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At a glance

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) continuously monitors the situation in Germany. It publishes a daily situation report. It also continuously updates the list of risk areas abroad (including regions of high incidence and variants of concern). Daily updated infection figures in NRW are also published by the State Center for Health (in German). The city of Dortmund publishes figures on local infection incidence on its website every day (in German).

The 7-day incidence value in Dortmund is currently above 35. The exact value is published by the city of Dortmund on its website on a daily basis.

Yes. In the winter semester, teaching should generally take place on campus again. Large events may continue to be held digitally if the online offer has proven itself and the rest of the teaching is predominantly face-to-face. This applies in particular to events with 100 or more participants, but also to newly-developed digital course formats for smaller groups.

Hybrid formats must be made available for special individual cases, such as for international students who do not receive their visas in time due to the pandemic, or for members of the at-risk group who cannot be vaccinated.

Since 20 August, the 3G rule applies to all events and courses if the seven-day incidence in the city exceeds 35. This means that currently only vaccinated, recovered or negatively tested persons are allowed to attend events at TU Dortmund University. Negative test evidence must not be older than 48 hours. Antigen rapid tests and PCR tests are accepted, but not the self-tests. For the few courses in the expiring summer semester, which is coming to an end, the lecturers/teachers are responsible for checking the evidence. For the controls in the winter semester, a concept is currently being developed in cooperation with the committees.

A medical mask (surgical or FFP2 mask) must be worn in the buildings. During the teaching events, even at the individual seat the face mask must not be taken off. An exception to the mask requirement exists for activities in individual offices or for activities that can only be performed without a mask. Wherever possible, the minimum distance of 1.5 m must be observed. Lecturers/teachers may also remove the mask when lecturing, provided that a distance of 4 m is maintained wherever possible.

The Office of Occupational Safety, Environmental and Health Protection provides certified surgical masks to the Dean’s Offices and other institutions which can be issued to employees for work on campus. A contingent of FFP2 masks is available if it is inevitable to work without a minimum distance in special situations.

A video (in German) on the ServicePortal explains the correct use of FFP2 masks.

TU Dortmund University is monitoring the situation and informs all members regularly via the homepage or the TU app and, if necessary, also via e-mail. Please check these communication channels regularly (currently every day if possible), even when you are at home. TU members can find an archive of all e-mails in the ServicePortal.

Operations

Since 2 August, the buildings on campus are open again. The Main Library and the Emil-Figge-Library are open and also offer learning spaces again on a limited basis (further information under Studies and Teaching).

In order to keep the distance in the hallways as large as possible, a "walk on the right”-rule applies, equivalent to road traffic. In addition, an additional Corona signage system was installed throughout the campus, both in the buildings and in outdoor areas (distance requirement, routing, toilet use, one-way street regulations).

It is mandatory to wear a medical mask (surgical or FFP 2 mask) in all buildings and rooms. A medical mask must be worn in the hallways, corridors and toilet facilities. Wearing a medical mask at TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity may only be waived at the workplace if the rules of hygiene and the minimum distance can be observed. Lecturers may refrain from wearing a mask if they can maintain a minimum distance of 4 m from the participants.

The Office of Occupational Safety, Environmental and Health Protection provides certified surgical masks to the Dean’s Offices and other in­sti­tu­ti­ons which can be issued to employees for work on campus. A contingent of FFP2 masks is available if it is inevitable to work without a minimum distance in special situations.

As a rule, teaching in the winter semester is to take place on campus again. Large events may continue to be held digitally if the online offer has proven itself and the rest of the teaching is predominantly face-to-face. This applies in particular to events with 100 or more participants, but also to newly-developed digital course formats for smaller groups.

Hybrid formats must be made available for special individual cases, such as for international students who do not receive their visas in time due to the pandemic, or for members of the at-risk group who cannot be vaccinated. DoBuS can advise in cases where disadvantage compensation for impaired students is desired.

The student representative bodies are once again allowed to offer events during the orientation weeks on campus, but the general protective measures such as the 3G rule, mask requirement and ventilation must be adhered to as a minimum standard. Social program items may take place outside; however, alcohol is prohibited on campus in this year.

Since 14 June, the Main Cafeteria on the North Campus offers again the option of eating on site in addition to the takeaway meals. The prerequisite is the registration via an online reservation tool which can be accessed on a smartphone via a QR code. On 16 August the Genusswerkstatt on the North Campus reopened. The other catering facilities are closed for the time being. According to information provided by the Studierendenwerk Dortmund, a medical mask (surgical mask, FFP2 mask, KN95 mask) must be worn in the canteen building. The masks must be worn on the common areas, in the staircases and in common rooms of the canteen building.

From an incidence value of 35, the "3G rule" applies in the catering facilities. Then only recovered, fully vaccinated and negatively tested persons are allowed to use the seats in the main cafeteria. The negative test - a rapid antigen test or PCR test - must not be older than 48 hours.

Since 7 June, the Office of University Sports can again ­offer selected courses on site; the list of courses has been enlarged on 12 July. All offers are included in the current sports card, which is valid until the beginning of October. Since 14 June, the gym on campus (Fitnessförderwerk) is open once again.

From an incidence value of 35, the "3G rule" applies to university sports. Only those persons may participate in college sports that are fully vaccinated, recovered, or tested. Proof of a negative Corona test can be provided by either a rapid antigen test or a PCR test (both no older than 48 hours). Self-tests are no longer accepted.

For more ­information, please visit the website of the Office of University Sports.

Committees including appointment committees can meet in person or digitally. From an incidence value of 35, the "3G rule" applies to face-to-face meetings. Participants must be fully vaccinated, recovered or tested (rapid test or PCR test, not older than 48 hours).
You can find a guide to committee work in the ServicePortal (in German only). The document explains in particular which alternatives to meetings in attendance form are possible.

 

Studies and Teaching

Organizational matters

For many ­study programs at TU ­Dortmund­ University a transfer to the Master's degree was possible­ at any time before the ­Corona crisis. This regulation has been extended to all degree programs since the summer semester 2020. The only exception is for students of teacher studies: Here, the change to the Master's degree program have to take place by 15 January 2022. Please note: Students of teacher studies who subsequently want to start their internship semester must already have changed their degree program by 5 November 2021.

