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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - School of Business and Economics

Information of the Dean’s Office and the administration of the School of Business and Economics on the immediate measures taken at HU to prevent the spread of the coronavirus

The Dean's Office and the administration of the School of Business and Economics work closely together and deal intensively with solutions to current questions concerning research, teaching and examination. All important information, regulations and decisions of the university and the School of Business and Economics are compiled here structured according to areas, and systematically updated on an ongoing basis.

General information on measures and regulations at Humboldt-Universität can be found on the central information website of the university and the website of the Berliner Senat.


Access to the university buildings
All buildings on all properties of the university are still closed to the general public. Employees of HU can access their offices in compliance with the applicable hygiene rules. If you have any questions, please contact the Dean' Office (dekanat.wiwi@hu-berlin.de).
 
Duty to wear masks/ mouth-nose cover
- Wearing a mouth-nose cover is compulsory in courses and exams, for the entire duration of the event.
- Wearing a mouth-nose cover is also obligatory in libraries.
- The obligation to wear a mouth and nose cover on all traffic routes and common are-as of the HU continues to apply.

The following applies to offices:
- At your own workplace, you may continue to work without a mask.
- The obligation to wear a mouth-nose cover applies in all rooms of the university if more than one person is present.
- For offices with multiple occupancy, open-plan offices, laboratories and the like, which are secured by appropriate measures in accordance with the SARS-CoV-2 occupational safety standards, there is no obligation to wear a mouth-nose cover. Wearing a mouth-nose cover is strongly recommended.
 
Information on administrative processes
The HU has been in limited operation since June 8, 2020. For this reason, some services can only be offered to a limited extent.

Contact hours
Please note that the personal consultation/ opening hours of the administration are cancelled until further notice. Please contact the administration by phone or e-mail (HU members: please use your HU account). The contact details of the administration can be found on the website of the administration.

Information on personnel matters
Due to the limited operation some services can only be offered by the Personnel Division to a limited extent.

The ongoing payment/remuneration is guaranteed.

Priority is given to the processing of applications for continued employment in order to prevent social hardship as far as possible. Please submit the necessary documents as a pdf file (with digital signature) to the administration (haushalt.wiwi@hu-berlin.de).

Recruitments can unfortunately only be implemented in the current situation on the next possible date. A binding statement as to when this date will be cannot be made at present.

 

It is possible to conduct job interviews digitally (telephone or video conference - currently only via DFNconf) or, in compliance with the applicable hygiene rules, in presence, if all parties involved agree (applicants, members of the selection committee, staff council, women's representative and, if applicable, the representative for severely disabled persons). Please obtain the necessary approvals before the interviews and document them for the subsequent application for employment.

For applications for job advertisement, planned recruitments (not yet submitted/ applied for), requests for changes in financing of staff, please submit the relevant documents as a pdf file (with digital signature) by mail to the administration (haushalt.wiwi@hu-berlin.de).

Please send all other applications/ requests concerning personnel matters such as dissolution contracts, sick leaves as a pdf file (with digital signature - if necessary) by mail or in original to the administration (haushalt.wiwi@hu-berlin.de).


Information on budgetary matters
Due to the limited operation some services can only be offered to a limited extent by the Finance Division, the Research Service Centre as well as the Technical Division.

The processing of invoices from Haushalts-, Berufungs- und Programmpauschalmitteln is possible. Invoices can be send as a pdf file by e-mail or in original to the administration (haushalt.wiwi@hu-berlin.de). When send electronically, please indicate in your e-mail from which account (Haushalt, Berufungsmittel, Programmpauschale) the invoice should be paid. Please confirm in your e-mail that a) you have received the goods/ service, b) the invoice amount correspondents to the order and value of the goods/ service and c) that the invoice can be paid.

