Welcome! We are looking forward to meeting you!

Is it all new to you? We’ll help you get an insight!

To help you get your studies off to a good start, we have put together some tips, contact names and important information for your first few days at the university. Since there may be some changes, we recommend that you occasionally take a look at this page - you will always find the most up-to-date information here.

Welcome greeting

Some programmes are planning a joint introductory event where you can get to know the lecturers as well as the other students in person. For more information about studying, IT and online services as well as details about the summer semester of face-to-face teaching, simply click through the tabs.

Department of Engineering and Industrial Design (IWID)

Electrical Engineering (B.Eng.) and Mechatronic Systems Engineering (B.Eng.)

1 April 2022 - Arrive together

TimeEvent                                       Place/meeting point 
9.45 am Presentation of interdisciplinary projects

Building 14, lecture hall tba

12.30 pm Welcome address by the Dept. Student Council (FASRA) Lawn between buildings
8,9 und 10

Electrical Engineering (M.Eng.) and Mechanical Engineering (M.Sc.)

1 April 2022 - Arrive together

Time        Event                                           Place/meeting point 
9 am Welcome address to the students in the Institute of Industrial Design and students on the Master's programmes in Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering (by the Dean) Building 14, lecture hall tba
9.45 am Presentation of interdisciplinary projects Building 14, lecture hall tba
12.30 pm Welcome address by the Dept. Student Council (FASRA) Lawn between
8,9 und 10

Engineering Design (M.A.)

 

1 April 2022 - Arrive together

Time             Event                                             Place/meeting point  
9 amWelcome address to the students in the Institute of Industrial Design and students on the Master’s programmes in Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering (Dean) Building 14,
lecture hall tba
10 amFirst semester welcome address in the Institute of Industrial Design Building 9,
Room 0.02
12 noonPlenary assembly - Institute of Industrial Design Building 14,
lecture hall tba
12.30 pmWelcome address by the Dept. Student Council (FASRA) Lawn between buildings
8,9 und 10

Industrial Design (B.A.)

 

1 April 2022 - Arrive together

       Time          Event                                             Place/meeting point
9 am Welcome address to the students in the Institute of Industrial Design and students on the Master’s programmes in Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering (Dean) Building 14,
lecture hall tba
10 am First semester welcome address in the Institute of Industrial Design Building 9,
Room 0.02
12 noon Plenary assembly - Institute of Industrial Design Building 14,
lecture hall tba
12.30 pm Welcome address by the Dept. Student Council (FASRA) Lawn between buildings
8,9 und 10
2.30 pm For students from the 3rd semester onwards:
Presentation of main projects
Building 9,
Room tba
or Zoom

4 April 2022 - Orientation & Finding Your Way

Time                EventPlace/meeting point 
10 am Photo appointment with D. Neblung Building 9,
Room 1.04
11.30 am - 12.15 pm Safety briefing with Th. Naumann Building 17,
Room 1.07

5 April 2022 - Discovery & Familiarisation

Time             Event                                             Place/ meeting point  
10 am - 12 noon Info on studying with Professo  Schmid-Wohlleber Building 9,
Room 0.02
1 pm Intro to basics with 1st semester lecturers Building 9,
Room 0.02

6 April 2022 - Enlarging Your Radius

Time                Event                                             Place/meeting point  
10 am Workshop with Cora Gebauer Building 17,
Room 1.07

7 April 2022 - Expanding networks

Time        Event                                              Place/meeting point
10 am - 5 pm Basic Computational Design workshop with Prof. Schumacher                                           Building 9,          
Room 0.02       

Interaction Design (M.A.)

 

1 April 2022 - Arrive together

Time       Event                                            Place/meeting point
9 am Welcome address to the students in the Institute of Industrial Design and students on the Master’s programmes in Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering (Dean) Building 14,
lecture hall tba
10 am First semester welcome address in the Institute of Industrial Design Building 9,
Room 0.02
12 noon Plenary assembly - Institute of Industrial Design Building 14,
lecture hall tba
12.30 pm Welcome address by the Dept. Student Council (FASRA) Lawn between buildings
8,9 und 10

4 April 2022 - Orientation & Finding Your Way

Time             Event                                              Place/meeting point  
10 am

Photo appointment with D. Neblung

Building 9,
Room 1.04
11.30 am - 12.15 pm

Safety briefing with Th. Naumann

Building 17,
Room 1.07
4 pm Introduction with Prof. Hußlein and Prof. Schumacher Building 9,
Room 0.10

5 April 2022 - Discovery & Familiarisation

Time          Event                                          Place/meeting point 
10 am - 12 noon Introduction with Prof. Hußlein and Prof. Schumacher                                          Building 9,          
Room 0.10       

6 April 2022 - Enlarging Your Radius

Time           Event                                            Place/meeting point  
10 am - 6 pm  Introduction with Prof. Hußlein and Prof. Schumacher Building 9,          
Room 0.10       

Mechanical Engineering (B.Eng.) and Industrial Engineering (B. Eng.)

