Information on how EBS Universität is dealing with the Coronavirus
The coronavirus affects all areas of private and public life. In the following, we would like to inform you about the current status at EBS Universität and the measures we have taken, as well as providing practical assistance for everyday life at our university.
The safety and health of our students, employees, lecturers and all guests are of utmost importance to us. We take our responsibility as a university very seriously and have actively followed developments since the first reports concerning the COVID-19. The responsible task force at EBS Universität is in close contact with the relevant departments, its employees and students. We implement the recommendations for action and behaviour of the Robert Koch Institute, the World Health Organization (WHO), the Federal Foreign Office and the health authorities as soon as we receive them.
Current situation on EBS campus
Of course we are implementing the legal order of the Hessian State Government to fight against the Coronavirus. The Presidential Board of EBS Universität has decided on the following measures:
TEACHING AT EBS
University teaching will continue to be maintained. All classroom teaching at all locations will be completely discontinued. Instead, all lectures will be held in digital form. We are pleased to announce that since Monday, 16 March 2020, we and our IT department will be able to conduct all lectures, university and student events and meetings online. In interactive video or audio conferences and via e-learning platforms, our students are in direct contact with professors and lecturers.
The regulation also required the immediate closure of the university libraries in Wiesbaden and Oestrich-Winkel. As an EBS student, please use the existing online resources (databases etc.) via myEBS instead. Unfortunately, there is no legal option to partially open our libraries (e.g. to allow borrowing) yet.
However, the administration and professors at EBS Universität are available to students for questions about examination regulations or other course-related matters, suggestions, criticism - or simply need to talk. Many employees are already working from their home office. We would be very grateful if you could contact our employees more frequently via e-mail or telephone. Complete closure of our buildings is still not planned, but this may change at any time – for example, due to a concrete closure by the public health department due to infection - as announced. Many employees are already working from their home offices.
Please continue to follow our instructions for dealing with your fellow human beings and be careful. It is prohibited to enter all buildings of EBS Universität if you have stayed in an RKI-classified risk area or have been in close contact with an infected person in the past 14 days.
In this very special time, when we have to deal with absolutely unplannable and unpredictable issues, we are all facing new challenges that must be overcome. First of all, reflecting on oneself and one’s own thoughts and fears, often centred around the threat to our very existence. But also reflecting on interpersonal relationships and reorganising oneself after the crisis are topics that will occupy us more than ever in the coming months.
We, as a university, are very happy to help our students in any way we can and have selected a number of professional and experienced coaches who can hold coaching sessions with you free of charge! Please get in touch with us if you wish us to arrange such a meeting for you.
To contain the coronavirus, we will only conduct study consultations online or via phone until further notice. We will gladly offer personal consultations and campus tours as soon as the situation has calmed down and we can resume normal university operations.
In addition, we see it as our responsibility to cancel all events planned in the near future for the time being. Online-based events will take place as planned. For other event formats, such as the Open Day, we are currently working intensively on a digital version. If you have registered for one of our events that have been cancelled, we will inform you by phone or e-mail.
This page will be updated regularly to inform you immediately about the current situation. We will also continue to inform students, employees and the faculty members via e-mail.