The individualized standard program duration for all students enrolled in the summer semester 2020 and/or the winter semester 2020/2021 and/or the summer semester 2021 is increased by one semester each. If the standard program duration has already been increased by one semester for the summer semester 2020, it will be increased by a further semester if the concerned students were also enrolled or admitted to TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity in the winter semester 2020/2021. The same applies to the summer semester 2021. In this way, the ne­ga­ti­ve ef­fects of the restricted teaching schedule for students can be mitigated. The increase in the individualized standard period of study is also accompanied by an extension of the maximum BAföG period.

As a rule, teaching in the winter semester is to take place on campus again. Large events may continue to be held digitally if the online offer has proven itself and the rest of the teaching is predominantly face-to-face. This applies in particular to events with 100 or more participants, but also to newly-developed digital course formats for smaller groups.

Hybrid formats must be made available for special individual cases, such as for international students who do not receive their visas in time due to the pandemic, or for members of the at-risk group who cannot be vaccinated. DoBuS can advise in cases where disadvantage compensation for impaired students is desired.

Since 20 August, the 3G rule applies to all events and courses if the seven-day incidence in the city exceeds 35. This means that currently only vaccinated, recovered or negatively tested persons are allowed to attend events at TU Dortmund University. Negative test evidence must not be older than 48 hours. Antigen rapid tests and PCR tests are accepted, but not the self-tests. For the few courses in the expiring summer semester, which is coming to an end, the lecturers/teachers are responsible for checking the evidence. For the controls in the winter semester, a concept is currently being developed in cooperation with the committees.

On-site operation

During the lecture-free period, there is no regular teaching at TU Dortmund University. Classroom teaching has been permitted in principle since 20 August. Wherever classroom teaching is desired in the expiring summer semester, it can supplement existing online offers since then. However, due to the protection of legitimate expectations, it must be ensured that students who do not want to or cannot attend can still complete the registered courses without any disadvantages.

A limited number of learn­ing spaces in the SRG (Seminarraumgebäude), the Main Library and the Emil Figge library is available for TU members:

  • Main Library: Monday to Friday from 9 am to 8 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm
  • SRG and Emil Figge library: Monday to Friday from 9 am to 6 pm

These are exclusively individual workplaces and the distance between these workplaces is guaranteed. Access to the buildings is given by the gatekeeper or the security personnel. Those using the learning spaces must log in and out using the TU app (scan seat) when entering and exiting the building. Medical or FFP2 masks have to be worn in the building and should also be worn at the learning space. The departments can also offer learning spaces in their buildings again.

Digital teaching

Even before the Corona crisis, TU Dortmund University had digital platforms such as LSF and Moodle made available. In addition, the university has ­massively expanded its IT infrastructure in order to ­be able to broadcast ­lectures ­live and interactively, especially via Webex and Zoom. The ITMC has also procured cameras to facilitate the recording of lectures in the lecture hall by tracking the lecturer. ­Campus licenses for MATLAB, Zoom and Sciebo are available to students. Further ­information about campus licenses and downloads can be found in the ServicePortal.

The TU web portal „Digital Teaching“ provides an overview of concepts and tools. Handouts for digital tools can be found in Moodle. Since mid-January 2021, teachers have been able to access a steadily growing offer of support services in a second Moodle room. The Department of University Didactics of the Center for Higher Education (zhb) and the ITMC offer training courses on digital teaching. In addition, the ITMC, alternating with the UB, the zhb and the engineering didactics, offers office hours for digital teaching and ­learning daily from 2 to 3 pm.

For technical questions, teachers (as well as students) can contact the ITMC ServiceDesk by e-mail as well as by phone (Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tel: 0231 755-2444).

No, the unauthorized recording of online events ­of TU Dortmund University ­and their distribution violate the copyright and personal rights of those involved and are therefore not permitted. TU Dortmund University reserves the right to take legal action in case of violations. Teachers can find information on the legal situation and recommendations for action ­in the ServicePortal.

Digital courses should not be subject to stricter rules than face-to-face courses. As in face-to-face events, attendance at digital events can also be documented using the names of the participants, provided that there is an obligation to attend. There are no additional requirements, such as switching on the camera.

Examinations

The ­Corona Epidemic University Ordinance issued by the State of NRW ­has authorized the Rectorate, in consultation with the ­faculties­, to ­issue, among other things, examination regulations that temporarily supplement or replace the existing examination regulations. This is intended to ­meet ­the ­challenges posed by the ­Corona crisis. Therefore, TU Dort­mund University decided to adopt a Co­ro­na Ordinance for study and examination operations in the summer semester 2020 for the first time. These regulations cover, for example, enrollment requirements, the form of examinations, free attempts, recognition of examinations, practical study phases and preliminary work for examinations. The ordinance was updated several times: on 23 December 2020, on 5 February 2021 and last time on 30 June. The regulation is valid until the end of the summer semester 2021. Further information can be found under “Higher Education Law”.

In the winter semester 2020/21, digital examinations have been offered throughout on a preferential basis to ensure protection against infection, provide a reliable basis for planning and prevent any serious delays in study progress. In the summer semester of 2021, in accordance with the Corona Protection Ordinance of 17 August (as well as the general decree of June until then), face-to-face examinations are equally allowed as digital formats. Wherever possible, however, digital formats should be continued at TU Dortmund University, especially for large events. In the interest of planning security and reliability of previous agreements, the digital exams already explicitly announced and prepared accordingly in many courses should also be implemented. The necessary infrastructure for this will remain completely in place. Details about digital exams can be found in the FAQ under “digital exams”.

For examinations with personal attendance, the same rules apply as for courses (see above).

TU Dortmund University  is currently opening up the possibility of ­conducting­ oral examinations via video conference. ­The ­Corona Epidemic University Ordinance expressly permits this. Beyond this, the Corona Protection Ordinance of 17 August allows to conduct oral examinations as face-to-face events again. A guide for video examinations is available in the ServicePortal.

If there are justified reasons (for example if no measurements can be taken in the laboratory), the submission deadline for written course work or final theses which are subject to a deadline (final theses, term papers, TP reports, etc.) can on individual request be extended in consultation with the examiner and, if necessary, in consultation with the responsible examination board. In the case of final theses, the examiner must inform the Central Examinations Office about this. The registration of final theses is digitally possible; details are to be clarified with the Central Examinations Office and the according supervisor.

Yes. Due to the restrictions in teaching, free/bonus attempts for exams were granted in the winter semester 2020/21 and summer semester 2020: Examinations which are not passed are considered as not taken. Each of these bonus attempts counts once in each examination procedure in terms of a further attempt (bonus attempt). If the examination taken in the bonus attempt is not passed, there will be no further bonus attempt for that exam.

