Updated 27.03.2020 (Changes are highlighted)

The coronavirus, which originated in China, has arrived in Germany. ISM has locations in six federal states, which are affected to varying degrees by the spread of the virus. In order to contain the spread of the virus further and to protect university members, the start of the semester has been postponed to April for all study programs and online lectures have been introduced.

In order to contain the spread of the virus further and to protect university members, the start of the semester has been postponed to April 20 for all study programs. Until this date, all attendance courses and study-related events, e.g. lectures and excursions, will be cancelled.

ISM has been working emphatically on implementing online lectures in order to make sure students are able to complete their study on time. Students in the part time bachelor and master programs have already switched to online courses on March 20 und 21. In the next few days, until April 17, students in all other programs will also be offered online courses. The different online start dates have been communicated to the respective courses of study by the university management by e-mail circular and are listed in the ISM-Net. (Please check the start date for your own course of studies at these places). The lectures will replace presence teaching until the new start of the semester.

The research and administration departments will continue to work regularly until further notice. We will continue to offer our prospective students personal counselling sessions by phone, e-mail or chat.

Furthermore, we continue to ask members of the university who come from risk areas to report to the campus head upon their return and to remain in domestic quarantine for 14 days.

The university management and the crisis committee, that has been convened, will continue to provide information about current developments and recommendations for action by e-mail circular and in the ISM-Net. Please support us in slowing down the spread of the virus and adhere to the recommended hygiene regulations and the instructions of the university management.