Information on studies and teaching

Information for the summer semester 2021

The current Bavarian Ordinance on Infection Control (available in German only) does not allow in-person classes at universities, irrespective of the incidence. Exceptions are possible for laboratory, art, and music events, subject to compliance with special hygiene rules The summer semester 2021 will run mostly digitally and through distance learning. If the pandemic and legal circumstances change, in-person learning may be extended over the course of the summer. This scenario will be scrutinized in close cooperation with the faculties and - should the situation arise - implemented.

Compulsory Mask-wearing and measure for reducing contacts

It is compulsory to wear a medical face mask (surgical mask) or FFP2 mask at LMU, not only when entering and leaving any lecture halls and conference rooms but also in all areas of LMU buildings where people meet or come into contact with others. This applies in particular to corridors, stairways, elevators and toilets. At the same time, masks are obligatory at face-to-face classes - also for lecturers - even at one’s desk. Excepted from this are exams.

For teaching and examination events, a minimum area of 10 sqm must be available for each person in the room. If this is not possible, equivalent protection of persons must be ensured by suitable ventilation measures.

BAföG

In general, the Federal Ministry of Education is responsible for BAföG regulations.

Lectures in the summer semester 2021

The current Bavarian Ordinance on Infection Control (available in German only), which has been adapted as a result of the Federal Infection Protection Act, still does not allow classroom teaching at universities regardless of incidence for the time being. Until further notice, however, laboratory, art and music practical events can be held irrespective of incidence and in compliance with the applicable hygiene protection measures. In such events, face masks are mandatory.

In case of such exceptions, the mandatory guidelines for infection control ("Rahmenhygienekonzept Universitäten" - available in German only) agreed upon between the Bavarian universities, the Bavarian State Ministry for Science and the Arts, and the Bavarian State Ministry for Health, as well as the regulations on infection control for practical courses (e.g. laboratory work) provided by LMU must be observed for all face-to-face classes at the LMU. The approval of face-to-face events in terms of the exceptions mentioned above is still granted by the respective faculty.

For each practical or artistic course permitted by exception, contact details (name, email-address) of the participants must be recorded. If the room or workstations are equipped with appropriate QR codes,it is possible to use the contact data registration-system Darfichrein.de. The data is stored in encrypted form in the data center of the Anstalt für kommunale Datenverarbeitung in Bavaria and is only transmitted to the responsible health authorities at their request, insofar as this is necessary for contact person identification. Otherwise, the data is automatically deleted after one month. An attendance check is excluded. Further information on data protection can be found at www.lmu.de/corona-checkin. It is also possible to provide contact data by means of a paper form. It is obligatory to provide contact data.

For our teaching staff, LMU provides cumulated information on the broad range of technical possibilities for online teaching at www.lmu.de/digitale-lehre. This offer of help and support services takes up as well as complements already existing offers in the faculties. Please note that the site can only be accessed with a corresponding LMU user ID.

Information on courses in the summer semester 2021 can also be obtained from your contact persons in the subjects and faculties.

Upcoming Exams

In accordance with the Bavarian Infection Control Ordinance (BayIfSMV),in-person university examinations are permitted in compliance with protective measures outlined in the BayIfSMV whereby the mandatory guidelines for infection control ("Rahmenhygienekonzept Universitäten" -must be observed. Otherwise, examinations are administered in an alternative form, for example as online examinations.
Please refer to your contact persons in the departments, faculties, and examination offices for further information on when and how an examination will be administered at LMU.

The summer semester 2020,the winter semester 2020/21, and the summer semester 2021 do not count as regular „Fachsemester“ with respect to the regular dates and deadlines set out in the in the examination and study regulations (PStO). The counting of the „Fachsemester“ will continue in the summer semester 2020,the winter semester 2020/21, and the summer semester 2021 and beyond. However, for all students who were enrolled in the summer semester 2020, the winter semester 2020/21 and/or the summer semester 2021 and who were not on leave of absence, the semesters counted under examination law („Prüfungsfachsemester“ or „PFS“) are one, two semesters, or three respectively less than the number of semesters stated in the certificate of enrollment. For students who have reached their maximum examination period in the summer semester 2020, thewinter semester 2020/21, or the summer semester 2021 the legal consequence of the first-time or final failure will therefore only occur one,two,or three semesters later. The regulation does not apply to the state examinations and the relevant deadlines.

For our teaching staff, LMU provides information on online exams at www.lmu.de/digitale-pruefungen. Please note that the site can only be accessed with a corresponding LMU user ID.