This rule will be continued in the summer semester 2021. For written exams (digital exams as well as classroom exams), there will also be an additional bonus attempt in the summer semester 2021.

Bonus attempts do not apply to final theses and to examinations that were either seen as failed or graded as unsatisfactory due to attempted cheating. Moreover, they can only be claimed if the examination was actually taken.

The responsible examination committee decides on a bonus attempt for other types of examinations - for example, planning drafts, term papers or lectures. 

The scanning service of TU Dortmund University can assist with digitization. For this purpose, teachers must notify the scanning service in advance by e-mail of the number of exams to be scanned and the date on which the exams are to be inspected, with at least one week's notice. The exams can be brought to the scanning service (Chemistry Building C2-02-501) from Monday to Friday between 10 am and 1 pm. Please note: Documents must be delivered bundled in a sealed package. For stapled exams, the staples must all be in the same corner. Please only deliver documents that are intended for inspection and also include an info in the box as to which email address the scans should be sent to afterwards.

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Further information

Digital exams

Conversion to digital exams

Yes, the ­Corona Epidemic University Ordinance of North Rhine-Westphalia ­expressly allows ­universities to ­conduct online examinations by resolution of the respective examination board (section 6). For example, oral digital examinations have already been successfully practiced at TU Dortmund University since the summer semester 2020. Due to the currently valid Corona protection measures, digital examinations have been offered throughout on a preferential basis in the winter semester 2020/21 and also take place mainly digitally in the summer semester 2021. The necessary infrastructure for this will remain completely in place. Teachers are able to access a steadily growing offer of support services on the Moodle learning platform. 

Yes. On the basis of the ­Corona Epidemic University Ordinance of ­the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, TU ­Dortmund ­University ­adopted the ­Corona Ordinance ­for Study and Examination Operations in ­the ­summer semester of ­2020. ­This enables the change of the examination form if an examination ­cannot be ­carried out­ in the originally intended form or can only be ­carried out­ under more difficult conditions ­due to the Corona protection measures. The examination board must decide this. Depending on the subject and the specific content of the examination, oral examinations, homework or written assignments are possible instead of written examinations, for example. If the form of examination is changed, this applies uniformly to all participating students. This does not apply to cases of hardship or disadvantage compensation for students with special needs. Registration and deregistration deadlines may change with the new examination form.

No. The form of examination is determined by the examination board. However, it is possible to make exceptions. If students prove that they cannot take the digital exam (e.g. due to a lack of technical equipment, see below), the examiner/supervisor can specify an alternative.

Examination law does not specify a precise deadline for the obligation to inform. It is recommended that, if organizationally possible, students are informed at least 14 days before the exam where and how it will take place or, if necessary, whether it will be postponed.

Implementation of digital examinations

A detailed checklist and a chart with general information on online exams are available on the Service­Portal.

Examiners can choose different digital alternatives instead of a written exam on site. For example, exams in Moodle or open-book exams for download and upload within a specified time period are possible. In the case of open-book exams, the task is designed in such a way that the focus is not on knowledge that can be looked up, but on a higher level of understanding, which is why using resources/aids is permitted.

However, it is also possible to have a homework assignment (take-home-exam), in which students write a paper on a more complex problem within a specified period of time, or to switch to oral exams. Examinations that have already been carried out with EvaExam Online can still be carried out with it.

Yes: The examiner/proctor can and must check whether the student is actually the person authorized to take the examination by registration. In proctored exams, this can be done via video conferencing, for example.

The examiner/proctor is eligible to ask students to hold an identification document (UniCard, ID card, or other official ID document with a photo) up to the camera. In the case of examinations with several participants, e.g. digital written examinations or other group examinations, care must be taken that identities are verified individually in a protected area of the video conference, for example in a breakout room. This prevents the other participants from seeing personal data from documents such as ID cards. Likewise, an extended view into the private premises remains protected if - as is usual for oral examinations, for example - the entire room has to be shown once via webcam at the beginning. All details except first and last name and the photo may be masked on the ID document. If necessary due to time reasons, the identification procedure can also be carried out in parallel by several supervisors in several breakout rooms.

Examiners/proctors may also decide that the verification of identity will be done via the submission of an affidavit in which students affirm that they are lawfully taking the examination, are working on it independently, and are capable of taking the examination.

Yes, this is legally permissible and privacy compliant. The examiner/proctor is allowed to supervise students by video and also to be shown their room once before the exam. Observation is only permitted from one perspective (i.e. no more than one camera).  The breakout function in Zoom can also be used to verify identity. Recording during the exam or the use of AI-supported software for video surveillance, on the other hand, is not permitted under data protection law and is not technically possible due to the available systems. There is also no observation of the screens. For teachers, there is a Moodle room with information and tips on how to organize and conduct digital exams.

Yes, students are allowed to use the background function, e.g. of Zoom, at their own request to protect their privacy. If cheating is suspected, the examiners can request clarification in a breakout session where the display of the background image is briefly discontinued.

Digital exams can be taken via the existing Moodle, Zoom, and Webex systems. Sciebo and UniMail can be used as well. Teachers who have already been trained accordingly can also use EvaExam Online. No new purchases are planned in the short term.

Many tasks can be edited digitally and uploaded afterwards. Editing or digitizing may require the installation of certain programs (e.g. scanning apps or PDF annotation software). Submission formats/file formats must be clarified in a timely manner. Assignments that are completed on paper can be photographed with a cell phone and uploaded. Teachers can additionally offer examinees alternative ways of submitting their results, for example by e-mail. This can also ensure timely submission of results if, for example, technical problems occur with Moodle.

Students are responsible - as in analog exams - for ensuring that their solutions are legible to the examiner. This also applies to the legibility of scans.

Teachers are not allowed to demand that the students obtain additional equipment for the examination. Even though there is no general right to an examination on campus or to an alternative form of examination, the examiner, however, may make a discretionary decision on a case-by-case basis and provide a room if an examinee does not have the necessary equipment. The right to disadvantage compensation for students with special needs remains unaffected. General ­information on disadvantage compensation can be found on the homepage of DoBuS.

If problems of a technical nature verifiably occur through no fault of the student, the responsible examination board can examine the circumstances and, for example, grant a retry of the exam. Students should document any technical malfunctions that occur, for example by taking a screenshot. Teachers can also offer examinees alternative ways of submitting their results, for example by e-mail.

