Information for students

Information for employees

Current decisions from the standing Crisis Team


Due to the current situation regarding the rise in the number of COVID-19 infections and based on the decrees issued by the Federal and State Governments, the University has passed the following current decisions in order to reduce the possible number of contacts on campus to a minimum and to protect all students and members of staff.

Decision of the permanent crisis team of 04.02.2021

Decision of the permanent crisis team of 04.02.2021

Colloquia will be held digitally only until further notice.

Decisions as of 13/01/2021

In view of the still unbroken infection situation, the crisis team of the Stralsund University of Applied Sciences would like to address the current principle of digital implementation of teaching and examinations in accordance with the decree of the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and adopts the following resolution.

1. Teaching

Studying and teaching in the winter semester 2020/21 is to be held digitally for all students until further notice.

From 18/01/2021, the only exceptions to this are courses that require special laboratories or workrooms. These laboratory courses may be attended by a maximum of 5 students and can only be held in strict compliance with the applicable hygiene regulations.

Classroom tests that require special laboratory or work rooms are only permitted in small groups of up to a maximum of five students in one room.

An online test (= students work on examination tasks outside the university location, e.g. in a home environment) is permissible as an alternative form of implementation for all tests.

If online testing is not feasible, a test must be waived or postponed to a later testing period.

 

2. Examinations

Until further notice, examinations in the winter semester 2020/21 are to be held digitally for all students.

Examinations that cannot be implemented with digital or alternative examination formats are exempt from this. These examinations may be held in person at Stralsund University of Applied Sciences with a maximum of 30 students per examination and in strict compliance with the applicable hygiene regulations. For examinations with more than 30 students, all written examinations will be moved to the second examination period. If the postponement or the transfer to a digital or alternative examination format contradicts a clear opinion of the students, the examiner can apply to the examination board to conduct the face-to-face examination in the first examination period, giving reasons.

The lecturers are urged to seriously examine the possibility of conducting so-called home examinations (= students work on examination tasks outside the university location in e.g. a home environment) and, in the event that this is to be done, to indicate this in advance.

Amended Quarantine Regulations as of 18/12/2020

The State Government of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern has amended the State’s quarantine regulations. From now on, persons returning from private trips to high-risk areas within Germany (with an incidence of 200 or above) must self-isolate on return if the purpose of travel was not to visit members of the immediate family.
Please take this into account when planning travel over the Christmas holidays!

Amended Decree as of 16/12/2020

The university libraries and archives remain closed to the general public apart from for taking out and returning media.

Decisions from 12/12/2020 “Further specification of extended emergency operations”, 12/12/2020, 3.30 p.m.
Teaching and studying on campus and at home
  1. As of 14 December 2020, studying and teaching for all students at HOST will only take place in digital form until further notice. Only essential courses that require specialist laboratories or rooms with specialist equipment can be held on site up until 18 December 2020.
  2. Limited on-site operations shall not resume until 18 January 2021. From this date onwards, essential courses that require specialist laboratories or rooms with specialist equipment, as well as examinations can be held on site subject to strict observation of the hygiene plans.
Library
  1. The University Library’s reading rooms and other areas that can be used by students for study purposes may only be used for preparing for exams and working on dissertations and only as long as the 7-day incidence in the district of Vorpommern-Rügen is below 100.
  2. The University Library remains open to all members of the university community for taking out media, subject to the observation of the hygiene plans.
  3. Please note: a new decree changed the situation as of 16/12/2020
Mensa (cafeteria)
  • Regulations will be issued at a later date following a new decree from the State Government (expected 14-18/12/2020).
  • Food will not be available from the Mensa (cafeteria) from 17/12/2020 until 03/01/2021.
Sessions of university bodies
  1. Sessions of university bodies must be held in digital formats, they may only be held on site in urgent exceptional circumstances.
  2. Sessions for professorial appointment committees must be held in digital formats. Trial lectures/classes as part of professorial appointment procedures shall not take place until further notice.
  3. Interviews must be held in digital formats.
Decisions passed on 06/11/2020 “Realisation of extended emergency operations”, 09/11/2020, 9.30 a.m.
Decisions passed on 06/11/2020 “Realisation of extended emergency operations”, 09/11/2020, 9.30 a.m.
Access to the campus

All buildings are locked throughout the day during the period of extended emergency operations.
The members of staff responsible for essential courses being held on site are responsible for enabling access to the respective building.

