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Information about the Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)

WiSo-Faculty and University of Cologne

Darstellung von Viren auf grünem Hintergrund

Understandably the situation regarding the distribution of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) still leads to great uncertainty. On the part of the University of Cologne, the Rectorate provides continuous information on current measures and advice. The information page is constantly updated.

The WiSo Faculty is in close contact with the university management in order to protect the health of our students, lecturers and staff. Information from the Faculty is collected centrally at this point.
The employees will be continously informed about the corresponding regulations.

Planning of face-to-face teaching in the coming winter semester

The WiSo faculty is currently planning the implementation of on-campus teaching for the coming winter semester in consultation with the university rectorate and the other faculties. The aim is to enable as much face-to-face teaching in classrooms and lecture halls as legally permissible. Due to the limited usability of the rooms under existing hygiene regulations and a large number of courses, this is a great challenge. All lecturers, as well as a large part of the administrative staff, are working tirelessly on feasible solutions.

As we would like to offer you as many face-to-face events as possible, there may still be further changes after the end of the second booking phase. Especially if rules change and additional rooms should be usable.

For all face-to-face courses, a “3G certificate” (vaccinated, recovered, tested) will be required, which will also be checked on site. Therefore, please plan to arrive a little earlier for face-to-face courses. Therefore, please get vaccinated as soon as possible if you have not already done so. Nevertheless, masks are mandatory for all face-to-face courses.

If possible, online-only courses will also be recorded and thus available on a time-delayed basis so as not to put you in a time crunch if you have a face-to-face and an online course directly one after the other.

So please continue to regularly check your smail account and the entries in KLIPS.
Please also inform yourself regularly on the pages of the Rectorate about the currently valid regulations:

Survey results

We would also like to thank you for your active participation in the survey on the Covid19 vaccination status. This helps us a lot in planning and organising face-to-face teaching in presence for the coming winter semester. Among other things, it is pleasing to see that over three-quarters of the students participating in the survey are already fully immunised. Further result graphics are shown in the result overview.

Examinations, final papers, inspections

The WiSo Examination Office has published all relevant regulations and information on its website, including (among others) information on catch-up dates, exceptions and theses, as well as binding information with regard to inspections.

Courses

Until further notice, teaching will take place in online teaching formats.

Detailed information about the individual courses can be found in the information in KLIPS and ILIAS. Under "Information" or "other remarks" of the individual courses you will find the corresponding notes. Contact persons are the lecturers listed in KLIPS.

WiSo IT-Services provide students with successively extended information to facilitate practical implementation.

Closure of the work and break rooms

All central and decentralised areas open to the public are closed until further notice. This also includes the public places for learning and recreation, including those in the departmental libraries.

The letterbox in front of the entrance to the WiSo Student Service Point - also the letterbox of the WiSo Examination Office - is still accessible (via the university-mainbuilding). The current hygiene and infection protection regulations, summarised on the information page of the Rectorate of the University of Cologne, apply.

Due to the current situation, the service units of the faculty cannot offer personal consultation hours and advice. They remain available by telephone and e-mail.

Lending of books and other media

Since May 2020 partial access for lending and return is possible in four libraries of the WiSo Faculty. Books can be borrowed and returned subject to the rules for visitors.
Detailed Information can be found on the website of the WiSo Library Service.

Cancellation of other events besides presence/classroom teaching

Like the attendance courses, other extracurricular events (co-)organized by the faculty will not take place on campus, such as information events and trade fairs. Here, too, in many cases efforts are currently underway to have the events held online or at a later date. The respective organisers will provide online information on the respective event and inform registered participants about the further procedure.

International students / study abroad

Incoming guest students, outgoing students and CEMS students can find detailed information on the International Relations Center website.

Coronavirus-related inquiries

Until further notice, the Wiso Student Service Point has discontinued the personal study counselling on site. It can still be reached by telephone, e-mail and via the website. Inquiries on corona topics are collected there centrally and, if necessary, forwarded within the WiSo Faculty.


It is still difficult at present to make accurate forecasts of developments. In the event of further measures, we will inform those affected as soon as possible.

Like the university management of the University of Cologne, the WiSo Faculty also asks for prudence in dealing with the current situation and for a prudent and non-discriminatory approach to the issue.