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Informationen zum Umgang mit dem Coronavirus an der UR

The Bayerische Rundfunk (Bavarian Broadcasting, BR) is providing Bavarian-specific information on the Corona virus outbreak in several languages (English, Türkçe, Italiano, Arabic, Bosanski/Hrvatski/Srpski): 
https://www.br.de/nachrichten/corona-news-in-english-tuerk-hrvatski-italiano-arabic,RtP4XBT


President Prof. Dr. Udo Hebel about the university's situation

The current coronavirus crisis requires extraordinary and far-reaching measures both to protect members of Universität Regensburg and to contribute to the crucial containment of the spread of the virus. Universität Regensburg is currently restricting presence on campus to the absolutely necessary minimum by means of extensive and flexible home office arrangements. It is also enforcing physical distancing where staff presence remains essential.

The opening times of buildings have been reduced and on-site face-to-face office hours of all kinds have been suspended. Office hours with students must be conducted by telephone or electronically. The University Library is closed including check-out facilities. Where research cannot be conducted in home office, the conduction of essential on-site research must ensure that all regulations for physical and social distancing are implemented. The University Administration and infrastructural support is working from home, with only the necessary minimum of staff present on campus and following all distancing regulations.

It is not yet possible to foresee how the 2020 summer semester will exactly be organized. The university leadership and the various faculties are cooperating closely to ensure the successful planning of courses for students in the best possible manner.

The challenges and burdens that we all face in the current situation and into the further developments are immense. I would like to thank all members of the University of Regensburg for their extraordinary efforts, their dedication and, above all, their innovative spirit and readiness to meet the challenges ahead of us.

The university leadership and the crisis management team have been using this website and additional email notifications to provide members of the University of Regensburg with regular updates on the situation based on the guidelines issued by the Bavarian State Government and the Bavarian Ministry for Science and Art, as well as the recommendations of medical experts and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.

With all best wishes for you, your familes, and your friends – stay healthy.

Prof. Dr. Udo Hebel
President of Universität Regensburg


 


Update | April 4, 2020

UPDATE (April 8 | 16:00): Addendum to the law on fixed-term contracts in academia

The Law on Fixed-term Contracts in Academia (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz, WissZeitVG) has been temporarily amended due to the current exceptional situation. The maximal time limit for academic and artistic staff who are in their qualification period is extended during the pandemic restrictions on higher educational and scientific institutions. Employment relationships for qualification which exists between March 1, 2020, and September 30, 2020, can be extended for an additional six months.

Should the COVID-19 pandemic last longer than this, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research is empowered to use an executive order to extend the time limit, depending on the length of the crisis, by at most a further six months.


UPDATE (April 8 | 16:00): Addendum to the law on support for education and training (BAföG)

The Federal Law on Support for Education and Training (Bundesausbildungsförderungsgesetz; BAföG) has been amended due to the current situation. On March 27, 2020, a law was enacted (Krankenhausentlastungsgesetz) to provide relief for hospitals. For the duration of the corona pandemic, students receiving assistance under BAföG can earn additional income in health, social, and agricultural fields which is exempted from their BAföG calculations. This has now been extended to additional income in other system-relevant areas.

In addition, and differing from the previous regulation, the additional income will also be completely exempt from being taken into account during the months in which the students actually receive it. This means: BAföG payments will continue to be paid in full during this period.

Further information, FAQs and contact persons for BAföG can be found on the homepage of the Student Union for Niederbayern/Oberpfalz (Studentenwerks Niederbayern / Oberpfalz)


UPDATE (April 8 | 16:00): Two-week mandatory quarantine for those returning from travels

On April 6, 2020, the Federal Ministry of the Interior announced the following information for people entering Germany: "People who enter Germany after spending more than a day abroad are to enter a two-week mandatory quarantine. The federal government and those of the states are currently agreeing consistent criteria. [...] Exceptions are made for those who commute daily; for those who travel for a short period for work (for example business travelers, service technicians); for persons who transport persons, or goods professionally over the border; and for travelers in transit on their way to their country of residence."

