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As of 24th December 2022, reporting a corona infection is no longer required.

Hygiene Conceptual Framework has been updated

A good response to the SARS-CoV-2 vaccination is based on naive immune cells, whereas pre-existing memory cells are rather disadvantageous, as shown by a research team from the Cluster of Excellence PMI.

Please observe the basic rules of hygiene and conduct as well as information on rapid tests

General requirement to wear face masks will no longer apply in any university building from 26 May 2022

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Isolation obligation ends after five days. Framework hygiene concept updated incl. clarification on home office regulations at CAU.

Extension of compulsory masks on campus

In accordance with the University Board Resolution of 05 April 2022.

Organisation of the summer semester 2022

On 19.03.2022, numerous regulations in the Infection Protection Act expire. These are currently the basis for protective measures at the CAU, directly or indirectly via ordinances of the state of Schleswig-Holstein.

The current course of infection rates makes it possible to relax some of these regulations again. The University Board has now made some changes to the CAU’s Hygiene Conceptual Framework.

3G checks; on-site examinations and lectures; students with children - addition to the free attempt regulation

The suspension of extra-curricular attendance events and the regulations for restricting business trips, initially in place until 30.01.2022, will be extended for the time being until 13.02.2022.

The CAU will not count the winter semester 2021/22 as an actual semester (“Fachsemester”). An additional attempt at the examination will be granted if the type of examination has been replaced by another type of exam that was not provided for in the degree-specific examination regulations.

All examinations must be conducted digitally.

Teaching will be converted to digital teaching from 10.1. onwards, more stringent masking requirements in face-to-face courses, examinations will mainly be conducted digitally, home office will be increased, face-to-face events outside teaching will be prohibited until 30.1. for the time being.

Changes to the 3G proof checks at the CAU

Those who are being treated with TNF alpha blockers for a chronic inflammatory disease probably need a booster vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 earlier than others. A study by the Cluster of Excellence "Precision Medicine in Chronic Inflammation" indicates this.

The University Board has now updated the CAU’s hygiene policy. The changes mainly affect the regulations from the amended Infection Protection Act and the SARS-CoV-2 Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, this entails the obligation to work from home and 3G proof at the workplace.

Validity of negative lateral flow tests, Obligation to wear face masks, 3G in libraries, Non-curricular or non-teaching events

The CAU is again setting up an e-mail list for vaccination offers e.g. from CAU's medical service.

As of today, you will find latest updates on the Corona website about the requirements for all employees to proof their 3G status; they will come into effect on November 24.

The federate state government of Schleswig-Holstein has decided not to tighten the regulations currently in place. This means that Kiel University will continue to operate in teaching, studying, conducting research, offering administration and services as before.

Please note: New location: Olshausenstraße 75 / S1, R.17 | 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (last admission)

Information about the "Covid Certificate" in OpenOlat

+++ Working on-site and home office +++ Consideration of immunisation status +++ Advice centres +++ Business trips +++ Meetings and business meetings, committee meetings +++ Job interviews +++

Examinations during the second examination period of the current summer semester 2021, Winter semester 2021/22, Examination periods in the winter semester 2021/22

Examinations during the second examination period of the current summer semester 2021, Winter semester 2021/22, Examination periods in the winter semester 2021/22

Since the size and diversity of our university require a great deal of detailed regulation, you will find an overview of the planned regulations below: Lectures and examinations, work places and vaccination service

Current specifications in the regulations, Course planning, 3G regulation, Contact tracing, Compensation for disadvantages, Second examination period summer semester 2021, Preliminary Master Enrolment

Current specifications in the regulations, 50 percent regulation, Information for planning lectures and organising rooms, Compensation for disadvantages, 3G regulation, Contact tracing, Examination periods for the winter semester 2021/22

3G rule at the university, additional hygiene measures, working on site, testing options for employees, survey results on vaccination status, and consultation services offered by the medical service

Last Tuesday, the federal-state-conference released its latest decision paper outlining the upcoming corona measures. The paper clearly indicates: In the months ahead, and especially in the upcoming winter term, corona measures are going to determine all aspects of our life.

As announced mobile vaccination teams will be on site at all universities in Schleswig-Holstein again; this includes the CAU too. Specifics of the service are outlined here. Please feel free to benefit from our vaccination offer, conveniently set up right here at the Campus.