Students taking a digital exam must submit a declaration of authorship. A text module is provided by the examination office for this purpose.

Just as in the case of analog examinations, attempts to cheat may be controlled in case of suspicion. It is therefore possible for teachers to ask students to come into a breakout room during the examination in order to carry out a check there.

Yes, examiners/proctors are not allowed to prohibit restroom visits during the exam. However, as with exams on campus, examiners/proctors may document such exam interruptions.

Yes, even if written examinations in face-to-face format are changed to digital formats at short notice, equal opportunity examination conditions for students with impairments must be guaranteed. You can find more information about disadvantage compensation in digital exams on the website of the Department of Disability and Studies (DoBuS).

Further information

The examination authority is with the faculties. Therefore, the examination boards are named as the decision-making authority in the TU Corona Regulations. They must approve the change of examination form (e.g. from face-to-face to digital examination) and they also decide on formal objections.

Since mid-January, teachers have been able to access a steadily growing offer of support services on the Moodle learning platform. The zhb Department of Academic Teaching & Faculty Development can answer questions about the design of open-book exams. A guide for video exams is available in the ServicePortal.

Higher Education Law

On 14 April 2020 the Landtag (state parliament) adopted a package of legislative changes to deal with the Corona crisis, including an amendment to the law on higher education. The new section 82a "Measures to cope with the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic" has authorized the Ministry of Culture and Science to issue a legislative decree allowing universities to deviate from the regulations in normal operation in order to ensure the teaching and functioning of self-administration during the Corona crisis. Deviations are to be made possible with regard to examinations and the recognition of examination results, the standard period of study, enrolment and the work and term of office of committees.

The corresponding Corona Epidemic University Ordinance was published on 15 April 2020 and last changed on 24 April 2021. On 27 May 2020, TU Dortmund University decided on a Corona-regulation for the study and examination operations, which temporarily supplements or replaces the current examination regulations. The rules are explained below.

The Corona Protection Ordinance of 17 August 2021 allows indoor events, which includes courses with personal attendance at universities. Provided a county or city has a 7-day incidence value of 35 or higher for at least five consecutive days, only vaccinated, recovered or tested individuals (3G rule) may participate in indoor events (Section 4 (2), sentence 1 no.1). Proof of a negative Corona test can be provided by a rapid antigen test or a PCR test (both not older than 48 hours). Self-tests are no longer accepted. Currently the vaccination certificates are checked by the lecturers respectively teachers; participants must provide the certified proof and an official identification document for this purpose (Section 4 (5)). 

The regulations of the Corona Protection Ordinance apply for the time being until 17 September 2021.

Corona Ordinance of TU Dortmund University

The Corona Epidemic University Ordinance issued by the State of NRW has authorized the Rectorate, in consultation with the faculties, to issue, among other things, examination regulations which temporarily supplement or replace the existing examination regulations. This is intended to meet the challenges posed by the corona crisis. Therefore, TU Dort­mund University decided to adopt a Co­ro­na Ordinance for studies and examinations in the summer semester 2020 for the first time. These regulations cover, for example, enrolment requirements, the type of examination, free attempts, the recognition of examinations, practical study phases and the type of preliminary work for exa­mi­nations (see below). The Corona Ordinance has been updated several times: on 23 December 2020 (winter semester 2020/21), on 5 February 2021 (digital examinations) and last time on 30 June 2021 (summer semester 2021).

The regulations laid down in this ordinance take precedence over the regulations in the respective examination regulations and module descriptions (§2, section 1). For areas of study and examination operations that are not regulated in these regulations, the respective responsible examination boards may issue supplementary regulations, taking into account the requirements of the degree programs and observing the principle of equal treatment (§14). The Corona ordinance of TU Dortmund University remains in force until 30 September 2021.

If, due to the corona protection measures, a special enrollment requirement (artistic or other aptitude or practical activity), which is necessary for admission, could not be fulfilled or proven, the respective examination board or faculty will decide to what extent other requirements have to be provided (§3).

If an examination cannot be carried out in the originally intended format due to the Corona protection measures, or only under more difficult conditions, the responsible examination committee can decide on a change in the format of examination (§5 section 1). If an examination attempt was already made without success before these regulations came into force, a change of examination format is also possible for the repeat examination (§7 section 1).

Due to the restrictions in teaching, free/bonus attempts for exams were granted in the winter semester 2020/21 and summer semester 2020:  Examinations which are not passed are considered as not taken. Each of these bonus attempts counts once in each examination procedure in terms of a further attempt (bonus attempt). If the examination taken in the bonus attempt is not passed, there will be no further bonus attempt for that exam.

This rule will be continued in the summer semester 2021. For written exams (digital exams as well as classroom exams), there will also be an additional bonus attempt in the summer semester 2021.

Bonus attempts do not apply to final theses and to examinations that were either seen as failed or graded as unsatisfactory due to attempted cheating. Moreover, they can only be claimed if the examination was actually taken. The responsible examination committee decides on a bonus attempt for other types of examinations - for example, planning drafts, term papers or lectures. 

Deregistration from an examination is governed by the regulations stipulated in the according examination regulations. If one cannot take the examination at short notice due to illness, proof must be submitted as usual. If the examination is missed due to short-term special circumstances caused by the pandemic, the reasons must be credibly explained to the chairperson of the examination board and/or the examination administration.

The examiners shall enable students to review the examination papers within a reasonable period of time (§9 section 1). This can be done electronically or on site, subject to compliance with the hygiene regulations. For students who belong to risk groups with regard to the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 or have relatives who belong to risk groups, inspection can be provided for exclusively by electronic means upon application. In this case, proof of the risk group status is required (§9 section 2). The hygiene concept must be adhered to when inspecting the exams. You will find information on this in the service portal.

The requirements for a semester abroad, practical semester or other practical study phase integrated into the course of studies can be made up for at a later date. In addition, the examination board can decide on possible alternatives that are appropriate in terms of subject and content (§11 section 1). If internships planned in the study plan cannot be completed at present or internships already begun cannot be completed, the examination board can decide on appropriate substitutions. The following guidelines should apply in this case: In the case of external internships (other than teaching), 75% of the usual achievements are sufficient for recognition. In the case of 50 to 75%, an additional substitute requirement to be determined by the examination committee is necessary. If less than half of the requirement was achieved, it must be repeated.

