Information on handling the corona virus at the BURG

The start of courses and lessons in the summer semester is postponed to April 20, 2020. Events and exhibitions are cancelled until 31 May 2020.

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Due to the decree of the state of Saxony-Anhalt on the corona virus, the start of teaching at the BURG will be postponed this summer semester to April 20, 2020. This postponement also affects all other universities in the state of Saxony-Anhalt. The decision was taken on 12 March 2020 by Science Minister Prof Armin Willingmann in consultation with the heads of the state's universities. In addition, exams scheduled for the coming weeks are also to be postponed. The background is the common wish to counteract an increased spread of the corona virus in Saxony-Anhalt.

For this reason, there will be no courses and lectures at the BURG from Friday, 13 March 2020 for the time being. Furthermore, all events such as exhibition openings, conferences or discussion groups at the BURG that are not prescribed by the curriculum will be cancelled up to and including 31 May 2020.

 

Aptitude test 2020

The aptitude test for admission to a bachelor's, diploma or teacher training course in the winter semester 2020/21 at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle will take place exclusively in digital form without on-site attendance. The necessary submission of the portfolio with artistic work samples is possible digitally from 23 March to 22 April 2020. The further examination procedure, possibly the following tasks and, if necessary, an interview with the applicants will also take place digitally.

 

FAQ for applicants

Questions and answers about the digital aptitude test 2020 ... more

 

Campuses of the BURG

By order of the State of Saxony-Anhalt, students are no longer allowed to enter the BURG's premises from Wednesday, 18 March 2020, 0:00 hours. All public traffic is prohibited. This regulation is valid until April 19, 2020, inclusive, as a further measure to contain and slow down the spread of the corona virus. Employees may continue to come (unless home office regulations have been agreed) to carry out their work at the BURG. Student assistants may also enter the premises as part of their work.

 

Closure of facilities

From Monday, 16 March 2020, the Library, Burg Galerie in the Volkspark, the University Printing Shop and the Central Workshops of the BURG will be closed to the public and students until further notice.

The Studentenwerk Halle closes all university catering facilities from Wednesday, 18 March 2020 up to and including 19 April 2020.

University sports events organised in cooperation with the MLU or organised by the BURG itself are also no longer offered. This provisionally concerns events up to and including 30 April 2020. According to a decree of the Ministry of the Interior and Sport of the State of Saxony-Anhalt, the further training courses of the Training and Further Training Institute of the State of Saxony-Anhalt will also be suspended from 16 March 2020 until further notice.

 

Cancellation and rescheduling of exhibitions

The exhibition twittering machine with positions of young sculptors (originally planned to run from April 16 to May 15, 2020) at Burg Galerie in the Volkspark has been cancelled and will be postponed to an undetermined date. Also the exhibition Teilchenbeschleuniger with works by alumni of the BURG in the Kunstquartier Grauer Hof in Aschersleben (originally planned to run from 30 March to 6 June 2020), organised in cooperation with the BURG, has been postponed to an as yet unknown date.

The rectorate of the BURG

Contact person of the crisis team at the BURG

Kristin Wildenhain
Advisor to the Chancellor
Coordinator of the crisis team
T +49 (0)345 7751-514
corona-post(at)  burg-halle.  de


FAQ for applicants

Questions and answers on the digital aptitude test 2020

Further information

Robert Koch Institute
Federal Ministry of Health

Downloads

BURG's decree on staying at all premises (PDF)

Contact person of the crisis team at the BURG

Kristin Wildenhain
Advisor to the Chancellor
Coordinator of the crisis team
T +49 (0)345 7751-514
corona-post(at)  burg-halle.  de


FAQ for applicants

Questions and answers on the digital aptitude test 2020

Further information

Robert Koch Institute
Federal Ministry of Health

Downloads

BURG's decree on staying at all premises (PDF)