New regulations for life at the university will apply until 31 May. I would like to inform you of these personally:
Firstly, the buildings of the Hochschule Niederrhein will remain closed. Unfortunately, we will still not be able to meet in person. For a university that defines itself by the fact that it is a centre for many different people to come together, this is a great loss. However, I am very pleased about what we have achieved in managing to keep the university running on digital platforms. If there are any problems in this respect, I hope that you will be patient with us. We are doing our best!
So what’s the latest news?
In general, examinations will take place in digital form. In individual cases this may mean, for example, that students have to complete an assignment instead of taking an examination. Examinations requiring personal attendance are only permitted if it is ensured that people do not gather in groups. Staggered examination and admission times could be a contributing factor to achieve this aim. In addition, a safety distance of 1.5 metres between the examinees must be ensured by allocating places accordingly.
For this reason, lecturers will also be thinking about different examination methods. This can mean, for example, that instead of an examination, an assignment will be required. Examinations requiring personal attendance are only permitted if it is ensured that people do not gather in groups. Staggered examination and admission times have been suggested. In addition, a safety distance of 1.5 metres between the examinees must be ensured by allocating places accordingly.
Lectures and practical courses
Mandatory courses in laboratories, work rooms, recording studios or workshops may be held if there are no more than 20 attendees and a safety distance of 1.5 metres between them can be ensured. If this is not possible in individual cases, all attendees must wear textile mouth-nose protection (for example, a standard mask or scarf).
The libraries at the Krefeld Süd and Mönchengladbach campuses are open, but will be restricting access to their services subject to strict protection regulations.
Committee meetings and conventions
Board and committee meetings are now allowed. All other events and meetings remain prohibited until further notice. This also includes events organised by the student bodies. These, as well as all university sports, are currently not permitted. The cafeterias also remain closed.
Thomas Grünewald (President)