Information on the coronavirus outbreak
In response to the global coronavirus pandemic, Saarland University has closed its campuses until 24 April 2020. On-site teaching, research and administrative activities have been suspended. Lectures are currently scheduled to restart on 4 May. During this period, the university will maintain key basic services and perform essential functions. Administrative departments and key advisory services are being operated by staff working remotely from home and can be contacted by phone or email. However, all campus buildings and libraries are closed and are only accessible by members of staff tasked with providing basic on-site operational services. Below you will find further information on the services offered during campus shutdown, as well as answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) from students and university staff, and a list of links with information pages and news tickers on the Corona crisis.
Please send questions or comments by e-mail to:
Saarland University's crisis management team: krisenstab(at)uni-saarland.de
University will be providing limited core basic services
Until 24 April 2020 the university will maintain key basic services and perform essential functions. Administrative departments and key advisory services are being operated by staff working remotely from home and can be contacted by phone or email. The Institute for Sport Medicine and the occupational medical officer at Saarland University have set up a coronavirus telephone hotline for members of the university.
During the campus shutdown period, all core services will be provided in accordance with the university’s coronavirus pandemic response plan. Core services for students include information on student admissions and enrolment procesdures and guidance and information for prospective students. The university’s coronavirus information webpage contains a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) for students and FAQs for university employees and provides detailed answers and information on how the university is responding to the ongoing health crisis. The university’s main administrative and policy units, the academic departments and service units are also providing regular updates on their respective websites. The key base-level services provided by the university administrative departments are being delivered in accordance with the university’s pandemic response plan.
Research work at Saarland University has been reorganized so that research staff and students do not need to be physically present at university sites. University sites also include university research laboratories located in other non-university buildings, such as those in the Saarland University Teaching Hospital (UKS). Key research infrastructure will be maintained during the campus shutdown and critical research activities will continue as far as possible. Critical research is considered to be research activities concerned with the current coronavirus epidemic and relevant clinical diagnostics. It also includes long-term research activities that would be difficult to reorganize, or where interrupting these activities would lead to a significant loss of critical data.
The Institute for Sport Medicine and the occupational medical officer at Saarland University have set up a coronavirus telephone hotline for members of the university. University employees and students can call the hotline if they have coronavirus health questions. Tel. 0681 302-70400, Monday to Thursday 8.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m., Friday 8.00 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. Medical questions can also still be sent by email to: krisenstab(at)uni-saarland.de
For people who are already psychologically burdened and who in the current situation suffer increasingly from anxiety and restlessness, sleep problems and depressed moods, the psychotherapeutic university outpatient clinic and the "Weiterbildungsinstitut für Psychotherapie Saarbrücken" have set up a free emergency hotline at the university. More Infos
Whether you are a prospective student, an enrolled student or a university employee, please understand that in the current complex and developing situation university management may not be able to provide immediate answers to detailed questions that you may have.
If you have other questions about the services being provided during the campus shutdown, please send them by email to: krisenstab(at)uni-saarland.de
Regional and national information pages and live tickers
On the following pages you will find current information on the coronavirus pandemic: