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University operations

Here you can find the pool of information on how the pandemic affects our teaching activities and services. If you will be attending campus, please ensure you observe our current Infection Prevention and Control Plan.

Information about teaching

Lectures (also practical lab exercises, inspecting assessments): Summer Semester 2022 will be conducted face-to-face. Should the situation with infections deteriorate significantly, teaching could also revert to digital options.

Examinations: Examinations will take place in the formats stipulated in the Programme and Examination Regulations (“SPO”). We will provide information about the regulations for conducting examinations in due course.

Regulations for the transition to normal operations: The following notice explains how the transition will be handled from studying under corona to normal conditions, depending how long you have been studying.

Final theses: The deadline for registering a final thesis after completing the final module examination required for your course of study has been suspended.
If you are currently unable to identify a topic for your final thesis, the following back-up solutions are possible:

  • Look for a topic at the university to work on for your final thesis
  • Apply for a semester off (leave of absence)
  • Study abroad for a semester (admittedly difficult in the current situation – the choice of countries is at least limited)
  • Complete supplementary voluntary modules to enhance/fine-tune your training profile. Although these won’t count towards your average grade, they are listed on your certificate.

Final theses can be submitted by hand addressed to “Abteilung Studium der Hochschule Kempten” (Kempten University of Applied Sciences – Academic Registry), via the mailbox in Building V during the opening hours of our mail room. Alternatively, you can send your final thesis by post to: Hochschule Kempten, Abteilung Studium, Postfach 1680, 87406 Kempten, Germany. If the corona pandemic causes a delay that students cannot be held responsible for, which causes them to miss the deadline, they can apply for an extension in accordance with § 14 no. 7 sentence 4 APO by explaining the specific reasons to the relevant examinations board in an email sent via Academic Registry.

Practical semester: Should you not manage to arrange an internship, the following back-up solutions are possible:

  • Continue studying and attend the lectures for semester 7 in advance. In this case, you will need to consult your faculty directly to find out if there are still spaces in the modules/majors you would like to take. You might also be able to work in advance on the practical/research project (PRP), depending on the faculty.
  • Apply for a semester off (leave of absence)
  • Study abroad for a semester (admittedly difficult in the current situation – the choice of countries is at least limited)
  • Seek an internship at the university, e.g. in research-intensive areas
  • Complete supplementary voluntary modules to enhance/fine-tune your training profile. Although these won’t count towards your average grade, they are listed on your certificate.

If you have any further questions about your internship, please get in touch with your placement officer.

Facilities

International Office: Guidance for incoming students will also be offered in person. However, in order to reduce the risk of infection, the preference is to communicate by email or phone. The same applies for outgoing students.

Academic Registry: Wherever possible, communications should be conducted by telephone, email or post. You must arrange an appointment in advance for a one-to-one meeting in person.

Student Advisory Service: Information and advice are currently being provided by email, telephone and online. One-to-one meetings can be conducted face-to-face if you arrange an appointment in advance. Please follow this link to access the Student Advisory Service’s web pages.

Library: Open again to users. To check the current requirements for entry and further regulations, please consult the library’s homepage

Canteen: The canteen is open for use by students and staff. For further information and up-to-date access arrangements, please consult the canteen’s main page.

Guidance

Visits in person: Wherever possible, communications should continue to be conducted by telephone, email or post. Appointments can be made in advance for one-to-one visits in person.

Professors’ consultation hours: Face-to-face meetings can continue. However, we recommend talking online or by phone instead.

Meetings with supervisors: Face-to-face meetings can continue.

Assigning seminar papers and final theses: Face-to-face meetings can continue.

Inspecting assessments: These can be conducted in person.

Field trips: Field trips can take place subject to the relevant regulations in force.

Professional development and the Professional School of Business & Technology:

The same regulations apply here as to teaching activities in the faculties at Kempten University of Applied Sciences.

 

Student assistants

Student assistants are to work as agreed in their contract. Please contact the facility or faculty where you work for further information if required.