Corona virus: Reduced mode of operation

Infrastructure, regular operations and university administration remain in operation

All infrastructure and regular operations, as well as the university administration, remain in operation.

Winter semester 2020/21: Mix of on-campus teaching and online offerings

The start of winter semester has been moved back to 2 November 2020. Winter semester will now end on 27 February 2021. Our goal is to hold about half of all courses online and the other half on campus. For further information see the email on "Information on the winter semester"

University Library and some departmental libraries reopened - Digital services still on offer

The university library is open Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 10:00pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am to 6:00pm until further notice. Since 19 October, a traffic light system regulates access to the library. For further information, see https://uni-tuebingen.de/en/176853.

On 4 May some of the departmental libraries have also reopened ‒ some with reduced hours; please contact your institute for details.

Our digital media are available to you as usual. Electronic publications and most of the databases licensed by us are accessible to you regardless of location.  We are also considering the short-term expansion of our electronic service if there is a concrete need.

If you have any questions, please contact the Library by e-mail. For general questions please contact informationspam prevention@ub.uni-tuebingen.de, questions about electronic resources will be answered at emedienspam prevention@ub.uni-tuebingen.de, questions about the learning platform ILIAS and services of e-learning will be answered at edl-supportspam prevention@ub.uni-tuebingen.de.

Current information can always be found on the website of the University Library.

Refectories and cafeterias partly open

The refectories and cafeterias are partly open. Further information

Ban on entering the premises for certain categories of people

With immediate effect, a general ban on entering the university premises applies to all persons

  • who have had contact with an infected person within the last 14 days or are currently in contact (contact also means a patient-related activity without adequate protective equipment (i.e. at least FFP2 mask, protective gown, gloves, protective glasses/visor).
  • who in the last 48 hours or currently show symptoms of a respiratory tract infection or a temperature (impaired sense of smell/taste, fever, cough, runny or congested nose, or sore throat)

Access by persons from outside the University is to be restricted to an absolute minimum. For further information please refer to the University's hygiene concept.

Compulsory wearing of face masks

According to the state's corona ordinance, the wearing of masks is now mandatory not only in all buildings, but also in the open spaces directly in front of them and on the pathways between buildings.According to the Ministry of Science's ordinance, a mouth-nose covering has also to be worn while sitting down during classes/lectures. Examinations can still be held without wearing a mouth-nose covering. Other exceptions to the mask requirement are laid down in the university's hygiene concept. Please note that the mask requirement also applies to the entire public space now: Wherever a minimum distance of 1.5 meters cannot be observed (in pedestrian zones and at weekly markets, for example), a mouth-and-nose covering must be worn.

Students are asked to use their own masks for this purpose. Employees may use their own masks or those provided by the university. 

Further information on how to protect yourself and others

University sport starts again - some offers still digital

University sports will start again with a small selection of on-site live courses during semester break from 7 September. Some offers will continue to be digital. 

Further information can be found on the University Sports pages

University Museum at Tübingen Castle has reopened on 9 May - Other museums and public collections still closed

The University Museum at Tübingen Castle has reopened on 9 May. All other museums and public collections remain closed until further notice. The botanical garden has reopened on 4 May.