Information: What effects does Corona have on the study

Dear students,

We hope that all is well with you and those close to you.

We understand that you may be unsettled by the latest developments, and the decisions that the university has had to make.

We will try to find solutions in cases of hardship. The office of student affairs and the study coordinator are available to answer your questions. Please be aware, however, that given the reduced presence due to home office, your messages may take longer than usual to be answered.

We are currently experiencing times in which the rules, habits and rights that were considered indispensable just a few weeks ago may no longer apply, and information quickly becomes outdated. Therefore, please inform yourself regularly on the homepage of the TU Darmstadt and be sure to read your emails!

All courses planned for the summer semester take place, all digitally. This “from zero to one hundred” eLearning is a great challenge for all of us. Probably not everything will work as intended, especially if network capacities are not sufficient. And certainly even a very good eLearning lecture cannot replace personal contact between teachers and students. We therefore ask for your understanding and patience.

We have summarized information for you on this page (as of September 21st, 2020)

The office for student affairs is still there for you if you have questions about the organisation of your studies. Since the staff members will be working in home office until further notice, please send your enquiries by mail. We ask for your understanding that your messages may take longer than usual to be answered..

The green mailbox in front of the study office is currently no longer being emptied. Please submit all documents, forms, applications etc. electronically. Please keep the original documents, we may ask for them later. If you have any questions, please write an e-mail.

The university buildings are closed for students until further notice.

Viewing of exams are possible again, the Department II has established rules for this. The examiners can restrict the viewing to those candidates whose exam was assessed as not passed.

Oral examinations can be conducted in person again from June 1st, 2020 until July 18th, 2020.

By agreement with examiners and the student, examinations can still be held via video conference (according to the current rules). These are to be given preference.

The provisions of the hygiene plan apply to all events. These must be guaranteed by the examiners.

The withdrawal rule applies as for examinations.

LaG students please inform themselves on the websites of the ZfL.

Failed third attempts will be cancelled

The Senate of the TU Darmstadt has decided that unsuccessful attempts at third examinations in the summer semester 2020 and winter semester 2020/21 can be cancelled and are therefore deemed not to have taken place. This does NOT apply to retaken examinations from the winter semester 2019/20.

The decision is subject to publication in the APB's statute supplement:

The following section 33b is inserted after section 33a:

§ 33b

2. repeat examinations of the summer semester 2020 and of winter semesters 2020/21 are considered not to have been undertaken in the event of failure to pass. This does not apply to examinations that are assessed as “failed” due to deception or administrative offence according to §38.

- Section 39 Entry into force

The amendments to the General Examination Regulations will take effect on after publication in the statute supplement of the Technical University Darmstadt in force. The executive committee is authorised to edit an editorially revised (…)

Further information on the websites of the Dezernat II.

Until October 31st, 2020 you do not need to submit any medical certificates if you fall ill before an exam. It is sufficient to send an email to the office of student affairs before the exam that you cannot take part in examinations due to illness. Please indicate your matriculation number and the exams you cannot take in the mail.
If you fall ill during an exam, you must submit a medical certificate to your home office of student affairs no later than three calendar days after the exam date.

The lecture period began on April 20th. All courses of the Department of Mathematics planned before the pandemic will take place. All events will be held digitally until the end of the lecture period. The lecture period ends on July, 17th. For seminars and projects, other times may hve been arranged. Please ask the lecturer.

All face-to-face events (examinations, seminars, trainings, lectures, committee meetings, office hours) must be limited to what is absolutely necessary.

If you would like to register for a thesis (Bachelor, Master), please send an email to the office for student affairs. You will then receive the appropriate form and further information.

Theses are no longer submitted in printed form. You upload your thesis in TUbama. With this you have submitted your thesis, the submission date will be noted. At the same time, you have to mail the signed and scanned declaration for the final paper according to § 22, paragraph 7, APB to the office for student affairs..

Information on whether and how submission deadlines can be extended can be found on the TU Darmstadt homepage under FAQ.

The issue of documents (e.g. urgently required final documents) has to be arranged individually. Please contact the office for student affairs for this.

Letter to the students from the Dean of Studies and the Coordinator of Studies, April 8th, 2020

Dear students,

we hope you're all well.

The new semester has started and on April 20th the courses will start. The University has decided that all courses will be held digitally until at least May 31st. We are pleased that, as things stand today, the Department of Mathematics will be able to offer all lectures and seminars as planned before the pandemic.

