Students, faculties and university management have jointly worked out regulations for the examination phase of the 2020/2021 winter semester. One result of the discussions is that there will be no face-to-face examinations until 15.03.
Based on the current legal situation, the university management has decided that the University of Magdeburg will remain in tier 4 until at least 31.01.2021 in line with the current tier plan. You can find out exactly what this means for research, teaching, studies and administration in the new circular from the rector.
The lockdown decided by the federal and state governments to contain the Corona pandemic will also lead to further adjustments at Otto-von-Guericke-University. After consultation with the faculties and the crisis team, step 4 of the OVGU's step plan will apply on the Universitätsplatz campus and the Zschokkestraße campus from Wednesday, December 16th, 2020.
In order to prevent and support the strategy of the Federal Government and the state governments to contain the pandemic, there will be further restrictions on classroom teaching from Monday, November 09th, 2020, when stage III comes into force. From then on, all lectures are to be held in an online format - seminars, exercises, tutorials or practical courses can - where necessary - take place in classroom teaching under the applicable hygiene regulations.
The federal and state agreements of Wednesday also have an impact on the universities in the state. On Thursday, the university management of Saxony-Anhalt agreed in close consultation with the state government to continue the winter semester in principle in hybrid form. Nevertheless, the additional, temporary measures to contain the coronavirus from Monday, November 2, 2020, will also lead to necessary adjustments at the University of Magdeburg. In principle, the existing hygiene concept of the University of Magdeburg remains valid.