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FAQs on teaching in Corona times

FAQs on Teaching in Times of Corona

Status: 25.01.2021

News since the last status can be found under the following headlines:

- Exams of the WS 20/21 (on-campus examinations suspended between 25 January and 28 February 2021)

The Dean of Studies Office of Civil Engineering is at your disposal via the email address studiendekanat-bau@fbg.uni-hannover.de.

The office hours of the coordinators will be held by telephone this semester: Tuesdays 11-12

 Dipl.-Ing. Britta von Pichowski-Mrozik: 0511/762 5982 and Jessica Kitte, M.A.: 0511/762 4755 and Dr. Nadja Pierau: 0511/762 19194


Courses in the summer semester 2021 are exclusively digital, too. All information on the individual courses, corresponding tutorials, exercises and consultation hours can be found at StudIP.  

More detailed information on availability and (video) consultation hours in teaching can be found on the websites of the individual institutions or StudIP.


All forms and requests to the Office of the Dean of Studies Office or the Examination Board must be submitted digitally this semester.  A pdf format would be helpful.

A subject line in the form is helpful in mail correspondence:

Type of application + course of study, if applicable specialisation + surname, first name/matriculation number





Due to the decision of the Presidential Board and the LUH emergency committee , on-campus examinations at Leibniz University Hannover will be suspended between 25 January and 28 February 2021.

As far as possible written exams have been changed into alternative exam forms or into online-exams. In those cases, students should already have been informed by their examiners via Stud.IP.

All dates for written exams in presence and e-exams have been adapted to the new examinatin periods now and can be found here.

Dates of the Examination Periods have be newly set as well:

exam period A has been extended until 17.03.2021

registration for exams in period B: 06.04.2021 until 08.04.2021

exam period B: 12.04.2021 until 27.04.2021

The updated list can be found here.


For oral examinations held via video conference, it must be ensured that:

  1.  the identity of the examinee can be established by the university on the basis of identification documents. Each examinee must make a declaration that no inadmissible aids are used in the examination.
  2. a written consent of the examinee to conduct the oral examination via video conference is available.
  3. there is direct communication and interaction between the candidate and the examiners; in addition, the shortest possible delay of the transmission paths should be ensured. The candidate and examiners must be able to see each other at all times during the entire examination.
  4. for data protection reasons the system Jitsi is used, which is provided centrally by LUIS.
  5. furthermore, all other procedural requirements of the examination regulations for conducting the oral examinations must be observed (taking minutes, presence of second examiner or assessor).


Starting a thesis

Institutes are asked to continue providing a sufficient range of topics according to the current possibilities.


Issue of topics

The topic can also be handed out by the examiners by e-mail, stating the topic, date of issue and date of submission - as well as the confirmation of issue by the student.

A subject line in the form is helpful for all those involved:

Type of application/request + course of study, if applicable specialisation + name, first name/matriculation number


Important: It is not sufficient for the supervisor, student and examination office to communicate solely by e-mail. Instead of the previous signature of the examiner, the examiner must now confirm the correctness of the information by sending an e-mail to the responsible person at the Examinations Office.

Our clerks are:

M.Sc.CME/CIM: Marie Schollbach, Marie.Schollbach@zuv.uni-hannover.de


Ongoing work

A general extension of the processing time for all ongoing papers and theses is currently not considered necessary.

Should problems arise in individual cases due to TIB closures, unavailable test facilities or similar, we would ask students to first contact the responsible examiner. The examiner may be able to find a remedy, for example by providing the necessary literature or by adapting the task. Otherwise, the examiner can request an extension to the examinations board.

The usual possibility of requesting an extension of the deadline by the examination board on the basis of reasons such as illness or similar is of course still possible.


Submission of papers

In order to meet the deadline for submission of a paper, it is sufficient to submit the paper to the examiner in digital form. The printed copy is still required, but can also be submitted at a later date.

Submission colloquia can also be held via video conference. For this purpose, the programmes recommended by the central administration must be used and the guidelines for oral examinations must be observed.


The hearing procedure will be completely suspended for the winter semester 2019/2020, with the counting semester being reset. The Hearing procedure will be fully effective again for the summer semester 2020 and winter semester 20/21.


As things stand at present, the examinations of the current semester will only be postponed. A suspension of the semester count for this semester is therefore neither necessary nor planned at this point in time.


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© FBG/C.Bierwagen
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