 

Teaching and studying on campus and at home

Elements of an essential course can be held on site in order to enable freshers without access to the internet to take part in the course.
 

Decisions passed on 30/10/2020 “University changing to extended emergency operations”, 06/11/2020, 4.25 p.m.
Decisions passed on 30/10/2020 “University changing to extended emergency operations”, 06/11/2020, 4.25 p.m.
The standing Crisis Team decided on the following on 30.10.2020:

Due to the current rise in COVID-19 infections and in light of the national and statewide decrees, the University is to return to a state of extended limited operations as of 02/11/2020

As a result of the current COVID-19 developments and in order to protect all students and members of staff, efforts must be made to reduce the chances of coming into contact with others on campus.

To this end, the following measures have been passed:

Hygiene regulations
  1. The hygiene regulations and hygiene plans remain intact.
  2. It is compulsory to wear a face covering:
    • in all buildings until the person has taken his/her seat at his/her desk,
    • if it is not possible to observe a distance of 1.5 m,
    • in meetings with more than two participants.
  3. We urgently recommend that face coverings are also worn after a seat has been taken at all classes.
Access to the campus
  1. Professors and members of staff: Access to the campus will only be granted to persons with a valid pass. The HOST Card is considered a valid pass. Contract lecturers receive a HOST Card.
  2. Students: Students shall only be granted access to the campus if they have a meeting in Building 1, or for meetings with members of teaching staff. Access shall also be granted for the remaining courses being held on site (see 3. Teaching), for visiting the library or for practical work on dissertations or projects that is a fixed part of the curriculum. Students require both their HOST Card and a written confirmation that they have a meeting or proof that they are registered for courses still being taught on site.
  3. Public access: Guests, visitors and employees from external companies who have been commissioned with work, may only be granted access for essential visits or work purposes and only if they have a valid pass or written confirmation of a meeting.
  4. Both the management and members of teaching staff are entitled to expel persons violating these regulations from the premises. We ask all members of the university community to keep a close eye on those present on campus and, if in doubt, to inform persons about the valid campus rules.
Working on campus and at home
  1. Working from home:
    • Wherever possible, working from home should be prioritised and approved by line managers/superiors.
  2. On-site presence:
    • Managers of organisational units are asked to ensure that a maximum of 50 % of the staff belonging to one area is present on campus at one time.
    • If on-site representation is required, members of staff must avoid contact to others as much as possible.
Sessions of university bodies
  1. Sessions of university bodies must be held in digital formats, they may only be held on site in urgent exceptional circumstances.
  2. Sessions for professorial appointment committees must be held in digital formats. Trial lectures/classes as part of professorial appointment procedures shall not take place in November.
  3. Interviews must be held in digital formats.
Work-Related Travel
  1. Work-related travel and excursions shall currently not be approved, previously approved work-related travel is hereby revoked.
  2. Indispensable work-related travel must be explicitly approved by the university governance.
Teaching and studying on campus and at home
  1. The freshers courses in the 45th calendar week will also no longer be held on site. They must be provided to the students as a digital livestream. The faculty governances are required to support members of teaching staff with the realisation of the courses.
  2. Other courses may no longer be taught on site.
  3. Essential courses that can only be taught on site (laboratory practicals, other practicals) can take place on campus. The imperative nature of the course will be determined by the faculty governances following consultation with the respective members of teaching staff.
  4. In November, colloquia will only take place in digital formats.
Other events on campus
  1. Both internal and public events are not permitted.
  2. Previously issued user agreements must be revoked.
  3. Use of the sports halls and sports field is not permitted.
  4. Leisure activities on campus and get-togethers for student societies and projects (e.g. racing teams) are not permitted.
Library

The Library is open Monday to Friday from 10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. It is not necessary to arrange an appointment in advance.

