Coronavirus: FAQ of the Kiel University of Applied Sciences

General information

Last updated: 01.04.2020 - 15:30 Uhr

Are consultations offered these days?

The Central Student Advisory Service offers advice by e-mail and from Monday to Thursday between 10 a.m. and 12 noon by telephone on 0431/ 210 1760. During this time an appointment for a telephone consultation at another time can also be made.

In questions of gender justice as well as in cases of sexualised border violations and violence, you can contact the Equal Opportunities Officer Dr. in Marike Schmeck via the e-mail address marike.schmeck@fh-kiel.de.

The coordinator of the Family Service, Eva Maleika, is available to answer your questions about the compatibility of work or study and family. Please contact her via the e-mail address eva.maleika@fh-kiel.de.

The Diversity Officer Alexa Magsaam can be contacted as usual during office hours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. by e-mail (alexa.magsaam@fh-kiel.de) and via telephone no. 0431/ 210 1980. On request, advice can be given by telephone.

The chairwoman of the Staff Council, Margit Wunderlich, is available all day, approx. 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., by e-mail: margit.wunderlich@fh-kiel.de or margit.wunderlich.personalrat@fh-kiel.de or personalrat@fh-kiel.de, or via telephone no. 0431/ 210 2692 or 0431/ 210 1840.

Who belongs to the group of people at risk?

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) has compiled an overview of who belongs to the risk group for coronavirus. You can find it here.

Travel warning extended - what does that mean?

The Federal Foreign Office has extended its travel warning to the whole world. All persons returning from abroad in these days are ordered to stay away from the campuses of the Kiel University of Applied Sciences for 14 days.

Mastering great challenges together - letter from the UAS-President

Dear colleagues and students,

Within a very short time our everyday life has changed dramatically. While last Thursday we were still determined to complete our examination phase properly, today we have closed all university buildings to the general public and are working with combined forces and creative commitment to shift our teaching to the internet. It is good to see the commitment of the members of the university to maintain teaching and administrative operations with all available means and possibilities. Thank you for your contribution.

We all have to adapt to the new and constantly changing circumstances, now there is really nothing more important than the protection of those who would be particularly at risk from an infection. I therefore appeal to all of you to take seriously the restrictions on contact, to follow the hygiene recommendations and to do your part in slowing down the spread of the corona virus as far as possible. Therefore, please do not replace the missing contacts on campus with corresponding private conviviality. For the moment, it is really important to stay within your home.

I wish you and the university that we master this great challenge together. Stay healthy. 

Yours faithfully

Udo Beer 

Together Against Corona - Letter of the Prime Minister

Prime Minister Daniel Günther (CDU) encourages the citizens in an open letter to stand together.

What can we do to protect ourselves and others?

The most effective ways to protect yourself and others from infection are good coughing and sneezing etiquette and distance from people suspected of being ill, supplemented by good hand hygiene. You should take the following precautions:

  1. Wash your hands frequently with soap up to your wrist (for about 30 seconds). Pay attention to the spaces between the fingers, thumbs and fingertips. Wash your hands in particular after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.
  2. Do not shake hands.
  3. Keep your distance to other people (about two metres), especially if they obviously have a cold.
  4. Turn away from other people if you have to cough or sneeze. Cough or sneeze in the crook of your arm, not in your hands.
  5. Use disposable tissues and dispose of them after single use.
  6. Be careful not to touch your nose, mouth and eyes/face.

What should I do when I return from a specified risk area?

The Ministry of Health has decreed that persons who have stayed in a risk area or a particularly affected area as defined by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within the last 14 days may not enter the Kiel University of Applied Sciences for a period of 14 days after returning from the risk area or the particularly affected area.

What can I do if I have had contact with a person who is proven to be infected?

If you have had contact with a person with a confirmed infection within 14 days, please contact the Kiel Health Authority, phone no. 0431/ 9010, your personal doctor or the emergency service of the health insurance companies, phone no. 116 117, immediately. Follow the instructions of the authorities, stay at home and avoid unnecessary contact. Do not go to the university until the matter has been clarified.

If you are employed, please inform the university via the e-mail address corona@fh-kiel.de and also your superior.

As a student, inform the university via the e-mail address corona@fh-kiel.de. We will then contact you and discuss the further procedure.

What are the symptoms of an infection?

An infection leads to symptoms such as fever, dry cough and fatigue. In China, patients have also reported breathing problems, neck scratches, headaches, aching limbs and chills. Some of those affected suffered from nausea, clogged nose and diarrhoea.

What can I do if I think I'm infected?

The Federal Ministry of Health lists three criteria that you should check in case of suspicion. If there are known symptoms for corona AND if you have been in a risk area designated by the Robert Koch Institute, a particularly affected area in the last 14 days, or if contact with a confirmed infected person is less than 14 days ago, contact your family doctor by telephone or the medical on-call service on phone no 116 117.

You can find further information on how to react in suspected cases on the website of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). Since the development of the designated risk areas is very dynamic, please always keep yourself informed via the RKI.

What should I do if I belong to a risk group where a severe course of coronavirus infection is to be expected due to previous illnesses or for other reasons?

If in your case it is recommended from a medical point of view not to participate in university events, please inform your lecturer and your examination office by telephone and submit a corresponding proof by e-mail. The respective lecturers, examiners or the examination office will try to find ways to compensate for your absence in order to avoid disadvantages caused by your absence as far as possible.

Travel to risk areas

The Schleswig-Holstein state government has decided that no business trips to designated risk areas will be authorised. 

All business trip applications that have already been approved will be cancelled. New business trip requests will not be approved.

What about teaching and other events?

There will be no classroom teaching until April 19th.

Cultural events on the campus have also been cancelled until April 19th, 2020. This affects the Media Dome, the observatory and the computer museum. The Markt der Möglichkeiten and the University of Applied Sciences Information Days (FIT) will not take place either.