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Current information about the Corona Virus (COVID-19)

Dear teachers, employees, students and guests of the HBK Braunschweig,

Due to the spread of the coronavirus, the crisis committee of the university has decided to close the the facilities of the HBK Braunschweig from Thursday, 19.03.2020 at 5 p.m. until 20 April, 12 noon, as the containment of the spread of the coronavirus and the protection of employees, students and teachers is the top priority during this time.The HBK is currently in emergency operation.

In the following, you will find information that should help you protect yourself from corona virus infections in the environment of the HBK. You will find links with useful information as well as notes on health protection.

The management of HBK Braunschweig

 

The HBK is currently in emergency operation

Due to the corona pandemic and the postponement of the start of lectures, the HBK Braunschweig currently maintains an emergency operation probably until 12 noon on 20.04.2020. The service of the HBK Braunschweig is strongly limited during this time.

Mensa

The canteen of the HBK Braunschweig, the Kantina Kreativa, is closed from 18 March to 19 April 2020.

Library and media library

Reminder fees and time limit regulations for borrowing/interlibrary loan are suspended for the duration of the closure.

 

Counselling services

The HBK student advisory service is temporarily closed, but will soon be available again by e-mail.
The Matriculation and Examination Office and the International Office can be reached by e-mail.

The advisory services of the Studentenwerk can still be reached by telephone and e-mail.

Further information may be available from the Social Psychiatric Service of the Health Office. The pastoral advice service is available by telephone at (05 31) 08 00-1 11 01 11 or 08 00-1 11 02 22.

 

Questions about the current situation at the HBK

If you have any further questions, please contact the vice-president of the HBK Braunschweig, who can also arrange contact with other offices such as the company doctor if necessary:

Dr. Rainer Heuer
Phone: +49(0)531-391-9162
Mail.: corona@hbk-bs.de

 

Current information for applicants

The current application procedure for the artistic courses of study will be continued, but in a slightly modified form.

Applicants are kindly requested to note the current information on our application pages (at present only in german).

 

Information on BAföG

Students who are dependent on benefits under the Federal Training Assistance Act (BAföG) should not suffer any financial disadvantages if their educational institution is temporarily closed or the start of the semester is postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Further information

Studying in the pandemic: FAQs for students from the German Studentenwerk

 

Examination results

All deadlines for the submission of written examinations will be extended by the period of closure (currently five weeks).

 

Seminars, plenums, workshops and events

The start of the semester has been postponed to 20.04.2020. As of now and until April 19, no courses, exhibitions, conferences or other events will take place at the HBK Braunschweig.

 

Business trips and excursions

With immediate effect and until 19 April, no business trips and excursions will be approved unless they are urgently related to the handling of the pandemic at the university.

 

Hygiene measures

The following hygiene measures can significantly reduce the risk of air-transmissible infectious diseases and the probability of transmission of influenza viruses (flu) and also coronaviruses:

  • Avoid shaking hands
  • Wash hands regularly and thoroughly (at least 20 sec.)
  • Keep your hands out of your face
  • Coughing and sneezing into a handkerchief or into the crook of your arm
  • Ventilate closed rooms regularly

 

General notes

The HBK Braunschweig is monitoring and evaluating the situation in the context of other universities, the assessments of the Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture and other authorities such as the Lower Saxony State Health Office.

We have received the attached instructions from the ministry responsible for HBK Braunschweig for civil servants and salaried state employees. We would ask you to read the information which is relevant to you carefully:

Changes in the assessment of the situation will be announced here by the HBK Braunschweig.

 

 

Last amended by Communications and Media on 03.04.2020