The processing of invoices from third party funds (Drittmittel) is possible. Invoices can be sent together with the form “Auszahlungsanordnung” as a pdf file by e-mail to the responsible administrator (Sachbearbeiter*in) in the Research Service Centre. Please confirm in your e-mail that a) you have received the goods/ service, b) the invoice amount corresponds to the order and value of the goods/ service and c) that the invoice can be paid. The Research Service Centre will then carry out both signatures as well as the forwarding to the Finance Division. It is not necessary to print out the original documents or send them subsequently; the original documents remain with the project leader.
Information on procurements
Procurements up to a value of EUR 1,000 can be carried out directly, provided that economic efficiency and thrift are maintained. The Beschaffungsstelle carries out procurements over EUR 1,000. Please note that procurements are prioritized by the Beschaffungsstelle according to importance.
Information on official trips
Official/ business trips should be limited to a minimum; mandatory business trips may be carried out. Business trips to risk areas are prohibited and will not be approved. The travel recommendations of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) and the German Federal Foreign Office apply.

The applicant must explain in the application why the business trip is mandatory. All permits are subject to the occurrence of infection. If the RKI changes the classification of the travel destination to a risk area, business trips may not be undertaken after approval.

For further information (including information on reimbursement) can be found on the central HU website “Update Corona”.
 
Teaching and Studies
Lecture period winter semester 2020/2021
The lecture period begins on November 2, 2020 and ends on February 27, 2021. The courses/lectures will be offered again in an online format. AGNES provides information about the times/ formats of your courses.

Information on the orientation/introductory week for first-year students can be found on the following website: https://www.wiwi.hu-berlin.de/en/study/sb/erstsemester/standard-en?set_language=en
Examinations

Examinations summer semester 2020 (2nd phase)

The second phase of the examinations of the summer semester 2020 will take place between October 12, and October 23, 2020; for detailed information (dates/ time, rooms etc.) please refer to the examination schedule.

Klausureinsichten
Students who did not pass their examination at the first examination date can contact the chairs directly to arrange an appointment for a “Klausureinsicht” (e.g. via zoom or telephone). This also applies to examination counselling before the last attempt at the examination.

Processing of final papers (BA and MA theses), term and seminar papers
The deadline for the submission of final, term and seminar papers was suspended retroactively starting from March 12, 2020 until July 18, 2020. Accordingly, the deadlines for papers that were registered before March 12, 2020, will continue to run from July 19, 2020. The regular deadlines for papers that were registered after March 13, 2020, starts from July 19, 2020.

(earlier) Submission of BA and MA theses, termin and seminar papers
If you wish to submit your thesis, term or seminar paper earlier, the following applies: Please send the electronic version of your theses/ paper (pdf document) by e-mail from your HU student account to Andrea Kath: kath@wiwi.hu-berlin.de

Please send - in addition to the electronic version - two bound copies of your theses/ paper (including a USB stick or CD with the electronic version) by mail to: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Prüfungsbüro, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin.

After receipt of the documents, you will receive a confirmation from the examination office.

Registration of BA and MA theses
To register for BA and MA theses, please send an e-mail to the examination office: pruefungsbuero-wiwi@hu-berlin.de (the registration form will then be send to you by e-mail).

After the examiner/ lecturer has assigned the topic for the BA or MA thesis, you or the examiner/ lecturer will send the completed form as a pdf file to: pruefungsbuero-wiwi@hu-berlin.de


Incoming/ outgoing students
The HU International Division provides comprehensive information on current developments. For detailed information, please refer to the website of the International Division.
Extension of deadlines for provisionally enrolled MA students
For students who are provisionally enrolled in a Master's programme, i.e. who still have to prove that they hold a Bachelor's degree, the deadline for submitting proof has been extended to September 30th 2020. Students were informed of this extension by e-mail. All of the students who have also paid their semester fee have been re-registered for the summer semester 2020. If students are unsure or have questions, they can contact the HU Compass Team by using a contact form.
Change of dates and deadlines for the academic year 2020/2021
The new dates and deadlines can be found on the website of the Academic Affairs Division.
Contact hours faculty
The personal consulation hours of the academic staff as well as the opening hours of the secretariats are cancelled until further notice. Please contact the employees only by e-mail/ phone. Contact details can be found on the websites of the departments.
Further documents/ inquiries
Sickness notifications and all other applications should be send as pdf file by e-mail to: pruefungsbuero-wiwi@hu-berlin.de

Please always quote your matriculation number in all inquiries you send to examination office.

