Corona Virus: Important Information

HTW Berlin has so far taken various measures to protect its students, employees and teachers from the coronavirus.

The FAQ pages are continuously updated with new information for students, lecturers and employees. We are sorry that we cannot provide the information in English. At the moment we unfortunately do not have the time or the resources to keep the pages up to date in both languages. Please use a good translation tool for quick understanding purposes, for example DeepL. We apologise for the inconvenience!

HTW Berlin pandemic plan

The pandemic plan (in German) can be downloaded by students, employees and lecturers at HTW Berlin from the Wiki for research and teaching. Please log in with your HTW account.

Questions & answers

Infos für Lehrende

HTW Berlin is there for you - in emergency support mode!

Your questions will still be answered.

HTW Berlin — like all other universities in Berlin — is operating in emergency support mode. This means that the buildings on campus are closed and only a small number of staff are on site. The majority of our employees are working from home.

You can contact us via our main e-mail address: corona-info@htw-berlin.de. Your email will then be forwarded to the relevant department or person. Employees of HTW Berlin can reach the Human Resources Department via personalabteilung@htw-berlin.de.

Stay healthy and safe!

How can I protect myself?

  • Avoid shaking hands when greeting people. Maintain your distance from others.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water regularly. If necessary, disinfect your hands; there are disinfectant dispensers in the WC facilities of HTW Berlin.
  • Cough into your bent elbow and sneeze into tissues.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with your hands.
  • Disinfect your keyboard, mouse, telephone receiver and door handles regularly.

What are the symptoms?

The symptoms are similar to a cold or flu (fever, cough, muscle pains, sore throat; in severe cases also shortness of breath and pneumonia). 80 percent of cases are mild, similar to a cold. Diagnosis is only possible with a medical test.

The Robert Koch Institute provides detailed information about symptoms, the risk of infection and preventive measures.

Please do not stigmatise individuals from risk areas or those who are ill. Although it is understandable that people may feel afraid about the current situation, HTW Berlin calls on all members of the university to stand up against any form of racism or stigmatisation.