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On campus or online – what will happen to teaching from 10 January?

In a circular email to students and lecturers at the University of Erfurt today, Professor Gerd Mannhaupt, Vice-President for Academic Affairs, reminded them once again that after the Christmas break, teaching at the University of Erfurt will resume on 10 January 2022 in the form decided by the Senate on 17 November 2021.

At that time, the Senate had decided that courses with more than 50 participants should be held online and asynchronously as possible from 29 November 2021. Courses in smaller groups (up to a maximum of 50 participants) can be offered in person until further notice.

The Presidium is aware that this regulation cannot be maintained with certainty until the end of the lecture period against the background of the pandemic situation, which continues to change dynamically, and the associated legal regulations. Nevertheless, it is considered important to complete this semester in attendance for as long and as far as is reasonable. In the remaining four weeks, clarifications and arrangements for exams and the end of the semester could, if at all possible, be made in attendance.

In his letter, Mannhaupt also reminds us once again to adhere to hygiene protection measures: "Let us all, teachers and students, remember to air the rooms regularly, keep our distances if at all possible, wear masks and disinfect our hands as often as possible. Only with this cooperation will our campus remain a place where the Corona infection is not spread, even if we are boosted. And despite the restrictions, the urgent appeal still applies: If you have not yet been vaccinated, please get vaccinated immediately! This is the only way we can eventually return to 'normal' teaching on campus."