At the TU Braunschweig we are working together to combat the spread of the corona virus. As a university, we firmly support the recommendations of the scientists here, especially those with expertise in virology and epidemiology. We implement the guidelines of the Federal Government and the State of Lower Saxony as well as the City of Braunschweig consistently and with conviction.
We see it as our responsibility to counteract the spread of SARS-Cov-2 in our region and beyond with all means at our disposal.
The aim of the pandemic plan is to protect our members and relatives. At the same time, we want to maintain the operability of our university. Research, teaching, transfer and service at the TU Braunschweig are relevant and needed. We therefore invest heavily in order to enable our students to continue their studies smoothly under the given circumstances and to continue to offer researchers the best possible conditions for their work.
In doing so, we focus on the compulsory tasks and avoid all activities that are not essential in order not to endanger the health of our students, employees, partners and guests. The pandemic plan includes operational stages and concrete measures that are tailored to the individual facilities, conditions and areas of responsibility of our university in accordance with the latest findings and guidelines.
In doing so, we rely on the responsibility of all, and especially our full-time employees.
On our campus, 20,000 students study, 3,700 employees work and many visitors come and go. We survive on open exchange in research and teaching, with our international guests and the region. Corona viruses can spread in this environment if we do not take a particularly careful and disciplined approach.
Compared to schools, teaching at universities takes place in many different places with a wide variety of contact persons. Under normal conditions, students alternate between lectures, seminar rooms, workplaces and the library in different buildings in one day. For example, tracking contacts is neither practicable nor desired. With 18,500 students, the TU Braunschweig campus is therefore more comparable to a large event than a school class. The security requirements must be correspondingly higher.
It is important to us that this is visible and comprehensible as soon as you set foot on campus and that it is also observed for the protection of colleagues and fellow students.
We take the crisis as an opportunity to learn, to implement innovative approaches and to be well prepared for future challenges.
Please do not hesitate to contact us or the responsible colleagues if you have any questions, comments or additions.