This “from zero to one hundred” eLearning is a great challenge for all of us. The lecturers will use different formats, and we have also developed a technical and didactic concept for the exercise groups. Probably not everything will work as it should, especially if the network capacities are not sufficient. And surely even a very good eLearning lecture cannot replace the personal contact between teachers and students. We therefore ask for your understanding and patience. If you yourself have suggestions on how the teaching can be carried out, we would be happy to receive them.

If you do not have a suitable device (desktop computer, laptop, or tablet) to take advantage of the digital services, please contact the Dean of Studies or the study coordinator.

The experience of the last weeks has shown us that everything is very dynamic. We therefore ask you to check the websites of the TU Darmstadt and the department regularly and to read your emails, including the Tucan system mails, carefully. This also applies to information about written exams.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the office for student affairs or the study coordinator by email. We wish you a relaxing holiday and then a good start into an exciting semester.

Cornelia Seeberg (Coordinator of Studies)
Torsten Wedhorn (Dean of Studies)

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Letter to the students from the Dean of Studies, the Student Council and the Coordinator of Studies, March 19th, 2020:

Dear students,

The Department together with the Student Council would like to communicate a number of points relating to Coronavirus:

- The latest official information can be found on the homepage of TU Darmstadt. Please keep yourself up to date with this, as the announcements are constantly updated to reflect the current state of affairs.

- The most important duty for all of us is to help slow the spread of the disease as much as possible, to flatten out the curve over a longer time period, and thereby make the peak of the pandemic easier to manage. For this, reducing social contact is important (see the recommendations of the Robert Koch Institute. Please behave responsibly!

- The Mathematics Department, in consultation with the Student Council, has decided to lock all PC Pools and open work spaces in the department, together with the Student Council room. Until further notice, please do not come to the university, not even for study or to prepare for exams. If you believe that there is an urgent reason which demands your presence (e.g. signing a contract), please clarify this beforehand by telephone or email.

- Face-to-face teaching together with all types of written exams have been suspended until April 20th. The university and the department will do everything possible to find solutions to the problems resulting from this.

- The information, whether and how oral examinations are possible, changes constantly. Please inform yourself in the study office or on the homepage of the TU about the current status.

- In critical cases, hardship regulations may be possible. Applications for hardship cases must be put before the chairman of the examination board, Mr. Kiehl with cc: Frau Dehner .

- For the time being, final papers do not have to be submitted in paper form. Please upload them in TUBama and send them by mail to the examiner with cc Office for Student Affairs.

- Until the end of the month you have the opportunity to apply for a vacation semester retroactively for the winter semester. This possibility should be considered particularly by those who receive BAföG funding.

- The Office for Student Affairs and Frau Seeberg, the Coordinator of Studies, are available by telephone or email to answer any questions you might have. For as long as there is no lockdown in place, the Office for Student Affairs will be staffed during office hours. Nevertheless, please only come in person for urgent cases, where problems cannot be solved by telephone or email.

Once again:

- The latest official information can be found on the homepage of TU Darmstadt. Please keep yourself up to date with this, as the announcements are constantly updated to reflect the current state of affairs.

Justus Kempfer (Representative of the Student Council)Cornelia Seeberg (Coordinator of Studies)Torsten Wedhorn (Dean of Studies)

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Letter to the students from the Dean of Studies and the Coordinator of Studies, March 16th, 2020:

Dear students,

We hope that all is well with you and those close to you.

We understand that you may be unsettled by the latest developments, and the decisions that the university has had to make.

You will have already been informed by email that.

1. all pending written exams have been postponed,

2. all face-to-face teaching has been cancelled,

3. the beginning of lectures has been postponed to the April 20th.

Here face-to-face teaching includes, among other things, interdisciplinary projects and learning support in the LZM.

No written exams will take place until further notice. You do not need to report in sick or to deregister. Naturally, the cancelled exams will not count as failed attempts. We do not yet know how and when the postponed exams will be rearranged. As soon as there is more clarity in the matter, we will inform you straight away. In cases of hardship, we will endeavour to find a solution. The Office for Student Affairs and Coordinator of Studies are happy to answer any questions you might have.

Please be aware, however, that given the reduced presence due to home office, your messages may take longer than usual to be answered. Office hours will continue to take place, but we ask that you come in person only in urgent cases that cannot be solved by email or over the phone.

Please check your emails regularly, and keep yourself up to date through the university's homepage and the department's webpages.

We assume that you have familiarised yourself with guidelines for general conduct outlined by e.g. the Robert-Koch-Institute.

Best wishes,

Cornelia Seeberg (Coodinator of Studies)Torsten Wedhorn (Dean of Studies, Mathematics)