (from 11a.m.) two lunchtime meal choices will be provided. However, all food and drinks will only be available for take away, and dining facilities remain closed until further notice. Please respect the known distance rules and wear a mouth and nose mask!
Returning travellers: The relevant quarantine regulations apply (see entry quarantine regulations of the Bavarian State Chancellery), currently extended until 17.5.2020
Visits to the University: should be avoided as far as possible. Delegation visits and external visits must be cancelled.
Digital Summer Semester 2020
Despite Corona Pandemic: The summer semester starts digitally on 20.04.2020! Physical presence in Bayreuth is not required at the start of the semester. At present, alternative teaching concepts are being intensively developed, which will be incorporated into various forms of digital teaching offers. Enrolled and especially first-year-students can expect a high-quality programme and specially tailored counselling, support, and assistance services. ...more
Digital teaching on the campus
In the preparation for Summer Semester 2020, our efforts are focused on how we as a university can take on this semester and, in particular, how we can put together a successful programme for our first-year students. We therefore ask you to concentrate on designing successful courses using digitization technology. ...more
Online courses for students
There is a wide range of high-quality online courses offered by various external providers for students. The courses offered cover all subject areas and can usually be used free of charge. The crediting of a course is to be clarified with the lecturer.. ...more
Occupational health and safety requirements
You will find all relevant information about occupational safety with regard to Covid-19 on our overview page: from the guidelines specifying the general regulations of the Second Bavarian Infection Protection Ordinance for universities, the cleaning and ventilation concept of the University of Bayreuth to the mask protection concept for public authorities as well as the occupational safety standard of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. ...more
FAQs regarding the coronavirus
How can I get my exam results?
Have the opening hours of the Student Administration Office changed?
Will practical laboratory courses take place?
Is the library still open?
All questions and answers regarding the coronavirus. ...more
Information from the University Governing Board
Due to rapidly changing developments, we are making the letters of the University Governing Board available to all of our staff members ...more
Additional information from the faculties and the Language Centre
More information on regulations concerning the coronavirus can be found on the faculty pages. Urgent inquiries that cannot be clarified by your own research will be answered by the relevant contact persons mentioned. ...more
The University of Bayreuth helps
We are collecting your valuable initiatives, ideas and offers under the heading "The University of Bayreuth helps" in order to create a stage for your solidarity and readiness to help and to implement concerted measures. ...more
Active and relaxed during home office: UGM@Home
Staying fit without taking an active break and university sports? The University Health Management (UGM) offers an e-learning course for all university members, which provides suggestions for exercise and relaxation sessions at home. From ghetto workout to yoga livestream, there is something for everyone. ...more
Recommendations of the University of Bayreuth regarding the coronavirus
The relevant institutes and authorities currently consider the health risk COVID-19 poses to the general public in Germany to be 'high' and 'very high' for groups at risk (as of 26 March 2020). ...more