Latest Information on Measures Relating to Teaching and Working at HSBA in Response to the Current Situation

What regulations currently apply to universities in Hamburg? Are there still face-to-face courses taking place and what can I do if I would rather attend courses from home? You will find answers to these and other questions on how HSBA is dealing with the coronavirus on this page.

Due to the dynamic developments, further decisions and measures are possible. Therefore, please check the updates on this website regularly and follow the communication in the teams channels.

FAQs for Students and Prospective Students

Do the courses currently take place online or in attendance?

The majority of courses is held online via MS Teams. Some courses are offered on site but these are additionally streamed (hybrid) to allow students to decide for themselves whether they want to attend on site or from home via MS Teams. For all events taking place on site, care is taken to ensure that the distance to other students or lecturers is at least 1.5 metres. Ventilation is provided regularly. 


Are there special hygiene regulations at the HSBA?

HSBA has developed a hygiene concept based on the framework hygiene concept for Hamburg's universities, which bundles all measures.  
The entire campus may only be entered with a mouth-and-nose protection, which can only be taken off when seated in a lecture. In addition, everyone has to ensure that the minimum distance to other people is at least 1.5 m. Disinfectants are provided in the entrance area and in all seminar rooms. All rooms and rest rooms are cleaned and ventilated several times a day. Persons with acute respiratory diseases are not allowed to enter HSBA. Posters within the building explicitly point out the rules of distance and hygiene.  


Do you need to gather my contact details?

The contact details of all persons staying on campus have to be recorded (e.g. via participant lists or time recording). Unauthorised third parties cannot gain knowledge of the contact data and data protection is guaranteed at any time.  


How will I be informed if a fellow student is infected?

As soon as the university is informed of an infection, the contact persons are determined in close cooperation with the public health department. The university immediately informs all those affected via all available channels and reacts with appropriate measures (e.g. immediate switch from presence to online lectures) so that potential chains of infection can be stopped.


Is the Service Office open?

The Service Office is open Monday through Friday, 7:45 - 13:45. In addition, you can reach us by telephone Monday through Thursday from 7:45 - 16:30, and on Friday from 7:45 - 15:00 (040 822160-910).  


Is the Examination Office open?

You can contact the Examination Management by telephone or e-mail. The Examination Management is also manned daily on site. Please make an appointment in advance via examination(at)   


How and where are exams conducted?

Written exams are scheduled on site. All above-mentioned hygiene rules apply. Oral exams and other exams are offered online.  


Are there still excursions or semesters abroad?

Semesters abroad and excursions are generally possible but only in close consultation between HSBA and the students and in consideration of the current situation and the applicable regulations. 


Is the library open?

Please check the current opening hours of the Library of Commerce (Commerzbibliothek) at Adolphsplatz 1 on this homepage.

The EK Automation Library, branch of the Commerzbibliothek at Willy-Brandt Straße 75, is closed for the public until further notice. By this, we hope to prevent the mixture of different study groups and study years. 


Is the Peter Möhrle Lounge open?

Unfortunately, the Peter Möhrle Lounge cannot be used as a recreational area because it is currently used for courses due to its size.   


Can I use the common rooms of HSBA for self-study or for study groups?

All common rooms and study desks are currently closed until further notice to avoid mixing study groups and years.  


I have tested positive for Covid-19, have symptoms of illness or have had an encounter with increased risk. What should I do?

Please do not come to HSBA under any circumstances but contact our Service Office directly by telephone or e-mail (040 822160-910, info(at)  


I belong to the risk group and cannot attend the events on site. Who can I contact?

In this case, you do not need to participate in events on site. Please contact our Programme Management (Bachelor: Volker Rossius, Master: Katrin Schramm)