The organisation of state examinations (“Staatsexamen”) is not the responsibility of LMU, but of the respective state ministries. Therefore, please refer to the websites of the responsible ministry or the examination office they have appointed, for example:

· „Landesjustizprüfungamt“ for the „Juristischen Staatsprüfungen“: here.

· „Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Unterricht und Kultus“ for the „Staatsprüfungen für ein Lehramt an öffentlichen Schulen“: here.

· „Regierung von Oberbayern“ via the Examination Office for Medicine of LMU for the state examinations in medicine: here.

Events and meetings at LMU

Conferences, congresses, exhibitions and similar events are prohibited.

Availability of central services (libraries, International Office, Student Office, etc.)

As announced by the Bavarian State Government in the report from the cabinet meeting of 04 March 2021, libraries will be allowed to reopen from 08 March 2021 with a strict hygiene concept. Therefore, as of Tuesday, March 16, 2021, we will again offer the familiar on-site services at numerous UB locations (provision of reading and workstations, lending, scanning, copying, etc.). Due to the relocation of the medical inventory, there are special arrangements for the Central Textbook Collection and the subject library Medical Reading Hall.

As of March 16, 2021, the following applies to borrowing and returning items:

  • Libraries will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. (exception is the Veterinary Medicine Specialty Library with hours Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.). The subject library Medical Reading Hall will be closed from March 15, 2021 to March 26, 2021 for relocation.
  • Books / media from the Central Library and the Central Textbook Collection must continue to be pre-ordered through the online catalog.
  • Books / media from the subject libraries can also be ordered via the online catalog. Alternatively, you can take them off the shelf yourself at the respective location and borrow them without ordering in advance.
  • FFP2 masks are mandatory throughout the library.

The following procedure applies to the use of reading/work space:

  • Reading and work spaces will be available for use again beginning March 16, 2021 (no group study rooms). The Central Textbook Collection and the Medical Reading Hall Library will not be able to offer reading/workstations for the time being due to the relocation of the medical collection.
  • Reading and work spaces must be reserved in advance through the online reservation portal.
  • The online reservation portal will go live on Friday evening, March 12, 2021.
  • An LMU user ID is required to make a reservation.
  • Reading and work spaces can be reserved for the hours of 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • If you have booked a reading/work space for the morning only, please vacate the space promptly at 1:30 pm. For infection control reasons, the maximum number of people allowed in the library must not be exceeded, so please vacate the space in time for afternoon occupancy. If you have also booked a reading/work space for the afternoon, you may use your space during the lunch period (13:30-14:00).
  • 8 periods per week can be reserved per person.
  • Reading/work spaces can be reserved up to seven days in advance at a time.
  • In some subject libraries, there is a separate workstation quota that is only available to the respective subject members.
  • If you have reserved a reading/work space but do not wish to or cannot use the reservation, please cancel the reservation and thus open up the reading/work space for other users.
  • FFP2 masks are mandatory throughout the library, including at the reserved reading/work space.

The extensive and broad range of electronic media (e-books, e-journals and databases) is still available to LMU members with an LMU user ID, regardless of location and time.

The e-tutorials of the university library are also still available. These explain to you, for example, how the use of e-media works (e-media login, Google Scholar) and which functions the literature management programs Citavi and Endnote have.

Orders for the campus delivery service (for LMU scientists and doctoral students) and for the scanning service for learning platforms (for LMU lecturers) will be possible again from 11.01.2021.

Please inform yourself on the website of the University Library.

For all other central services (Student Office, International Office), correspondence takes place by telephone or electronically as far as possible. Likewise, all other central services (Student Office, International Office) are closed to the public until further notice. You can find further information and contact information on the Student Office website. For all questions concerning studies, you can contact the central student counselling (“Zentrale Studienberatung”). You can find further information for Erasmus-students and the admission of international students on the website of the International Office. You can find information on using public transportation with a non-validated LMU card on the website of the MVV. You can find information about the MVV function of your student ID here.

Psychological and pastoral counseling

For psychological and/or pastoral counseling, you may contact the following institutions:

Further Questions

If you have any further questions, please consult the websites of the individual institutions first and get in touch directly with the respective contact persons:

  • If you have any questions regarding the administration of your studies (enrolment, re-registration, etc.), please contact the Student Office.
  • If you have any questions concerning libraries, please contact the respective subject library, the University Library or the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek.
  • If you have questions regarding upcoming exams, final papers, homework, etc., please contact the respective lecturer and the responsible examination office.
  • If you have any questions regarding the performance of work or continued payment of wages, please contact your direct superior or your immediate supervisor, your faculty or department or the person responsible for you in the LMU Human Resources Department.

If you have any additional questions, please contact:gesundheit@lmu.de

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