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Special Newsletter: April 9th, 2020

Dear WiSo students,

lecturing has begun for the summer term, but still the COVID19 pandemic causes uncertainties. With this newsletter we keep you up to date and have summarized the changes and new developments at the faculty level since the last newsletter on March 31st, 2020:

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Information from the Examination Office regarding examinations

The Examination Office has published current information on the making up of all cancelled March examinations and on examination dates for the summer term.

This information can be found on the Website of the Examination Office (shortlink:

Online teaching

A complete conversion of the teaching system to online teaching is new for all of us and had to be implemented in a short time. In addition to the central platform for digital teaching at the University of Cologne, we have compiled some practical tips for students.

You can find them on the information page Online Teaching.

Data protection

The University of Cologne initially decided to use Zoom in teaching, research and administration for a limited period of time. Information on data protection is provided by the Regional Computing Centre (RRZK).

Bridging assistance for students

The Cologne University Foundation provides bridging aid for students in the face of the Corona crisis: Up to 250 financially needy students who have lost their jobs as students can receive a one-time aid of 800 €.

Please apply now until April 20th, 2020.

Welcome (back) to the University of Cologne!

The Rectorate of the University of Cologne welcomes all freshmen, students, international students and visiting students and invites to the live Q&A interview Study start digital, on 20 April 2020 at 10:00 a.m. First-year students can submit their questions in advance starting today, April 20th, 2020.


Happy Easter

Dear students,

even in these challenging times we wish everyone lots of sunshine, a busy Easter Bunny and joyful holidays.

Happy Easter!

Your WiSo Faculty

It is currently still difficult to make binding statements regarding coronavirus. Relevant information concerning the Wiso-Faculty is available except in this newsletter on the WiSo website. We also recommend that you inform yourself on the respective subpages and channels.

On the part of the University, the Rectorate provides information about current measures and advise on the continuously updated website




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