Infoportal Corona Situation

Here, the Rectorate of Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences provides continuous information on the measures taken in connection with the Corona pandemic. The page is updated regularly.

Guidelines for university operations

  • Guidelines from 04.04.2022

    The central objectives remain, on the one hand, studyability and auditability, in order to ensure that our students' studies can be recognised, and, on the other hand, the fulfilment of our obligations and goals in research and administration. Infection of students, staff and partners with COVID-19 at our university is to be avoided. Therefore, physical social contacts must be restricted and infection protection must be consistently adhered to.

    The health protection of our students, staff and partners has the highest priority. The basis of our actions is the Saxon Corona Protection Ordinance in the currently valid version.

    You can find it here:

    https://www.coronavirus.sachsen.de/index.html

    Please also note the current occupational health and safety regulations:

    https://www.bmas.de/DE/Service/Gesetze-und-Gesetzesvorhaben/sars-cov-2-arbeitsschutzverordnung.html

    The continued dynamic development of the pandemic in the district of Görlitz as well as in the Free State of Saxony makes it necessary to establish some basic rules for dealing with and among each other in order to ensure teaching, research and administration.

    The Rectorate of Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences asks all students, employees and professors to continue to treat each other with consideration. Be mindful of yourself and your colleagues. A continued low incidence of infections at our university is the prerequisite for maintaining the currently valid guidelines.

    Against the background of the repeal of essential Corona protection regulations on 3 April 2022, the following guidelines apply to university operations:

    General

    1) Wearing a mouth-nose covering is strongly recommended on the traffic routes of the University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz within the buildings and in the rooms. Be mindful and considerate in your dealings with each other and respect the need for protection (wearing a mouth-nose covering) of colleagues.

    2) Ensure good hand hygiene, coughing and sneezing etiquette. Adequate ventilation of the premises shall be ensured.

    3) It is recommended that personal contacts within Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences be limited to a necessary extent.

    4) In the event of recognisable symptoms of illness such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of the sense of taste and/or smell, sore throat and/or cold, the university should not be entered. The symptoms should be clarified by a doctor.

    Teaching

    5) Classes are held in the university buildings in presence. The seminar and lecture rooms are regularly and sufficiently ventilated. For quarantine reasons and in agreement with the deans, courses may temporarily be held in digital form. The agreements are to be documented. Attention must be paid to the boundary conditions of the timetable for implementation vis-à-vis the students (studyability).

    6) A hygiene concept must be drawn up for all attendance events and put down in writing. The heads of the structural units are responsible for the hygiene concept. A template for the updated hygiene concept is stored in the HIP.

    7) In the event of a confirmed corona infection, this must be reported immediately to the emergency team of the HSCG at and to the responsible supervisor.

    Examinations

    8) The "Regulations Supplementing the Examination Regulations - Supplementary Regulations" dated 22.12.2021 shall apply until they expire.

    9) A hygiene concept in accordance with point 6) shall be drawn up and recorded in writing for the conduct of attendance examinations.

     

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Kratzsch

  • Guidelines from 28.03.2022

    The main objectives remain, on the one hand, to ensure that our students can study, be tested and thus receive recognition for their studies, and, on the other hand, to fulfill our obligations and goals in research and administration. Infection of students, staff and partners with COVID-19 at our university is to be avoided. Therefore, physical social contact must be restricted and infection control consistently maintained.

    The health protection of our students, staff and partners has the highest priority. The basis of our actions is the Saxon Corona Emergency Ordinance as amended.

    You can find it here:

    https://www.coronavirus.sachsen.de/index.html

    Please also note the current occupational health and safety regulations:

    https://www.bmas.de/DE/Service/Gesetze-und-Gesetzesvorhaben/sars-cov-2-arbeitsschutzverordnung.html

    The current development of the pandemic in the district of Görlitz as well as in the Free State of Saxony makes it necessary to establish some basic rules for dealing with and among each other in order to ensure teaching, research and administration.

    The rectorate of the University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz asks all students, employees as well as professors to continue to treat each other considerately. Be mindful of yourself and your colleagues. A continued low incidence of infection at our university is a prerequisite for maintaining the guidelines currently in effect.

    The following guidelines for university operations will be used:

    General

    1) The Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences is not open to the public due to the pandemic situation. Students, staff and lecturers may enter the university without registration. Guests of the university must register in advance of their visit in the respective structural unit.

    2) The 3G rule applies to students, lecturers and guests entering the Hochschule Zittau/Görlitz. Please note that for individual events, vaccinated and recovered persons may also be required to present proof of testing by determination of the Rectorate. This is solely for the purpose of increasing security. Only test certificates from officially established test centres, pharmacies and doctors' surgeries will be accepted. The test certificate must be up to date1. An overview of test centres in the district of Görlitz can be found at:
    https://www.kreis-goerlitz.de/city_info/webaccessibility/index.cfm?item_id=873097&modul_id=5&record_id=155260

    3) The minimum distance of 1.50 m from other persons should be maintained. If this is not possible, at least a medical mouth-nose covering should be worn.

    4) Attention should be paid to good hand hygiene, coughing and sneezing etiquette and refraining from shaking hands.

    5) It is recommended to minimise personal contacts within Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences.

    6) In case of recognisable symptoms of illness such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of the sense of taste and/or smell, sore throat and/or cold, the university should not be entered. The symptoms should be clarified by a doctor

    1 Diurnal means that there must be no more than 24 hours between the time the rapid antigen test is performed and the time offers and services are received. This means that the test must not be older than 24 hours when services are used. PCR tests must not be older than 48 hours.
    Fulfilment of the testing obligation is possible by proving a negative rapid antigen test or a PCR test.

    Teaching

    7) The courses take place in the university buildings in presence. The seminar and lecture rooms are regularly and adequately ventilated. For quarantine reasons, it is temporarily possible to hold courses in digital form in agreement with the deans. The agreements are to be documented. Attention must be paid to the boundary conditions of the timetable for implementation vis-à-vis the students (studyability).

    8) On the circulation routes of the University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz within the buildings, there is an obligation to wear a medical mouth/nose covering.

    9) A hygiene concept must be drawn up for all attendance events and put down in writing. The heads of the structural units are responsible for the hygiene concept. A template for the hygiene concept is available in the HIP.

    10) In the event of a confirmed corona infection, this must be reported immediately to the emergency team of the HSCG at and to the head of the corresponding structural unit.

    University Library (HSB) and University Computer Center (HRZ)

    12) HSB provides the service. The respective current regulations can be found at:
    https://hsb.hszg.de/ihre-bibliothek/aktuelles/neuigkeiten/unsere-aktuellen-oeffnungszeiten

     

    Examinations

    12) The "Regulations Supplementing the Examination Regulations - Supplementary Regulations" dated 22.12.2021 and valid until 30.04.2022 shall be applied.

    13) For the conduct of attendance examinations, a hygiene concept shall be drawn up in accordance with section 9) and recorded in writing.

    Research and Transfer

    14) Taking into account the current regulations of the Federal Government, the Free State of Saxony and the Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences (current circulars and information from the Chancellor in each case), the research operations of the University shall be continued - as agreed in the working consultation of the Prorector Research.

    15) Events with external participation, which are organised or co-sponsored by members of the university (staff, students), may take place at the HSZG in corresponding application of items 9) and 10). For this purpose, the structural heads (faculty, research institute) shall submit an application to the Rectorate at least 14 days before the start of the event.

    University administration

    16) The services of the university administration are still available.

    University Sports

    17) The services offered by the University Sports Centre and any pandemic-related restrictions can be found at:
    https://www.hszg.de/hochschule/campusleben/hochschulsport

    Holidays

    18) In the case of holiday trips, including trips abroad, it must be clarified on an individual basis how any quarantine of employees or students that may be necessary will be arranged after the return.

    Business trips

    29) Business trips within Germany and the European Union may take place as a result of a risk assessment. The heads of structure are responsible for this.

     

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Kratzsch

  • Guidelines from 07.02.2022

    The main objectives remain, on the one hand, to ensure that our students can study, be tested and thus receive recognition for their studies, and, on the other hand, to fulfill our obligations and goals in research and administration. Infection of students, staff and partners with COVID-19 at our university is to be avoided. Therefore, physical social contact must be restricted and infection control consistently maintained.

    The health protection of our students, staff and partners has the highest priority. The basis of our actions is the Saxon Corona Emergency Ordinance as amended.

    You can find it here:

    https://www.coronavirus.sachsen.de/index.html

    Please also note the current occupational health and safety regulations:

    https://www.bmas.de/DE/Service/Gesetze-und-Gesetzesvorhaben/sars-cov-2-arbeitsschutzverordnung.html

    The current development of the pandemic in the district of Görlitz as well as in the Free State of Saxony makes it necessary to establish some basic rules for dealing with and among each other in order to ensure teaching, research and administration.

    The rectorate of the University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz asks all students, employees as well as professors to continue to treat each other considerately. Be mindful of yourself and your colleagues. A continued low incidence of infection at our university is a prerequisite for maintaining the guidelines currently in effect.

    The following guidelines for university operations will be used:

    General

    1) The University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz is not open to the public due to the pandemic situation. Students, staff and lecturers may enter the university without registration. Guests of the university must register in advance of their visit in the respective structural unit.

    2) The 3G rule applies to students, staff, lecturers and guests when entering the Hochschule Zittau/Görlitz. Please note that for individual events, by determination of the Rectorate, vaccinated and recovered persons may also be required to present proof of testing. This is solely to increase security. Only test proofs from officially established test centers, pharmacies and doctors' offices will be accepted. An overview of test centers in the district of Görlitz can be found at:
    https://www.kreis-goerlitz.de/city_info/webaccessibility/index.cfm?item_id=873097&modul_id=5&record_id=155260

    3) The minimum distance of 1.50 m from other persons should be maintained. If this is not possible, a medical mouth-nose covering should be worn.

    4) Attention should be paid to good hand hygiene, coughing and sneezing etiquette, and refraining from shaking hands.

    5) Personal contacts within the Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences are to be minimized and recorded.

    6) In case of recognizable symptoms of illness such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of sense of taste and/or smell, sore throat and/or cold, the university should not be entered. Symptoms should be cleared by a physician.

    Teaching

    7) If possible due to the pandemic situation, lectures will be held in the university buildings on site at the Zittau Campus or the Görlitz Campus (face-to-face teaching). The seminar and lecture rooms are regularly and sufficiently ventilated. In coordination with the deans, it is possible to hold courses in hybrid or digital form. The coordination is to be documented. Attention is to be paid to the boundary conditions of the timetable for implementation vis-à-vis the students (studyability). Regardless of the mode (presence or online), the lecturers are also available as contact persons for students in presence at the place of service and perform their service tasks.

    8) On the traffic routes of the University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz within the buildings there is the obligation to wear a medical mouth-nose-covering. On the traffic routes of the University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz outside the buildings (outdoor area), the wearing of a medical mouth-nose-covering is recommended.

    9) A hygiene concept is to be drawn up and put down in writing for all attendance events. The heads of the structural units are responsible for the hygiene concept. A template for the hygiene concept is stored in the HIP.

    10) In order to be able to identify and interrupt chains of infection in an emergency, all participants in the classroom events are to be recorded on each date and participation documented with the aid of recording lists. Please refer to the email from the Registrar dated 07.06.2021. If necessary, students/participants who do not belong to the respective register must also be recorded. If students/participants refuse to do so, they are to be prohibited from participating in the course. It must be ensured that the Rector and the Registrar have access to the relevant lists at all times. The structure heads are responsible for this. A sample record list indicating locked storage and destruction after six weeks is available in HIP.

