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Dear Members and Guests of TU Darmstadt

This coronavirus pandemic makes it necessary for all of us to act responsibly. Yet the challenges of these trying times raise concerns and make us feel insecure. This webpage offers important answers and links to additional information based on the latest news status available. Please understand that any recommendations, advice and decisions in these rather turbulent times need to be checked and adapted constantly, which is why this webpage is updated continuously.

Our university coordination team is in continuous and close contact with university physicians and ministries of the state of Hesse.

I am confident, we will meet the challenges we face successfully working together.

Tanja Brühl, President of the TU Darmstadt, and all members of the Executive Board

For all members and guests of TU Darmstadt

Advice for our international researchers and guests: If you have any questions regarding applications for or extensions of residence permits, please contact the .

For general information about your stay at TU Darmstadt, please also visit the website of the Welcome Centre.

In a joint letter from june 2020, Angela Dorn, Minister of Science of the State of Hesse, and the presidents of the state's universities, provided information on where the universities stand in the corona crisis and how things should continue from the current perspective (in German).

This concept is updated continuously (updated 17 June 2020). For more information refer to to the website of directorate IV – Real Estate.

There is currently one reported case of infection at the TU. So far we have been aware of 13 reported cases in which TU members tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. These persons have recovered.

Here you will find a compact summary of how to respond responsibly and efficiently.

For regulations and decisions of the state government of Hesse, please go to the website of the Hessian State Chancellery and (both in German).

All regular sports activities organised by the University Sports Centre (USZ) are still suspended. For students and employees of the TU, the USZ offers health-promoting courses which will take place physically outdoors as well as swimming courses.

In addition, there continues to be the online programme which is also available for guests. For further information, please visit the USZ webpage.

The current opening hours and services of the University and State Library (ULB) can be found on the ULB website.

According to the current status, there will be no face-to-face events at the TU Darmstadt other than teaching and research activities until the end of the year.

POE (Department of Human Resources and Organisational Development) offers employees and staff a virtual course programme for in-house training, professional development and further education. This on-line course programme is expanded continuously and published step-by-step on the website of POE under “Digital course programme”. POE offers customised counselling for supervisors/managers on the subjects of (virtual) leadership, management and cooperation including possibly arising challenges due to the current situation.

For doctoral candidates and post-doctoral scientists at TU Darmstadt, “Ingenium – Young Researchers at TU” offers advanced interdisciplinary and extracurricular training using on-line learning and teaching formats.

ZOOM campus licence for students, employees and staff: More information, How-to-use handout and the statement of the Data Security Officerand a news on the subject (in German).

Access to any building of TU Darmstadt is now restricted to employees and staff of TU Darmstadt and external contractors. University buildings are closed to the public.

The following facilities are affected: all learning centres and PC pools of the HRZ, all service points of the HRZ with direct customer contact, University Sports Centre.

Access to the ULB is regulated under the paragraph “University and State Library (ULB)”.

Employees and staff (also the student employees) can access their offices and laboratories at TU Darmstadt using their personal locking devices. The Alte Hauptgebäude (S1|03) can be accessed using the main entry (control centre). Generally, employees and staff may stay in the buildings until 8 pm at the latest. In exceptional cases, e.g. for certain research projects, ongoing experiments or essential operations, staying after hours is possible. The respective facility management takes care of necessary building services.

The dining halls Stadtmitte and Lichtwiese of Student Affairs Darmstadt have opened again with restrictions.

Latest information about COVID-19

can be found on the websites of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) and Hessian Ministry of Social Affairs and Integration (HMSI).

An information brochure on the coronavirus in several languages can be downloaded from the HMSI website.

Do you have any questions? We have a competent team that can help you promptly. You can reach them by e-mail at .