The regulation comes into force on April 10.


UPDATE (April 8 | 11:00): Information on rescheduling the First State Examination in Teaching for Public Schools

The written examinations as part of the First State Examination will be held as far as possible in the order in which they would have been held before their suspension. There will be at least two weeks’ notice. Further information can be found on the homepage of the examination office. The original examination schedule will, where possible, remain unchanged other than being put back. The originally determined examination periods for oral and practical examinations within the First State Examination will be extended correspondingly. Oral and practical examinations will be rescheduled starting with the resumption of the First State Examination.


Update | April 4, 2020

UPDATE (April 4 | 13:00): Universität Bayern e. V. on the summer semester 2020

On April 20, 2020, teaching will start for the summer semester 2020 in all institutions of higher education in Bavaria. The teaching period in universities will end on August 7, 2020.

Initially, UR will offer online courses and partial digital formats of the courses announced. Depending of the development of the pandemic, the teaching being offered may be supplemented by restarting classroom teaching.


Update | April 2, 2020

UPDATE (April 2 | 20:00): Collaboration platform chat.ur.de and purchase of hardware

Members of the university can use "UR Chat", Universität Regensburg's collaboration platform, for everyday teamwork in home office, short messages and exchanging files. You log in with your computer center account.

The Computer Center notes that the purchase of larger IT equipment such as notebooks, PCs, tablets and monitors for work still has to take place through the IT purchasing department of the Computer Center. You can access the Computer Center Webshop at https://webshop.uni-regensburg.de/


UPDATE (April 2 | 12:00): Courses offered in the summer semester 2020 to be published by April 15

Despite the challenges and uncertainties arising from the continuing corona crisis, Universität Regensburg will, as usual, be offering an outstanding and innovative teaching program. The innovation will be particularly evident in its digital elements. The health and safety of all members of Universität Regensburg, and containing the spread of the corona virus have been and remain central to our planning.

Starting April 20, 2020, and continuing step-by-step, online courses and partial digital formats of the courses announced will be offered. Depending of the development of the pandemic, the teaching being offered may be supplemented by restarting classroom teaching.

In coordination with the university leadership, the current plan is to publish the modified teaching program for the summer semester 2020 in all faculties by April 15, 2020.


Update |April 1, 2020

UPDATE (April 1 | 17:30): Support team for digitalizing teaching

A support team, coordinated by the vice presidents Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Korber und Prof. Dr. Susanne Leist, is there to help all teaching staff at Universität Regensburg to digitalize their teaching. The aim is to offer teaching staff support that fits their needs as closely as possible, whether they have no experience or a lot of experience in designing digital learning environments. This included advice on and assistance with all the work processes that are connected with this, starting with the conception of online teaching, including choosing suitable materials and media, and going through to using the technology available to implement it.

An overview of all the measures and assistance can be found at https://go.ur.de/digihelp

For further information and for questions, please contact the support team directly (supportteam@ur.de). Your points of contact are Florian Greiner (Computer Center) and Dr. Regine Bachmaier (CUAT).


UPDATE (April 1 | 17:30): Providing literature for digital teaching in the summer semester 2020 

The University Library is working intensively to maintain the provision of literature within the current circumstances, and to support digital teaching in the summer semester 2020 as well as possible: information on the provision of literature (PDF, German version)

While the library is closed due to the corona pandemic, many publishers are offering extended access to their portfolios. If you go to the library homepage, you will find an overview of the electronic media made available to members of UR to date under the tab "Erweiterte Zugriffsmöglichkeiten auf E-Medien":
https://www.uni-regensburg.de/bibliothek/startseite/index.html


UPDATE (April 1 | 17:30): Effects of the corona pandemic on cleaning offices and laboratories

It is currently unavoidable that cleaning is carried out in offices and laboratories during normal working hours. So that the safety distance of about two meters between two persons can be kept, we ask the following: should you currently be working at the university and the cleaning staff wants to clean your office or laboratory while you are there, please pause your work and leave the room until the cleaning has taken place. Cleaning is normally done quite quickly. Please note that the cleaning times cannot be fitted to the wishes of individual persons. Should a member of the cleaning staff not be granted access, the cleaning cannot be made up for later.


