The University’s crisis management team will provide regular updates here.

Coronavirus Traffic Light: Yellow

Leipzig University’s coronavirus traffic light is currently yellow (seven-day incidence 20–34):
– Switching from face-to-face to online teaching if possible
– Rules for commuters
– Cancellation of events not related to teaching and research

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Information about coronavirus

Increased Caution Required

As of today (22 October 2020), the infection rates in Leipzig have reached a level that requires increased caution. “In concrete terms, this means that all of us at Leipzig University must monitor the situation more closely and take initial steps,” said Rector Professor Beate Schücking. “Yellow...


International Arctic Expedition Successfully Completed

With the return of the Polarstern, the largest Arctic expedition of all time has come to a successful end. For more than a year, the German research icebreaker travelled in five cruise legs with more than 400 people from 20 countries to investigate the epicentre of climate change more precisely than...



Now that the Rectorate has approved the Faculty’s application to change its name to ‘Fakultät für Geschichte, Kunst- und Regionalwissenschaften’ in German and to ‘Faculty of History, Art and Area Studies’ in English, the institution can operate under this name.


Long-Term Consequences Difficult to Predict

In a longitudinal study, an international research team led by Leipzig University has investigated the consequences of changes in plant biodiversity for the functioning of ecosystems. The scientists found that the relationships between plant traits and ecosystem functions change from year to year....


Information for Staff and Students

We take the health of our students, staff and guests very seriously. Please find current information and advice below. Members of the crisis management team set up under the University’s pandemic plan are liaising on a daily basis.

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Further Information

Further Links

  • Information from the City of Leipzig
  • Federal Ministry of Health
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  • World Health Organization
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  • John Hopkins University, Baltimore, has published a map showing the spread of coronavirus. Besides listing and classifying the confirmed cases, it also provides statistics, for example on the infection rate and recovery numbers.
    Learn more (EN)

  • The Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA) provides infographics on protecting against infection and appropriate hygiene measures.
    Learn more (DE)

  • Robert Koch Institute: General risk assessment principles and recommended actions for major events (18 March 2020)
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  • Robert Koch Institute: Answers to frequently asked questions about the coronavirus outbreak
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  • Leipzig University Hospital
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Leipzig University hotline

Service for staff and students of the University only. The hotline was primarily set up to answer organisational questions or pass these on to the responsible departments. Please DO NOT call with medical or other questions. We are UNABLE to forward calls to Leipzig University Hospital (UKL) or other medical staff. Thank you for your cooperation.
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Umweltschutz und Arbeitssicherheit

Ritterstraße 24
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-30360
Fax: +49 341 97-30369

City of Leipzig
Coronavirus and service hotline
Daily 8am–6pm

Staff Medical Officers
We kindly ask staff to address their questions to our occupational health physicians (Mitteldeutsches Institut für Arbeitsmedizin, MIA).
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