The ordinance describes in §11, section 2 regulations for the following practical phases in teacher training courses: the professional field internship, the aptitude and orientation internship and the practical semester. Further regulations concern the design of the theory-practice reports and the theory-practice reflection. Details are explained by the DoKoLL.

The responsible examination board can regulate that admission requirements such as the successful participation in other courses are temporarily relaxed or suspended for all students of the program (§12 section 1). It should be possible to choose also those study sections for which the student has not yet achieved the required number of credit points (§12 section 2). This also applies to the registration of final papers and other written homework (§12, section 3).

Corona Epidemic University Ordinance

The Corona Epidemic University Ordinance issued by the Ministry of Culture and Science (MKW) stipulates that the standard program duration for students enrolled in the summer semester 2020, in the winter semester 2020/2021 or in the summer semester 2021 is increased by one semester each. In addition, the MKW allows the Rectorates to make special arrangements to maintain teaching activities and the functioning of the self-administration. These include, in particular, regulations on examination formats, participation requirements and recognition of examinations or other achievements, but also on teaching formats. Deadlines for enrollment and submission of the required certificates may be postponed. Committees may hold meetings digitally and take decisions electronically. Committee elections can also be postponed if elections are not feasible. Details can be found in the following questions and answers.

The decree explicitly allows the universities to conduct online examinations (§6). The universities are also allowed to make special regulations on the format of examinations (§7 paragraph 1), so that examinations could be replaced by other formats of examination. Participation requirements may also be changed (§7 paragraph 2), so that cancelled courses do not stop the general progress of studies. Details of examination regulations are determined by the Rectorate in consultation with the faculties (§7 paragraph 5). The rectorates may also issue special regulations to facilitate the recognition of examinations (§9). The regulations issued on this basis by the Rectorate of TU Dortmund University are listed under "Corona Regulations of TU Dortmund University" (see above).

The rectorates may issue special regulations on the type of courses to be taught (§8), so that formats can be adapted to the new requirements in an appropriate manner. The regulations issued on this basis by the Rectorate of TU Dortmund University are listed under "Corona Ordinance of TU Dortmund" (see above). Courses may also be rescheduled to a different time in deviation from the semester plan (§8).

The special regulations have no effect on the accreditation of the degree programs (§11). The Accreditation Council had already suspended the obligation to notify about significant changes by resolution of 27 March 2020.

The individualized standard program duration for all students enrolled in the summer semester 2020 and/or the winter semester 2020/2021 and/or the summer semester 2021 is increased by one semester each (§10). If the standard program duration has already been increased by one semester for the summer semester 2020, it will be increased by a further semester if the concerned students were also enrolled or admitted to TU Dortmund University in the winter semester 2020/2021. The same applies to the summer semester 2021. In this way, the negative effects of the restricted teaching schedule for students can be mitigated. The increase in the individualized standard period of study is also accompanied by an extension of the maximum BAföG period.

The universities may adjust registration deadlines at short notice. Beyond this, the rectorate may issue regulations concerning the manner in which proof of special prior education or other aptitude related to the degree programs is provided (§12 paragraph 1).

Committees may hold their meetings during the Corona crisis via video or telephone conference; a mixed form of electronic and physical presence is also permissible (§5 section 5). In addition, the legislative decree allows for resolutions to be passed by way of circulation. The public must be informed of the resolutions by means of appropriate measures (§5 paragraph 2). A handbook (in German) on the digital work of the committees is available in the service portal.

The rectorate may postpone elections for the appointment of university governing bodies if these are not feasible; however, this shall not apply to elections to the rectorate (§3). Elections of members of the rectorate may also be held in electronic form or by absentee ballot (§5 paragraph 4). The General Student Committee (AStA) can also decide on a rescheduling of student committee meetings (§4). The term of office of the newly elected members shall end at the originally planned date (§3 paragraph 2 and §4 paragraph 2). If committee elections are conducted by electronic voting, no affirmation in lieu of an oath is required (§3 paragraph 4).

Since TU Dortmund University has a tried and tested online election portal, the committee elections and the election to the student parliament at TU Dortmund University could be held according to plan in June 2020 and 2021. The elections of the student representative bodies can also be conducted in electronic form in accordance with §4 paragraph 5.

Research

Based on the Corona Epidemic University Ordinance, TU Dortmund University has issued "Regulations for the Implementation of the Corona Epidemic University Ordinance for Doctoral and Habilitation Regulations at TU Dortmund University". According to Section 2 (1), oral examinations in doctoral procedures can be conducted in electronic form or - subject to the permissibility under infection control law - in a mixed form of face-to-face and electronic presence. From the perspective of infection control law, oral examinations in face-to-face format on campus are currently permissible according to the regulations of the general decree. A "Guide to the Conduct of Oral Examinations in Doctoral Procedures and Oral Habilitation Performances" is available in the ServicePortal.

For experimental research in laboratories or workshops, area-specific hygiene concepts can be submitted to the Office of Occupational Safety, Environmental and Health Protection for approval. The respective areas must draw up a workplace description and a protection concept for the new operating mode. Further information on the applications can be found under "Work organization". If possible, research work that requires public access should be avoided.

Yes, the offices of the major funding bodies organizations do operate, albeit with slight restrictions in some cases. At present, there is no reason to assume that the Corona crisis will affect funding volumes or approval rates. However, delays or deviations from the regular procedure are to be expected in the review process. Many funding agencies have postponed deadlines and cut-off dates. The Office of Research Support provides support for questions regarding the submission and preparation of applications.

The major funding bodies are largely accommodating with regard to funding requirements, continued payments and reporting obligations. The German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG), for example, provides additional personnel and material funding for up to three months in the event of demonstrable restrictions due to the pandemic. Scholarships can also be extended or converted into domestic fellowships. Additional funding can be requested for coordinated programs, and doctoral positions in research colleges can be extended by up to 12 months without incurring additional costs. Further information can be found on the DFG website. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) also simplifies the requirements for project funding. The actual implementation remains the responsibility of the individual project sponsors. Within the framework of the program Horizon 2020, it has been signaled that independent agreements are possible with regard to the postponement of deadlines and the extension of projects. Please contact your funding body if you have any questions.