Mensa (cafeteria)

Regulations will be issued at a later date following a new decree from the State Government (expected Monday, 2/11/2020).

Support Point at the University of Applied Sciences Stralsund

At UAS Stralsund’s newly established Support Point, members of staff provide you with all the important information on the State Government’s quarantine regulations [de] and the COVID-19 tests. You can contact the Support Point via email or over the phone.

Contact:
email: corona-support@hochschule-stralsund.de
Tel.: +49 3831 45 7719

Current Measures Issued by the Crisis Team


last revised: 18/09/2020, 2.19 p.m.

Following the decisions passed by the Crisis Team on 17/09/2020, the following regulations enter into force as of 01/10/2020.

A face mask must be worn inside all of the buildings on campus. The face mask can be removed as soon as the seat has been taken (e.g. in lecture halls, meeting rooms and offices).

Furthermore, the obligation to wear a face mask on campus also applies outside of buildings in situations in which the minimum distance cannot be observed.

Persons who are unable to cover their noses and mouths with a face mask due to a medical or psychological impairment or a disability, and are able to prove this with a doctor’s certificate, are exempt from having to wear a face mask.

 

The decisions passed by the Crisis Team on 24/06/2020 extend the restricted normal operations as follows:

  1. Urgent work-related travel within Germany is once again possible following consultation with the line manager/superior.
  2. Teaching in winter semester 2020/21 shall be continued in hybrid formats (digital and on-site teaching). Efforts shall be made to provide the freshers, in particular, with more on-site teaching. Digital teaching shall take place in dialogue-based formats.
  3. The timetables remain valid and include all classes taught in both digital and face-to-face formats.
  4. The Crisis Team recommends all members of the university community make use of the Corona-Warn-App.
  5. Face-to-face conversations with members of teaching staff and administrative staff require the prior arrangement of an appointment via email or over the phone.
Extended emergency operation with updated access authorizations

 

as of: 15.05.2020, 04:40 pm

The crisis team decides on first measures for the reopening of the University of Applied Sciences Stralsund.

The extended emergency operation shall apply until 1 June 2020. However, in compliance with the current hygiene rules and procedures, the following presence activities will be possible from 14 May 2020:

  1. Colloquia for the defence of bachelor and master theses can also be held in presence as an alternative to the digital form. This requires a pass for all persons involved, which in this case can be applied for via e-mail to Ms. Pysall-Wöller (occupational safety and health protection)
  2. Access to laboratories is possible for students with final and project work. For this purpose, a pass is required for all persons involved, which in this case can be requested from the Dean via e-mail.
  3. The meetings of the Appeals Committee, including rehearsal and interview, may be held in person. In the case of rehearsals for the permanent appointment of a professor, broad student participation (beyond the student members of the appointment committee) must be ensured. This should be realistic from June at the earliest. This requires a pass for all persons involved, which in this case can be requested from the Dean via e-mail.
  4. The university library will implement the lending of media in the form of a contactless pick-up service. Students will receive a confirmed appointment to pick up the media in front of the entrance area of the university library

If you have any questions about the current hygiene and procedural rules, Ms. Pysall-Wöller, Head of the Occupational Safety/Health/Environmental Protection Department, will be happy to answer them

From 2 June 2020, the university will switch to limited normal operation. In compliance with the current hygiene regulations and procedural rules, the following openings of the university operation are then planned:

  1. A further opening of the teaching facilities is possible in principle, taking into account restrictions on room use and hygiene requirements. Details are currently being worked out by the study commission. Digital courses can be continued. The curriculum and timetables will remain valid.
  2. The entire campus area is again accessible without a pass.
  3. Working in a home office is particularly recommended for employees who belong to the risk group. The home office is also possible for employees with systemic care needs.
  4. All university members are recommended to use and maintain a contact diary.