Based on information provided by the Bavarian State Government and the Bavarian Ministry for Science and Art, the University administration is providing the following information for members of Universität Regensburg (UR). This information will be updated regularly.

Questions about dealing with the coronavirus

For questions about dealing with the coronavirus or about the resulting measures at the UR, you can now use the following email address: corona.faq@ur.de.


General recommendations and further sources of information

FAQs on the provisional restrictions on going outside in Bavaria

The Bavarian State Chancellery has information on the general ruling "provisional restrictions on going outside due to the corona pandemic" in Bavaria, and answers frequently asked questions on the webpage https://www.bayern.de/service/informationen-zum-coronavirus/faq-zur-ausgangsbeschraenkung/ (in German). Bavarian ordinance on a temporary curfew due to the Corona pandemic
as of 24th March 2020.

The Bavarian State Chancellery also provides an English translation of the "Bavarian ordinance on a temporary curfew due to the Corona pandemic" (PDF, English version).


It is urgently recommended that you adhere to common hygiene measures that also protect you from an influenza infection:

  • Avoid shaking hands.
  • Maintain good hand hygiene and wash your hands with sufficient soap and water.
  • Adhere to coughing and sneezing etiquette (cough and sneeze in your elbow, not in your hand.)
  • Use tissues only once and then dispose of them safely.
  • Keep 1-2 meters distance to other people and especially avoid close contact with persons with respiratory infections.

Further information about common hygiene tips can be found here:
https://www.uni-regensburg.de/ur-international/coronavirus


Regardless of the type of the pathogen, when you notice symptoms of an illness, you should avoid contact with other persons. People who are sick should stay at home until they are completely well and contact their doctor by telephone.

Employees do not help themselves or others by coming to work when they are sick.

Supervisors are called upon to intensively exercise their duty of care towards their employees who show symptoms of illness.


Support for people in difficult situations

All persons for whom the restrictions on going out connected with the corona crisis present a danger, or for whom great economic, social and/or health insecurity threatens, can find an overview of the help available (by telephone or electronically) in the following PDF: Help available in difficult situations (PDF, in German)


Further sources of information


Support for digital teaching in the summer semester 2020

UPDATE (April 2 | 12:00): Courses offered in the summer semester 2020 to be published by April 15

Despite the challenges and uncertainties arising from the continuing corona crisis, Universität Regensburg will, as usual, be offering an outstanding and innovative teaching program. The innovation will be particularly evident in its digital elements. The health and safety of all members of Universität Regensburg, and containing the spread of the corona virus have been and remain central to our planning.

Starting April 20, 2020, and continuing step-by-step, online courses and partial digital formats of the courses announced will be offered. Depending of the development of the pandemic, the teaching being offered may be supplemented by restarting classroom teaching.

In coordination with the university leadership, the current plan is to publish the modified teaching program for the summer semester 2020 in all faculties by April 15, 2020.


Support team for digitalizing teaching

A support team, coordinated by the vice presidents Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Korber und Prof. Dr. Susanne Leist, is there to help all teaching staff at Universität Regensburg to digitalize their teaching. The aim is to offer teaching staff support that fits their needs as closely as possible, whether they have no experience or a lot of experience in designing digital learning environments. This included advice on and assistance with all the work processes that are connected with this, starting with the conception of online teaching, including choosing suitable materials and media, and going through to using the technology available to implement it.

