Headergrafik - Hinweise zum Coronavirus

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 situation at EBS Universität and the measures we have taken, as well as providing practical assistance for everyday life at our university.


General notes

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.


Start of study in Fall 2020

Despite the corona crisis, the fall term 2020/21 will start at EBS Universität. Since 16 March, the university has shifted both internal processes and the entire curriculum to digital, interactive platforms and created new innovative study formats. As a result, we are equipped for all scenarios and will do everything that is possible, but at the same time practical and feasible as defined by the legislator. Our wish is, of course, to return to on-site lectures as quickly and comprehensively as possible - once the current health risk has been eliminated and under strict hygiene precautions for students, professors and employees. We are actively following all developments and preparing ourselves intensively. We are therefore constantly working on flexible concepts for various scenarios in order to be able to react promptly to changes and create the best possible study situation for you.

Teaching at EBS

University teaching will continue to be maintained. Lectures at all locations are discontinued. Instead, all lectures will be held in digital form. Since 16 March 2020, all lectures, university and student events and meetings online will be conducted online. In interactive video or audio conferences as well as via e-learning platforms, our students are still in direct exchange with professors and lecturers. Since 15 May, examinations have again been held in presence, in compliance with RKI standards - in strict compliance with a distance and hygiene concept.

The Libraries

Our focus is to provide you with the best possible access to scientific literature while protecting the health of our fellows.

With the recent amendment of the Fourth Ordinance on the fight against the Coronavirus, the Hessian state government is providing new opportunities. We can now make the reference holdings available again for scanning, printing and copying, under consideration of a few conditions. The access and use of the reading and research areas are also possible again, provided that a mouthguard is worn for the entire duration of the visit. As before, students can use the existing online resources (databases, etc.) for the completion of written work via my EBS.

Contact options

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.

A 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.

Online Coaching

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.

Student Counselling

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.

Events

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. (12 May 2020)