 

as of 16.04.2020, 10:38 am

The extended emergency operation is maintained until further notice. The crisis management team also announces the adapted access conditions for university employees. These will apply from 15 April 2020.

  1. The top priority for all persons at the university should be the interruption of the infection chains. In doing so, it is important to follow the maxim of the lowest possible presence on campus. This should continue to be done primarily by using the home office facility. The crisis management team strongly recommends the home office especially to commuters who cross state borders (people with their main residence outside of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern).
  2. In case of an urgently needed presence, the overlap-free occupancy of the rooms on campus must be ensured. A maximum of half an occupancy is to be achieved. The responsibility for access via a pass lies with the faculty management, department heads, staff units and the heads of the central facilities.
  3. The wearing of own masks on campus outside the respective offices is welcomed.
Measures of the permanent crisis team

As of: 25.03.2020, 02:55 pm

The crisis team has decided on the following preventive measures in coordination with the rectorate:

Extended emergency operation: The university will be in extended emergency operation from 25 March 2020 until 20 April 2020. The extended emergency operation further restricts the presence operation. This means the suspension of presence in the research and administration area in addition to the suspension of teaching operations. In principle, all contact persons can still be reached in order to ensure that university operations can be maintained digitally or by telephone. Continuation of necessary work on campus is only possible for emergency personnel with a pass.

Suspension of classroom teaching: By decree of the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern of 14 March 2020, teaching is temporarily suspended until 19 April 2020 inclusive. With the exception of colloquia in defence of Bachelor's and Master's theses, no examinations will be held. Colloquia for the defence of bachelor and master theses can only take place digitally. The research and administrative operation will be maintained. Public access will be suspended. The faculties are required to conduct or develop alternative teaching. Students are not allowed to stay in the buildings on campus, with the exception of the Holzhausen student residences, the cafeteria and the guest houses on campus. Exceptions (such as laboratory access for the processing of final theses) require individual case decisions by the permanent crisis management team or the persons authorised by the crisis management team (see contact persons).

Events: All events of the Hochschule Stralsund up to and including 31 May 2020 will not take place. The respective responsible persons will check whether events can be postponed or have to be cancelled.

Business trips: The travel activities of staff must be suspended until further notice. Travel authorizations that have already been issued are revoked by this decision. New business trip applications will only be approved after separate examination of the informal justification submitted.

Instructions: In case of symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, colds, diarrhoea, breathing problems, etc., or in case of contact with a confirmed infected person, or in case of return from risk areas (international) or particularly affected areas (national) according to Robert Koch Institute, you are obliged to contact your doctor by telephone and inform the university about your case via coronameldung@hochschule-stralsund.de. You are obliged to avoid the campus until you are free of symptoms or have a negative test for COVID-19.

The crisis management team

The crisis team of the university monitors the current situation regarding the spread of the virus and decides on measures in coordination with each other and with the recommendations of the Robert Koch Institute as well as the official orders at federal and state level.
The crisis team shall consist of

  • University management (Chancellor and Rector) and their representatives in office,
  • the Head of Occupational Safety, Health and Environmental Protection,
  • the Head of Central Services and Real Estate, and
  • the Head of University Communication.

Depending on the situation, the crisis unit is expanded to include experts and responsible persons.
With regard to coronavirus, the extended crisis team also includes

  • the Head of the International Office,
  • the Prorector for Education,
  • the Department for Study and Examination matters
  • the Management of Personnel and
  • the Deans of the Faculties,
  • and the AStA.

Reporting obligation

Coronameldung

Reporting graphic

Contact person at the university

 

Study and Teaching
Department II

Staff and missions
Department III

International
International Office

Real estate and buildings
Department I

Press and events
University communication

Procurements
Department III

Research Matters
Vice Rector II

Library
University Library

Hygiene and health
Occupational safety/health/environment