An overview of all the measures and assistance can be found at https://go.ur.de/digihelp

For further information and for questions, please contact the support team directly (supportteam@ur.de). Your points of contact are Florian Greiner (Computer Center) and Dr. Regine Bachmaier (CUAT).


Campus license for Zoom to support digital teaching

The Computer Center has procured a Zoom campus license for UR. Zoom can be used to cover differing scenarios in video-supported teaching. This ranges from individual office hours up to webinars with 1000 participants at a time. Further information can be found at: https://www.uni-regensburg.de/rechenzentrum/aktuelles/it-corona/

See the Center for University and Academic Teaching Excellence for more on the possibilities of digital teaching: https://go.ur.de/digihelp


The continuing corona-crisis and the way it is dramatically affecting our personal lives and our work lives will lead to the summer semester 2020 proceeding rather differently. The university leadership has, therefore, set up a considerable sum of money for digital teaching at UR as part of its planning for the summer semester 2020. A letter from the president with further information has been sent to all teaching staff in the faculties.


Teaching activities are suspended / Summer Semester 2020

UPDATE (April 4 | 13:00): Universität Bayern e. V. on the summer semester 2020

On April 20, 2020, teaching will start for the summer semester 2020 in all institutions of higher education in Bavaria. The teaching period in universities will end on August 7, 2020.


Courses offered in the summer semester 2020 to be published by April 15

Despite the challenges and uncertainties arising from the continuing corona crisis, Universität Regensburg will, as usual, be offering an outstanding and innovative teaching program. The innovation will be particularly evident in its digital elements. The health and safety of all members of Universität Regensburg, and containing the spread of the corona virus have been and remain central to our planning.

Starting April 20, 2020, and continuing step-by-step, online courses and partial digital formats of the courses announced will be offered. Depending of the development of the pandemic, the teaching being offered may be supplemented by restarting classroom teaching.

In coordination with the university leadership, the current plan is to publish the modified teaching program for the summer semester 2020 in all faculties by April 15, 2020.


Face-to-face teaching in classroom at the university is suspended with immediate effect, regardless of course type, location and number of participants. Teaching activities are to be cancelled or postponed.

This does not apply to students of medicine and dentistry who are currently completing a practical year or clinical traineeship in a clinical institution.

Block lab courses for medical and dental students which take place in clinics and teaching practices with a direct link to health care provision, will still take place.
All other block courses such as biochemistry, biology and physiology courses, must be cancelled (if not already done) and will not take place.


Employees who are parents

Due to the closure of schools and daycare facilities for children ordered by Minister President Söder on March 13, all facilities for child care on campus have been suspended until further notice. This includes child care for school children in the Easter holidays. The family rooms on campus are closed.

Insofar as it is compatible with the smooth running of the services and is necessary for the care of children, public servants and other public employees are granted home office and, should this not be possible, released from their duties (under full pay) for the time the schools and other child care facilities are closed. Presently, this is until April 3, 2020 (i.e. not during the school holidays).

There is no fixed age limit of the child. Nevertheless, the release from duties only applies if it is shown that child care is needed. This is particularly the case for children over the age of 14. An employee can only be released from duties when no child care can be ensured despite exhausting all other possibilities. It is, however, not necessary to ask persons over 60 years of age to take on child care.

Employees are asked to inform their supervisors, should they need to care for their children. Upon returning to work, the release should be marked on the holiday card with an official declaration of the need for and extent of the need for child care.
No release for child care can be granted during the school holidays. It is necessary to use vacation, flexible working time or special leave.

Parents who need child care at short notice for official reasons, can use the emergency child care at (www.go.ur.de/notfall-kinderbetreuung). As this is a joint service with the University Hospital, the parents there, when they are part of the "critical infrastructure", will have priority.


Home office for UR employees / hardware and teamwork

Collaboration platform chat.ur.de

Members of the university can use "UR Chat", Universität Regensburg's collaboration platform, for everyday teamwork in home office, short messages and exchanging files. You log in with your computer center account.