 

1 April 2022 - Arrive together

Time          Event                                              Place/meeting point 
9.45 am Presentation of interdisciplinary projects Building 14,
lecture hall tba
12.30 pm Welcome address by the Dept. Student Council (FASRA) Lawn between buildings
8,9 und 10

StREaM – Sustainable Resources, Engineering and Management (B.Eng.)

1 April 2022 - Arrive together

Time          Programme                           Place / Access data (Zoom link)
10.30 till 12.00 (a. m.)Welcoming the StREaM students - Part 1 // Programme Director and Coordinator; Study and International Affairs OfficeHybrid event (in presence, with online transmission/recording). Access data (Zoom link) will be provided later.

12.00 till 12.30Open Q&A Session
from 12.30Welcoming the StREaM students - Part 2 // Student representatives
Meadow between buildings 8, 9 and 10
SubsequentlyCampus Tour // With representatives of the Buddy Programme

Department of Social Work, Health and Media (SGM)

Social Work in an Ageing Society (M.A.)

7 April 2022 - Arrive together

Time                 Event                                            Place / meeting point  
2 pm Introductory event for new students on the MA in Social Work in an Ageing Society Building 1,
Room tba

Department of Water, Environment, Construction and Safety (WUBS)

Energy-Efficient Building Construction and Reconstruction (M.Eng.)

4 April 2022 - Arrive together

Time                 Event                                               place / meeting point
10 am Welcome address for students on the Master’s programme in Energy-Efficient Building Construction and Reconstruction see timetable

Department of Economics (WIWI)

Entrepreneurial Risk Management (M.A.)

5 April 2022 - Arrive together

Time            Event                                     place / meeting point
11 am - 12.30 pm

Enrolment and programme introduction

  • Welcome address and enrolment by the Prorector, Vice Dean and Head of Programme
  • Introduction to lecturers

Building 1,
Room 1.01

or

Zoom
(Meeting-ID: 815 5203 9812,
passcode: 006028)

12.30 - 1.30 pmLunch in the Refectory Building 15, Refectory
11.30 am

Joint Lunch

Refectory
1.30 - 3.30 pm
  • study information

(Prof. Dr. Michael Hoffmann, Dr. Jürgen Bennies and  3rd semester Risk Management students)

  • IT-Service Stendal Campus
( Introduction to the Uni Account, LSF, Moodle )

Building 1,
Room 1.01

or

Zoom
(Meeting-ID: 815 5203 9812,
passcode: 006028)

3.30 - 4 pmBreak
4 - 7.30 pm IT Risks and Data Analytics course (Prof. Dr. Herzog) Building 3,
Room 2.04

All About Studying

Don’t worry, every student was a fresher once! To make it easier to get started at our university, we have summarised all of the most important information about studying for you here.

Semester dates and deadlines

The academic year differs considerably from the school year. All the most important deadlines, lecture and examination periods and lecture-free days can be found here.

Student ID card and semester travel pass

You will receive your student ID card along with your certificate of enrolment. This is also valid as:

  • a user ID card for the library (after registering in person)
  • a semester travel pass for the ÖPNV (public transport) in Magdeburg, if you are studying on the Magdeburg campus: this will allow you to use the public transport services in Magdeburg round the clock. If you are studying on the Stendal campus, you may also purchase the semester travel pass, provided that your main place of residence is registered in Magdeburg.
  • Semester travel pass for the Deutsche Bahn, if you are studying on the Stendal campus: this will allow you to travel as often as you wish on the Stendal - Magdeburg route (incl. Magdeburg Herrenkrug station and in future Stendal Hochschule station).

Student Union card: cashless payments in the refectory

An empty stomach is no good for studying. Therefore, our refectories offer a variety of different dishes at fair prices every day. In both institutions and the integrated cafés you can pay cash-free with the student union chip card. The cards can be loaned permanently from the InfoPoints in Magdeburg and Stendal for 5 euros and regularly topped up.

Magdeburg campus refectory menu

Stendal campus refectory menu


BAföG

BAföG stands for the Bundesausbildungsförderungsgesetz (Federal Education & Training Assistance Act) and covers, among other things, state support for students. The Educational Financial Assistance Office in the Student Union provides help with any questions concerning BAföG and applications.

Important! The funding only starts in the month you make your application! It is therefore advisable to make an “deadline placeholder application” if you do not already have all of the necessary documentation to hand.

Find out more

Registering your place of residence

If you are moving to Magdeburg or Stendal from another town or city, you must register with the municipal authorities within two weeks - either with your secondary or primary place of residence.

Worth knowing:

anyone switching their primary place of residence to the city of Magdeburg can benefit from the city’s special offers for students and receive a support payment of €160. Municipal Citizens’ Service for Students

The town of Stendal also supports “its” new students with a 100 euro cash welcome gift. Stendal Municipal Citizens’ Service

Studying in special circumstances

You will find the many possible sources of advice and support plus regulations aimed at better combining studying with family life or studying with disabilities here.

In the Stendal family room (FaZi) you can also obtain hourly and flexible childcare for your children – right on campus.

