On this page we inform you about the current situation at our university. This website is regularly updated.

Update 11 February 2021

Similar to the extended lockdown, the measures communicated in the January 21, 2021 update will continue to apply up to and including Sunday, March 7, 2021:

Mandatory presence requirement still suspended
The option to hold face-to-face exams, for example, still persists.

Mobile working from home
As before employees will consult individually with their department or institute heads. Any necessary adjustments will be announced as required. Please continue to check your e-mails or the HMTMH website regularly for relevant information.

Update 26 January 2021

With immediate effect, the obligation to wear medical masks applies in all HMTMH buildings.

This obligation applies whenever the HMTMH hygiene plan or hygiene concepts referring to it require to cover mouth and nose. This regulation applies as long as the Lower Saxony Corona Ordinance requires the wearing of medical masks in all or some areas of public life.

Medical masks are surgical masks as well as masks with FFP2, KN95 and N95 labelling.

The hygiene plan has been updated accordingly.

Update 21 January 2021

The measures communicated in the update of 7 January 2021 still apply:

Duty to be present remains suspended
At HMTMH, the duty to be present will remain suspended up to and including 14 February 2021. The option of being present, in particular for final examinations, is still available. For further details see update below.
Mobile working from home
The new federal and state decision makes an even stronger appeal than before to work from home.
Staff members will consult with their department or institute heads in the usual way. Any necessary adjustments will be announced as required. Please continue to check your email inbox or the HMTMH website regularly for relevant information.

Update 7 January 2021

Duty to be present remains suspended
At HMTMH, the duty to be present will remain suspended for the period from 11 to 31 January 2021 for the time being. Particularly for students graduating this semester, the option of being present for practising and teaching is to be retained during this period. In this context, face-to-face teaching is to be reduced to an indispensable minimum and, where possible, teachers shall switch to digital forms of teaching.
In the week from 11 to 17 January 2021, face-to-face teaching is to be given, as far as possible, only for students who want to complete their artistic degree in this semester.

Mobile working from home
In her letter of 15 December 2020, the President has already asked all members of staff to work from home on a mobile basis wherever possible, unless they have already applied for holiday leave. This appeal is still valid for the lockdown period until the end of January. Staff members should consult their department heads in the usual way.

Update, December 15th

Changes in regulations for reducing contacts further

As announced in the President's letter of today, Tuesday, December 15th, 2020, no new regulations have resulted for universities from the decision of the federal and state governments of Sunday, December 13th, 2020.

This means that the regulation of November 25th, 2020 is still in force: "Higher education institutions and universities shall in principle switch to digital teaching (with the exception in particular of laboratory activities, placements, practical and artistic study sections and examinations)."

The Lower Saxony Corona Ordinance, valid from December 16th , 2000, also does not contain any new regulations for higher education institutions.

Nevertheless, everyone is called upon to further reduce contacts as of Wednesday, December 16th, 2020. Therefore, the Executive Board decided on the following measures today, Tuesday:

  • The Christmas break will be extended: the HMTMH will be closed from December 19th, 2020 up to and including January 3rd, 2021.
  • In-class teaching will end on Friday, December 18th, 2020 and will be suspended up to and including Sunday, January 10th, 2021. According to the current status, in-class teaching can then take place in accordance with the regulations that have been in force since November 27th, 2020.
  • Wherever possible, in-class teaching should be dispensed with as early as Wednesday, December 16th, 2020. However, ongoing projects and teaching units may be completed in attendance from December 16th to 18th, 2020.
  • From Monday, January 4th, 2021, the HMTMH will be open for urgently required practice. Room lists for practising from January 4th, 2021 must be submitted to Astrid Heldmaier by December 23rd, 2020, 12:00 noon.
  • The library will offer a pick-up service in the week from January 4th to January 8th, 2021. The exact times will be announced.
  • All members of staff are requested to work from home on a mobile basis wherever possible from Wednesday, December 16th, 2020 and initially until January 10th, 2021, unless they have already applied for holiday leave. For this, the heads of department are to be consulted in the usual way.

Update, October 15th

The new hygiene plan has come into force on October 15th, 2020, following a decision by the Presidential Board and the approval of the staff council.

This hygiene plan forms the basis for the winter semester, in which presence teaching and digital teaching will continue to complement each other.

Update, October 1st

In cooperation with the crisis management team, the university leadership has further developed the HMTMH hygiene plan and adopted the new version on 1 October 2020.

Subject to approval of the Staff Council, the new hygiene plan is to come into force on 15 October 2020. For the early information of all students, faculty and staff, it is now available on this page.

Update, September 24th

Due to the very dynamic situation, the university has decided, under specific conditions, to allow candidates who have spent the last 14 days in a risk area to take part in the audition. For a current list of defined risk areas please see: daily updated overview of the RKI: international risk areas.

For this purpose, candidates must be able to present a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours, written in German or English and issued in a state of the European Union or a state listed by the Robert Koch Institute (list of states from which PCR tests are recognized).

This policy corresponds to the entry requirements of the State of Lower Saxony according to §27 Lower Saxony Corona Regulation.

The form that all candidates must hand in at the entrance has been revised accordingly. 

Update, July 16th

The HMTMH would like to offer its students access to the university also in the months of September and October. Due to the restrictions still imposed by the Covid 19 pandemic, the focus is on students taking exams during this period. In addition, it should be possible to catch up on classes that have not yet been given.

This regulation applies to the periods 1 September to 2 October and 12 to 30 October. All rooms are reserved for the auditions during the time of the admission examinations (3 to 11 October). It is not possible to practise or to organise catch-up lessons during this period.

From 2 November onwards, teaching in the winter semester 2020/21 will begin in a hybrid format of presence classroom teaching and digitally supported teaching.

Update, July 15th

With the new version of the Lower Saxony Corona Ordinance, new regulations for inbound travellers have taken effect: Since July 13th, the obligation of a 14-day quarantine applies to persons who enter from a risk area and have stayed there for more than 48 hours. Excepted from this rule is anyone who can present a accepted medical certificate of a negative PCR test.

Update, July 1st

Between August 1st and August 31st 2020, the HMTMH is closed for practice and teaching. The access of the university premises in September will be announced in due time at the end of July. Teaching in the winter semester 2020/21 will continue to be a hybrid form and combination of presence classrom teaching and digitally supported teaching. Lectures will begin according to the current plan on November 2nd, 2020. The live auditions for the admission will take place on October 3rd (IFF) and between October 5th an 11th, 2020.

For more clarity previous updates habe been removed.


Last modified: 2021-04-29

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