    11) In the event of a confirmed Corona infection, this must be reported immediately to the HSCG emergency team at   (see Circular 2020/06 or 2020/13) and to the head of the relevant structural unit.

    University Library (HSB) and University Computer Center (HRZ)

    12) HSB provides the service. The respective current regulations can be found at:
    https://hsb.hszg.de/ihre-bibliothek/aktuelles/neuigkeiten/unsere-aktuellen-oeffnungszeiten

    Examinations

    13) The "Regulations Supplementing the Examination Regulations - Supplementary Regulations" dated 22.12.2021 are to be applied.

    14) For the execution of presence examinations a hygiene concept according to point 9) has to be prepared and put down in writing.

    Research and Transfer

    15) Taking into account the current regulations of the Federal Government, the Free State of Saxony as well as the Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences (current circulars and information from the Chancellor in each case), the research operations of the University shall be continued as agreed in the working consultation of the Prorector Research.

    16) Events organized or co-sponsored by the university may take place at the HSCG in corresponding application of clauses 9), 10) and 11). For this purpose, an application must be submitted to the Rectorate by the structural heads (faculty, research institute) at least 14 days before the start of the event.
    University Administration

    17) The services of the university administration are still available.

    University Sports

    18) The offerings of the University Sports Center and any pandemic-related restrictions can be found at:
    https://www.hszg.de/hochschule/campusleben/hochschulsport

    Vacation

    19) In the case of vacation trips, including trips abroad, it must be clarified on an individual basis how any quarantine of employees or students that may be required is to be arranged after their return. In the case of employees, home office documentation in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Ordinance should be used as a guideline. Possible options are the use of vacation days, compensatory time off and home office in accordance with the documentation.

    Business trips

    20) Business trips within Germany and the European Union can take place as a result of a risk assessment. The structural managers are responsible for this. Business trips abroad should not be undertaken as a matter of principle.

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Kratzsch

  • Guidelines from 22.11.2021

    The central objectives remain, on the one hand, to ensure that our students can study, can be tested, and thus can receive recognition for their studies, and, on the other hand, to fulfill our obligations and goals in research and administration. Infection of students, staff and partners with COVID-19 at our university is to be avoided. Therefore, physical social contact must be restricted and infection control consistently maintained.

    The health protection of our students, staff and partners has the highest priority. The basis of our actions is the Saxon Corona Protection Ordinance as amended.

    You can find it here:

    https://www.coronavirus.sachsen.de/index.html

    Please also observe the current occupational health and safety regulations:

    https://www.bmas.de/DE/Service/Gesetze-und-Gesetzesvorhaben/sars-cov-2-arbeitsschutzverordnung.html

    The current development of the pandemic in the district of Görlitz as well as in the Free State of Saxony makes it necessary to establish some basic rules for dealing with and among each other in order to be able to ensure teaching in the winter semester 2021/22.

    The rectorate of the University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz asks all students, employees as well as professors to continue to treat each other considerately - especially with regard to the currently dynamically developing infection situation. Be mindful of yourself and your colleagues. A continued low infection incidence at our university is a prerequisite for maintaining the currently valid guidelines.

    The following guidelines are used as a basis for university operations:

    General

    1) The Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences is not open to the public due to the pandemic situation. Students, staff and lecturers may enter the university without registration. Guests of the university must register in advance of their visit in the respective structural unit.

    2) From an incidence > 10 in the district of Görlitz, the 3G rule (vaccinated, recovered, tested) applies to students of the university. Proof of vaccination, convalescent status or a negative test result must be carried at all times. Checks are carried out on a random basis. The organization as well as implementation of the control in the faculties is the responsibility of the deans. In case of an incidence < 35 in the district of Görlitz, the Corona test must not be older than 120 hours; in case of an incidence > 35, not older than 72 hours. From reaching the so-called overload level according to the Saxon Corona Protection Ordinance, the Corona test must not be older than 30 hours. If no corresponding proof can be presented, the person is to be excluded from (teaching) events and must leave the premises of the Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences immediately. Only test certificates* from officially established test centers, pharmacies and medical practices will be accepted. An overview of test centers in the district of Görlitz can be found at:
    https://www.kreis-goerlitz.de/city_info/webaccessibility/index.cfm?item_id=873097&modul_id=5&record_id=155260

    3) The minimum distance of 1.50 m from other persons should be maintained. If this is not possible, a medical mouth/nose covering must be worn.

    4) Attention should be paid to good hand hygiene, coughing and sneezing etiquette, and refraining from shaking hands.

    5) Personal contacts within the Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences are to be minimized and recorded.

    6) In case of recognizable symptoms of illness such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of sense of taste and/or smell, sore throat and/or cold, the university should not be entered. Symptoms should be cleared by a physician.

    Teaching

    7) If possible due to the pandemic situation, the lectures will take place in the university buildings on site at the Zittau Campus or the Görlitz Campus (classroom teaching). The seminar and lecture rooms are regularly and sufficiently ventilated. In coordination with the deans, it is possible to hold courses in hybrid or digital form. The coordination is to be documented. Attention is to be paid to the boundary conditions of the timetable for implementation vis-à-vis the students (studyability). Regardless of the mode (presence or online), the lecturers are also available as contact persons for students in presence at the place of service and perform their service tasks.

    8) On the traffic routes of the University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz within the buildings there is the obligation to wear a medical mouth-nose-covering. On the traffic routes of the University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz outside the buildings (outdoor area) the wearing of a medical mouth-nose-covering is recommended.

    9) A hygiene concept is to be drawn up and put down in writing for all attendance events. The deans and the heads of the structural units are responsible for the hygiene concept. A template for the hygiene concept is stored in the HIP.

    10) In order to be able to identify and interrupt chains of infection in an emergency, all participants in the attendance events are to be recorded for each date and attendance documented with the aid of recording lists. Please refer to the email from the Registrar dated 07.06.2021. If necessary, students/participants who do not belong to the respective register must also be recorded. If students/participants refuse to do so, they are to be prohibited from participating in the course. It must be ensured that the Rector and the Registrar have access to the relevant lists at all times. The deans are responsible for this. A sample record list indicating locked storage and destruction after six weeks is available in HIP.

    11) In the event of a confirmed Corona infection, this must be reported immediately to the HSCG emergency team at (see Circular 2020/06 or 2020/13) and to the head of the relevant structural unit.

    University Library (HSB) and University Computer Centre (HRZ)

    12) HSB offers the service. The respective current regulations can be found at:
    https://hsb.hszg.de/ihre-bibliothek/aktuelles/neuigkeiten/unsere-aktuellen-oeffnungszeiten

    Exams

    13) The "Regulations for the Flexibilization of the Examination Process" dated 01.05.2021 shall be applied.

    14) A hygiene concept in accordance with item 9) must be drawn up and recorded in writing for the performance of presence examinations.

    Research and transfer

    15) Taking into account the current regulations of the Federal Government, the Free State of Saxony as well as the Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences (current circulars and information of the Chancellor in each case), the research operations of the University shall be continued as agreed in the working consultation of the Prorector Research.

    16) Events organized or co-sponsored by the university may take place at the HSCG in corresponding application of clauses 9), 10) and 11). For this purpose, an application must be submitted to the Rectorate by the structural heads (faculty, research institute) at least 14 days before the start of the event.

    University Administration

    17) University administrative services are still available.

    University Sports

    18) The offers of the University Sports Center can be taken under application of the 2G rule according to the current legal situation.

    Holidays

    19) In the case of vacation trips, including trips abroad, it must be clarified on an individual basis how any quarantine of employees or students that may be required is to be arranged after their return. For employees, home office documentation in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Ordinance is to be used as a guideline. Possible options are the use of vacation days, compensatory time off and home office in accordance with the documentation.

    Business trips

    20) As a matter of principle, business trips shall not be made.

     

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Kratzsch

     

    * Supervised self-testing taking place until 06/12/2021 will continue to be recognized, but will be valid for 30 hours rather than 72 hours.

  • Guidelines from 20.09.2021

    The central objective continues to be to ensure that our students can study, be examined and thus receive recognition for their studies, on the one hand, and to fulfil our obligations and goals in research and administration, on the other. We want to avoid infecting students, staff and partners with COVID-19 at our university. Therefore, physical social contacts must be restricted and infection protection must be consistently adhered to.

    The health protection of our students, staff and partners has the highest priority. The basis of our actions is the Saxon Corona Protection Ordinance in the respective valid version.

    The current development of the pandemic in the district of Görlitz as well as in the Free State of Saxony makes it necessary to establish some basic rules for dealing with and among each other in order to be able to ensure classroom teaching in the winter semester 2021/22.

    The Rectorate of Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences asks all students, employees and professors to continue to treat each other with consideration - especially in view of the continuing dynamic development of infections. Be mindful of yourself and your colleagues. A continued low incidence of infections at our university is a prerequisite for maintaining the currently valid guidelines.

    The following guidelines are used as a basis for university operations:

    General

    1) The Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences is not open to the public due to the pandemic situation. Students, staff and lecturers may enter the university without registration. Guests of the university must register in advance of their visit in the respective structural unit.

    2) From an incidence > 10 in the district of Görlitz, the 3G rule (vaccinated, recovered, tested) applies to students of the university. Proof of vaccination, convalescent status or a negative test result must be carried at all times. Checks are carried out on a random basis. The organisation and implementation of controls in the faculties is the responsibility of the deans. In the case of an incidence < 35 in the district of Görlitz, the Corona test must not be older than 120 hours; in the case of an incidence > 35, not older than 72 hours. If no corresponding proof can be presented, the person is to be excluded from (teaching) events and must leave the premises of Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences immediately. Only test certificates from officially established test centres are recognised. An overview of test centres in the district of Görlitz can be found at https://www.kreis-goerlitz.de/city_info/webaccessibility/index.cfm?item_id=873097&modul_id=5&record_id=155260.

    3) The minimum distance of 1.50 m to other persons should be maintained. If this is not possible, a medical mouth-nose covering should be worn.

    4)Attention should be paid to good hand hygiene, coughing and sneezing etiquette and refraining from shaking hands.

    5)Personal contact is to be minimised.

    6)If there are recognisable symptoms of illness such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of sense of taste and/or smell, sore throat and/or cold, the university should not be entered. The symptoms should be clarified by a doctor.

    Teaching

    7) Courses are generally held in the university buildings on site at the Zittau Campus or Görlitz Campus (face-to-face teaching). The seminar and lecture rooms are regularly and sufficiently ventilated.

    8) On the Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences' traffic routes within the buildings, it is compulsory to wear a medical mouth/nose covering. It is recommended to wear a medical mouth/nose covering on the traffic routes of the University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz outside the buildings (outdoor area).

    9) A hygiene concept is to be drawn up and put down in writing for all attendance events. The deans and the heads of the structural units are responsible for the hygiene concept. A template for the hygiene concept is available in the HIP.

    10) In order to be able to identify and interrupt infection chains in an emergency, all participants in the attendance events are to be recorded for each date and participation documented with the help of recording lists. Please refer to the Chancellor's e-mail of 07.06.2021. If necessary, students/participants who do not belong to the respective register must also be recorded. If students/participants refuse to do so, they are to be prohibited from participating in the course. It must be ensured that the Rector and the Registrar have access to the relevant lists at all times. The deans are responsible for this. A sample record list with reference to locked storage and destruction after six weeks is available in the HIP.

