Study and teaching in winter term 2020/21

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In the winter semester 2020/21, studying will be different from “usual” due to the Corona pandemic. As far as the local infection situation and the respective applicable infection prevention measures allow, courses will be offered in attendance in addition to online teaching. However, this is only possible where the size of the classrooms and the number of participants allow for compliance with hygiene guidelines.

The format in which the individual courses are offered will be decided by the respective lecturers. The course catalogue on UnivIS (Education | Lecture directory | Faculty of Sciences | Geography) is providing you with the relevant details of each course. Please note that the time slots are generally maintained; if there are any different regulations, this is noted in the comments on the individual courses.


Masks must be worn

As in all buildings of the FAU, at the Institute of Geography there is a basic obligation to wear a mask! Until further notice, the mask must be worn at all times during the courses, even after you have taken your seat. This also applies if the required minimum distance of 1.5 metres to other persons is maintained when sitting. Please also observe signs/notices with rules of conduct and hygiene guidelines (such as floor markings, if applicable, “one-way street system”) in the entrance and exit areas.


The following guidelines apply to the use of the CIP rooms (free work and seminar presence) and the seminar rooms in Tennenlohe:

  • Hygiene: Please comply with the applicable hygiene regulations
  • Distance: A distance of 1.5 metres to other people must always be maintained. A reduced distance can be achieved by means of the spitting protection installed in the CIP rooms.
  • Room ventilation: The rooms are ventilated regularly (every 45 minutes for 10 minutes each). We therefore ask for appropriate clothing, especially in the winter season.
  • Cleaning: Detergent-soaked cleaning cloths are provided in the CIP rooms. Please clean your keyboard and mouse before leaving the room.
  • Contact tracing: When entering the rooms, users register in contact lists provided. In the CIP rooms, contact data is also recorded digitally by reading a QR code via If you cannot or do not want to read out a QR code, you can also leave your contact data in analogue form. In the seminar rooms, only analogue contact data is recorded via a form, which is kept by the lecturers and destroyed in accordance with data protection regulations after four weeks.
  • CIP free working area opening hours: To ensure regular room ventilation, the CIP free working area is only opened at certain times. Please note the current information on the Geography IT page.

Please keep up to date on current developments regarding study and teaching via our homepage.

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