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

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Extension of Fixed-Term Contracts Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, a new clause – Sect. 7(3) – has been added to the German Act on Fixed-Term Employment Contracts in Academia (WissZeitVG). It provides for the possibility of extending the fixed term of certain temporary contracts in academia by six months. The purpose of this...


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Student Survey on the Online Semester Started

The online semester has been a great challenge for both lecturers and students. With the survey that started on 1 July, the University management wants to get a comprehensive picture of the situation students are in and the experiences they have had in the context of the online semester.


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Interim Financial Aid for Students

In recent weeks the BMBF has already announced its intention to provide 100 million euros to Germany’s “Studentenwerk” organisations, so that they can offer interim financial aid to students who are facing difficulties due to the pandemic.


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Information About the Winter Semester 2020/21

In consultation with the State Rectors’ Conference (LRK), there have been no changes to the basic semester dates (1 October 2020 until 31 March 2021). Taking into account the late arrival of first-semester students on central numerus clausus study programmes, the University plans to extend the...


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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Dozent steht vor einer Gruppe Sturierender im Hörsaal

Further Information

Wissenschaftsrat Video Interview

As part of the #LektionenAusCorona media project, Dr Behrenbeck from the Wissenschaftsrat (German Council of Science and Humanities) interviewed our university’s Rector, Professor Beate A. Schücking. Please note that the interview and the subtitles are in German.

#LektionenAusCorona: Interview with Professor Beate A. Schücking (Leipzig University)

Interview With Crisis Helper Maria Bischof

Maria Bischof is a tenth-semester medical student at Leipzig University. She recently began working as a crisis helper at Leipzig University Hospital, testing people for SARS-CoV-2.
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Helping in the crisis: Medical student Maria Bischof.

Background and Development of the Spread of Coronavirus

In the lecture below, Professor Uwe G. Liebert, Director of the Department of Virology at Leipzig University Hospital, explains what is currently known about the SARS-CoV-2 virus and how it compares to other coronavirus strains in terms of transmission, epidemiology and pathogenesis.

SARS-CoV-2 and COVID19: Background and Current Developments
SARS-CoV-2 und COVID19 - Hintergrund und aktuelle Entwicklung

SARS-CoV-2 und COVID19 - Hintergrund und aktuelle Entwicklung

Contacts and Downloads

  • 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)
    Learn more (DE)

  • 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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