    11) In the event of a proven Corona infection, this must be reported immediately to the HSCG emergency team at (see circular 2020/06 or 2020/13) and to the head of the relevant structural unit.

    University Library (HSB) and University Computer Centre (HRZ)

    12) The HSB offers the normal service. The respective current regulations can be found at:
    https://hsb.hszg.de/ihre-bibliothek/aktuelles/neuigkeiten/unsere-aktuellen-oeffnungszeiten

    Prüfungen

    13) The "Regulations for the Flexibilisation of Examinations" of 01.05.2021 are to be applied.

    14) For the conduct of attendance examinations, a hygiene concept must be drawn up in accordance with point 9) and put down in writing.

    Research and transfer

    15) Taking into account the current regulations of the Federal Government, the Free State of Saxony and the Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences (current circulars and information from the Chancellor in each case), the research operations of the University of Applied Sciences shall be continued as agreed in the working consultation of the Prorector Research.

    16) Events organised or co-sponsored by the institution of higher education may take place at the HSCG by applying clauses 9), 10) and 11) accordingly. To this end, an application must be submitted to the Rectorate via the head of the structural unit (faculty, research institute) at least 21 days prior to the start of the event.

    University Administration

    17) The services of the university administration are available.

    University Sports

    18) The services of the University Sports Centre can be taken advantage of by applying the 3G rule.

    Holidays

    19) In the case of holiday trips, including trips abroad, it must be clarified on an individual basis how any quarantine of employees or students that may be necessary is to be arranged after their return. For employees, home office documentation in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Ordinance should be used as a guideline. Possible options are the use of leave days, compensatory working time and home office in accordance with the documentation.

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Kratzsch

  • Guidelines from 21.06.2021

    Dear students, employees, professors,

    the current favourable development of the infection situation and the current Corona Protection Ordinance of the Free State of Saxony enable us to make positive changes to the guidelines for university operations from 21.06.2021 onwards.
    Last Thursday, we discussed the guidelines together with the structural heads, the StuR, the department heads and the rectorate and sharpened their content.

    Here you can find the guidelines for download in German.

    The new guidelines will enable us to meet more personally on campus, in lectures and seminars, during work consultations and committee meetings. For example, we will hold our Senate meeting tomorrow in presence. In particular, it will also be possible to conduct the election of deans in the faculties in presence.

    When holding courses in presence, it may be that not every course can be held in presence due to the sequence of digital event and presence event. Here, the faculties decide separately with a view to the sensible completion of the lecture period at our university.
    For the upcoming examination period, I wish you, dear students, good preparation, successful examinations and a nice summer afterwards. For the coming semester, we are again striving for significantly more attendance.

    I wish you all a good start to the week.

    With kind regards
    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Kratzsch
    The Rector

     

     

     

  • Guidelines from 26.04.2021

    General
    The central objective is, on the one hand, to ensure that our students can study, be examined and thus have their studies recognised, and on the other hand, to fulfil our obligations and goals in research. We want to avoid infecting students, staff and partners with COVID-19 at our university. Therefore, physical social contacts must be restricted and infection protection must be consistently adhered to.

    The health protection of our students, staff and partners has the highest priority. The basis of our actions is the Saxon Corona Protection Ordinance in the respective valid version.

    The following guidelines will be used for university operations from 26.04.2021:

    Teaching

    1) On the traffic routes of the Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences within the buildings, it is obligatory to wear a medical mouth-nose covering in the sense of the CORONA protection regulation of the Free State of Saxony. This also applies when groups gather outside the buildings on the grounds of the university.

    2) In accordance with the Free State of Saxony's protocol declaration on the Fourth Law for the Protection of the Population in the Event of an Epidemic Situation of National Significance, "... in particular laboratory activities, internships, practical and artistic training sections as well as examinations at higher education institutions, as interpreted by the law, shall continue to be possible in presence even if the threshold value of 165 is exceeded ...".

    3) A hygiene concept shall be developed for all attendance courses and put down in writing. The deans are responsible for the hygiene concept.

    4) In order to identify and interrupt chains of infection in an emergency, all participants in the attendance events are to be registered at each date and their participation documented (with the help of the registration lists provided). Any students/participants who do not belong to the register must also be recorded. If students/participants refuse to do so, they must be prohibited from attending. It must be ensured that the Rector and the Registrar have access to the relevant lists at all times. The deans are responsible for this. A sample record list with reference to locked storage and destruction after six weeks is available in the HIP.

    5) In the event of a confirmed Corona infection, this must be reported immediately to the emergency team of the HSCG at cv-info@hszg.de (see circular 2020/06 or 2020/13) and to the faculty management.

    6) For courses with contact to third parties, excursions, etc., exceptions are made for implementation by the Rectorate at the request of the faculties.

    7) The Rectorate shall decide on further exceptions at the request of the faculties.

    University Library (HSB) and University Computer Centre (HRZ)

    8) HSB largely offers the normal service. The current regulations can be found under:https://hsb.hszg.de/ihre-bibliothek/aktuelles/neuigkeiten/unsere-aktuellen-oeffnungszeiten

    Examinations
    9) The "Regulations for the Flexibilisation of the Examination Process" of 01.05.2021 shall be applied.

    10) A hygiene concept in accordance with section 3) shall be drawn up and recorded in writing for the conduct of the attendance examinations. Furthermore, section 7) shall apply.

    Research and transfer

    11) Taking into account the current regulations of the Federal Government, the Free State of Saxony and the Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences (current circulars and information from the Chancellor), the research operations of the University shall be continued.

    12) Events organised or co-sponsored by the institution of higher education may exceptionally take place at the HSCG in corresponding application of sections 3, 5 and 7). For this purpose, an application must be submitted to the Rectorate via the head of the basic unit (faculty, research institute) at least 21 days before the date of the event.

    University administration

    13) The services of the university administration are generally available. Personal contact on site is to be avoided as far as possible; electronic or telephone contact is to be preferred.

    14) In the case of holiday trips, also abroad, it is to be clarified individually how a threatening segregation is to be arranged. The home office documentation in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Ordinance should be used as a guideline. Possible options are leave days, compensatory time and home office according to the documentation.

    15) In connection with the Corona Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, the period of validity of the Corona Occupational Health and Safety Regulation has been extended until 30.06.2021.

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Kratzsch

  • Guidelines from 15.03.2021

    General

    The central objective is, on the one hand, to ensure that our students can study, be examined and thus have their studies recognised, and on the other hand, to fulfil our obligations and goals in research. We want to avoid infecting students, staff and partners with COVID-19 at our university. Therefore, physical social contacts must be restricted and infection protection must be consistently adhered to.

    The health protection of our students, staff and partners has the highest priority. The basis of our actions is the Saxon Corona Protection Ordinance in the respective valid version.

    The following guidelines for university operations from 15.03.2021 are used as a basis:

    Teaching

    1) On the traffic routes of the Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences within the buildings, it is obligatory to wear a medical mouth-nose covering in the sense of the CORONA protection regulation of the Free State of Saxony. This also applies when groups gather outside the buildings on the grounds of the university.

    2) In view of the current pandemic situation, the HSCG is aiming for an attendance rate with regard to courses in the summer semester 2021 of 60% on average across the university.

    3) In the first instance, events in which the acquisition of competences by the students is only possible through interaction with equipment, special software, etc. are permitted as attendance courses. is only possible through interaction with equipment, special software, etc., which includes laboratory practicals in particular, or
    are substantially dependent on physical and social interaction (such as staging practice, supervision or certain business games).

    4) Courses in the first semester in particular are held in presence, so that the introduction to the study programme, the establishment of social contacts in the matriculation and seminar groups as well as the formation of collective learning processes are made possible.

    5) Across the university, an average of 40% of the courses are offered digitally and are therefore not held in presence in the summer semester 2021. The times stated in the current timetable apply to online teaching.

    6) As far as is reasonably possible, students shall stay in the rooms and on the premises of the HSZG exclusively for the purpose of attending attendance courses or using other services offered (such as library use, printing service) as well as for the purpose of attending committee meetings that require attendance (e.g. appointment committees).

    7) A hygiene concept shall be developed for all attendance events and put down in writing. The deans are responsible for the hygiene concept.

    8) In order to identify and interrupt chains of infection in an emergency, all participants in the attendance events must be registered at each date and their participation documented (with the help of the registration lists provided). Any students/participants who do not belong to the register must also be recorded. If students/participants refuse to do so, they must be prohibited from attending. It must be ensured that the Rector and the Registrar have access to the relevant lists at all times. The deans are responsible for this. A sample record list with reference to locked storage and destruction after six weeks is available in the HIP.

    9) In the event of a confirmed Corona infection, this must be reported immediately to the emergency team of the HSCG at cv-info@hszg.de (see circular 2020/06 or 2020/13) and to the faculty management.

    10) For courses with contact to third parties, excursions, etc., exceptions are made for implementation by the Rectorate at the request of the faculties.

    11) The Rectorate shall decide on further exceptions [2] upon application by the faculties.

    University Library (HSB) and University Computer Centre (HRZ)

    12) HSB largely offers the normal service. You can find the current regulations under:
    https://hsb.hszg.de/ihre-bibliothek/aktuelles/neuigkeiten/unsere-aktuellen-oeffnungszeiten

    Exams

    13) The "Regulations for the Flexibilisation of the Examination Procedure" of 21.12.2020 shall be applied.

    14) For the performance of the presence examinations, a hygiene concept must be drawn up in accordance with Clause 7) and recorded in writing. Furthermore, clause 8) shall apply.

    Research and transfer

    15) Since 04.05.2020, the research operation has been taking place and is being continued in compliance with the regulations of Circular 2020/13 and with the implementation of the guidelines.

    16) Events organised or co-sponsored by the university may exceptionally take place at the HSCG in corresponding application of items 7) and 8). For this purpose, an application must be submitted to the Rectorate via the head of the basic unit (faculty, research institute) at least 21 days before the date of the event.

    University administration

    17) The services of the university administration are generally available. Personal contact on site is to be avoided as far as possible; electronic or telephone form is to be preferred.

    18) In the case of holiday trips, also abroad, it must be clarified individually how a threatening segregation is to be arranged. The home office documentation in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Ordinance should be used as a guideline. Possible options are leave days, time off and home office according to the documentation. In connection with the Corona Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, the period of validity of the Corona Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (Home Office Regulations) has been extended until 30.04.2021 in accordance with the Federal-Länder resolutions of 03.03.2021.

    (https://www.bundesregierung.de/breg-de/themen/coronavirus/verordnung-zu-homeoffice-1841120).

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Kratzsch

  • Guidelines from 01.10.2020

    The central objective is, on the one hand, the studyability, examinability and thus recognition of the studies for our students, and on the other hand, the fulfillment of our obligations and goals in research. We want to avoid an infection of students, staff and partners with COVID-19 at our university. Therefore, physical social contacts must be restricted and the infection protection must be strictly observed.The health protection of our students, staff and partners has the highest priority. The basis of our actions is the Saxonian Corona Protection Ordinance in the respective valid version.

    Please note: https://www.coronavirus.sachsen.de/amtliche-bekanntmachungen.html

    The following guidelines for university operations from 01.10.2020 onwards are taken as a basis:Teaching 

    General:

    1) On the traffic routes of the University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz within the buildings, a mouth and nose cover is mandatory. If groups gather outside the buildings on the premises of the University, a mouth-nose cover must be worn.

    2) In view of the current pandemic situation, the HSZG is aiming for an average attendance rate of 60% of courses in the winter semester 2020/2021.