In order to ensure greater flexibility and planning security for scientists in the qualification phase, the permissible fixed-term contract period for employment relationships that have existed between 1 March 2020 and 30 September 2020 according to Section 2 (1) WissZeitVG is extended by six months. In September 2020, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) also made use of the authorization to extend the permissible time limit by a statutory regulation by a further six months. For employment relationships, which have been newly established after 30 September 2020 up to and including 31 March 2021, the extension of the total permissible fixed-term period is a cross-the-board sum of six months.

This provision does not mean that existing employment relationships are automatically extended accordingly. In each individual case, a separate application must be submitted by the departments and institutions in the usual form. You can find further information on this in the ServicePortal.

Work organization and labor law

Working from home and the workplace at the campus of TU Dortmund University are equally valid working locations. Which workplace is chosen in individual cases depends on the necessities of the tasks and is determined by the superiors in consultation with the employees. When working from home, employees must ensure that they can be contacted during normal working hours. When working on site, the specifications of the general hygiene concept must be observed.

If no agreement is reached between the supervisor and the employee with regard to the place of work in an individual case, the supervisors must provide the  Department of Human Resource with a detailed written statement of the reasons for the compulsory work in attendance. On the basis of this statement, the Department of Human Resource will make a final decision on the place of work in the event of a dispute.

The recording of working time in the flexitime system remains suspended.

Since 9 July, employees in North Rhine-Westphalia are required to submit negative test certificates to their employer if they have not worked on the premises of the workplace for at least five consecutive working days, for example due to vacation. Employees of TU Dortmund University can provide this proof either by taking a free citizenship test or by taking a PCR pool test in the test tents on campus. Please note that the result of the PCR tests will only be available on the following day. As usual, take a self-test at home in advance. "Supervised employee tests" on the first working day on site are not performed at TU Dortmund University.
The negative test certificate must be presented to the respective direct superior on the first day of work on campus. Supervisors have a look at the test evidence and then return it. The evidence does not have to be retained or documented. Any documentation previously prepared in this context will be destroyed. This regulation also applies to people who initially started in the home office after vacation.

Alternatively, those who have been fully vaccinated or have recovered and have no symptoms may present appropriate proof. The regulation does not apply if employees were not on site due to working from home or business trips.

Fact sheet from the ministry (in German)

At the beginning of December 2020, the management of TU Dortmund University agreed with the personnel representatives on a guideline on home office for the employees of TU Dortmund University. The document offers practical advice to superiors on how home offices can be equipped for efficient work. This includes furniture as well as IT equipment and software applications. The guide also discusses how additional training can be carried out from home and what specific offers there are on the subject of home office. This guide is available on the ServicePortal.

The Office of Occupational Safety, Environmental and Health Protection is continuously developing the general hygiene concept further. All TU members can view the current version in the service portal. It describes basic rules as well as special rules for different scenarios such as work in the office, work in workshops, oral examinations, examinations, review of examination documents, teaching in attendance, meetings/conferences, research in the laboratory and laboratory internships. The guideline for the employment of persons at risk (Annex 1) was updated on August 25.

The most important rule is to keep your distance. This means, among other things, that work should take place in individual offices wherever possible. Where this is not possible and the rooms are large enough (10 square metres per person), several people can work in one room, observing the rules on distance. It is mandatory to wear a medical mask in all buildings and rooms. This may only be removed at permanently assigned workplaces without public traffic, provided the hygiene rules of TU Dortmund University are observed. Attendance lists must be kept to enable contact tracing in case of infection. The hygiene concept also describes requirements for the use of lifts, tea kitchens or sanitary facilities as well as (new) cleaning of communally used equipment. Wherever possible, communication should be digital.

It is absolutely necessary for working in the office on-site that the specifications of the general hygiene concept are adhered to. For working in the office, the Office of Occupational Safety, Environmental and Health Protection has prepared a separate chapter in the general hygiene concept and also produced a video tutorial. In case of deviations from the specifications of the general hygiene concept, please contact the Office of Occupational Safety, Environmental and Health Protection.

Deviating from the hygiene concept, offices may again be occupied by more than one person if employees provide their superiors with unsolicited proof of vaccination protection and a risk assessment for the workplaces is available. Despite immunization, technical barriers (acrylic glass) and the minimum distance are also required in these multiple offices and the wearing of a medical mask is still recommended.

A medical mask must be worn if the minimum distance cannot be maintained when working in face-to-face settings and at the same time not everyone involved has yet been immunized.The Office of Occupational Safety, Environmental and Health Protection provides certified surgical masks to the Dean’s Offices and other institutions which can be issued to employees for work on campus. A contingent of FFP2 masks is available if it is inevitable to work without a minimum distance in special situations.

The general hygiene concept of TU Dortmund University has been supplemented by a concept for lectures and practical courses in attendance, so that departments do not have to create their own separate hygiene concept for courses that comply with the framework described there.

For courses with special interaction, in sports or music, a separate hygiene concept must also ensure that the necessary infection prevention measures are observed. For research operations in laboratories and workshops, it is also necessary to draw up an area-specific hygiene concept.

The developed hygiene concepts are checked by the Office of Occupational Safety, Environment and Health Protection. The team of the office is also available for consultation.

Questions and answers on digital work spaces can be found in the ServicePortal.

Employees who carry out their work remotely must ensure their availability during core working hours and be on standby in case their presence at TU Dortmund University is requested by their supervisor.

Against the background of the Corona pandemic, parents will be able to claim 30 instead of 20 working days of children's sick pay for each child covered by statutory health insurance in 2021. If there are several children, each parent is entitled to a maximum of 65 working days in total. For single parents, the entitlement increases by 20 to 60 working days per child. If there are several children, single parents are entitled to a maximum of 130 working days in total. This entitlement also applies if parents look after their children themselves at home. Eligible are working parents with statutory health insurance cover. Further information can be found on the pages of the TU Dortmund Familien Service.

If employees are quarantined by the responsible health authority, this order is binding. For a period of six weeks, the salary will continue to be paid as in the case of inability to work. After this period, payment of salary will cease and the regulations on sick pay will apply.

Further information for senior staff

Identify key elements in work processes and ensure substitution rules in these areas so that the absence of a person due to illness does not jeopardize or affect the functioning of the entire organizational unit.

