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Current status in Baden-Württemberg

The federal state government has declared pandemic stage 3 within the frame of its three-stage pandemic policy and changed the Corona Ordinance again on 18th October, 2020 as the number of infections is rising dynamically and individual districts show a diffuse outbreak situation. It comes into effect as of 19th October, 2020. At higher education institutions, there is a comprehensive obligation to wear mouth-and-nose coverings even at the seat.  Also, this highest pandemic stage requires additional and more extensive measures which apply to all inhabitants of the federal state irrespective of the local incidence. These measures are as follows:

  • Students from international risk areas: Upon your arrival you need to spend 14 days in quarantine
  • Obligation to wear a face mask in public spaces if the minimum distance of 1.5 meters cannot be maintained
  • At the most 10 persons or 2 households are allowed to meet privately or in public spaces
  • Events are restricted to a maximum of 100 participants

Within its area of responsibility, the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts strongly requests the teaching staff, the students and the employees to maintain the following rules of conduct:

  • In all buildings and grounds, the AHA+L rule must be followed: maintain distance, observe the hygiene measures, wear a face mask, and regularly and sufficiently air lecture rooms, laboratories, and offices It makes no sense that students follow the regulations during the courses but stand closely to each other without wearing a mouth-and-nose covering in the corridors or outside the building after the course is finished, although we can understand the happiness of meeting again after such a long time.
  • Stricter control by randomly checking conformity with these measures in the individual study programs (especially the pool rooms at AM and HO), disregard of the corona regulations is specifically addressed by university staff

Hygiene and health regulations

The following rules apply when attending university:

  1. Every person is obliged to wear a face mask in the circulation areas and, as of 19th October, 2020, also at the seat. Only the lecturers are exempt.
  2. Persons who were abroad in a risk area within the last 14 days, or who were in contact with a person proven to be corona infected, or who show the typical symptoms, are not allowed to enter the university buildings. As of Saturday 17th October, 2020, persons who live in the BW border areas are exempt from the mandatory quarantine in case of short stays, i.e. less than 24 hours. This also applies to commuters and students who enter for inevitable work reasons (Grand Est, Alsace). For further information, please see the ministry pages (in German language only).
  3. Keep the minimum distance of 1.5 meters.
  4. Keep to your right side when walking through doors and corridors.
  5. Use the elevators one person at a time.
  6. Disinfect your hands when entering.
  7. Students are required to scan the QR code provided at a lecture room to enable contact tracing, employees and professors are required to record down in their calendars the participants at meetings.

Information by HsKA regarding coronavirus

Winter semester 2020/21 is different from previous semesters. In the following welcome video messages from the Senior Management, you will get information about life at HsKA under coronavirus conditions regarding their respective fields of responsibility. By following the link to youtube and activating the subtitle function you will see the speech in English.

Video message by President Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Artinger, field of responsibility: overall policy, technology transfer

Video message by Vice-President Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Angelika Altmann-Dieses, field of responsibility: teaching and learning, international affairs

Video message by Vice-President Prof. Dr.-Ing. Franz Quint, field of responsibility: research, cooperations, quality management

Members of the university: please log into the intranet to access further information.

Faculty Offices - your contact persons

Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering

Ms. Heinrich, phone: +49 721 925-2718, email: brigitte.heinrichspam prevention@hs-karlsruhe.de

Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

Ms. Gieb, phone: +49 721 925-1465, email: claudia.giebspam prevention@hs-karlsruhe.de

Faculty of Computer Science and Business Information Systems

Business Information Systems: Ms. Deck, phone: +49 721 925-2942, email: wenke.deckspam prevention@hs-karlsruhe.de

Computer Science: Ms. Smigelski, phone: +49 721 925-1505, email: saskia.smigelskispam prevention@hs-karlsruhe.de

Faculty of Information Management and Media

Geodesy and Navigation/Geo-Information Management/Geomatics/Transportation Management: Ms. Becker, phone: +49 721 925-2590, email: ruth.beckerspam prevention@hs-karlsruhe.de

Communication and Media Management: Ms. Berumen-Roden, phone: +49 721 925-1123, email: heike-britta.berumen-rodenspam prevention@hs-karlsruhe.de

Culture, Media and Technologies: Mr. Müller, phone: +49 721 925-1152, email: dominik.muellerspam prevention@hs-karlsruhe.de

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics

Ms. Loykowski, phone: +49 721 925-1708 and Ms. Lengenfelder, phone: +49 721 925-1914, email: sekretariat.mmtspam prevention@hs-karlsruhe.de

Faculty of Management Science and Engineering

International Management/Tricontinental Master in Global Studies: Ms. Appelius, phone: +49 721 925-1946, email: claudia.appeliusspam prevention@hs-karlsruhe.de

Business Administration and Engineering/Technologie-Entrepreneurship: Ms. Schauermann, phone: +49 721 925-1945, email: silke.schauermann@hs-karlsruhe.de


Central Administration, corona hotline
Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Andreas Erdmann M.B.A.
Safety engineer
Director of the Office for Health and Safety

Building LI, room U017
Moltkestr. 30, 76133 Karlsruhe
Phone +49(0)721 925-2233
Email andreas_matthias.erdmannspam prevention@hs-karlsruhe.de

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Services at Karlsruhe
Medical emergency services: phone 116 117
Corona hotline / interactive voice response: phone 0721 133 33 33
Landesgesundheitsamt (regional health authority): phone 0711 904 39555, Mo to Fri 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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