    3) Courses are primarily admitted as attendance courses if the students' acquisition of competence is only possible through interaction with equipment, special software, etc., including in particular laboratory training, or are essentially dependent on physical and social interaction (such as staging practice, supervision or certain business games)

    4) Especially events in the first semester take place in presence, so that the introduction to the study program, the development of social contacts in the matriculation and seminar groups as well as the formation of collective learning processes are made possible.

    5) An average of 40% of courses throughout the university are offered digitally and are therefore not held in class in the winter semester 2020/2021. The times indicated in the current timetable apply to online teaching.6) As far as reasonably possible, students shall stay in the rooms and on the premises of the HSZG exclusively for the purpose of attending classroom lectures or using other services offered (e.g. library use, printing service) as well as for attending committee meetings that require presence (e.g. appointment committees).7) A hygiene concept must be developed and put down in writing for all attendance events (circulars 2020/08, 2020/12 and 2020/13 on the intranet provide assistance). The deans are responsible for the hygiene concept. In particular, the following must be observed:

    • Maintaining a minimum distance of 1.5 m between persons
    • If the minimum distance cannot be maintained, a mouth-nose cover (MNB) must be worn by students and teachers throughout the entire course. Teachers must ensure that this requirement is observed. This means that the premises can be "fully utilized" if other protective measures (e.g. wearing a MNB) are taken if the minimum distance (> 1.5 m) is not observed in order to reduce the risk of infection.
    • The ventilation of the rooms (interval and duration) should be carried out individually, taking into account the spatial (area and position of the openable windows) and climatic (difference between outside and inside temperature, wind, ...) conditions. Orientation values: A meeting room should be ventilated every 20 minutes for 3 minutes in winter, 5 minutes in spring/autumn and 10 minutes in summer.
    • If possible: Use of rooms with separate entrance and exit
    • Individual entry and exit of the rooms by the participants

    8) In order to identify and interrupt chains of infection in an emergency, all participants in the classroom sessions must be recorded for each appointment and their participation must be documented (using the recording lists provided). Students/participants who do not belong to the register must also be recorded. If this is refused by students/participants, they are to be prohibited from participating. It must be ensured that the Rector and Chancellor have access to the corresponding lists at all times. The deans are responsible for this. A sample entry list with information on the sealed storage and destruction after 6 weeks is available at the HIP.

    9) In the event of a proven corona infection, this must be reported immediately to the HSZG emergency team at cv-info(at)hszg.de see circulars 2020/06 and 2020/13) and to the Faculty Management.

    10) For courses with contact to third parties, excursions, etc., the Rectorate shall make exceptions to the implementation of the course upon application by the faculties.

    11) The Rectorate shall decide on further exceptions (the exceptions approved by the Rectorate until 30.09.2020 in accordance with section 9) of the Guidelines of 13.07.2020 shall remain valid) upon application by the faculties.

     

    University Library (HSB) and University Computer Center (HRZ) 

    12) Since 15.06.2020, the HSB has offered the usual service (except group work).

    13) From 05.10.2020, the library can be used from Monday to Friday from 9.00 - 20.00 hours.

    14) Access to bookshelves, computers, workstations (including carrels), printing and copying facilities, etc. is possible. The minimum distance of 1.5 m to other persons - also between the shelves - must be maintained. This is also ensured by appropriate seating at the workstations. It is necessary to wear a mouth-and-nose cover when moving around in the library (see also item 1)).

    15) Printed journals and reference copies from the stock can be ordered in advance and borrowed for one week.

    16) For the return of media, mainly the book return box or also the postal service should be used.

     

    Examinations

    17) The "Regulations on the Admissibility of Oral Online Exams in Connection with Final Theses" dated 20.04.2020 and the "Regulations on the Flexibility of Examination Procedures" dated 03.06.2020 shall apply.

    18) A hygiene concept in accordance with Section 7) shall be drawn up and put down in writing for the performance of the attendance examinations. Clause 8) shall also apply.

     

    Research and Transfer

    19) Since 04.05.2020, research operations have been carried out and will be continued in compliance with the regulations of Circular 2020/13 and under implementation of the guidelines.

    20) Events organized or supported by the university may exceptionally take place at the HSZG in corresponding application of Section 10).

     

    University administration

    21) The services of the university administration are generally available. Personal contact on site should be avoided as far as possible, electronic or telephone contact is preferable.

     

    For the implementation of these guidelines, the circular 2020/13 must be observed.

     

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Kratzsch, Rector

  • Guidelines from 13.07.2020

    General:The central objective is, on the one hand, the studyability, testability and thus recognition of the studies for our students and the fulfilment of our obligations in research. On the other hand, we want to prevent COVID-19 infection of students, staff and partners at our university. Therefore, social contacts must be reduced to a minimum and the infection protection must be consistently observed.The health protection of our students, staff and partners has the highest priority. The basis of our actions is the Saxon Corona Protection Ordinance in the respective valid version. Please note: www.coronavirus.sachsen.de/amtliche-bekanntmachungen.html The following guidelines for university operations from 13.07.2020 onwards are taken as a basis:Teaching:

    1. In view of the current pandemic situation, the HSZG aims to achieve an average attendance rate of 60% for courses in the winter semester 2020/2021.
    2. Courses that are admitted as attendance courses are primarily those in which the acquisition of competence by students

    • is only possible through interaction with equipment, special software, etc., including in particular laboratory training, or
    • are essentially dependent on physical and social interaction (such as staging practice, supervision, or certain business games)

    The aim is to ensure that as few students as possible are present simultaneously in the rooms and on the grounds of the HSZG.

    3. In particular, events in the first semester take place in presence, so that the introduction to the study program, the development of social contacts in the matriculation and seminar groups as well as the formation of collective learning processes are made possible.

    4. On average, 40% of the courses are offered digitally and will not be held in attendance in the winter semester 2020/2021. The times given in the current timetable apply to the online teaching.

    5. As far as possible, students shall only be present in the rooms and on the premises of the HSZG for the purpose of attending classroom lectures or using other services offered (such as library use, printing service) and for attending committee meetings that require presence (e.g. appointment committees).

    6. A hygiene concept shall be developed and put down in writing for all attendance events. The deans are responsible for the hygiene concept. In particular, the following shall be observed:

    • Maintaining a minimum distance of 1.5 m between persons,
    • Maintaining a minimum distance of 1.5 m between persons,
    • Reduction in group size and use of large or several rooms -> 3 sqm per person for courses,
    • Adaptation of teaching formats (e.g. reduction of the number of laboratory experiments),
    • If it is not possible to comply with the distance rules, a mouth-and-nose cover must be worn by students and lecturers throughout the course. Teachers shall ensure that all participants wear the mouth-nose covering,
    • where possible: use of rooms with separate entrances and exits,
    • individual entering and leaving of the rooms by the participants

    7. In order to identify and interrupt chains of infection in an emergency, all participants in the classroom sessions must be recorded for each appointment and their participation must be documented (with the help of the recording lists provided). If this is refused by students, they are to be prohibited from attending. It must be ensured that the Rector and Chancellor have access to the relevant lists at all times. The deans are responsible for this.

    8. For courses with contact to third parties, excursions, etc., exceptions to this rule are made by the Rectorate at the request of the faculties.

    9. Further exceptions are decided by the Rectorate upon application of the faculties.

    University Library (HSB) and University Computer Centre (HRZ)

    10. Since 15.06.2020, the HSB has offered the usual service (except group work).

    11. The library can be used Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri from 10.00 - 15.00 and Tue from 10.00 - 18.00.

    12. Access to bookshelves, computers, workstations (including carrels), printing and copying facilities etc. is possible. The minimum distance of 1.5 m to other persons - also between the shelves - must be maintained. This is also ensured by appropriate seating at the workstations. The wearing of a mouth-nose cover is

    • recommended when moving around in the library (reference to the users' own responsibility)

    13. A maximum of 10 media (including those of your own branch) can be reserved via the catalogue. The media are selected and made available for collection at the circulation desk. A pick-up notification will be sent by e-mail.

    14. Printed journals and reference copies from the collection can be pre-ordered and borrowed for one week.

    15. The book return box or the postal service should be used for the media return.

    16. In the examination period from 13.07.2020 to 06.08.2020 (Campus Görlitz) and 13.08.2020 (Campus Zittau), the HSB offers the following extended opening hours:Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 20:00

    Examinations 

    17. The "Regulations on the Admissibility of Oral Online Exams in Connection with Final Theses" dated 20.04.2020 and the "Regulations on the Flexibility of Examination Procedures" dated 03.06.2020 shall apply.

    18. A hygiene concept in accordance with section 6) shall be drawn up and put down in writing for the performance of the attendance examinations. Clause 7) shall also apply.

    19. The main examination period of the SoSe 2020 shall be from 06.07.2020 to 14.08.2020 (cf. announcement in the Senate session of 06.04.2020).

    Research

    20. Since 04.05.2020, research operations have been taking place and will be continued in compliance with the above-mentioned regulations of Circular 2020/12 and with the implementation of the guidelines.

    University administration

    21. The services of the university administration are generally available. Personal contact on site should be avoided as far as possible; electronic or telephone contact is preferable.

     

    For the implementation of these guidelines, Circular 2020/12 must be observed.

     

    Download guidelines as PDF (german version)

  • Guidelines from 04.05.2020

    In its meeting today, the Rectorate adopted the "Guidelines for University Operations from 04.05.2020" with the associated "Circular on the Implementation of the Guidelines" as well as the "Rules for Flexibilisation of Examination Procedures".

    The central objectives are, on the one hand, the studyability, examinability and thus recognition of the SoSe 2020 for our students and, on the other hand, the fulfilment of our obligations in research. In order for this objective to be achieved, it is essential to avoid infecting students and staff with COVID-19 at our university. Therefore, social contacts must be reduced to an absolute minimum while maintaining infection protection.

    The health protection of our students and staff has the highest priority. A re-entry into restricted classroom teaching, research and administration is only possible if the number of people who are present and encounter each other simultaneously in the rooms and on the premises of the HSZG is drastically limited. With the loosening of these restrictions, which will apply from 04.05.2020, the intention is to gradually remove the HSZG from emergency operation. How long the transition to normal operation will take cannot be predicted at present.

    The main points of the guidelines are summarised below. A detailed description of the individual areas can be found in the downloads below.

    Teaching

    • Only courses in which the acquisition of competence by students is only possible through interaction with equipment, special software, etc. are permitted as classroom courses. These include in particular laboratory practicals, business games and staging practice. Only an absolute minimum number of students should be present in the rooms and on the premises of the HSZG at the same time.
    • All other teaching formats will be offered digitally and will not be held as face-to-face courses in SONSE 2020. The times given in the current timetable apply to online teaching.

    Library and Computer Center

    • The university library (HSB) opens for four hours for the media issue (10.00 - 14.00 hrs). Users pick up their pre-ordered (max. 10) media at the HSB. Media have been selected beforehand and are available for borrowing. The HSB is only entered up to the counters.
    • Students attending classroom events can send print orders from the classroom event locations to the public printers/copiers in the respective building. A printing service is offered for students who do not have access to the buildings or do not have their own printer.

    Exams

    • Written attendance tests in particular are permitted. In principle, the "Regulations on the Admissibility of Oral Online Exams in Connection with Final Theses" dated 20.04.2020 and the "Regulations on the Flexibility of Examination Procedures" dated 29.04.2020 are to be applied.
    • The period for re-examinations and repeat examinations begins on 04.05.2020 and ends on 12.06.2020.
    • According to current planning, the main examination period of the SoSe 2020 will take place from 06.07.2020 to 14.08.2020 (see announcement in the Senate session of 06.04.2020).

