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Information on the Corona Pandemic

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The wearing of a mouth-nose covering is obligatory on the campus and in all university buildings. The coverings may only be removed once you have reached your working space/seat.

Alongside the current regulation that masks (no plastic visors or similar) be worn in all areas of movement (entryways, exits, hallways, elevators, etc.), in sanitary facilities, or waiting rooms in university buildings, masks must now also be worn in all outside areas of the university.

Please also take care to adhere to the distancing and personal hygiene regulations (washing of hands, coughing and sneezing etiquette).

Message from the President concerning the winter semester 2020/2021

How is the corona pandemic affecting teaching and studying at the University of Bremen? Watch the President's video message. You can turn on English subtitles in the YouTube options.


Hybrid Teaching in the Winter Semester 2020/21: What does that mean?

The University of Bremen is prepared for a hybrid semester - with more face-to-face or digital classes depending on the situation. That is what Thomas Hoffmeister, our Vice President Academic, explains in this video.

For the winter semester 2020/21, the University of Bremen is organizing teaching so that it takes place in a hybrid form. All disciplines wish to offer more aspects of face-to-face classes – as far as is possible within the epidemiological development of COVID-19. The aim is to enable studies with face-to-face classes and digital formats for all students.

In order to ensure the adherence to the distancing and hygiene regulations during face-to-face classes on campus, during classes the students are to be put into groups, which will be present on campus as per a rotating system. The students who are not on site are to partake digitally or will receive asynchronous classes.

Risk groups will, of course, be taken into consideration in terms of the face-to-face classes. Digital formats are to be made available to said students and others who are unable to come to the campus.

There will also be spaces available on campus for group-work, which will need to be reserved.

The orientation week for the freshmen will take place between October 26 and October 30, 2020 and will be made up of a mixture of face-to-face and digital events – as long as the infection risk allows for this. All freshmen will receive the relevant information online but will also be able to acquire information and network during on-site events. They are to come onto campus under the adherence to the distancing and hygiene regulations.

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The university Mensa cafeteria is reopening

From Monday, September 14, 2020, there will be 250 places available for students and staff between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. Payment is only possible with a Mensa card.

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University of Bremen Offers Learning Islands

Students in need of a place to revise, can do so at the University of Bremen from Monday, July 20, 2020, onwards. They have the chance to book a working space for themselves or their revision group at varying locations on campus. Hygiene regulations must be adhered to.

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Academic Senate for More Face-to-Face Teaching in Winter

The university wishes to offer as many face-to-face lessons as possible in the winter semester. After comprehensive discussions, the Academic Senate members decided the following on June 17: Face-to-face lessons should have priority over digital teaching, as far as is possible regarding the pandemic

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Library and University Open Learning Spaces

The university library is offering individual working spaces in its headquarters and at the Juridicum with immediate effect. Visiting to find literature, borrow media, and make copies has been possible since the beginning of May. Learning spaces at the university are also to be made available soon.

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Winter Semester Will Be Taught Digitally and Face-to-Face

The winter semester 2020/21 will take the form of a “hybrid semester”. The department for science has agreed on this in talks with the executive boards of the university, the City University of Applied Sciences, the University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven, and the University of the Arts Bremen.

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Changed Application Deadlines

Because of the current situation, there have been changes to the university admission procedure for the winter semester 2020/21. For first-semester students from Germany and EU countries, the application period now runs from the beginning of July to August 20.

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Bremen State and University Library Offers On-Site Services Again

Students can borrow literature for the digital summer semester from the SuUB headquarters again. There and at the Juridicum library, essays can be copied and scanned. The Bremen and Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences and the University of the Arts Bremen offer a collection service.

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Bremen Scientists Coordinate COVID-19 Public Health Competence Network

The coronavirus is keeping Germany and the whole world on its toes and politicians must make quick decisions that affect many people. A network of around 20 specialist associations, including the University of Bremen, is aiming to help improve the basis for such decisions.

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Digital Summer Semester Starts on April 20

The summer semester 2020 will begin with lectures on April 20. The classes offered will mainly take place digitally. The students can find out more about the digital formats available from April 14 onwards.

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Universities in Bremen State Enter Emergency Operation Mode

University of Bremen, Bremen and Bremerhaven Universities of Applied Sciences, and University of the Arts Bremen are entering into emergency operation mode. Only the most necessary areas will be maintained on site. That is what the management teams and the senator for science and ports agreed on.

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