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

Are exams still taking place? What are the plans for the current semester and the winter semester? What does 'secure on-campus activity' mean? How has the coronavirus pandemic impacted the working conditions of employees, researchers, etc.?

On this page you can find the answers to these and other questions about how the university is dealing with the coronavirus.

Because the situation is a dynamic one, further decisions and measures are possible over the coming days. Please check your emails and the information on this page regularly – making sure to note the date the question was last updated. 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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Have special cleaning processes been implemented? (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

Students who are experiencing particularly acute financial need due to the corona pandemic can receive temporary assistance. What does that mean? (Updated: 15 June 2020)

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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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Can I still use the HAW Hamburg libraries? (Updated: 29 June 2020)

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What changes have been made to the application process for winter semester 2020/21? (Updated: 1 June 2020)

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When does winter semester 2020/21 begin? (Updated: 20 April 2020)

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How will winter semester 2020/21 be organised? (Updated: 16 July 2020)

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Are plans also being made for summer semester 2021? (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: 20 July 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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Are the cafeterias open? (Updated: 1 June 2020)

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Research

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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What do I do if my work towards a particular academic qualification within a paid position is temporarily not possible due to the coronavirus situation? (Updated: 9 June 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: 20 July 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 do I postpone my parental leave if my workload is too heavy as a result of the corona pandemic? (Updated: 20 July 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: 9 June 2020)

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What rules apply to people returning from holidays in other countries? (Updated: 10 August 2020)

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How should I apply for sick leave if I have only mild upper respiratory symptoms? (Updated: 3 June 2020)

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What are the current HAW Hamburg rules regarding business travel? (Updated: 22 July 2020)

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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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How do I obtain proof that my position is necessary to the maintenance of the university’s operations so that I am eligible for the emergency childcare service at my children’s daycare? (Updated: 28 May 2020)

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