The higher education institutions of Berlin are commencing winter semester 2020/21 with the aim of enabling their approximately 190,000 students to pursue their studies on campus as often as possible and to take as many of their exams as conditions permit. However, digital teaching will continue to play an important role in ensuring teaching takes place despite anticipated ongoing restrictions resulting from the pandemic.
The Senate Chancellery for Science and Research, in coordination with the Berlin State Conference of Rectors and Presidents (LKRP), has developed this phased plan for college and university operations in Berlin to enable the city’s combined higher education establishments to react quickly and appropriately to changing rates of infection in Berlin. The phased plan was presented at a press conference held on 24 September 2020 at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
The aim is to provide colleges and universities with the greatest possible certainty when planning how to conduct their teaching and research operations while at the same time ensuring protection against infection.
The TU Berlin Crisis Committee will shortly provide specific details regarding the implementation of the phased plan at TU Berlin as well as specific measures.