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Teaching in summer 2021 and winter 2021/22: Covid-19 news and updates

February 22, 2021
The Department of Economics has decided early on to offer all courses online in summer semester 2021,
If it should be permitted and possible, we may alternatively offer some tutorial groups in class.
Thus, you do not necessarily have to live in Bonn or the surrounding area to start or continue your studies. All you need is a PC/laptop/tablet and a good internet connection.
Decisions regarding the format of the exams have not yet been finalized. Possibly, some exams will take place in class in July/August and September. More information on the format of the exams will be available in April 2021.
The Juridicum will remain closed. Information on borrowing books is available on the websites of the Economics Library (Staatswissenschaftliches Seminar) and the Bonn University and State Library.

Information on lectures and seminars can be found in the electronic course catalog "BASIS" (day, time) and on the learning platform eCampus (content, zoom links).
Status 08.01.2021

Due to § 6 para. 1 of the Corona Schutzverordnung of 07 January 2021, the closure of the Juridicum has been extended until 31 January 2021. Classroom attendance will not be possible until then. Please find information regarding the examinations of the winter semester on the websites of the examination office.

Status 17.12.2020

Due to the Corona Protection Ordinance of 16 December 2020 i.. In conjunction with the general decree of 16 December 2020, the Juridicum will again be closed to the public from 17 December 2020 initially until 10 January 2021.

The workstations in the Staatswissenschaftliches Seminar (SWS) may no longer be used. For current information on borrowing literature, please refer to the SWS website.

Status 01.12.2020

General decree of the Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs of 30 November 2020

Status 30.11.2020

In response to the continuing high number of infections with the coronavirus, the Federal Chancellor, together with the heads of government of the Bundesländer, decided on 25 November 2020, among other things, to once again switch from face-to-face teaching to digital teaching at universities. The Bundesländer are expected to issue a corresponding ordinance shortly. From 1 December 2020, all courses (lectures and tutorials) will therefore once again be held exclusively in digital form.

Status: 02.11.2020

As of today, the new Corona Schutzverordnung of the State of NRW applies. Classroom teaching remains permitted within the scope of the protected operation. Which courses take place in presence will be published on BASIS and/or the eCampus folders for the courses.

Most important rules: Keep your distance, masks are compulsory (in the entire building, in the lecture hall, in the square), wash your hands regularly, activate the Corona WarnApp, do not stay in the Juridum outside of lectures and the library.

Status: 23 October 2020

The winter semester starts on 26.10.2020 in protected university mode (first semester from 2.11.2020). For current information, see information from the Rectorate.

Status 05 October 2020

As it has turned out, we can only use our lecture halls to a very limited extent. At the same time, the protection of students and lecturers is paramount. Lectures will therefore be offered predominantly online, either as live events that are recorded or as pre-recorded lectures. In principle, all degree programmes can be studied without on-site attendance. The lecturers offer different formats for communicative exchange. You can find out which format is offered for the individual courses in the eCampus courses for the courses.

In the Bachelor's programme (Economics/Economics), some of the tutorials for the lectures are offered in presence - if the further development of the infection figures with COVID-19 allows it. However, there will always be online tutorials as well. Due to the limited number of participants allowed, there will have to be a registration for each date. The organisation of the registrations will be announced via the eCampus courses. Participant contact data (name, matriculation number, Uni-Bonn email address) will be collected for each face-to-face event for easy tracking.

There will be no face-to-face events in the Master's programme.

In principle, masks are compulsory in the Juridicum in the corridors and on the way to the seat in the lecture hall. Hands must be disinfected before entering the lecture hall. In lecture halls with technical ventilation (100% fresh air supply), the mouth-nose covering (MNB) can be removed. In rooms with window ventilation, the MNB must also be worn during lessons. There are numbered seats in all lecture halls. Seating plans must be followed, guaranteeing a minimum distance of 1.5 metres.

You will need the following to participate in our online events:

Hardware: mobile phone, tablet or PC (if using a PC with headset and webcam, for interactive lectures).





Software/applications: Zoom, eCampus, Sciebo and BASIS





plus a stable internet connection.

Please note: Zoom with video access requires a large volume of data. A PC or labtop with a LAN connection works best. With WLAN, image and audio disturbances occur more quickly, as the large amounts of data have to be broken down into many small data packets for WLAN connections. All enrolled students have the opportunity to use a Zoom campus licence. Registration for this takes place via the Zoom portal of the University of Bonn.

Status: 20 August 2020

Not all general conditions for teaching in the winter semester 20/21 have been determined yet. Currently, all lecture halls and seminar rooms at the University

Status: 20 August 2020

Not all general conditions for teaching in the winter semester 20/21 have been determined yet. Currently, all lecture halls and seminar rooms at the University of Bonn are being assessed by the Occupational Health and Safety Department to determine whether they are suitable for teaching under corona conditions. Only when it is clear which rooms are available and how many people may be in each lecture hall at the same time can further concepts be drawn up.



Rector Michael Hoch looks back and

presents plans for the winter semester



Status 1 July 2020:

According to the current developments of the Corona pandemic, the universities are also to gradually transition from lockdown to regular teaching. Therefore, in the winter semester 2020/21, as many face-to-face courses as possible are to be held. In particular, courses with fewer than 100 participants are to be held in the lecture hall again. Larger courses can continue to be taught online or divided into groups of less than 100 participants and alternately taught on site. In addition, digital learning material is to be made available (hybrid semester). The department plans to provide enough digital material in the individual courses to enable successful participation in examinations. The procedure for the Bachelor's and Master's seminars (scientific work and research modules) has not yet been clarified.

Status: 27 May 2020:

Teaching at the Department of Business and Economics will continue to take place online (without classroom lectures) in the winter semester 2020/21. The Rectorate announced the following semester times today:

Start of lectures: 26 October 2020 (Attention changed).
Start of lectures for first-year students: 02 November 2020

End of lectures: 12 February 2021

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