Vaccination

Since June 26, all citizens of North Rhine-Westphalia over the age of 12 are entitled to make an appointment for vaccination at the vaccination centers. Employees and students of the TU Dortmund can book appointments there. At the Dortmund vaccination center and at many other locations, it is currently even possible to be vaccinated spontaneously and without an appointment. Additionally, people who had been infected with the co­ro­na­virus can be vaccinated as early as four weeks after the symptoms have subsided.
You can easily make the booking by phone or online:

For Dortmund and the eastern Ruhr area:

For the western Ruhr area:

Unfortunately, most of the information are only offered in German. International members of TU Dortmund University can contact the international office at social.counselingtu-dortmundde, if they need help.

 

From 9 August, a “vaccination bus” will be touring Dortmund, offering vaccinations at various locations in the city. Further information about the “vaccination bus” can be found on the website of the city of Dortmund (German only).

Since 7 June, vaccination prioritization has been lifted.  Currently, many general practitioners and specialists are offering short-term vaccination appointments.

 

Since TU Dortmund University has no medical faculty, the university itself cannot offer vaccinations. Vaccination via the occupational health physician was not possible in June; no appointments have been requested for July and August, as the need for initial vaccinations among employees is continually decreasing. However, the university was seeking partnerships to offer vaccination campaigns for its members on campus.

On 12 July, a vaccination campaign took place on campus, where up to 250 students and employees of TU Dortmund University could be vaccinated with the mRNA vaccine from BioNTech/Pfizer. The vaccination was coordinated by Dr. Stephan Wallmeyer from Dortmund. On site, several vaccinators with their teams performed the vaccinations. Another vaccination event scheduled for Wednesday, 28 July, had to be canceled because the demand was too low.

For offering face-to-face teaching again in the winter semester of 2021/22, herd immunity should be achieved in the 18 to 59 age group by then. According to the RKI's model calculations, this means that at least 85% must be fully vaccinated.

TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity has conducted a survey to find out how high the need for vaccination currently is among the students. Around 6,600 TU students took part in the short, anonymous online survey from 21 to 26 July. he result: 92 percent are already fully vaccinated or have been vaccinated once. According to the survey, 68 percent of the approximately 6,600 participants have already been fully vaccinated, and another 24 percent have already received their first vaccination. Less than one percent said they had already made an appointment for vaccination. Only two percent of all respondents said they would not like to be vaccinated. 

Fully vaccinated as well as recovered persons do not need to show a negative Corona test in areas where the "3G rule" applies. In addition, they no longer need to be quarantined if they are a close contact person and display no symptoms. Nevertheless they must continue to observe distance and hygiene rules; existing occupational health and safety measures must also be maintained.

No, there will be no compulsory vaccination for participation in face-to-face classes at TU Dortmund University. However, it is expected that in order to take part in these classes, students must either be vaccinated, recovered or tested. 
 

International exchange

Persons entering the country and returnees from abroad must comply with the current testing obligations or quarantine regulations. There are entry restrictions for travelers from most non-EU countries. You can find more information on this under Travel.

TU members expecting visitors from abroad are asked to contact the guests and inform them about the restrictions and if necessary cancel or postpone their stay.

For persons staying in virus variant areas with a particularly high spread of mutations of the virus, entry to Germany is currently generally prohibited according to the Corona Entry Regulations. This also applies to those who have been fully vaccinated. Exceptions are only possible in very few cases, for example for persons with registered residence and right of residence in Germany.

For students and scientists from virus variant areas, this means that regular studies with classroom teaching on campus or a research stay in Germany can currently not be ensured for the winter semester 2021/22. Entry is even not possible if a study place commitment has already been issued by the German university: As long as a country is considered a virus variant area, no visas can be issued.

Please check the website of the RKI (Robert Koch-Institut) on a regular basis for the risk classification of your country.

International Students

Whether you have to go get testes or go into domestic quarantine after your arrival depends on federal Corona Entry Regulations. The regulations depend on whether a country is listed as risk area, high incidence area or variant of concern area. Please regularly read our checklist for entering Germany. Further information can be found under Travel.

No. Only persons who have been vaccinated with a vaccination approved in the EU are considered as fully vaccinated. However, you can still get advice on a possible revaccination at the vaccination center until 30 September.

If you are coming to Germany for your studies, you will need a German health insurance. If you are initially going to start your studies from outside Germany, you do not need a German health insurance for the time being. After entry to Germany the health insurance obligation comes into force retroactively to the beginning of the semester.

In principle, every student of TU Dortmund University has to pay the social contribution fee. However, if you can prove that you have been abroad for the entire semester, you can apply to the AStA for a refund of the fee for the NRW semester ticket for summer semester 2021 until 15 September 2021.

Currently, no student ID cards (UniCards) are issued. You can identify yourself as a student of TU Dortmund University with your certificate of study (PDF) and your ID card/passport. You can borrow books from the university library using your digital ID card in the TU app.

Your valid residence permit for Germany loses its validity if you stay abroad for more than six months at a time. Due to worldwide travel restrictions there is one exception: If you are abroad and have no possibility to return to Germany within 6 months, you can apply for an extension of the deadline. This application must be submitted to the relevant Foreigners’ Registration Office before the deadline expires and can be made informally, for example by e-mail.

A direct postponement of the admission is not possible; a new application in due form and time must be submitted for the winter semester 2021/22 or for the summer semester 2022.

Therefore, applicants who have been unable to enroll, should reapply for winter semester 2021/22 (by 31 July latest) or the summer semester 2022 (from mid-November) and enclose their admission letter for the summer semester 2021. 

Please inform yourself about the corresponding application periods and deadlines as well as about the application process on the website of the International Office.

Exchange Students (Incomings)

Students in the Erasmus+ program can address their questions by e-mail to the Erasmus Team.

Students in the overseas programs (ISEP, USA program, worldwide) can contact the Exchange Students Team by e-mail.

TU Dortmund University welcomes exchange students (so-called incomings) in the winter semester 2021/2022 who have applied for a stay in due time and have been accepted. The International Office informs the incomings about the particularities that have to be observed with regard to the Corona situation via e-mail.

For questions, Erasmus students are welcome to contact the Erasmus team by e-mail and students in the ISEP, USA and worldwide programs are welcome to contact the Exchange Students Team by e-mail.

Travel

The new Corona Entry Ordinance of 30 July 2021, regulates the registration, testing and verification requirements and quarantine regulations on a nationwide basis. As of 1 August 2021, a distinction is made between two categories: High-risk areas and virus variant areas. The RKI publishes a list of countries in the categories on its website.