Purchase of hardware

The Computer Center notes that the purchase of larger IT equipment such as notebooks, PCs, tablets and monitors for work still has to take place through the IT purchasing department of the Computer Center. You can access the Computer Center Webshop at https://webshop.uni-regensburg.de/


Pregnant women stopped from working on-site

In the PDF document "Rules on Home Office for UR Employees" (German version only), a paragraph dealing with stopping pregnant women from working and protecting mothers has been altered:

"Pregnant women working at UR are no longer allowed to work on-site for the duration of the restrictions on going outside. This decision has been made by the personnel department. If their work can be performed exclusively in home office, then they are not barred from working, as this excludes being put in jeopardy at work, for example by direct contact with their colleagues.
In accordance with the information available at present, it is not necessary to stop women who are breast-feeding from working, should there be a suitable room available which is protected from infection."

The danger assessment sheet provided by UR for protecting mothers has been provided with a new appendix covering aspects of the corona virus.  The danger assessment sheet can be found under the following link: www.ur.de/technische-zentrale/abteilung-referate/sicherheitswesen-v-3/mutterschutz/


University employees (both academic and non-academic) can carry out their duties more flexibly from now on until April 20, 2020, for example with more flexible attendance, using offices alternately and with the further facilitation of home office. Users of the time-recording system ZI Web can record the start and end of their working hours via the web interface themselves. It is not necessary to register via the personnel departments.

The PDF document "Regelungen zum Homeoffice für UR-Beschäftigte" contains further information. (updated March 27)

The Computer Center has information on the technical possibilities of digital teaching and using home office (e.g. setting up a VPN) at https://www.uni-regensburg.de/rechenzentrum/aktuelles/it-corona/


Public transportation/RVV

Information on the student public transportation pass "Semesterticket"

Because of the current situation, many students have not been able to validate their student ID card for the summer semester 2020. For this reason, you may also use your winter semester 2019-2020 student ID card on the public transportation system in the summer semester 2020. UR students who do not yet possess a student ID card may use the certificate of enrollment (Immatrikulationsbescheinigung) in paper form for the summer semester 2020 as a semesterticket for the public transport system.

Please note: in both cases, photo ID is also required.


The Regensburger Verkehrsverbund (RVV) is reducing bus service from Monday, March 16 onwards: The timetables will be the same as on school holidays. As a precautionary measure for the driving personnel, tickets will no longer be sold on the buses.The front doors will remain closed for getting on and off all buses. Passengers are requested to use the rear doors and purchase their ticket before departure, e.g. via the RVV app or a ticket machine. Further information can be found on the Homepage of RVV.


Examinations / State Examinations / Deadlines for papers

States examinations in Medicine and Dentistry

The examinations "Physikum" (M1, Medicine), the Intermediate Science Examination and Intermediate Examination in Dentistry (NVP, ZVP), and the Dentistry Examination (ZP) will take place at UR in accordance with the relevant invitation letters.

The examinations offices note that hygiene regulations and regulations on social distancing which are currently in force must be strictly observed, both within and outside the university. The examinations offices ask to be informed immediately of any withdrawal, in the way prescribed for this (see the information in the invitation letter).


Examinations for the Second State Examination in Law

The oral examinations for the Second State Examination in Law 2019/2, which were scheduled to start on April 17, 2020, have been rescheduled to start on May 4, 2020. The oral examinations are expected to finish in July. The results of the written examination should be sent to the participants of the 2019/2 date as planned on April 7, 2020. Further information from the State Law Examination Office can be found on the webpage of the Bavarian Ministry of Justice (Bayerisches Staatsministerium der Justiz)


The examinations scheduled for the second section of the Pharmaceutical Examinations are canceled. Written information on this theme will be sent to the invited candidates by email by the State Examination Board (Landesprüfungsamt).


Information on deadlines for papers and dissertations 

The administration division Studies-Related Legal Matters has released an information sheet (PDF, German version only) on recalculating the deadlines for BA and MA theses, seminar papers, and similar course work.