Further information and FAQ for students can be found on the central HU website "Update Corona".
 
Doctoral studies

The Doctoral Degree Board has decided on the following adjustments to the doctoral pro-cedure described in the Doctoral Degree Regulations of 21.05.2010 for the digital pro-cessing of individual procedural steps during Humboldt-Universität's limited operation mode:


Admission to doctoral studies

All necessary documents can be submitted digitally (with digital signatures) to the Graduate Office. The original forms/documents have to be sent by post (if necessary at a later date).

Admission to doctoral studies is issued for one year on the basis of the digital documents. The letter of admission (with digital signature) is sent digitally to the doctoral candidate. As soon as all required original documents have been submitted to the Graduate Office, a final admission letter will be issued and sent to the doctoral candidate by post.


Admission to the doctoral examination and assessment

All documents required for admission to the doctoral examination can be submitted digitally. The original documents have to be sent by post (if necessary at a later date). The dissertation has to be submitted in digital form as well as by post (five printed copies).

The notification of admission to the doctoral examination (with a digital signature) will be sent digitally and on receipt of the original documents by post by the Graduate Office.

The digital version of the dissertation will be sent to the reviewers by the Graduate Office. The reviewers’ reports will be sent in digital form (with digital signatures) and by post to the Graduate Office.


Display of the dissertation and the reviewers‘ reports

The dissertation as well as the reports are displayed in digital form (in the HU Box). The deadlines set out in the Doctoral Degree Regulations apply. Inspection is possible upon request to the Graduate Office.


Doctoral colloquium

The organization of doctoral colloquia to be held as telephone conferences or exclusively as video conference is not permitted. Doctoral colloquia have to be organized in suitable rooms at the School of Business and Economics. The physical presence of the doctoral candidate as well as all Doctoral Degree Committee members affiliated with HU is required.

External Committee members can participate in the doctoral colloquium by video conference provided the following conditions are met:

  • The written declarations of consent of the doctoral candidate and all members of the Doctoral Degree Committee to allow the participation of extermal Committee members via video conference is available. The declarations of consent will be requested by the chairperson of the Doctoral Degree Committee and must be recorded. The Graduate Office must be informed about the existence of all declarations of consent in good time.
  • The doctoral candidate has submitted a written statement in accordance with § 17 Para. 3 of the Doctoral Degree Regulations that the doctoral colloquium should be held in camera.
  • The chairperson of the Doctoral Degree Committee is responsible for the organisa-tion of the video conference in accordance with the recommendations of the CMS of Humboldt-Universität on video conferences. The chairperson of the Doctoral Degree Committee must guarantee and record the interference-free video transmission during the colloquium. It must be recorded who is connected and how; any technical faults must also be documented. If the chairperson cannot guarantee that the colloquium will run smoothly, it should not be held.
  • If the smooth running of the doctoral colloquium cannot be guaranteed and this sit-uation does not represent a good examination situation for the doctoral candidate himself/herself, the doctoral candidate can, in accordance with § 16 Para. 3 of the Doctoral Degree Regulations, postpone the colloquium without this having a nega-tive effect. The postponement must be notified in good time before the doctoral colloquium to the chairperson of the doctoral committee and to the Graduate Office.

The documents required by the Doctoral Degree Committee will be provided in digital or original form. After the successful completion of the doctoral colloquium, the chairperson of the Doctoral Degree Committee will provide the Graduate Office with all the necessary documents in digital form and the original documents by post. On this basis, the Graduate Office will prepare a preliminary (digital) interim certificate. As soon as all required original documents habe been submitted to the Graduate Office, the final interim certificate will be issued and sent to the doctoral candidate by post.


Publication of the dissertation and issue of the doctoral certificate

The digital submission and publication of the dissertation is carried out according to the currently valid regulations of the University Library. Proof of the approval of the members of the Doctoral Degree Committee to fulfill any conditions for publication that may have been imposed can be submitted digitally (with digital signatures).

The doctoral certificate will only be issued when all the necessary documents for the doc-toral procedure have been submitted to the Graduate Office in original. The issue of a digital doctoral certificate is not possible.