    Research

    Laboratory-based research operations will be resumed in compliance with the above-mentioned provisions of Circular 2020/08 and with implementation of the guidelines.

    Administration

    The services of the university administration are generally available. Personal contact on site should be avoided, and the electronic or telephone form should be used.

    Staff members

    Tasks that can be fulfilled professionally, technically and legally in the home office must continue to be carried out in the home office. Tasks that cannot be performed permanently in permanent absence from the office require the presence of the employee in the office.

    Events

    For the summer semester 2020, a general ban on events is in force, also for room requirements registered by third parties.

    On behalf of the Rectorate, I would like to thank you for your perseverance and flexibility in this challenging time for all of us. Please use the new space in a spirit of solidarity with care and consideration.

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Kratzsch, Rector

     

    To download (German)

     

News Ticker - Updates on the measures at the HSZG

  • 24.11.2021 - Access regulations of the HSZG as of now (circular letter of the chancellor)

    Dear Colleagues,

    according to § 28 b paragraph 1 of the Infection Protection Act, "employers and employees may only enter workplaces in which physical contact between employers and employees or with third parties cannot be ruled out ... if they are vaccinated persons, recovered persons or tested persons within the meaning of § 2 number 2, number 4 or number 6 of the COVID-19 Protective Measures Exemption Ordinance (Annex) ... and are carrying, have available for inspection, or have on file with the employer a vaccination record, a convalescent record, or a test record as defined in section 2(3), (5), or (7) of the COVID-19 Protective Measures Exemption Ordinance ...".

    On the basis of Section 28b (1) of the Infection Protection Act, the service unit management establishes the following access regulations for the period from November 24, 2021 to March 19, 2022:

    1. access restriction

    Only employees who meet the requirements of Section 28b of the Infection Protection Act in conjunction with the COVID-19 Protective Measures Exemption Ordinance shall have access to university buildings. The proof must be presented at the first access of the respective working day within the scope of a 3-G access control (item 2).

    Alternatively, proof may be voluntarily deposited with the Department of Human Resources and Legal Affairs (Item 3).

    2. 3G access control

    The department intends to secure access control through an external security service; inquiries are underway in this regard. Until an external security service is engaged, access control will be secured by executives of the Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences.

    The access control is located during the working week (Monday to Friday) daily from 06:00 to 10:00 a.m.

    • at the Görlitz location: in house G II - barrier-free entrance,
    • at the Zittau site: in building Z I - campus entrance from the parking lot.

    During the access control, the staff member presents his/her university card (or ID card/passport) and proof of vaccination, proof of convalescence or proof of testing that meets the above requirements.

    Access control shall be by means of a list of the staff member's name, structural unit, and location, documenting the following on a daily basis:

       a) 3G proof without end date
       b) 3G proof with end date
       c) no 3G evidence

    If no 3G evidence has been documented, access to university buildings is prohibited on that day.
    Documentation will be kept in the DPR for six months.

    3. access without control

    The employee has the option to deposit their 3G proof in the form of the vaccination and/or convalescent certificate at DPR. In this case, the staff member may enter university buildings as usual. The employee has the option of revoking the deposit.

    4. test certificates

    Only evidence issued by a testing center will be considered proof of testing.

    The university will continue to offer 2 tests/week to each employee. The Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences will not offer test proctoring in accordance with the Infection Prevention Act.

    These regulations apply only with respect to entering university buildings and not to working in a home office. Your assigned supervisor will contact you in a timely manner regarding the current home office regulations for the period 11/24/2021 through 3/19/2021.

    The department management will constantly monitor the process of implementing legal requirements and adapt it. We would appreciate your comments and suggestions.

    Further information can be found at:

    https://www.bmas.de/DE/Corona/Fragen-und-Antworten/Fragen-und-Antworten-ASVO/ faq-corona-asvo.html
    With kind regards
    Rector Prof. Dr. -Ing. Alexander Kratzsch and Chancellor Dipl.-Jur. Karin Hollstein

    Attachment: SchAusnahmV

  • 10.12.2020 - Information of the Rector - University operation from 14.12.2020 to 08.01.2021

    Dear students, staff and professors,


    As promised, following our consultations in the Rectorate, with the StuRa and the structural heads, I am informing you about university operations from 14.12.2020 to 08.01.2021:

    The current situation in Saxony and especially in the district of Görlitz is worrying. The district has already reacted with major restrictions for everyone within the framework of a new general decree on 08.12.2020 with effect from 10.12.2020.

    https://www.kreis-goerlitz.de/city_info/webaccessibility/index.cfm?item_id=873097

    The Free State of Saxony will follow suit with an amendment to the Saxon Corona Protection Ordinance at the weekend.
    Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences will deal with the current situation as follows:

    • As a general rule, we will reduce our contacts on the grounds and in the buildings of Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences to an absolute minimum.
    • Teaching in the period from 14.12.2020 to 18.12.2020 and from 04.01.2021 to 08.01.2021 must always be carried out in digital form. Exceptionally, necessary classroom events (seminars, laboratory practicals, etc.) may take place in small groups. Any examinations may also take place in presence. Coordination and approval by the dean is required. Furthermore, compliance with the valid regulations (hygiene, distance, ventilation, etc.) of the Free State of Saxony, the district of Görlitz and the Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences is necessary.
    • The libraries at both locations will initially remain open from 9 am to 6 pm until 16.12.2020. With this, we would like to offer students the opportunity to continue their literature work. Depending on the intensity of use of the libraries, the Rectorate will decide on 16.12.2020 whether to close the libraries from 17.12.2020. The libraries are scheduled to reopen on 04.01.2021.
    • According to current knowledge, the refectory at the Görlitz location will remain closed from 14.12.2020. The refectory in Zittau will close from 21.12.2020. 
    • The office may still be entered to carry out important work. Accordingly, online teaching can also take place from the office. Likewise, the continuation of research and administrative work is possible.
    • Contacts in the office during the period from 14.12.2020 to 08.01.2021 are to be kept to an absolute minimum. Mobile working should be the norm during this period. As not all work is suitable for mobile work, work at the place of work is also possible. In this case, a maximum of 50% of the employees of the respective structural unit should be present at the same time. Face-to-face meetings and joint breaks are completely prohibited. The respective heads are responsible for the implementation in the structural units.
    • Due to the school and kindergarten closures, many parents are faced with the challenge of ensuring care in the home environment. I ask the heads of the structural units to actively support parents and other staff with similar challenges in finding solutions to reconcile work and care.

    Due to a concrete need for support of the health offices, currently at the Zittau and Bautzen campuses, I ask the budgetary staff to declare themselves ready for secondments to the Department of Personnel and Legal Affairs. The protection of university members and their families and support in the challenge to society as a whole of containing the pandemic have the highest priority. We can only successfully meet the current challenges together. The HSCG would like to help you achieve the best possible balance between professional and private concerns during this extraordinary time. 

    I appeal to you to support our Free State of Saxony as best you can, even beyond your actual official duties.

    After the announcement of the amendment to the SächsCoronaSchutzVO, we will inform you again whether the intentions described above will remain or whether there will be any changes. 

    Please remain healthy, in solidarity and look to the future with hope.

    Yours sincerely
    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Kratzsch
    Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences
    The Rector

  • 03.12.2020 - Current information from the Rector

    Dear students, staff and professors,

    the Rectorate has used the time since my last e-mail to assess the current pandemic situation around us and at our Zittau/Görlitz University. In yesterday's meeting of the Rectorate, we discussed further measures for health protection with the involvement of a lecturer.

    In addition, this morning, during the weekly consultation with the structure managers, representatives of the StuRa and the administration as well as the rectorate, we agreed on further measures for health protection, which I would like to inform you of:

    • Lecturers will be provided with a mobile spray bottle with a washing-up liquid/water mixture via DTG (Mr Ulbrich) at their own request. Students and lecturers use this spray bottle to clean their seat (e.g. table surface) independently. Please use the paper towels in the respective rooms as rags. Please contact Mr Ulbrich, DTG directly if there is a shortage of paper towels and/or washing-up liquid. Contact surfaces are cleaned by the cleaning service three times a week. According to the recommendations of the RKI, cleaning of contact surfaces with normal cleaning agent is sufficient.
    •  Please ensure that the rooms are adequately ventilated. DTG's colleagues have once again checked all ventilation systems. The result is that in the buildings Z I (0.37, 0.38, 0.39), Z IV (all rooms), Z IX (K.02), GI (0.01, 1.01, 0.18/2) and G V (refectory), ventilation via windows is not necessary or possible, as the automatic ventilation system ensures reliable ventilation solely through the supply of fresh air. The exhaust air is completely released into the environment. All technical laboratories with a ventilation system do not require additional ventilation. Recirculating air operation is not permitted here; there is a constant supply of fresh air. In all other rooms of our university, ventilation is via windows and/or doors.
    • Should lecturers require a larger room for face-to-face events, availability can be checked by their own colleagues, the faculty and/or DSI. Lecturers who have switched completely to online teaching should notify DSI so that the rooms can be used for other purposes if necessary.
    • In response to queries from our students, the Rectorate, in consultation with the deans, makes it clear that hybrid courses at our university will continue to be possible in the future. Hybrid courses have been taking place for some time now. Lecturers can contact the respective faculty management for technical support. The inter-faculty assistance was also reaffirmed in today's vote.
    • In the week from 04.01.2021 to 08.01.2021 all events are to take place online. The deans in your faculties will determine the concrete procedure. Presence events/hybrid courses, which absolutely must take place in the mentioned period, can take place. Please inform the Rectorate about these events by 21.12.2020. The aim is to ensure that the journey to our University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz is not delayed. Students are requested to make use of this possibility. Furthermore, possible infections that occur over the Christmas holidays and at the turn of the year should not be brought into the university.

    Furthermore, consultations were held:

    • The university library will close from 21.12.2020 and reopen on 04.01.2021.
    • The university will revise the "FlexiOrdnung" of 03.06.2020 (https://www.hszg.de/fileadmin/Redakteure/Hochschule/Aktuelles/Neuigkeiten/2020/06_Juni/2020-06-03-FlexiOrdnung.pdf) and extend the validity period. The draft of the updated regulations has been submitted to the faculties and the StuRa. Next Monday, the discussion with the StuRa and in the service advice of the Rector will take place. The aim is to adopt the regulations in the Rectorate on 21 December 2020. Before then, the faculty councils must discuss and decide on the order. The process is the responsibility of the Vice Rector for Education and International Affairs, Prof. Keil, and the Head of the Department of Studies and International Affairs, Dr. Kühne.

    Only together will we be able to master the challenges facing society as a whole. It is the declared goal of all those involved at our Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences to offer our students a studyable, examinable and thus recognisable winter semester 2020/21. Furthermore, the health protection of all members of our university has the highest priority (https://www.hszg.de/news/wir-nehmen-unsere-verantwortung-ernst.html). The situation at our university is evaluated daily by the Rectorate. Weekly conferences are held with the deans* and the StuRa. In this way, we ensure that we react quickly and appropriately to situations that arise. I can assure you that we strictly implement the applicable regulations of the Free State of Saxony and the district of Görlitz.

    Overall, the incidence of infections at our university is low. Thanks to your prudent behaviour, there have been no infections within the university so far. On behalf of the Rectorate, I would like to thank you for your outstanding support in running our Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences in such exceptional times.

    I wish you a wonderful pre-Christmas season and please stay healthy!