Information on rescheduling the First State Examination in Teaching for Public Schools

The written examinations as part of the First State Examination will be held as far as possible in the order in which they would have been held before their suspension. There will be at least two weeks’ notice. Further information can be found on the homepage of the examination office. The original examination schedule will, where possible, remain unchanged other than being put back. The originally determined examination periods for oral and practical examinations within the First State Examination will be extended correspondingly. Oral and practical examinations will be rescheduled starting with the resumption of the First State Examination.


University examinations and doctoral examinations

Current developments demand further measures. For this reason, from now on and until further notice, all university examinations are to be halted. This applies to all programs (bachelor's, master's, magister) and does not depend on the actual number of participants in the examination. The same holds for doctoral examinations. These too are to be halted immediately. As regards the legal repercussions, appropriate and reasonable solutions will be found in due course for examinations which have been canceled.
Please note: this regulation does not hold for state examinations - the decision on the cancellation of these examinations is made by the ministry responsible.


Deadlines for all papers and dissertations extended

The time limits for seminar papers and coursework, bachelor's and master's theses, and similar work are suspended while the library is closed (presently until April 19, 2020). When the library reopens, these time limits will recommence. Other arrangements already made with a supervisor remain valid. Further information on this topic is to follow.


UR no longer open to the public

UR is no longer open to the public with immediate effect. UR is changing the opening hours of its buildings as of March 21, 2020. Buildings are now only open on weekdays (Mon - Fri) between 6:00 and 19:00.

Currently, the university’s differing organizational units can still be contacted by telephone and email. This includes the Computer Center, the Language Center, the Registrar’s Office the student advice services, the International Office, examination offices, faculty management and offices of individual chairs. If you are unsure which email address to send your mail to, please use the general email address of the administration: registratur@ur.de


Computer Center and CIP Pools

All CIP pools are closed with immediate effect. The information stand at the Computer Center is closed to the public. Questions from students regarding computer or IT support can still be submitted by email (support@rz.uni-regensburg.de) or telephone (0941 943-4444).


Service Point at the Language Center closed until further notice

For students: in urgent justified cases, certificates can be sent by post during this time. Please contact the Service Point by email at servicepoint.zsk@ur.de
For students and staff: please note that lending out books or other media will not be possible until further notice.


University Archive closed

The University Archive is closed until further notice. In very urgent cases, please contact archiv@ur.de.


Family Service

Due to the current situation, the services offered by the Family Service are suspended until further notice.


University Library closes completely

The University Library is closed until further notice. This also applies to the checkout. The webpage of the University Library now includes a list of frequently asked questions about their closure together with their answers (German version only).


Registrar's Office

For questions on re-enrollment amongst other things, please find information and contact data on the webpage of the Registrar‘s Office.


"Mensa", cafeterias and businesses on campus

To contain further spread of the novel corona virus, the Student Union for Niederbayern/Oberpfalz are closing all their food and drink facilities from Monday March 23, 2020. This includes all refectories and cafeterias at Universität Regensburg.

The grocery shop "Hechtbauer" in the forum is still open Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 14:00.

The university pizzeria Unikat and the coffee bar Alea belonging to it in the Audimax forum have already closed.

All further businesses on campus are closed.


Research: Extensions to the deadlines for DFG calls for proposals

Because of the effects of the corona pandemic, the DFG has extended the deadlines for a number of their current calls for proposals. Deadlines will be extended further where necessary.

Interested researchers can find up-to-date information at www.dfg.de/foerderung/info_wissenschaft and in the individual entries for the calls for proposals.


international students / going and staying abroad / business trips

International students who are currently in an exchange program can contact the International Office with any questions or concerns via e-mail ( international.exchange-student@ur.de).

International degree seeking students can contact: international.degree-student@ur.de.

