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Winter semester at HTW Dresden: As much presence as possible

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The Prorector for Teaching and Studies gives an outlook on university proceedings from October.

Currently, the university management expects to be able to implement a mix of online and face-to-face teaching in the upcoming winter semester 2021/2022. "We would like to offer as much face-to-face teaching as possible, if the pandemic situation allows. We are planning on at least 50 per cent face-to-face teaching," says Prof. Anne-Katrin Haubold, Prorector for Teaching and Learning. This applies in particular to smaller courses such as the practical exercises and internships. Large lectures will be held as online events.

"Students can expect to be able to be regularly on campus at HTW Dresden again from the beginning of the semester," Prof. Anne-Katrin Haubold states. According to current regulations, the requirement for participation in classroom events is proof of absence of infection with SARS-CoV-2 (compulsory testing) or complete vaccination protection against SARS-CoV-2 or recovery from a SARS-CoV-2 infection. With regard to compulsory testing, qualified self-declaration is no longer expected to be sufficient. Instead, confirmation from an official testing centre will be required.

The Prorector explains the plans and their implementation for the winter semester in the video (see below).

A precondition for more presence and thus more life on campus again is a high vaccination rate of the university community. "A high level of vaccinated students will make it easier for us to return to attendance in the autumn," emphasises Prof. Haubold. In order to provide support to university members, vaccination campaigns for students and employees have already taken place at HTW Dresden in recent weeks.

Preparations for welcoming the new students are taking place

The university is currently preparing the Welcome Week for international students. This will take place from 4 to 8 October. Students will get the opportunity to get to know the university, their teachers and future fellow students by participating in many events. All current information is provided here at www.htw-dresden.de/en/ese

The current plans assume a moderate incidence of infection with regard to Covid-19. As soon as new developments become apparent, the organisation of the winter semester will be adjusted. Information on this will be published regularly on the website https://www.htw-dresden.de/en/