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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 You are obliged to avoid the campus until you are free of symptoms or have a negative test for COVID-19.

Der Krisenstab der Hochschule

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.

Contact person at the university


Area / Contact

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


Current information

As of 31.03.2020, 3:50 pm

On 31 March 2020, the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture announces the continuation of teaching operations from 20 April 2020 and presents the main framework conditions for this:

  • Due to the epidemiological situation, teaching and studies do not take place in classroom form, but, for example, in digitally supported formats ("distance learning").

  • Examinations that are possible without direct contact and are organised independently by the universities can already be carried out digitally and quality-assured without physical contact.

  • Classroom teaching and examinations as well as practical training will gradually take place again as soon as health protection reasons no longer prevent this. This will be coordinated in advance with the authorities responsible for health protection.

  • All credits earned in the summer semester 2020 will be recognized.

The Federal Chancellor and the 16 heads of federal government agreed on 22nd March 2020 on a ban on contact in Germany. This means that it is now only permitted to stay in public places alone, with another person not living in the household or with members of one's own household.

The start of teaching and event operations will be suspended at all universities in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern until April 20, 2020, or the already started lecture operations will be suspended. The operation of the refectories and cafeterias of the Studierendenwerke will also be suspended during the same period. The functionality of the universities remains guaranteed by the operation of central facilities, such as a computer centre and laboratories.