Special information for the summer semester 2021 due to the corona pandemic

  • Current situation - Information from the Study Commission Chemistry (as of: February 15th, 2021)

    The summer semester 2021, comparable to the winter semester 2020/21, will take place mainly in the form of an online semester. This means that large lectures are offered via recordings in an asynchronous form via Moodle. Online consultation hours are possible; announcement by the lecturer. Smaller events can take place synchronously online via video conferences. Lab courses can take place in attendance after approval of the corresponding hygiene concept for the laboratories by the work safety department. Small group formats that are not lab courses may also be permitted in face-to-face form. Nothing is currently known about the maximum number of participants. The lecturer decides whether such an event takes place face-to-face or synchronously online. Moodle courses are to be created again for all courses, via which the specialist content and essential specific information are transported.

  • Teaching and exams (as of: February 15th, 2021)


    In the course index you will find information on whether an event is being held face-toface, online-synchronously or online-asynchronously. You can recognize this information by whether a specific date is displayed. If an event takes place asynchronously, no appointment is displayed, if it takes place online synchronously, the appointment is named, but no room booking is shown in addition to this. A face-to-face event is characterized by both an appointment and a specific room booking. Lab courses take place face-to-face, even if no room is specified.

    Please note: The course index will be cleaned up step by step during the planning phase for the summer semester. Rooms are currently still indicated for almost all courses. They result from the "standard case under normal conditions" if the semester would have been classically attended as before the corona pandemic. This data is also the basis for the following semester, when face-to-face teaching is possible again. They are adjusted step by step up to the lecture time, i.e. the rooms are removed for online courses and the time slots for asynchronous events. Until then, please regard the information as provisional and non-binding. The timetables that are published on the website of the department of chemistry represent the information in the course index.


    Examinations are regularly planned as in previous semesters, taking into account the usual examination periods. Face-to-face examinations are permitted in compliance with the applicable hygiene regulations and the maximum room capacity of the designated examination rooms. Special provisions such as a longer permissible withdrawal from the examination by deregistering in the system (as in winter term 20/21 up to 1 day before the examination instead of the usual four-day deadline) are not yet known.

Special information for the winter semester 2020/21 due to the corona pandemic

  • Current situation - Information from the Study Commission Chemistry (as of: October 21st, 2020)


    The Chemistry Study Commission endeavors to implement and offer teaching in accordance with the central requirements of the university in the winter semester.

    On October 20, 2020, the university management decided that due to the current infection rate and the pandemic level 3 declared in Baden-Württemberg, all teaching must take place in digital form. The only exceptions are formats that must be held in attendance without alternative, i.e. lab courses. Lectures, seminars, exercises, etc., on the other hand, must be carried out online until further notice. Unfortunately, this means that we can no longer implement our plan of offering at least part of the teaching in person to first-semester students in particular. The central platform for teaching is Moodle.

    Information on the courses can be found in the timetable, the course directory and the corresponding Moodle course. In addition, an overview list is provided in the "Teaching and Examinations" section with a listing of all "CHEM events" including links to the LSF and any Moodle courses that have already been set up. This list is continuously updated.

    Basic information from the university about studying in the winter semester can be found on the central websites, once here for students and once here for newcomers (freshmen Bachelor). There is also the following specific information about events at the semester opening.

    With best wishes for your studies and your health,

    Your Chemistry Study Commission

  • Teaching and exams (as of: October 30th, 2020)

    Overview list of CHEM courses with links to LSF and Moodle courses (as of October 30th, 2020)

    The list will be updated continuously. Please also note the "current information from SK Chemie".

    All exams are regularly scheduled and announced in the exam schedule. As before, it is possible for the lecturers to choose an alternative exam format that differs from the module descriptions if this seems more favorable due to the corona. Furthermore, there is the central requirement of the university that all exams are offered openly in the winter semester. This also applies to large basic exams, but we strongly advise freshmen students to attend the first date of the basic exam so that they can repeat the attempt directly for the second attempt if neccessary. Furthermore, Students have the option of deregistering from the exam up to one calendar day before the exam (11:59 p.m.), in deviation from the regular provisions of the framework regulations (Rahmenordnung). Online this is still only possible within the classic cut-off period ("exam date minus 4 days at 11:59 p.m."), i.e. if you want to cancel later, an e-mail must be sent to the student administration office. Please note urgently: This regulation does not apply to repeat exams of the summer semester in the 2nd examination period. Even if some of these have an examination date in October and therefore take place in the winter semester according to the calendar, these examinations are formally part of the summer semester in accordance with the framework regulations. Further, we ask that you only make use of this option in urgent cases in order to minimize the workload for everyone involved. Lecturers prepare an appropriate number of examination papers, adequate room capacity is taken into account, etc.; this is useless if this short-term withdrawal from the examination is declared frequently. Furthermore, we urgently point out that, conversely, registration for the examination is still only possible in accordance with the provisions of the framework regulations (Rahmenordnung) and thus within the usual exclusion period ("examination date minus 4 days") and that the special regulation for deregistration ("examination date minus 1 day") is currently only valid for the winter semester 2020/21.

  • Introduction for Freshmen (as of October 30th, 2020)

    Central information page for the semester opening

    Moodle course for first semester students in the chemistry department

    On Friday, October 30th, 2020, as a result of the federal political decisions of October 28th, the university management had to cancel the introductions for first-semester students that had previously been permitted as face-to-face events. The introduction events are therefore now taking place online.

    Please use the following dial-in data or direct links to take part in the respective introduction event via Webex:

    Chemistry: Monday, November 2nd, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.


    Host: Christian Vogl
    Event code: 137 203 4850
    Event address for participants: https://uni-ulm.webex.com/uni-ulm-de/onstage/g.php?MTID=ebca4d4d2b15de25fb0e28391a0200a78

    Chemistry and Management: Monday, November 2nd, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.

    Host: Christian Vogl
    Event code: 137 598 5619 
    Event address for participants: https://uni-ulm.webex.com/uni-ulm-de/onstage/g.php?MTID=ed3f2c8e687afa8df23ca71afa57b9cc8

    Chemical Engineering: Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

    Host: Christian Vogl
    Event code: 137 841 8215
    Event address for participants: https://uni-ulm.webex.com/uni-ulm-de/onstage/g.php?MTID=ea2ea740fe2cc0b06fe29cee33bff0728

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