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.

The library will be closed for the public until January 31st, 2021!

Effects of the new corona restrictions (as of november 2nd)


Due to the extremely dynamic development of the corona pandemic, massive restrictions and requirements have been adopted by the federal government and the Free State of Bavaria. These must of course also be observed on the campus and when dealing with one another.

  • Please keep your distance and reduce your contacts to an absolute minimum
  • If possible, meetings should take place via video conferences
  • The library continues to have alternative opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Whether the coffee bar "Chicco di Caffè" will continue to operate "to-go"-services despite the restrictions in the catering and teaching area will be decided at short notice next week.
  • The faculties were given the option of offering courses completely in digital form again; this depends on the circumstances of the individual faculties. Please ask your faculties for the necessary information.

Exams


The university management provides continuous and intensive advice on how and under what conditions the upcoming exams can be carried out responsibly, feasibly and in the interests of students and examiners, weighing all influencing factors in the current corona situation.

The exams take place in the regular examination period. Due to the extension and tightening of the lockdown, the hygiene concept has been revised so that it is now mandatory to wear a mask during the exams on the field. It is strongly recommended to wear an FFP2 or FFP3 mask without a valve. We ask for your understanding that, on the basis of the facts and possible requirements of our ministry, there may be short-term changes here, about which we will inform you as soon as possible.

Examination participants who cannot wear a mask for health reasons are exempt from the obligation to wear them and can take part in the examinations if they have informed their examiners of this at least one week prior to the examination and if a separate room and exam supervisor is available . Evidence must be provided by a doctor's certificate, which contains the specialist medical assessment of the clinical picture (diagnosis), the Latin name or the classification of the disease according to ICD 10 and the reason why this results in an exemption from the obligation to wear. On the day of the examination, proof must be presented to the university that the candidate has been tested and the test was negative. The proof (medical certificate) must be based on a molecular biological test for the presence of an infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and may not have been made more than 48 hours before it was submitted to the university. A so-called "antibody test" is not sufficient.

Students who are unable to comply with the night curfew for exams in the evening despite taking the shortest possible route home can justify this in the event of a check by submitting the examination registration and the examination schedule.
 
The registration of the contact data of students for the traceability of infection chains takes place via the ID control before the start of the examination.

The examination rooms are ventilated for 5 minutes every 20 minutes.

We are still in an absolutely exceptional situation which demands a high degree of flexibility and willingness to compromise from all of us. The university administrators do their best to make the examination phase as normal as possible.

Winter semester 20/21


Keep space between tables

Lecture halls, computer rooms and laboratories were equipped with tables and seats in order to ensure a space of 1.5 metres in any direction to the next person. Please note that tables and seats are not to be rearranged. Any kind of rearrangement needs to be cleared by the safety-at-work officer.

Entry ban for visitors of international regions at risk

Only people who have visited international regions at risk are affected by the entry ban of the campus.

Report a COVID-illness

In case of a COVID-19-illness local health authorities will provide necessary measures; this includes possible quarantine provisions of contact persons. Irrespective of that, we ask you to inform us immediately if you are tested positive for COVID-19. Please send an E-Mail to Arbeitssicherheit(at)haw-landshut.de. Further steps will be initiated after that.

Extended mandatory use of face masks in regions with incidence-value above 35 new infections

Universities in regions with a 7-day-incidence-value of above 35 are required to comply with regulations of an extended mandatory use of face masks: the mandatory use of face masks does not only apply to circulation areas but also to all kinds of lecture rooms – even when seated. The extended use of face masks also applies to lecturers; an exemption can only be made in cases when they are seated behind a plexiglass.

Currently, Landshut University of Applied Sciences is affected by the following incidence-values
(Robert-Koch-Institute, as of: 22.01.2021, 0:00 am):

Landshut (City): 183,90

Dingolfing-Landau: 63,10

Straubing (City): 67,00

Passau (county): 204,50

Tirschenreuth: 220,70

Following that, an extended use of face masks is necessary in Landshut, Dingolfing, Straubing, Hauzenberg, Ruhstorf and Tirschenreuth. We will keep you updated.


In case further measures will be necessary, we will inform you in due time.

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.

Library news


You will find current news at the library website.

Hygiene measures and registration for in-class lectures

Hygiene measures

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.

Service and guidance

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.

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.

Hygiene measures


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.