     

    With kindest regards

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Kratzsch

    The Rector

  • 30.11.2020: Current information from the Rector: University operation from 01.12.2020

    Dear students, staff and professors,

    on 01.12.2020 the CORONA Protection Ordinance of the Free State of Saxony of 27.11.2020 comes into force. Furthermore, the district of Görlitz will issue a general decree for the district of Görlitz in the course of the day. Under the following link you will find the corresponding information: www.kreis-goerlitz.de/city_info/webaccessibility/index.cfm

    It is expected that further measures will be taken to contain the pandemic.
    For our Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences, classroom teaching and work at the place of employment will continue to be possible, taking into account the guidelines of 01.10.2020 and the circular 2020/15 of 05.11.2020. Even in the case of initial restrictions, it will still be possible to travel to and from work or study.
    Of course, the Rectorate will continue to assess the infection situation at our Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences on a daily basis and draw the necessary consequences. The regular weekly coordination between StuRa, deans, structural managers and the RK will take place on 03.12.2020 at 8:00 am. Necessary measures will be discussed within the scope of the coordination. The university public will be informed immediately afterwards.
    Until then, I would like to thank you for your unparalleled support across all status groups of our university. The overall incidence of infections at the university is low. So far, there has also been no infection within the university. I would ask you to continue to adhere strictly to the rules on infection protection in the coming weeks:
    - Distance - hygiene - everyday masks - ventilation - avoidance of contact

    I wish you a nice week.

    Please stay healthy!

    With kindest regards
    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Kratzsch
    The Rector

  • 20.11.2020 - Gemeinsame Erklärung von Rektorat und StuRa zum Umgang mit Covid-19 (Kopie 1)

    [Translate to Englisch:] Das Rektorat hat gemeinsam mit dem StuRa eine Erklärung herausgegeben: Link zur Erklärung.

  • 04.11.2020 - Corona-Informationen des Studentenwerks Dresden (Kopie 1)

    [Translate to Englisch:]

    Vor-Ort-Beratung nur nach Terminvereinbarung

    Seit Montag, dem 26. Oktober, finden im Studentenwerk Dresden keine allgemeinen Sprechzeiten mehr statt. Wir bitten Studierende, die eine Beratung in unseren Einrichtungen wünschen, im Vorfeld einen Vor-Ort-Termin zu vereinbaren. Die Mitarbeitenden der folgenden Bereiche sind auch weiterhin per E-Mail und Telefon zu erreichen:

    • BAföG-Amt
    • Wohnen
    • Sozialberatung
    • Rechtsberatung
    • Psychosoziale Beratungsstelle (PSB)
    • Kita-Koordination
    • Campusbüro Uni mit Kind

    Kontaktdaten-Erfassung im Studentenwerk Dresden

    Das Studentenwerk Dresden ist verpflichtet, die Kontaktdaten der Besucher*innen aller Einrichtungen zu erfassen. Dies gilt für Dresden, Tharandt, Zittau, Görlitz, Bautzen und Rothenburg. Das Studentenwerk Dresden erfasst in seinen Einrichtungen die folgenden Daten:

    • Mensa/Cafeteria bzw. besuchtes Büro / Name der besuchten Person,
    • Datum und Uhrzeit der Ankunft
    • Name, Vorname
    • Telefonnummer oder E-Mail-Adresse

    Bitte stellen Sie sich darauf ein, diese Daten in den Mensen und Cafeterien, den Verwaltungen in Dresden und in Zittau, bei der Nutzung von Beratungsangeboten sowie im Studentenhaus TUSCULUM abzugeben. Bringen Sie möglichst einen eigenen Stift mit oder drucken Sie sich das verlinkte Formular im Vorfeld aus. Nach einem Monat erfolgt die Vernichtung der ausgefüllten Formulare.

    Alternativ können Sie auch die Online-Kontakt-Registrierung des Freistaates Sachsen über den in allen Einrichtungen aushängenden QR-Code nutzen. Über diesen Code gelangen Sie zu einer Website, die ein online auszufüllendes Formular enthält. Ihre Kontaktinformation wird auf einem Server des Freistaates Sachsen gespeichert. Auch hier erfolgt nach einem Monat die automatische Löschung der Daten. Ihre Angaben sind freiwillig.

    Kontaktdatenerfassung in den Mensen

    Bei Personen, die mit ihrer Campus Card der Hochschule Zittau/Görlitz in den Mensen Kraatschn und MiO zahlen, ist keine separate Erfassung erforderlich. Für diese ist im Bedarfsfall eine Datenermittlung unsererseits möglich.

    In den Mensen besteht eine Maskenpflicht außer am Tisch beim Essen. Bitte halten Sie den geforderten Mindestabstand von 1,5 Metern ein und folgen Sie den ausgewiesenen Wegen. Zur Bezahlung nutzen Sie bitte die MensaCard, um Bargeldzahlungen zu vermeiden.

    Darüber hinaus empfehlen wir unser bargeldloses Autoload-Verfahren abzuschließen, um lange Wartezeiten an den Mensa-Kassen zu vermeiden.

    Essen zum Mitnehmen: Die Speisen werden auch in Einwegverpackungen - ohne Besteck - zum Mitnehmen verkauft. Mitgebrachte Behältnisse können leider nicht befüllt werden. Dies gilt auch für Mehrweg-Kaffeebecher (z. B. MensaCup oder ThermoCup).

    Hygieneregeln in den Mensen - nur noch zwei Hausstände an einem Tisch

    Auf Grund der neuen Corona-Verordnung für November gibt es auch Veränderungen in den Mensen und Cafeterien. Es dürfen nur noch zwei Hausstände in einer Gruppe am Tisch sitzen, außerdem ist ein Abstand (auch links und rechts) von 1,50 m einzuhalten. Die Sitzplatz-Kapazität wurde eingeschränkt, bitte nutzen Sie deshalb auch die Möglichkeit, alle Speisen mitzunehmen.

    Bitte beachten Sie auch weiterhin die Kontaktdatenerfassung und allen nach wie vor geltenden Hygieneregeln in den Mensen und Cafeterien. Unsere Mensen haben in der Regel von 11 bis 14 Uhr geöffnet. Wir hoffen, dass Sie uns trotz aller Einschränkungen auch weiterhin treu bleiben, so dass wir keine Einrichtung schließen müssen.

  • 01.11.2020 - Our university is still open

    Dear students, employees and professors

    as of 02.11.2020 a new corona protection ordinance will apply in the Free State of Saxony:

    https://www.coronavirus.sachsen.de/download/2020_10_30_SaechsCoronaSchutzVO.pdf

    Last Friday, the crisis management team of our University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz dealt with the current CORONA situation and the effects of the Corona Protection Ordinance, which will apply to our university from 02.11.2020. The legislator enables the continuation of the operation of our university by the measures valid from 02.11.2020. Accordingly, we will continue the operation of our university in teaching, research and administration in strict compliance with the hygiene and distance rules. This will only succeed if we all treat each other very responsibly. I therefore urge you to consistently maintain distances, pay attention to hygiene and to consistently wear your everyday masks on the traffic routes within the buildings of our university. In addition, please note the marking of the lecture and consultation rooms regarding the obligation to wear masks. Any missing markings will be applied immediately. The rooms must also be ventilated regularly. Please also observe the rules mentioned above during committee meetings, during breaks and on the ways to and from the university. Make sure that your contacts are recorded consistently. You will find the updated form for this purpose in the appendix (also in the HIP). Entering your mobile phone number is now required by law and therefore obligatory!

    Further information regarding infection protection can be found under the following link: https://www.infektionsschutz.de/coronavirus/

    If you should show typical symptoms of a COVID-19 disease, do NOT come to the university! Inform your supervisor and agree on the further procedure together. Our students contact the dean of their faculty! In case of confirmed infections with COVID-19 please contact us via cv-info(at)HSZG.

    Information about typical symptoms of COVID-19 disease can be found under the following link: https://www.zusammengegencorona.de/informieren/symptome-erkennen/#faqitem=60a8a23c-907b-5cda-b831-6349656d2be4

    On Monday, November 2, 2020, the Studentenwerk will announce the form in which the operation of the canteen in Zittau and Görlitz will be continued. The employees of our university will be informed by a circular letter at the beginning of week 45 about further important decisions of the crisis management team. I ask our students to take note of the previous information from the StuRa. The Rectorate has the next weekly conference with the StuRa on 02.11.2020 at 8:00 am. Students who have challenges with their studies and/or lecturers, I ask for open and appropriate communication. If you cannot solve the challenges yourself, please contact the Dean of Studies and/or the Dean of your faculty. Furthermore, you can also contact coronasemester(at)HSZG.de with your concerns and needs. Finally, I would like to emphasize that we will only master the challenges facing society as a whole if we work together. It is the declared goal of all those involved at our Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences to offer our students a studyable, examinable and thus recognizable winter semester 2020/21. Furthermore, the health protection of all members of our university has the highest priority. The situation at our university is evaluated daily by the rectorate. Weekly conferences are held with the deans and the StuRa. This ensures that we can react quickly and appropriately to situations that arise. On behalf of the Rectorate, I would like to thank you for your outstanding support in running our Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences in such exceptional times. Let us stick together and master the coming weeks together!

    Stay healthy!

    With kindest regards

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Kratzsch

    The Rector

  • 12.06.2020: Extended opening and possibilities of use of the HSB

    In deviation from point 9) -13) of the guidelines of 04.05.2020, the following regulations for the extended opening and use of HSB will apply from 15.06.2020:

     

    • From 15.06.2020, the university library will return to the usual service (exception: no group work). The library can be used Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri from 10.00 - 15.00 and Tue from 10.00 - 18.00. In accordance with the guidelines of the university, health protection continues to have the highest priority and measures to prevent infection must be observed.
    • Access to bookshelves, computers, workstations (including carrels), printing and copying facilities etc. is again possible. The minimum distance of 1.5 m to other persons - also between the shelves - must be maintained. This is also guaranteed by appropriate seating at the workstations. It is recommended to wear a mouth-nose cover when moving around in the library (reference to the personal responsibility of the users*).
    • However, a maximum of 10 media (including those from the library's own branch) can still be reserved via the catalogue. The media will be picked out and made available for collection at the lending desk. A pick-up notification will be sent by e-mail.
    • Printed journals and reference copies from the collection can also still be pre-ordered and borrowed for one week.
    • For the return of media, the book return box or the postal service will continue to be used.
    • The return periods for borrowed media will NOT be extended automatically. The loan period must be extended again independently via the user account online.
    • Fees incurred during the closing time and limited operation until 12.6.2020 will be cancelled. From 15.06.2020, late fees will be charged again.
    • Interlibrary loans are possible again as usual.


    Inquiries will be answered by e-mail hsb-gr(at)hszg.de for Görlitz or hsb(at)hszg.de for Zittau.

    With kind regards

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Kratzsch, Rector

  • 04.06.2020 - Weitere Festlegungen zur flexibleren Durchführung von Prüfungen (Kopie 1)

    [Translate to Englisch:]

    In der gestrigen Sitzung hat das Rektorat die ersten Änderungen zur "Ordnung zur Flexibilisierung des Prüfungsgeschehens" (FlexiO) verabschiedet.

     

    „Unser Ziel ist es den Studierenden das Ablegen von Prüfungen unter den gegenwärtigen Bedingungen zu erleichtern, damit das Studium zügig fortgesetzt werden kann. Wir hoffen sehr, für alle Beteiligten eine akzeptable Lösung gefunden zu haben.“, so Rektor Alexander Kratzsch.