International visiting researchers can contact the Welcome Center: info.welcome-center@ur.de


Universität Regensburg recommends students and academics who are currently abroad to register here: 
https://elefand.diplo.de/elefandextern/home/login!form.action 

Please follow all the advice you will find here
https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/ReiseUndSicherheit/covid-19/2296762

We at UR are working on pragmatic solutions to issues involving people's studies. Please follow our updates.


Two-week mandatory quarantine for those returning from travels

On April 6, 2020, the Federal Ministry of the Interior announced the following information for people entering Germany: "People who enter Germany after spending more than a day abroad are to enter a two-week mandatory quarantine. The federal government and those of the states are currently agreeing consistent criteria. [...] Exceptions are made for those who commute daily; for those who travel for a short period for work (for example business travelers, service technicians); for persons who transport persons, or goods professionally over the border; and for travelers in transit on their way to their country of residence."

The regulation comes into force on April 10.


Until further notice, business trips to areas considered high risk areas (Risikogebiete) by the Robert Koch Institute will no longer be authorized. Insofar as a business trip to a risk area has already been authorized, the authorization is revoked. Expenses connected with business trips that are canceled can be reimbursed in accordance with BayRKG. As a rule, all business trips must be particularly scrutinized to see whether they are essential. In general, business trips should be avoided if possible in the current situation.

Business trips should generally be avoided in the current situation. The Foreign Office advises against making any unnecessary journeys abroad: "At the moment, the risk of not being able to complete your return journey from many destinations is high, as constraints are increasing. Entry and quarantine rules are sometimes changed without notice and with immediate effect. Numerous travelers are affected in many countries at the moment, being stopped from travelling further or returning home."

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ecdc) provides a continually updated list of risk areas here:
https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/novel-coronavirus-china


University library closed

University Library closes completely

The University Library is closed until further notice. This also applies to the checkout.

The webpage of the University Library now includes a list of frequently asked questions about their closure together with their answers.


Providing literature for digital teaching in the summer semester 2020 

The University Library is working intensively to maintain the provision of literature within the current circumstances, and to support digital teaching in the summer semester 2020 as well as possible: information on the provision of literature (PDF, German version)

While the library is closed due to the corona pandemic, many publishers are offering extended access to their portfolios. If you go to the library homepage, you will find an overview of the electronic media made available to members of UR to date under the tab "Erweiterte Zugriffsmöglichkeiten auf E-Medien":
https://www.uni-regensburg.de/bibliothek/startseite/index.html


Contact, lockers and online services of the University Library Regensburg

  • If you have any queries, you can contact the staff of the university library at 0941 943-3990 (Monday to Friday from 10:00 until 14:00)
  • We are also happy to receive your questions of requests by email.
  • If you still have personal items in the lockers, on desktop devices, or in cubicles after the reading rooms have closed. They can remain there while the library is closed. Should you not wish this, please contact the staff at the University Library at the phone number above or by email.
  • The University Library's online services remain at your disposal as usual. Members of the university can also access electronic media such as eBooks and eJournals and many databases using VPN.

Deadlines for all papers and dissertations extended

The time limits for seminar papers and coursework, bachelor's and master's theses, and similar work are suspended while the library is closed (presently until April 19, 2020). When the library reopens, these time limits will recommence. Other arrangements already made with a supervisor remain valid. Further information on this topic is to follow.


Late fees for overdue books will not be given; the loan periods are extended.


The examination board of the Faculty of Law has published current information on the completion of study, seminar and term papers in connection with the closing of the library. Further information can be found on the homepage of the Faculty of Law.

Effective immediately, the legal databases Juris, Wolters Kluwer Online and Beck Online can be accessed from home via VPN.


Conferences and other events

All events have been prohibited across Bavaria up until the end of the Easter holidays, April 19. Committee meetings and internal meetings within UR organizational units are not affected.

University Sports events are canceled. Exhibitions at the university are closed. Concert and theater performances are canceled.

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