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Teaching and Examinations in the Remaining Winter Semester

Dear students,

I would like to wish you all a happy and, above all, healthy new year! The end of the lecture period is approaching and with it the examination period. In this e-mail you will find important information about teaching and examinations in the remaining winter semester.

Predominantly digital teaching until the end of the semester

The largely digital conversion of face-to-face teaching, which was implemented at the beginning of the year, will be maintained until the end of the winter semester 2021/22 with regard to the spread of the Omicron variant.

Seminars with a maximum number of 15 participants can take place in presence if presence is didactically necessary, lecturers and students agree on the presence format together beforehand and if, in addition to the requirements in the infection protection plan, the minimum distance can be maintained.

Labs and practical exercises, supervision with medical indications as well as examinations and doctoral defence examinations, which must necessarily be conducted in presence, continue to be excluded from the conversion to digital formats.

Depending on how the pandemic situation develops, it cannot be ruled out that this offer of cautious presence will also have to be converted to digital formats in the short term.

Examinations in the winter semester

There will be digital examinations as well as examinations in presence. Please be prepared for your lecturers to convert announced face-to-face examinations to digital formats in the coming days and weeks. You will be informed of any changes at least 14 days before the examination date.

Infection protection measures

The 3-G rule continues to apply for access to the buildings. Please adhere to the infection protection plan (German only) during face-to-face events and examinations, maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 metres and wear an FFP2 mask at all times.

From Friday, 14 January, all students at Friedrich Schiller University Jena can pick up two free FFP2 masks for the examination period in the foyer of the Ernst Abbe Campus (in front of lecture halls 4 and 5) by presenting their thoska card. Please understand if there are any waiting times and always ensure that the minimum distance is observed here as well. Please always make sure to wear the masks correctly and allow them to dry for seven days before reuse.

Digital tools for studying

On the University's website you will find a selection of digital tools to support your learning and make it easier to organise your studies: https://www.elearning.uni-jena.de/digitale_tools_studium (German only).

You can also find this and other information in the central Corona FAQ and the FAQ for students. If your questions are not answered there, feel free to email corona@uni-jena.de.

If you have not yet been vaccinated, you can still get advice or vaccinated at the Vaccination Centre on campus with or without an appointment until the end of January. More information is available here.

Thank you for your support in stemming the fourth wave and stay healthy!

Best wishes

Prof. Dr Walter Rosenthal
President of the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena

Prof. Dr Kim Siebenhüner
Vice-President for Learning and Teaching