Witten/Herdecke University

    Information on the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)

    Witten/Herdecke University follows the legal regulations and completely implements the current teaching in attendance. The mask requirement has been replaced by a mask recommendation.

    The university is able to react to all circumstances and make adjustments at short notice if there are changes in the legal regulations. It has experience in exclusively digital teaching, but is also equipped to offer hybrid formats in teaching.
    The university acts in accordance with the applicable safety and hygiene regulations of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. This means that smooth study is possible even under the current restrictions.

    We will keep you updated of any changes on this page.

    Useful links

    The following information is particularly relevant for prospective students and first semester students:

    How does the application process currently take place?
    What do I need to know concerning travels to Germany?
    Further Questions?

    It is highly recommended for external guests to:

    • wear a FFP2 face mask during their stay
    • observe the hygiene measures recommended by the Robert Koch Institute.
    • keep a distance of at least 1.5 meters from other people.
    • disinfect their hands - a disinfectant dispenser can be found behind the revolving door.

    Campus at Alfred-Herrhausen-Str. 48/50

    Information and mail room

    The University mail room is open from Monday to Friday, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm.
    Access is permitted one at a time.
    If you want to post internal mail after 4:00 pm or external mail, please use the letterbox at the main entrance. It will be emptied each morning on working days.

    Access to the library

    Detailed information on library operations and services

    Stockumer Strasse

    Stockumer Str. 10 & 12

    The entry for parcel services is open from Monday to Friday, from 8:00 am until noon. In general, access to the building is only possible with the SmartCard or key.

    FEZ (Research and Development Centre) / ZBZ (Centre of Dental Research)

    Access to the outpatient centres is still possible.

    Rules applying to the main campus building also apply to the office workplaces at the outpatient centres.

    As a university, employer and event organiser, we are responsible for doing the best we can to break chains of infection. We have therefore established the guidelines listed below.

    The following services are available to answer any questions you may have regarding restricted University operations:

    • Email address corona@uni-wh.de: We will answer your questions on restrictions applying to the University’s operations and keep you informed from this email account.
    • For data protection reasons, please continue to inform us by sending emails to praevention@uni-wh.de in the possible event of an infection. You can also call +49 (0)2302 / 926 – 38050.
    General preventive advice
    Human ressources & work organisation
    Cafeteria
    University library
    • Wearing a FFP2 face mask is still recommended.
    • Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with soap and water (for at least 20 seconds or while singing Happy Birthday twice) and desinfect them. Please follow this routine especially when entering the buildings and classrooms and after using the toilets.
    • Individuals who have fever must leave the campus and the seminars. This also applies, if you are experincing two of the following COVID-19 symptomes: Cough, sniffles, headche & aching limbs, shortness of breath, sore throat, disturbance of the sense of smell/taste, general weakness.
    • Do not shake hands or give hugs.
    • It is recommended to keep a distance of at least 1.5 meters from other people anywhere possible.
    • Make sure you follow good respiratory hygiene when you cough or sneeze:
      • Maintain at least a distance of one metre between yourself and others when coughing or sneezing and turn away from others.
      • It is best to cover your nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. Use the tissue only once and dispose of the used tissue immediately in a lidded bin. If you use a handkerchief, wash it at 60 °C afterwards.
      • Thoroughly wash your hands after blowing your nose, sneezing or coughing!
      • If no tissue or handkerchief is available, cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow and turn away from others.
    • Please ventilate regularly and use the Corona App.

    For any further queries and information about how to protect yourself, please follow the advice provided at the WHO website and see the Q & A on coronaviruses (COVID-19) site of WHO – in particular the section “What can I do to protect myself and prevent the spread of disease?”. Alternatively, use the Q & A on COVID-19 site of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

    Beyond that, the Robert Koch Institute recommends:

    • Touch your face as little as possible to prevent pathogens from entering the body via the mucous membranes of the eyes, nose or mouth.
    • Practice social distancing and stay away from people obviously suffering from a respiratory disease.
    • In general, stay at home when you experience respiratory disease symptoms. 

    There is an increased risk of infection at places such as airports and hotels, when using public transport or joining large gatherings. Please refrain from travelling to high-risk areas.

    Die Universität Witten/Herdecke ist durch das NRW-Wissenschaftsministerium unbefristet staatlich anerkannt und wird – sowohl als Institution wie auch für ihre einzelnen Studiengänge – regelmäßig akkreditiert durch: