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Studying in Times of Corona

Following a University-wide decision, all university operations where public traffic occurs will be limited to the most necessary extent. However, you can reach all secretaries, administrative offices and staff via e-mail and after previously arranging it also on-site.

+++ University Library: Restricted reopening of the University Library to the public as of March 10, 2021: The Main Library and all sub-libraries are accessible again for borrowing and returning items. Workstations and PCs will continue to be inaccessible.
Employees please continue to use the delivery via Uni-Hauspost (campus including branch offices). Furthermore, there is also the possibility to have orders delivered via the fee-based book delivery service (also within Bayreuth).
Please check the website www.ub.uni-bayreuth.de/en for the current regulations and services.+++

+++ Back to digital teaching from 01.12.2020: The University of Bayreuth switches back to digital teaching from 01.12.2020 onwards. As was the case last semester, exceptions will be made for laboratory work, internships, examinations, practical (including sports) training, and artistic training phases. These may continue to be held in-person under the conditions with which you are already familiar.+++

Winter semester 2020/2021 at the University of Bayreuth is planned to be a "physical presence semester interlaced with an individual share of digital learning". To make that possible, the following changes come into effect:

  • The start of lectures for Winter Semester 2020/2021 is to be postponed from October 12 to November 2, 2020.
  • Accordingly, the end of lectures will move from February 5 to February 12, 2021.

Furthermore, it is compulsory to wear a simple face mask inside and outside the buildings on the premises of the university of Bayreuth from 05.11.2020 onwards, unless you are in an office alone. Accordingly, the now stricter compulsory wearing of face masks applies to all persons in and outside of classes and guests passing the campus. The only persons who are exempt from this obligation are those unable to wear a face mask for medical reasons. This must be proven by a medical certificate, which always has to be carried with you. 

With the amendment of the Bavarian Higher Education Act of 10.07.2020, an individual standard period of study that extends the normal standard period of study by one semester applies to all enrolled and non-degree students.The summer semester 2020 is therefore not considered a subject semester with regard to the regular dates and deadlines laid down in the examination regulations. Regardless of this elongation which comes into effect automatically fulfilled examination requirements will be fully credited.

University management and Anthropology staff are currently working on setting up teaching activites and tailored counselling, support and assistance services to offer a high-quality winter semester even though restrictions due to COVID-19 are still present. Please check the Anthropology and Humanities websites for updates, and please also encourage your fellow students to subscribe to the ASP-KuWi-UBT mailing list.

Registration for anthropology seminars until 14 April 2021

Teaching this semester is going to start online. Depending on the future development of COVID-19 infections, it might be possible to switch to teaching partly online and partly on-site on a later date. You can now register for your courses on cmlife until 14 April 2021.

Please note: due to necessary measurements to prevent the spreading of COVID-19, group sizes are more limited than we are all used to. This may lead to showing you your place on a waiting list in cmlife if the seminar you want to register is already fully booked.

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FAQs on Corona

What will the new semester look like? Is there an opportunity to take part in online courses in rooms of the UBT? And who are the persons I can turn to? We answer all your recently asked questions concerning studying in times of COVID-19 in our FAQ section.

Information about online office hours

Link to more information concerning Prof. Behrends
Link to more information concerning Prof. Schramm
Link to more information concerning Prof. Alber

Link to more information concerning technical issues and questions during online teaching

Information on University Library services for the winter semester 2020/21

+++ Click & Collect from 25. Januar 2021 onwards for urgently needed literature +++

  • Only pre-ordered literature can be collected. Please order your desired media online via the university library's online catalogue. From 25 January onwards, open access holdings are also orderable.

  • Libraries remain closed. The print stations, book scanners, the PCs and workstations will still be inaccessible.

  • Please choose the library where you want to pick-up your order during the ordering process. Collection will take place at the library entrance at the central library on the following workday and at every other library two days after your order. Please do not book your collection date on the day you ordered. More information on low-contact lending or your visit to the library can be found here.

If you have any questions before your visit to the library, please contact the Central Library’s information desk by e-mail or telephone. (auskunft.ub@uni-bayreuth.de or 0921/55-3420; Mon - Thu 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Fri 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.).


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