    Die wesentlichen Neuerungen der Ordnung:

    • Möglichkeit der Wiederholung bzw. Verbesserungen von pandemiebedingten Fehlleistungen unter Beibehaltung der Anzahl der Prüfungsversuche
    • Aussetzung der Jahresfristen bezüglich der im Sommersemester anstehenden Wiederholungsprüfungen
    • Begünstigungen bei der Zulassung zu Abschlussarbeiten

    In diesem Video spricht Dr. Stefan Kühne über die Inhalte der Ordnung zu Flexibilisierung des Prüfungsgeschehens.

  • 19.05.2020: 3. Mail from the rector to the students

    Dear students,

    following today's session of the Senate, I have received requests from you. You are requested to inform me what the Senate has decided on the subject of "Acceptance of examination results".

    The topic was discussed in the public part of the session. Three representatives of the StuRa attended the meeting as guests. The basis for the discussion was a draft amendment to the rules and regulations "Flexibilisation of the examination process" of 29.04.2020.

    This draft for the amendment of the regulations was presented by the Prorector Education and International Affairs and by the Department of Studies and International Affairs. Furthermore, the deans of the faculties have agreed among themselves on the submitted draft and proposed changes to the draft, which all faculties support.

    The draft was discussed with the senators. The results are to be recorded:

    The students of the HSZG will be given the opportunity to decide whether to accept the examination results for the SoSe 2020 examinations. If a student does not wish to accept the examination result, an application must be made within one month of the announcement of the examination result. If no application is made, the result is considered accepted. There is only the one-time possibility of non-acceptance.
        This regulation does not apply in the case of academic misconduct.
        This regulation does not apply to repeat examinations from previous semesters.

    Especially paragraph 3) was discussed intensively. It became clear that an extension of the regulation to repeat examinations from previous semesters would not find a majority in the faculties in the Senate.

    The revised draft of the amendment will now be submitted to the HSZG committees for voting. Please note that the amended regulations can only come into force after approval.

    Furthermore, the Prorector Education and International Affairs has submitted a draft resolution to the Senate on the non-accreditation of the 2020 summer semester to the standard period of study of all students at the HSZG. The bill was discussed. At the request of the student representatives in the Senate, the vote on the draft resolution was postponed to the next Senate on 25.05.2020.

    Finally, I would like to inform you that tomorrow the Rectorate will conduct the weekly telko with the StuRa.

    I wish you a nice and sunny week. Please stay healthy!

    With kindest regards

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Kratzsch, Rector
     

  • 14.05.2020: 2. Mail from the rector to students (Update 07.05.2020)

    Dear students,

    I would like to inform you about the main current developments concerning the organisation of your studies in the course of the COVID 19 pandemic.

    Please find attached the Saxon Corona Protection Ordinance of 12.05.2020 for your information.

    For our University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz the following essential developments have taken place in the past week:

     As I announced in my last e-mail, a representative of the Studierendenwerk, the head of the Hochschulrechenzentrum (HRZ) and our chancellor have exchanged information regarding internet access in the dormitories. The result is that the limitation of the data volume between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. has been lifted. For the rest of the time a limitation of 10 GB/day applies. The Studierendenwerk confirms that the limit is only exceeded to a very small extent. Most students in the dormitories can cope with the data volume. For the winter term 20/21 the Studierendenwerk is planning the installation of new technology. This will enable the implementation of certain regulations (setting limits, throttling the bandwidth when limits are exceeded, non-accounting for the data volume when using OPAL, restriction to certain services, etc.). Finally, I would like to point out that the HRZ only provides access to the Internet. Access regulations are the responsibility of the Studierendenwerk.
     They should be enabled to not have to accept examination grades from SoSe 2020 examinations upon application. To this end, the draft of the examination regulations "Flexibilisation of the examination process" of 29 April 2020 was adapted and discussed in the Central Examination Committee of the HSZG (last Friday) and in the advisory service of the Prorector Education and International Affairs (last Monday). The result is that the faculties have identified a need for additional discussion. The faculties are coordinating among themselves. The result will be discussed in the coming senate session on 18.05.2020. Afterwards the adapted draft will be referred to the faculty councils for voting.
     The group of students in the senate has requested a special senate to deal with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. This will take place on 25.05.2020. The corresponding applications, which have been submitted by the student representatives, will be discussed with the senators. The procedure regarding the application for the non-inclusion of the summer semester 2020 in the standard period of study will also be a topic of the senate session.
    The StuRa supports the establishment of a central e-mail address, which will be administered by the Prorector Education and International Affairs (PB). You can use this address to contact the Prorector and communicate your challenges in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, the coordination with the faculties is taking place. Afterwards the address will be activated.
    Last Monday a telko took place between the StuRa, the PB and the Rector. The results of the StuRa survey among students were discussed. The StuRa informs the students. On behalf of the Rectorate I would like to thank the StuRa for their great and continuous commitment and the good cooperation. The next telko will probably take place next Tuesday.
    In today's meeting of the Rectorate we discussed the applications in accordance with points 7) and 8) of the guidelines from the faculties and institutes. Most applications were approved. Thus, especially in the Faculty MK necessary compulsory excursions can be carried out. SHK etc. now have access to the HSZG again to the extent approved. Their lecturers will inform them promptly.
    As a result of my discussions with representatives of our faculties, I would like to make the following request: Please contact your lecturers urgently. In some modules it happens that students systematically leave e-mails from their lecturers unanswered. Take advantage of online consultations. Please also contact your Dean of Studies or Dean's Office if you cannot reach your lecturers. Challenges must be communicated early on. Then good solutions are also possible.  

    From today's telephone conference with the LRK and SMWK the following essential information is available:

    The winter semester 2020/21 starts at the HSZG on 01.09.2020. The lecture period starts at our university on 05.10.2020. The other universities in the Free State also adhere to the usual semester and lecture times. Individual solutions will only be available for first semester courses with restricted admission.

    I will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Please use your HSZG e-mail address for questions. It will not be sorted into the SPAM folder.

    I wish you a good week. Stay healthy!

  • 07.05.2020: Mail from the rector to students

    Dear students,

    I am contacting you today by e-mail to inform you about the main current developments regarding the organisation of SoSe 2020 at our HSZG.

    Every two weeks, a representative of the Student Council (StuRa) and the Rectorate jointly discuss current student challenges. At these meetings, I inform the StuRa about activities of the Rectorate and the committees of the HSZG. For example, the students' demands for a printing service and access to the university library were incorporated into the guidelines of 29 April 2020.

    In this context, I make it clear that all decisions are prepared and implemented thoroughly and in a legally compliant manner. In doing so, the principles of university democracy are observed and the HSZG committees are involved. I therefore ask for your understanding that the decisions will take time.

    In our joint consultation yesterday (06.05.2020) we discussed the following essential points:

    • Discussion of the draft resolution of the student representation in the senate regarding the requested special senate. During the discussion it became clear that most of the demands are currently being discussed in the committees of the HSZG. The essential key points will be discussed next Friday with the Central Examination Committee and next Monday in the consultation of the Prorector Education and International Affairs (PB) with the Deans of Studies.
    • The data limits in the halls of residence were discussed. As a result, the Chancellor of the HSZG will discuss the situation with the Students' Union and the University Computer Centre and work out a proposed solution.
    • The PB proposes the establishment of a central e-mail address, which will be administered exclusively by the Prorectorate. You can use this address to contact the PBs and communicate your challenges with modules in online teaching etc. directly and confidentially. The PB will then look for solutions together with the respective teachers and deaneries. Your anonymity will be preserved. The StuRa will let you know by next Friday whether the proposal will be supported by the StuRa.
    • There was a discussion about the challenges in the implementation of internship semesters/ semesters abroad. The topic is already the subject of coordination between the faculties and the PB. Some faculties have already submitted proposals in accordance with points 7) and 8) of the guidelines, which will be discussed next Wednesday in the Rectorate.
    •  The HSZG has developed a central hygiene concept. The Dean's Offices are responsible for adapting the concept and implementing it accordingly in the faculties. You can be sure that the hygiene and distance rules for health protection will be observed by you and our staff for all attendance events. If you have any questions in this regard, you are welcome to contact your lecturers and/or deaneries prior to the corresponding attendance events.
    •  We have talked about not including the SoSe 2020 in the standard period of study. The partner universities and the Department of Studies and International Affairs (DSI) are preparing the implementation of this at the HSZG on the basis of § 20 (5) of the University Freedom Act. Based on the resolution of the Landesrektorenkonferenz (LRK) of 06.05.2020, such an application requires a corresponding justification. For implementation at the HSZG, the bodies of the HSZG must be involved.
    • We have exchanged views on the focus "free trial". First of all, it should be noted that the term "free trial" is documented according to § 19 of the examination regulations of the HSZG. The StuRa has been asked to stop using the term, as it does not correspond to the students' wish not to accept an examination result from examinations of the SoSe 2020. In this context, I have informed that PB and DSI are working on a regulation in this regard. According to this regulation, the examination regulations "Flexibilisation of the examination process" of 29.04.2020 will be amended to allow students not to have to accept examination grades from SoSe 2020 examinations upon request. The regulation is subject to the approval of the bodies of the HSZG.
    • We are examining the possibility of a weekly conference call with the StuRa.

     

    In addition, I take part in a telephone conference every Wednesday at 2 p.m. with the State Rectors' Conference (LRK) and the Saxon State Ministry of Science, Culture and Tourism (SMWK). As a rule, Minister of State Gemkow takes part in this meeting. In the telephone conference on 06.05.2020 the following essential points were discussed:

    • The provision of funds to increase the emergency aid fund of the Studierendenwerke has not yet been conclusively clarified.
    • The universities in the Free State of Saxony are asked to offer all examinations of the SoSe 2020. There is the possibility to adapt examination forms/contents. The universities decide on this independently. The Conference of Saxon Students (KSS) has agreed on this procedure.
    • Applications for non-accreditation of the SoSe 2020 to the standard period of study need a justification.
    • About 8% of Saxon students are affected by the limited childcare facilities. Many teachers are also affected. This situation will not ease up in the short term.

     

    At this point I would like to thank our StuRa for the good and transparent cooperation.

    I wish you perseverance and strength in your studies for the coming weeks. I am very aware of your challenges and I have great respect for the achievements of you and our teachers during these days. I am convinced that we will master the situation through good cooperation and a goal-oriented approach. We are doing everything we can to keep the impact of the COVID 19 crisis on your studies as low as possible.

    Of course, I am at your disposal for any further questions.

    With kind regards,
    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Kratzsch, Rector

  • 22.04.2020: HSZG prepares for gradual transition to normal operation

    Our Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences is currently preparing for the gradual transition to normal operations. For this purpose, the Rectorate has set the timeline in its meeting today:

    • 23.04.2020: The Rectorate is discussing the guidelines for the gradual transition based on scenarios from the faculties, institutes, departments and central facilities of the HSZG.
    • 27.04.2020: The guidelines are discussed with the representatives of the structural units in the working consultations of the Prorector Education and International Affairs and the Prorector Research.
    • 29.04.2020: The Rectorate adopts the guidelines. The guidelines are then published.
    • From 04.05.2020: Implementation of the gradual transition to normal operation of the HSZG in compliance with strict hygiene requirements.

    In addition, at its meeting today, the Rectorate exchanged views with the Chairman of the Staff Council on the current situation and its effects on our employees. We also consulted with the student council on current developments and challenges facing students. Both discussions have provided helpful impulses for the future handling of the current situation at our university.

    Finally, I would like to make it clear that even if quick and courageous decisions are now required, our debt-democratic processes cannot be suspended. Accordingly, I ask for your understanding that fundamental decisions must first be discussed by the committees of our HSZG.

