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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.

This concept is updated continuously (updated 28 May 2020). For more information refer to to the website of directorate IV – Real Estate.

Currently, one member of TU Darmstadt is infected with the coronavirus. We wish the infected a speedy recovery.

So far, we know of eleven reported cases where members of TU Darmstadt tested positive to SARS-CoV-2. All of them have recovered fully by now.

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 sports activities organised by the University Sports Centre (USZ) are cancelled until further notice. The USZ has set up an on-line training programme between 01 June and 19 July, which can be accessed and booked on-line. There are also training videos covering various fields of training.

The University and State Library (ULB) Darmstadt offers restricted access. For further information regarding services and conditions of use, please visit the webite of the ULB.

Up until 15 July 2020, there will be no further face-to-face events at TU Darmstadt other than teaching and research.

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.

Employees and staff 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 .