Since 1 August 2021, all people over the age of 12 years, entering Germany - regardless of whether or not they have been in a high-risk area or virus variant area - must have proof of non-existence of infection with coronavirus upon entry. Proof of recovery or vaccination is also accepted as equivalent to proof of testing. The smear test on which the test is based must not have been taken more than 48 hours prior to entry into the Federal Republic of Germany.

Travelers who have stayed in a high-risk or virus variant area in the last 10 days must register digitally before arriving in Germany. Travelers from high-risk areas who are fully vaccinated or recovered do not need to be quarantined after entry and do not need a negative test result. Unvaccinated travelers from high-risk areas require a negative test result and must be quarantined for ten days after entry. After five days, however, they can test free.

In the case of entry from a virus variant area, the following applies: everyone - including recovered or vaccinated people -  need a negative test result and must adhere to a 14-day quarantine; there is no "free testing option" here against the background of the particular danger of the virus variants. Exemptions apply to certain groups. A transport ban exists for virus variant areas. Transport companies, e.g. airlines or railroad companies, are not allowed to transport people from these countries to Germany. Transportation is only possible in exceptional cases.

Since 9 July, employees in North Rhine-Westphalia are required to submit negative test certificates to their employer if, they have not worked on the premises of the workplace for at least five consecutive working days, for example due to vacation. Employees of TU Dortmund University can provide this proof either by taking a free citizenship test or by taking a PCR pool test in the test tents on campus. Please note that the result of the PCR tests will only be available on the following day. As usual, take a self-test at home in advance. "Supervised employee tests" on the first working day on site are not performed at TU Dortmund University.
The negative test certificate must be presented to the respective direct superior on the first day of work on campus. Supervisors have a look at the test evidence and then return it. The evidence does not have to be retained or documented. Any documentation previously prepared in this context will be destroyed. This regulation also applies to people who initially started in the home office after vacation.

Alternatively, those who have been fully vaccinated or have recovered and have no symptoms may present appropriate proof. The regulation does not apply if employees were not on site due to working from home or business trips.

Fact sheet from the ministry (in German)

A travel warning has been in effect for all countries that the RKI, in coordination with the Federal Foreign Office, lists as a high-risk or virus variant area.

In some countries there are still restrictions in international air and travel traffic. World-wide states issued entry restrictions and limited the public life.

You can find up-to-date information on these issues at IATA or at the Federal Foreign Office (in German).

In principle, business trips that are not absolutely necessary should be avoided. Unavoidable business trips may be undertaken if the AHA rules and hygiene regulations can be complied with at the destination.

Business trips abroad may only be made to areas that are not designated as high-risk or virus variant areas on the RKI website. Please also refer to our further information under "Travel".

Bookings should be made on the latest possible date before departure and with the most flexible conditions possible in order to minimize cancellation costs in the event of renewed restrictions.

Please inform yourself about the applicable regulations at the time of travel before starting the business trip. If you have any questions, please contact the head of the Human Resources Department.

The Federal Ministry of the Interior provides information about entry restrictions to Germany. Information about entry restrictions within the EU are offered by the Foreign Office and the European commission

Protection against infection

It is mandatory in North Rhine-Westphalia to wear a medical mask (surgical mask, masks of the FFP2 standard or the KN95/N95 standard) in public transport, shops and medical practices. A mask has also to be worn in buildings on campus of TU Dortmund University.

Ensure good personal hygiene, especially regular and thorough hand washing (at least 30 seconds). Airing the room several times a day reduces the number of viruses in the room and increases the humidity, which is good for the mucous membranes of the mouth and nose.

Keep your distance from persons you are meeting in everyday life. Ensure regular and adequate hand hygiene and proper coughing and sneezing etiquette.

Pay attention to the coughing and sneezing etiquette: turn away from those present, do not cough in your hand, but cover your mouth and nose and cough into the crook of your arm if possible. Dispose of used tissues quickly. Those who wear a face mask can protect others from droplet infection (see below).

TU Dortmund University strongly recommends all members to install and use the app. The app may also be installed on university mobile phones.

The RKI explains on its website who belongs to the risk group (in German).

Employees who wish to be exempted from working on-site for health reasons must present a medical certificate. Further information can be found in a document in the ServicePortal. Students who belong to a risk group may not be forced to participate in classroom instruction during the semester. They have the right to compensation for disadvantages. DoBuS provides advice on this among other things. Decisions on this are made by the responsible examination board.

If contact with other people is unavoidable at a workplace at TU Dortmund University, all persons must be protected from infections. "Droplet protection" can be implemented with Plexiglas panels that can be set up variably at the work area. They prevent infection by droplet infection if the minimum distance of 1.5 m between two persons cannot be maintained. TU Dortmund University provides this. You will find all information in the FAQ in the service portal.

All lecture halls and some seminar rooms are automatically ventilated. Here, only fresh air is supplied, so that no contaminated room air is circulated. Other rooms must be ventilated through the windows every 20 minutes. As many rooms as possible are equipped with CO2 monitors to support the ventilation control.

A fact sheet on ventilation and air purification devices is available in the ServicePortal (German only). 

You can find a collection of material on health protection in our ServicePortal: posters, table cards and handouts.

In case of suspicion

There are no typical symptoms for Covid-19. Most commonly mentioned are cough, sore throat, or fever; loss of sense of smell and taste may also occur temporarily.  In principle, however, contact with other ­people should be avoided even in the case of a flu-like infection or influenza. Therefore, if symptoms occur, stay at home and do not come to the campus. Please observe yourself and contact your family doctor/general practitioner or the medical on-call service (116117).

The family doctor can ­decide on basis of a ­corona test. Please note that many testing centers offer citizen testing only for asymptomatic individuals.

You can find out what to do in the event of a positive test.

Follow the instructions of your family doctor or health authority. Individuals who have undergone PCR testing due to cold symptoms or a positive rapid corona test are required to quarantine themselves until the test result is available. Please remember to inform your close contacts as well. You are not allowed to enter the campus of TU Dortmund University.

If the result of the PCR test is negative, then the restrictions no longer apply and you can give the all-clear for your contacts. If the PCR test is positive, quarantine is automatically required.

For more information on what to do in case of a positive test and who to inform, please click here.

Contacts and links

As Covid-19 Response Officer of the Rectorate, Bernd Lilienthal is available to all members of TU Dortmund University as a coordinator and contact person for questions regarding the Corona crisis.

You can find an overview of the local Covid-19 response officers of the faculties and central institutions in the Service Portal.

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