    On behalf of the Rectorate

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Kratzsch, Rector

  • 16.04.2020: Regulations for the admission of oral online examinations in connection with final theses

    Regulations for the admission of oral online examinations in connection with final theses:

    (Update 4/16/20)

    In consultation with the Senate of the University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz and in agreement with the faculties, the Rectorate decided on the "Regulation for the admission of oral online examinations in connection with final theses" at its meeting on 15.04.2020. The regulation comes into force on Monday, 20.04.2020.

    • The application for online defences is now possible.
    • From Tuesday, 21.04.2020 the first online defences can be conducted
    •  Students are asked to coordinate proactively with their supervising professor and any company supervisor.
    • The decision has been entered in the module catalogue at the corresponding matriculation points in the study programmes and is a supplement to the study and examination regulations.
    • The Department of Studies and International Affairs (DSI) is making every effort to quickly provide the necessary documents for a defence despite the emergency operation of our university.
    • The deans have been informed and asked to inform the lecturers in their respective faculties.

    The Prorector Education and International Affairs, together with the Department of Studies and International Affairs (DSI) and the faculties, is working out possible scenarios for the adapted implementation of module examinations. The university has an eye on the diversity of subjects and the resulting demands on module examinations. A draft resolution on this is planned for the coming week.

    The gradual introduction of normal operation is planned from 4 May:

    • The HSZG is preparing for the gradual transition to normal operation in the areas of teaching, research and administration. The planning is subject to the updating of the general decree of the Free State of Saxony, the publication of which has been announced for the coming weekend.
    • Department heads and heads of structural units are developing and submitting corresponding scenarios to the Rectorate.
    • The transition to normal operation is carried out in compliance with strict hygiene and clearance rules. 
    • Which courses will be offered as full attendance, which purely digital and which in a mixed form will be decided together with the faculties in the course of the coming week.

    The goal is and remains to ensure a creditable summer semester 2020. To achieve this, it is necessary that no COVID-19 disease occurs in our university. 

    On behalf of the Rectorate, I would like to thank our students and staff for their active support in coping with this unusual situation.

    Prof. A. Kratzsch, Rector

     

  • 16.04.2020 - Stufenweise Einführung des Normalbetriebes ab 04.Mai vorgesehen (Kopie 1)

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    • Die HSZG bereitet sich in den Bereichen Lehre, Forschung und Verwaltung auf den stufenweisen Übergang in den Normalbetrieb vor. Die Planung erfolgt unter dem Vorbehalt der Aktualisierung der Allgemeinverfügung der Freistaates Sachsen, deren Veröffentlichung für das kommende Wochenende angekündigt ist.
    • Dezernent*innen und Leiter*innen der Struktureinheiten entwickeln und übermitteln entsprechende Szenarien an das Rektorat.
    • Der Übergang in den Normalbetrieb erfolgt unter Einhaltung strenger Hygiene- und Abstandsregeln.
    • Welche Lehrveranstaltungen als vollständige Präsenz, welche rein digital und welche in einer Mischform angeboten werden, wird im Laufe der kommenden Woche gemeinsam mit den Fakultäten entschieden.

    Ziel ist und bleibt ein anrechenbares Sommersemester 2020 sicherzustellen. Dazu ist es erforderlich, dass keine COVID-19 Erkrankung in unserer Hochschule auftritt.

    Im Namen des Rektorates bedanke ich mich bei unseren Studierenden und Bediensteten für die tatkräftige Unterstützung bei der Bewältigung dieser ungewöhnlichen Situation.

    Im Namen des Rektorats

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Kratzsch, Rektor

  • 27.03.2020: Study and teaching during the current situation

    In its meeting on 25.03.2020, the Rectorate, on the basis of feedback from the faculties, assessed the conversion of classroom teaching to digitally supported teaching as largely successful. The Rectorate thanks our teachers and students for their goal-oriented, pragmatic and successful work. In particular, the commitment of the student councils and the student council is noteworthy.


    At the suggestion of the Vice Rector for Education and International Affairs, Prof. Keil, and the Department of Studies and International Affairs (DSI), Dr. Kühne, possibilities for safeguarding the examination schedule for the summer semester 2020 were developed. The numerous questions that students asked us via our social media channels were taken into account. Next Monday, a video conference will be held with the Deans, the Deans of Studies, the Prorectorate of Education and International Affairs and the Department of Studies and International Affairs to discuss and concretize the options that have been developed and prepare them for implementation.

    In coordination with all state universities in the Free State of Saxony, the goal of ensuring a creditable summer semester 2020 is being maintained. Please read the complete press release of the Saxony Rectors' Conference.

    The Rectorate of the HSZG would like to thank all students, lecturers and staff* of our university for the good and solution-oriented cooperation in this extraordinary situation.

  • 23.03.2020 - Informationen des Studentenwerks Dresden (Kopie 1)

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    Aktuelle Informationen für den Geschäftsbereich Oberlausitz erhalten Sie auf der Webseite des Studentenwerkes Dresden

  • 20.03.2020: HSZG will switch to emergency operation (stand-by mode) from Saturday, 21 March 2020, 0:00 hours

    Emergency operation means for employees and students:

    With the exception of the persons nominated by name by the Rectorate and the structural units for emergency operation, all staff and students are released from their duties on site with continued payment of remuneration and may no longer visit their workplace or the buildings at either location.

    Wherever possible, they shall work from home.

    All employees must be reachable by telephone so that tasks can be assigned if necessary. The responsible supervisor will inform them accordingly.

    At both locations, emergency operations are limited to absolutely necessary work.

    These regulations on emergency operation apply from Saturday, 21 March 2020, 0:00 hours until further notice.

    The university administration and the university computer centre will maintain basic operation during the emergency operation.

    Please address inquiries exclusively by e-mail to the departments of the university administration and the university computer centre:

    The mailroom is staffed at both locations. The decentralized distribution and dispatch of mail is secured.

    The faculties and other basic units are responsible for ensuring emergency operation.

    The HSZG website and the HSZG mailbox are to be checked at least twice a day to keep up to date on the current situation.

    Teachers are requested to continue digitally supported teaching as best as possible.

    I am convinced that together we will master this extraordinary situation. The top priority is to strictly implement the measures necessary to contain the pandemic. I wish you all strength, especially health, and thank you for your support.


    On behalf of the Rectorate
    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Kratzsch Rector

  • 18.03.2020: Decision to defend final papers

    In addition to the notification of 16 March 2020, it shall be determined, following the decision of the rectorate of 18 March 2020, that the same regulations shall apply to the defence of final papers as to all other examination papers. Irrespective of the form in which they are carried out, they are suspended until further notice.This determination was made by the Rectorate on the basis of the recommendation of the Saxon State Ministry of Science of 16 March 2020 and in appreciation of the statements of the Conference of Saxon Student Unions (KSS) of 17 March 2020.

     

  • 16.03.2020: Current information on the further procedure

    The following applies with immediate effect:

    • Social contacts are to be consistently reduced. 
    • Classroom teaching will begin on 4 May 2020 at the earliest. 
    • The university library will remain closed. The focus will be on the use of electronic media. The loan periods of literature will be extended, no fees will be charged due to delays in lending.
    • Examinations of all kinds (including re-examinations) are suspended.
    • Admission to the final thesis will be granted at the appropriate time.
    • The period of three months for the choice of topic is extended by six weeks.
    • For the time being, there are no plans to defend final theses. A final clarification will be made in the next few days.
    • A ban on admission will be issued for all students including trainees. The same applies to student and research assistants.
    • Regarding the continuation of courses in the form of online distance learning, the faculties will contact their students directly.
    • The courses announced for the period until 4 May 2020 will be cancelled.
    • All refectories will be closed from 17.03. (Information from the Studentenwerk Dresden)

    Further procedure:

    • Every day, the university management and the crisis management team set up will assess the situation and the resulting consequences for the Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences.
    • New information / advice will be published on the homepage under "HSZG Aktuell".
    • In addition, all students, the Studienkollegiates and the university staff will be informed by email.

     

  • 13.03.2020: HSZG abolishes classroom teaching

    The crisis management team met today at the HSZG to discuss the current situation and the introduction of further preventive measures to counteract a possible spread of the coronavirus.Reference was made to the press conference held by Minister of State Gemkow on 11.03.2020, to further statements by representatives of the Saxon State Government in the media and to circular letters from the Chancellor of the HSZG.

    Decisions of the crisis team

    From Monday, 16 March 2020, classroom teaching at the HSZG will be suspended until further notice, at least until 14 April 2020 inclusive. During this period, all HSZG students are prohibited from entering the buildings of the university. Teaching will continue as digitally supported teaching.

    • Defending student papers, colloquia, (re)examinations and sports courses will not take place during this time.
    • The university library will also be closed at both locations.
    • Important notice for students: Please note that the HSZG is currently located in a region that has been moderately affected by infections. We therefore strongly recommend that you avoid unnecessary travel to other regions.
    • The Department of Studies and International Affairs points out that there will be no on-site consultation hours during this period. The staff of the department can be reached by phone and email.
    • All events of a public or semi-public nature are cancelled until April 30, 2020. This also applies to colloquia (e.g. in the institutes).
    • The full-time university staff will continue their activities. It is strongly recommended that business trips and the reception of visitors be coordinated with the supervisor and limited to the bare essentials.
    • Persons returning from risk areas must report immediately to the Personnel and Legal Affairs Department (email: dpr(at)hszg.de) and are not allowed to enter the building.
    • Employees with an increased health risk should contact the Personnel and Legal Affairs Department after consulting their superior in order to take preventive measures. (e.g. restriction/cancellation of visiting traffic, mobile work, etc.)

    Further procedure:The university management and the crisis management team set up and reassess the situation on a daily basis with regard to the danger and the resulting consequences for Zittau/Görlitz University. New information / notes are published on the homepage under "News". In addition, all students, the Studienkollegiates and the university staff are informed by email about the further procedure.

  • 12.03.2020: Information of the crisis unit

    With reference to the press conference of Minister of State Gemkow on 11.03.2020, the Chairman of the Saxony Rectors' Conference, Prof. Barbknecht, and the Rector of the HSZG agreed by telephone. As a result of this and after coordination within the Rectorate, the University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz will continue its presence teaching activities.

    Reason:

    • There is no information about a suspected case of infection and/or an infection among the participants of the current teaching activities.
    • In appreciation of the current infection situation in the district of Görlitz and the fact that there are small groups of students at the University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz, the continuation of classroom teaching is required. Accordingly, we fulfill our educational and research mission.
    • With the circular letter 2020/3 of 27.02.2020 it was ensured that university members do not enter the Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences in case of suspected infection. This measure has had a positive effect.
    • With the new Circular 2020/6 of 12.03.2020, the university management has defined further rules of conduct.

    Further procedure:

    • The university management assesses the situation regarding the risk of infection of the university members and the resulting consequences for the Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences on a daily basis.
    • The university management has taken appropriate measures to set up a crisis team if necessary.
    • The deans are asked to ask the university teachers, the teaching staff including the lecturers to prepare themselves for a possible continuation of the teaching activities at a later date using the online procedure or to issue self-study assignments.
    • The Vice Rector for Education and International Affairs asks the Center for e-Learning in coordination with Prof. Kawalek to provide appropriate assistance, which will then be published, e.g. on the OPAL platform.
    • On 16.03.2020 the further course of action will be discussed in a telephone conference with all rectors of the Free State of Saxony.

     

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