Information on the framework hygiene concept, news from the university library, CAU card validation and vaccination offers.

New opening hours: Monday - Saturday 9:00-20:00.

Current regulations

Vaccination with Moderna or Johnson&Johnson possible on campus

All dates can be attended by all students of the Kiel universities. | 9 am - 5 pm

Supplementary information on the conduct of examinations in the summer semester 2021

News e.g. on student workstations, vaccination offers for students, home office regulations, job and appointment procedures.

First relaxation of the mask obligation

Even though the further course of the pandemic is not yet foreseeable, a return to a regular university live with on-site lectures is planned for the winter semester 2021/22, as far as possible under these special conditions.

Information on on-site-examinations in the 1st and 2nd examination period, rooms and space requirements

The UB opens up its open access area and function rooms, as well as relaxations e.g. in the area of events and museum visits.

CAU employees must prove that they belong to priority group 3 at the vaccination appointment by means of a confirmation from their employer, unless they already belong to a priority group for other reasons.

Current information on this summer semester

Following an amendment to the Federal Corona Vaccination Ordinance, all persons working at universities are now classified in priority group 3. This means that all CAU employees are eligible for vaccination, regardless of the activities they perform.

The university provides information about the home office obligation for employees, a new citizen test centre on campus, self-testing options and on the issue of vaccinations via the inhouse medical service.

In contrast to our hopes in autumn and winter, spring has not brought a positive turnaround in the development of infection figures. On contrary, the incidence figures are unfortunately continuing to rise significantly at present. Against the background of this dynamic, the state of…

Relaxations or Lockdown? The known restrictions on contacts as well as on public and private life will remain in place over Easter and until April 18. New: Only medical masks are allowed and rapid tests are offered.

For the first time, members of the Cluster of Excellence "Precision Medicine in Chronic Inflammation" have been able to demonstrate a safe and efficient immune response to COVID-19 mRNA vaccines in patients undergoing immunosuppressive therapy.

In cooperation with a regional doctor's practice, the Studentenwerk Schleswig-Holstein has opened a Corona testing centre in the Sechseckbau near Mensa I.

For lots of us, the coronavirus crisis has become a personal crisis that not only affects our physical health, but can also affect our mental health in many cases. Outside help sometimes becomes necessary.

This week, the federal and state governments agreed on initial relaxations, which Schleswig-Holstein has now implemented in ordinances for universities as well. For CAU, this means that campus life will be limited to a few exceptions. The libraries and museums will gradually expand their services.

Another round of decisions by the federal and state governments is behind us. The current lockdown will be extended until March 7, and at the same time there will be initial relaxations in some areas. However, the CAU is not directly affected by this. Get more information...

Under current regulations, supervisors are obliged to carry out risk assessments for the activities of their employees at the university. The background to this measure is to ensure health protection if the presence of employees is absolutely necessary on site during a pandemic. The form "Risk…

New details on free attempts, free semester, provisional Master's enrolment and summer semester

Updates under the new regulations: Information for families, Home office and working on site, Obligation to wear masks, Studies and exams, Libraries, Other restrictions on university operations

All examinations in the 1st examination period must be conducted online. No examinations may take place in presence.

In the following, we would like to inform you about the restrictions that will be in place from January 11 until initially January 31 based on the Higher Education Corona Ordinance and other regulations of the state of Schleswig-Holstein.

The current lockdown will be extended. The federal and state governments have decided to continue the current restrictions until January 31 and to tighten the measures in some cases.

The following basic regulations will come into force for the CAU in anticipation of the University Corona Regulations from Wednesday, December 16, 2020, to Sunday, January 10, 2021.

Although the expected amendments are not yet available, we would like to give you an initial orientation on the presumed corona regulations.

A research team with the contribution of the Cluster of Excellence PMI has identified cell types in the blood that indicate severe disease progression in COVID-19.

Yesterday, the Federal Government and the State Governments agreed on the continuation and partial intensification of the current corona measures that apply since the beginning of November. The corona measures will last until December 20, 2020.

The General Students' Committee is from now on compiling a newsletter, which keeps the most important changes available for students at the moment.

More far-reaching regulations are contained in the current higher education corona ordinance of the state, especially for the obligation to wear a mask.

