Teaching categories

  • general information for teachers

  • 2G/3G rule at the University

    1) For teaching courses of any kind, the 3G rule is mandatory for all participants. This means that both students and teachers must provide proof of their status.

    2) For all other University events with more than 25 participants, the 2G rule applies to all participants.

    Please note that from 25 November 2021 only teaching and official events are possible (see A-Z “Events”).

    Those who do not wish to provide their status or are unable to prove it may be offered an alternative option for participating. The respective organiser is responsible for monitoring compliance with the 2G/3G regulation.

    The way that organisers record participants’ status depends on the regulations for the teaching event.

    3) In principle, vaccination is strongly recommended. Those who are unable or unwilling to do so and cannot show that they have recovered from a previous infection are advised to take a test at the Campus Covid Screen (CCS).

    4) Testing at Campus Covid Screen (CCS), including travel time from the office to the CCS, counts as worktime.

    5) The personal data regarding the vaccination/recovered/testing status will not be stored.

    6) In addition, rules for mandatory 3G at the workplace apply from 24 November (for more information refer to A-Z “3G in the workplace“)

  • accessibility

    Where can I get information about accessibility in digital teaching?

    Accessible study programmes are without question connected with accessible teaching. For this reason, the Representative for Students with Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses has compiled information for teachers on how they can make their digital teaching more accessible to students with health impairments. The document (pdf) can be found at http://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/408350.html

    As part of the University of Göttingen’s participation in the Stifterverband’s Diversity-Audit “Vielfalt Gestalten” (designing diversity), the IT Department has developed handouts and checklists that provide you with information on how to create accessible teaching and learning materials.  These and other tips are available on the website of the Equal Opportunities and Diversity Unit at https://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/625078.html

  • advice & counselling

    In addition to University administration as well as the central information The pandemic presents us all with major challenges. If things are not working out so well for you, our broad network of advice centres is available to you. In case of need , the following offices can be particularly helpful:

    Thematic overview pages

    #ÖA 25.11.2020

  • Attendance lists and data protection

    According to the current regulations of the state government regarding the restrictions to combat the coronavirus pandemic, the collection of personal data is required in certain cases. In particular, this concerns the conduct of exams which are attended in person and excursions, as well as other specific events that require attendance, in addition to visits from external people, e.g. visitors or suppliers, onto the premises of the University. The collection of data is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 UAbs. 1 lit. c) DSGVO (fulfilment of a legal obligation) and must be publicised to those concerned in advance by means of an information sheet in accordance with Art. 13 DSGVO. A model for this kind of information can be found on the homepages of the Data Protection Officer German/English).

    The purpose of this arrangement is to enable the relevant authorities to trace possible chains of infection in the event of an incident of infection. Please note that the collection of data by the University in these cases is exclusively for this purpose and that the corresponding documentation is only to be presented to the responsible public health department upon request. In this respect, the University is obliged to keep the data private and secure and to destroy it after one month at the latest.

    In order to increase data protection and data security, the details of the persons are to be collected on individual pieces of paper, which are kept for 4 weeks with a deletion date. Each piece of paper or, in the case of several pieces of paper, the bundle of pieces of paper regarding one day are to be kept in a sealed envelope, as the data are solely for the Health Authority. The corresponding deletion date must be marked on the envelope and, in the event that the Health Authority does not request the release of the data beforehand, the data must be destroyed securely – if possible with a cross-cut shredder or by professional disposal (e.g. REISSWOLF).

    #8 12 June 2020

  • Campus Covid Screen

    The CAMPUS COVID SCREEN project offers students and staff of the University the option of regular, voluntary testing for SARS-CoV-2 infection.

    It is also available free of charge to all students and employees during the winter semester 2021/2022 after prior registration (see below).
    Further information: https://www.uni-goettingen.de/de/631931.html

    More information: https://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/631931.html

  • committee meetings

    see A-Z EVENTS

  • coronavirus - general information

    For general questions about protection against the virus and travel to the affected regions please see the following websites (in German):

    Or in English:

    The Bundeszentrale also offers a download of the most frequently asked questions about the novel coronavirus (in German):

  • dining facilities

    Are the dining facilities open?

    The refectories and cafeterias of the Studentenwerk are closed from Monday, 14 December 2020 to Sunday, 10 January 2021. Please check Studentenwerk’s website:
    Studentenwerk Göttingen.de

  • equal opportunities
  • Events

    Please refer to our current 3-level, colour-coded system


    An overview of the current 3G rule at the university can be found here.

  • excursions & practical training

    These regulations apply for summer semester 2021 (until 30 September 2021):

    Excursions and practical training in the field, are permitted in accordance with the Covid-19 3-level system, depending on the currently assigned level at the University. The general health and hygiene rules must be observed, and if necessary, the number of participants will have to be limited to ensure these measures can be kept.

    The contact details of the participants must be recorded in accordance with the Nds. (Niedersachsen) coronavirus regulations (ie name, first name, full address, telephone number).

    The business trip regulations of the University are to be followed for travel and accommodation.

    For excursions outside Lower Saxony, please observe the appropriate state regulations and contact the local health authority or local regulatory agency as necessary.

    Please also refer to the information in the A-Z-index under BUSINESS TRAVEL.

    For the winter semester 2021/22 (beginning 1 October 2021) please note these new regulations: Information about the organisation of teaching in the winter semester (PDF)

    #SL 10.09.2021

  • library - SUB

    The SUB has an FAQ to address questions regarding operation of University libraries during the pandemic. You can find contact information on the same  web page, should you have any further questions you would like to ask.

    FAQ: https://www.sub.uni-goettingen.de/en/service-monitor-faq/faq-frequently-asked-questions/

  • People at higher risk of developing severe COVID-19 disease

    People at higher risk of developing severe COVID-19 disease should be offered the option to stay away from the workplace if the recommended occupational health and safety measures cannot be observed there. Particular attention must be paid to maintaining a minimum distance of 1.5m from other people and to wearing a face mask for all people concerned. In single-occupant offices, for example, there is not an increased risk of infection.

    If managers can offer their staff (including student assistants) a safe workplace, there is no need to stay away from the workplace even for at-risk groups. It is therefore not absolutely necessary to provide a medical certificate confirming assignment to a risk group, but in individual cases it can be helpful for both the employee and the manager.

    However, if it is not possible to employ a person assigned to an at-risk group either safely on-site or by working from home, it is mandatory to obtain an opinion from the Betriebsärztlichen Dienst (occupational health). Only then can a leave of absence be granted with pay/remuneration.

    #5 12.11.2020

  • PHD examinations

    Can PhD examinations be conducted online, for example, via Skype?

    PhD examinations may be conducted via video conference at the Graduate Schools GAUSS (including GGNB) and GFA as well as at the Faculties of Humanities and Economics. Usually both the doctoral candidates and the examination boards must agree to this procedure. In other areas of the University, video PhD examinations can usually also be arranged for urgent individual cases.

    27 April 2020

  • quality management

    In principle, the Quality Management System should prove its worth even under these difficult conditions. The obligation to accredit study programmes is not restricted or suspended during the Covid-19 pandemic; the University is still in the ongoing process of system accreditation. In principle, quality rounds should continue to be carried out for this reason – either virtually or in person whilst following the hygiene guidelines for face-to-face events. Quality rounds can be postponed to subsequent semesters in agreement with the Department of Student and Academic Services; in particular, it will be necessary to take into account that, as a rule, the date planned for the “zentrale Bewertung“ (“central evaluation”) cannot be postponed.

  • risk groups

    People at higher risk of developing severe COVID-19 disease

    People who have an increased risk of developing severe Covid-19 should be offered the option of staying away from the workplace if the recommended occupational safety measures cannot be observed there. Particular attention should be paid here to maintaining a minimum distance of 1.5 m from other persons or, if this is not possible, wearing a mouth-nose cover for all persons involved. Office workplaces in an individual office, for example, do not pose a risk of infection; the care of small children in a day care centre would not be recommended for persons at risk.

    If managers can offer their employees (including student assistants) a secured workplace, there is no need for risk groups to stay away from the workplace. If you have any questions regarding the assessment of an employee’s illness and/or the design of a workplace that is as safe as possible, the company medical service offers advice for managers and employees.

    The medical certificate required under the previous regulations should be presented to assist the occupational health service in any case, but is now no longer sufficient in itself to obtain leave from work.

    #5 05.05.2020

  • Teaching

    Virtual Learning

    Updated: 31 July 2020

    For tips on usage of the various digital learning tools, see https://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/624565.html

  • Teaching in the winter semester 2021/22

    Collected information and answers to frequently asked questions can be found on the overview page on teaching in the winter semester.

    An overview of the current 3G rule at the university can be found here.

  • Vaccination

    More Info and update: https://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/645319.html

    Please note: neither staff nor students are currently obliged to provide proof of their vaccination or recovery status. However, for students who wish to attend an event in person in the winter semester 2021/2022 (from 1 October 2021), the 3G rule (Geimpft, Genesen, Getestet – meaning vaccinated, recovered, tested) applies. Further information on teaching in the winter semester: https://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/649081.html

    #ÖA 14.09.2021

  • ventilation