Due to current developments on the topic of the coronavirus, the Bavarian state government has postponed the start of lecture operations until 20 April!
The new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and the resulting infectious disease ("Corona virus induced disease", COVID-19) continue to spread. The number of cases is increasing in Europe. The Landshut University of Applied Sciences has created this web page that will be regularly updated to inform all university members and students.
For additional information the Federal Ministry of Health has launched a FAQ page.
Any additional questions can be adressed to pressestelle(at)haw-landshut.de.
The Helpdesk, the Student Service Centre, the General Student Advice and Career Service, the International Office, the library and the Vocational Training Academy are open again but can still be reached by e-mail and phone. If you show up in person, a face-mask as well as the minimum distance of 1,5 metres is required.
Winter semester 20/21
According to current plans, the winter semester will start on October 1st, 2020. First semester students of our bachelor programs will start their semester in Landshut on October 12th, 2020.
Given the current situation, courses of the winter semester will mostly be provided digitally. Simultaneously, we will try to provide as many courses in presence as possible.
This year's graduation ceremony cannot take place. According to current plans, the event is postponed to autumn 2021.
Hygiene measures and registration for in-class lectures
Please find Landshut University of Applied Sciences’ current hygiene measures here.
In our buildings, you are required to wear a community mask. In addition, you need to make sure to keep a distance of at least 1.5m to the people next to you at all times.
All buildings and rooms are marked with “Entrance” (Eingang) or “Exit” (Ausgang) signs. Please follow the signs and only walk in the allowed direction.
Hygiene measures Mensa
The mensa opened on October 5th and is also equipped with individual Hygiene measures.
Important for you to know: cash payment is currently not available at the mensa.
Registration for in-class lectures
Starting from October 1st, you a required to register at Landshut University of Applied Sciences when visiting the campus for in-class lectures. Registration is available in every classroom. Please click here to see possible registration options.
Examination period: hygiene measures and room concept
The Executive Board implemented new guidelines for the examination periode. These guidelines include hygiene measures as well as adapted paths to enter and exit rooms.
Please find more detailled information here.
Application for bridging assistance for students in need still possible in June
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has provided 100 million euros to bridge the financial difficulties of students. Students who find themselves in a financial emergency in June can still submit an online application at www.ueberbrueckungshilfe-studierende.de until 30th of June. From 1st of July, applications can only be submitted for the month of July. Not all funds for the month of June have been applied for yet!
Only if all details are plausible and the documents are legible, the application can be processed quickly. Therefore, please note the technical instructions for online applications: https://www.studentenwerke.de/de/content/ueberbrueckungshilfe-technische-hinweise
All questions and answers regarding the application can be found on this page: https://www.stwno.de/de/beratung/geld-im-studium/ueberbrueckungshilfe/faq-ueberbrueckungshilfe
Arrangements for the summer semester 2020
On April 20th, Landshut University of Applied Sciences officially starts the 2020 summer semester - but in digital mode. All possible courses therefore take place online exclusively. Due to the decisions of federal and state politics, attendance at all Bavarian universities is not possible at the moment.
1. We us Moodle rooms to provide access to lecture notes, digital offers and other Moodle activities.
Students can register for the events they have planned for the summer semester in Moodle using a registration key.
Please take advantage of these offers and visit Moodle regularly, which we also use as a communication platform.
2. In addition, we are planning to increase the number of lecture days in May, June and July by eliminating the previously planned lecture-free days (Whitsun; Bridge Day 22.5.) and making up for lost time at reduced lecture times such as Friday and Saturday. You will be informed separately by the lecturers and faculties.
3. The lecture period will end on July 10th. Exams will take place between July 11th and July 31st. If necessary, exams can also be scheduled between September 10th and September 25th.
4. Digital teaching and learning offers take place in such a way that there are no disadvantages for students. Information on semester plans, courses etc. will be published on the respective faculty pages.
5. The developments of the corona pandemic will also have an impact on the exams. We are already working on adapting the examination regulations accordingly. How the Landshut University of Applied Sciences will implement the examination phase will be known in the coming weeks, depending on the corona situation; in any case, definitely in time before the respective exams.
The general examination regulation was changed in order to adapt to the current situation (Corona-Statue). The most important aspects are summarised in the following document.
6. Starting from May 11th, individual laboratories will open for classes on campus. Please notice that only classes that cannot be thaught elsewise, are allowed to take place. You wil receive further information from your faculties.
7. Post-exam reviews are allwored under the following conditions: Minimunm distance of 1.5 m between individuals, individual appointments are provided by the examinant and further measures are taken to ensure everyone's safety.
8. According to legal provisions, exams on campus are possible. You will be informed about concrete measures well in advance of the exams.
Notification on community masks
Everyone who enters the university’s premises is asked to cover their nose and mouth (community mask). We kindly ask you to provide a community mask if you visit the library.
Please note: You are only allowed to enter the universitie's campus if you have a good reason (use the library, post-exam review, on campus class). If you visit the university, ensure to comply with the minimum distance of 1.5 m between individuals and to stay just as long as absolutely necessary and avoid detours.
Service and guidance
If you have any questions regarding your studies please contact:
Quarantine meassures of the city of Landshut
With immediate effect (24th of March) the city of Landshut orders a quarantine of at leas 14 days for corona infected cases and suspect cases. By these meassures, the city is reacting to the rapidly increasing number of illnesses in its area of responsibility.
The order also applies to people who have been in a risk area within the past 14 day: regardless of whether they are symptom-free or not. Anyone who has had direct contact with a coronavirus infection, for example during a conversation, must be put in quarantine. According to the order, those affected must only stay in their home for a period of (at least) 14 days if no hospitalization is required.
In addition, the persons must be reachable for the State Health Office in Landshut. According to the city, contact with people living in a community should be reduced to the absolute minimum. As a spokesman for the city said: "A random check will also be carried out to ensure that those affected, comply with the quarantine regulations and stay at home.
Campus restrictions for certain groups
Due to the increasing number of new corona infections, the Bavarian State Ministry of Health and Care in agreement with the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and Art issued the following general decree for universities:
1. People who were in an area that was designated as a risk area by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) at the time of their stay or was designated as such within 14 days after, may not enter universities in Bavaria within a period of 14 days after leaving this area.
2. This general decree shall enter into force on March 18, 2020 and will expire on April 19, 2020.
All Persons mentioned above are prohibited from entering the grounds and buildings of the universities nationwide. This measure applies regardless of whether signs of illness appear or not.
Pandemic e-mail address
The Robert Koch Institute now classifies the danger to the health of the population in Germany as "high".
Persons who have stayed in risk areas have to pay close attention to possible symptoms of the disease and, if necessary, contact a doctor immediately. It is not advisable to visit a doctor spontaneously without prior appointment. An overview of the current risk areas can be found on the website of the Robert Koch Institute. The site is available in German and English.
Business trips to risk areas
Business trips to China (without restriction to certain risk areas) and to other risk areas in Iran, Italy and South Korea defined by the Robert Koch Institute have to be cancelled and will not be approved.
Regulations for incoming and outgoing students and lecturers
Special regulations for incoming students and lecturers have been passed by the International Office in cooperation with the DAAD. A corresponding information sheet has been prepared in English.
Lecturers and students who are leaving the country for the summer semester are kindly requested to contact the International Office of the partner university or the local employer to obtain risk terms and conditions in the destination areas and information about entry regulations from the Federal Foreign Office.
In order to protect yourself from infection with coronavirus, it is essential to observe the following hygiene rules:
- always wash your hands thoroughly
- do not shake hands
- when coughing or sneezing, keep at least one meter distance from other people and turn away
- sneeze into a disposable handkerchief. Use it only once and dispose it in a bin with a lid
- wash your hands thoroughly after sneezing or coughing!
- if no handkerchief is available, hold the crook of your arm in front of your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing and also turn away from other people
- in case of highly contagious infections, inform the practitioner by telephone before a visit so that appropriate protective measures can be taken
An audio visual guide to appropriate hygiene measures is available on the website World Health Organisation's.
Requirements for 3D printed parts of face shields covered
Update 6th of April
It didn't even take a week for students, employees, entrepreneurs and committed inhabitants of Landshut to produce the components for the almost 2,000 face shields required by civil protection. The parts had been produced by 3D printers.
"Our current inventory and the outstanding deliveries from Landshut University of Applied Sciences and other helpers meet our needs," said Florian Suttor from civil protection. Production at the university could therefore be discontinued.
University President Prof. Dr. Fritz Pörnbacher thanks all helpers: “We are still overwhelmed by the great and very quick action. Thanks to everyone that provided a 3D printer. ”