General information, Health Instruction, Libraries, Examinations

We would like to inform you about the measures and restrictions in our operations which will apply as from Monday 2 November and initially until 30 November 2020, based on the state regulations.

Due to numerous queries we would like to provide you with information on travelling to Kiel from risk areas within Germany as well as conducting business trips.

Night of the Profs and University Ball cancelled

From Monday, September 14, all members and guests of the university are obliged to cover their mouth and nose with a mask on all common areas.

Learning from the past: new publication by Kiel University’s Cluster of Excellence ROOTS

A research team involving the Cluster of Excellence PMI has shown that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus can also damage the pancreas

We request that you, the members of the CAU, as well as all of the university’s guests, keep contributing towards maintaining control of the pandemic on site so that we can master the coming winter semester with as few restrictions as possible.

Extended opening hours and online reservation for workstations from August 17

When many people from different regions of the world are coming together, there is generally an increased risk of infection. Please stay alert and also use the information offered for travellers.

Since 29.06., Kiel University offers the opportunity to study online and to prepare for the exams in designated rooms on campus. Update: New rooms added

Overview of the examination phases in this semester for students of the Bachelor and Master programmes. Please note the information and deviating regulations.

Let us demonstrate what the CAU is like: a university that sticks together when it counts! Write to us and tell us which people you would like to thank in your areas and elsewhere at the university.

Research team from Kiel finds gene variants for severe course of Covid-19: The blood group might have an influence on the severity of Covid-19 symptoms

These are primarily intended for employees who do not have the possibility to work at home or who need another workplace on campus due to the distance rules in a multi-occupied office.

The decree of the Ministry of Health, which has been applied on May 18, 2020, no longer demands fundamental closures and bans on university operations, but obliges the universities to set up hygiene concepts.

Public life is to be gradually and cautiously activated, due to current conditions. Information about the effects on the university

The Federal an the State Governments have decided last week to loosen up further restrictions due to the positive development of the corona pandemic.

On May 1, the state government updated its measures to combat the corona virus for the period from May 4 which are valid until May 17. Precondition for each of these possible partial openings is a concrete hygiene plan for the respective event or facility.

Based on the new decrees by the State Government the crisis management team and the University Board have coordinated with the Deans to specify provisions for university operations as from this coming Monday, April 27, 2020.

The procedure for the election of your representatives to the University's Conventions and to the CAU's General Senate has begun. The deadline is Wednesday, June 17, 2020.

The University Board has decided to extend the current measures at the CAU beyond 19 April until 26 April, for the time being.

The federal states have agreed on a common approach for the summer semester 2020 due to the spread of the coronavirus.

Please only use VPN access for business purposes to access CAU services that are not publicly available.

Note from the University Board and the Dean's Offices of the CAU

As part of the fight against the new coronavirus, the CAU's University Board is calling out to all institutions, institutes and departments to donate medical resources. This is the result of a request for help from the City of Kiel.

Those who need advice can now contact the university outpatient clinic by telephone.

Note from the University Board of Kiel University

Note from the University Board of Kiel University

In order to protect the employees and to maintain the operability of the CAU's elementary processes, the mailroom may no longer be entered. Entering the main gate is only permitted upon request and individually.

The University Library provides information: During the Corona crisis, some publishers are making some of their e-media services available free of charge for a limited period of time. These are accessible via VPN.

Further regulations for examinations and teaching at the CAU.

Technical questions and answers about VPN and home office

in response to the decrees issued by the Ministry of Health on 12.03.2020 and 14.03.2020, as well as the State Chancellery on 12.03.2020 and 14.03.2020

Administrative operations will be limited to a necessary extent. Advice centres can only be reached by telephone or e-mail.

Due to a recent decree, the university's museums will remain closed until April 19.

We would therefore ask you to contact these offices with your concerns by telephone or e-mail and only visit them after consultation.

As an initial step, Kiel University (CAU) has cancelled all lectures with attendance until 19 April. In addition, examinations are postponed until further notice. Excluded from this measure are examinations which do not require attendance, as well as individual examinations.

Until April 19, all courses with obligatory attendance and all public events in CAU museums are cancelled.

The sports centre informs

Minister of Health Garg forbids events with more than 1000 people because of the coronavirus by decree.

The Ministry of Health of the state of Schleswig-Holstein has ordered restrictions

The organisers have decided to cancel the Study & Information Days from 10 to 12 March.