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Current Information on the Coronavirus for Doctoral Candidates and Postdocs

Due to the current situation, we would like to draw your attention to the information website of the University of Cologne about current measures and information in connection with the coronavirus (COVID-19). The website is permanently updated.

On the pages of the HR Development for Researchers and the Occupational Health Management you can find further information and tips for working in your home office.

Please also note important current information of the individual faculties (e.g. changes of examination dates, submission of dissertations, opening hours of offices as well as further measures taken by the faculties), that result from the current situation.

For critical personnel questions, you can also contact the general ombudsperson for Early Career Researchers at the University of Cologne, Prof. Martin Henssler. You are also very welcome to contact us first. We will treat your information confidentially and discuss with you further possibilities for action.

The university has also set up an information office for university members and staff. It can be reached via the following e-mail address:


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