Current information about operational measures at HAW Hamburg in response to the coronavirus

With the 15 April 2020 agreement between the federal chancellor and the leaders of the state governments, as well as the Hamburg Senate’s decisions of 17 April 2020, the initial steps to be taken in reopening the universities have now been formulated.

For HAW Hamburg this means: 

As of 4 May, the university will begin gradually reopening for exams and absolutely essential teaching, small-group courses, exercises, labs and work on final theses.

Because the situation is a dynamic one, further decisions and measures are possible over the coming days. Please be sure to check the information on this website and your emails regularly. We ask for your understanding and patience. Given the current crisis situation, it may take a while to answer all of the more detailed questions.

In the meantime, please direct your questions specifically to the individual areas or contact people:

Contact information

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FAQs about operational measures at HAW Hamburg in response to the coronavirus

General regulations

Who is permitted to enter HAW Hamburg buildings? (Updated: 4 May 2020)

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Which rules are in place regarding the use of public areas in HAW Hamburg buildings (foyers, high-traffic areas, elevators, staff kitchens)? (Updated: 4 May 2020)

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Will special cleaning processes be implemented during the phase of secure on-site activity? (Updated: 4 May 2020)

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What should I do if I have been exposed to someone infected with the coronavirus?

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Studies and teaching

As of 4 May 2020, the university is open for exams and certain small-group courses. What measures do participants need to take? (Updated: 4 May 2020)

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Which regulations are in place for practical activities in laboratories and workshops? (Updated: 4 May 2020)

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On 18 May 2020, a phase of secure on-site activity will begin. What does this mean? (Updated: 20 April 2020)

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Which measures apply regarding teaching in summer semester 2020? (Updated: 20 April 2020)

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Can exams be held in the current situation? (Updated: 20 April 2020)

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Are plans being made for winter semester 2020/21? (Updated: 20 April 2020)

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Are plans also being made for summer semester 2021? (Updated: 20 April 2020)

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Lectures and seminar-based teaching in summer semester will only take place online. How will that work? (Updated: 20 April 2020)

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How can I get my HVV semester ticket or my chip card in the current situation? (Updated: 15 May 2020)

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How can I access student advising services? (Updated: 16 April 2020)

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How can disadvantages for students with health-related issues be avoided? (Updated: 4 May 2020)

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Which regulations apply to tutors? (Updated: 4 May 2020)

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Will the deadlines for final essays and examinations be extended? (Updated: 26 March 2020)

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Can I still use the HAW Hamburg libraries? (Updated: 27 May 2020)

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Are the cafeterias open? (Updated: 4 May 2020)

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What impact will the suspension of teaching activities have on the practical phases of the cooperative degree programmes and on internships in external companies and organisations?

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Research

How do these measures impact research activities at the university? (Updated: 26 March 2020)

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Can research and practice semesters be postponed? (Updated: 3 April 2020)

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Is it possible for research funding to be extended? (Updated: 16 April 2020)

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How are projects funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) being impacted by the corona crisis? (Updated: 6 April 2020)

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Which rules apply to Horizon 2020 projects? (Updated: 16 April 2020)

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What is the situation for externally funded projects? (Updated: 3 April 2020)

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Regulations for HAW Hamburg employees

What impact does the current situation have on my position at HAW Hamburg (i.e. can I work from home)? (Updated: 4 May 2020)

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What preventative measures are being taken for workplaces with public traffic (e.g. libraries, Faculty Service Offices, ITSC Chip Card Services Office)? (Updated: 4 May 2020)

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What work arrangements are currently in place for employees with pre-existing health conditions or disabilities? (Updated: 4 May 2020)

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How can I deal with the challenges of working from home? (Updated: 16 April 2020)

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Where can I obtain information about support services for employees? (Updated: 4 May 2020)

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How do I suspend my HVV-ProfiTicket while I am working from home? (Updated: 6 April 2020)

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What rules apply to people returning from holidays in other countries? (Updated: 27 May 2020)

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How should I apply for sick leave if I have only mild upper respiratory symptoms?

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What are the current HAW Hamburg rules regarding business travel?

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What should I do if I am a supervisor or instructor and I notice that someone is exhibiting symptoms of a flu-like illness?

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