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News about the Corona Situation

On this page you will find a summary of the information from the newsletters of the Faculty 09.

Further up-to-date information can also be found at:


We ask for your understanding that due to the special situation we sometimes have to decide on short term and that sometimes decisions have to be revised.

Consultation hours master degree programmes

You are interested in one of the international master degree prorgammes of the faculty 09? There are still some questions left? Then join our consultation hours offered between 4 August and 19 August:

  • M.Sc. Agrobiotechnology: Prof. Kämpfer offers telephone consultation on 4 August from 9 am till 11 am. Please call +49 641 9937352.
  • M.Sc Insect Biotechnology and Bioresources: Dr. Degenkolb offers online consultation on 5 August from 10 am till noon. Please indicate your interest by writing to .
  • M.Sc. Transition Management: Prof. Petrick offers online consultation on 19 August from 2 pm till 4 pm. Please indicate your interest by writing to .

We are looking forwar to get in contact with you!



Lecturers are requested to conduct as many examinations as possible without physical presence and, if necessary, to change the form of examination. Such alternative examinations are not linked to the planned examination periods. For exams that require attendance, we try to orientate by the examination periods as far as possible. You can find the exact exam dates via Stud.IP. Changes concerning the form of the examinations have to be announced four weeks in advance at the latest.


Exam registration summer semester 2020

Until July 2, 2020, 12:00 noon (10 days prior to the start of the examination period) you can register in FlexNow for exams in the first examination period of the summer semester 2020 and deregister again. As the holding of attendance examinations is currently very time-consuming, we would like to ask all students to register conscientiously and thus make planning and organisation easier for the lecturers. Participation in examinations of the summer semester is not possible without registration in FlexNow.


Online exams

The ban on online exams published by the university administration on 8.6.2020, at 10:30 a.m. refers to exams with online systems that require a permanent connection to the server, e.g. online exams in Ilias. Only this is called an electronic exam. Not affected are homework-like formats, where tasks are first downloaded and then uploaded again after processing.


Non-appearance / Case of illness

Anyone who cannot take part in an examination that is in the responsibility of JLU due to illness must in any case deregister with the respective examination office before the examination. Non-appearance at the examination date without prior cancellation is considered a failed attempt. However, against the background of the corona pandemic, it is not necessary to present a medical certificate until further notice.

If you can not take an exam for which you are registered in FlexNow, you must send an email to the examination office (a phone call is not sufficient) that you cannot take the exam due to illness. In FlexNow a medical certificate is then noted. You will then be automatically registered for the next possible examination period. Initial registrations in FlexNow will therefore remain.


Third examination period wintersemester 2019/20

We are trying to create a third exam possibility for the wintersemester 2019/20. Currently, this is imaginable at the end of October after the second examination period of the summer semester: 19 - 30 October 2020. Whether this can be realised remains to be seen. You cannot register directly for exams in the third examination period. These are re- or retake exams of the second examination period, for students who did not pass them or who have sent an excuse due to illness via email to the examination office.



Lecture periods

Due to the Corona crisis the dates have been changed. You can read the updated semester dates here. At the moment only a German version is available but you can also find an English translation here.




Please inform yourself about current deadlines and dates of the department on the website of the examination office.



Modules offered

Summer semester 2020

English Modules Summer semester 2020 (.pdf)


Winter semester 2020/21

Due to the pandemic situation the courses of the first semester (winter semester 2020/21) in the following degree courses will be offered digitally:

  • M.Sc. Agrobiotechnology,
  • M.Sc. Insect Biotechnology and Bioresources
  • M.Sc. Transition Management.


At the moment we expect physical presence of the students in January 2021. However, this may change depending on the development of the corona pandemic. Please check this page regularly for information on the current status.


Concerning the modules of the higher semesters and of the Germann degree courses work is still in progress. We will inform you as soon as possible.