The Psychosocial Student Advisory Service is open to all students and employees of the universities in the area of responsibility of the student union. It offers free, non-binding and strictly confidential advice in stressful situations that may arise in the course of your studies.


Library

The libraries in Magdeburg and Stendal are not just useful for researching term papers and disquisitions. You can browse the countless books, journals, audiovisual media and databases here in peace.

Register at the lending desk with your student ID card during your first visit to the library.

Find out more

University Sport

Every semester, together with Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, the university offers a varied range of sporting activities at both sites: be it climbing, sailing, breakdancing, Capoeira or Zumba - there is something for everyone. Registration for the sports courses is always at the start of the semester.

You can find the current range of sports available at www.h2.de/sport.

Careers Center

The University Careers Centre offers support in the search for jobs or internships.

If you wish to work alongside your studies or gain practical experience, you can take a look in our jobs portal www.nachwuchsmarkt.de or contact our staff directly.

Contact details and further information are available from www.h2.de/careercenter.

Student Council

The student council is the chief student representative body at university level. It represents the interests of the students within and outside of the university in higher education policy and in society, promotes student culture and takes an active role in shaping university life.

Find out more

Other committees

IT and Online Services

Our modern IT infrastructure makes it possible for you to communicate simply and securely with all members of the university. The most important digital tools can be found here.

ITM - Service department for IT and media technology

On the ITM web pages you can read how to use the campus wireless network, access the university network from off campus and use the central printing and copying system. The ITM service department also oversees the central computer pools.

Uni Account

With your certificate of enrolment you will automatically receive login details for the central IT services of the university such as email, the wireless network, printing, LSF, Moodle, intranet, the online student service and central computer workstations in Magdeburg and Stendal.

hochschule/einrichtungen/zki/netzwerk-und-accounts/mein-account.html

Find out more

Online campus

be it obtaining your certificate of enrolment or viewing your grades, changing your address, re-enrolling or registering for exams, you can do it all via the online campus. You can log in using the individual uni account details sent to you.

hochschule/einrichtungen/studium-und-internationales/immatrikulations-und-pruefungsamt/services/onlinecampusonline-studierendenservice.html

To the online campus

Timetable and course materials

Many lecturers make available their notes and other documents for lectures and seminars via the e-learning platform, Moodle.

Via the LSF web application you can access the timetables for your study programme online and view the relevant rooms and any cancelled periods. You can also enrol on certain courses via LSF.

You can log in with your uni account on both platforms.

email

With your uni account you will also receive a university email address, which you will keep for the duration of your studies. Official emails from the university will be sent to this address. So do not forget to check your university emails, as otherwise you might miss important information concerning everyday student life.

You can access your uni mail account with your personal mail programme (via IMAP/POP3) or via webmail or set up forwarding to your private email address.

hochschule/einrichtungen/zki/kommunikation-und-zusammenarbeit/e-mail.html

More information on your email account

https://groupware.hs-magdeburg.de/egroupware/login.php

Webmail

Video conferences

DFNconf, Zoom Meetings and Adobe Connect are video conferencing services that make it possible to hold video conferences and have many useful functions such as screen sharing, a whiteboard and chat. Due to their ease of use, these tools are also used in teaching, in order to hold events such as online seminars or group working digitally.

https://www.hs-magdeburg.de/hochschule/einrichtungen/zki/kommunikation-und-zusammenarbeit/video-telefonkonferenzen.html?sword_list%5b%5d=zoom&no_cache=1

Find out more

Face-to-face teaching

As with the previous winter semester, during the 2022 summer semester the university will also be delivering face-to-face teaching at both the Magdeburg and Stendal campuses. The measures that will be taken and the rules to be followed are summarized briefly for you below:

  • throughout the entire university premises the basic measures of keeping your distance, following hygiene rules, wearing a mask and ventilating regularly apply.
  • Participation in all classes requires compliance with the 3G rule (geimpft (vaccinated), genesen (recovered) or getestet (tested).
  • Proof of 3G compliance will be requested upon digital registration via h2.tisch.im as the central tool for data collection and in so doing confirmed on oath.
  • Seats must be occupied in such a way that a distance of 1.5 metres can be maintained. The adjusted capacity of the rooms has been taken into account when planning the lectures, so that everyone will be able to participate in the classes and find a place.
  • There is no requirement to wear a mask in your seat.
  • However, if the minimum distance cannot be maintained, the wearing of a medical mouth and nose cover is mandatory.
  • Arrangements for practicals will be determined on a case by case basis with distancing and/or a mask and with limited numbers of participants.
  • Individual online courses supplement the face-to-face teaching.
  • On the one hand, we rely on regular and intensive ventilation. Where that is not possible, we have obtained floor-mounted appliances to improve the air quality. This applies to the lecture hall centre in Magdeburg since the windows there can only be tilted open. To support the general ventilation activities, CO2 meters have been purchased for all departments to monitor the ventilation frequency.
  • There are university test centres on both campuses: Magdeburg Campus, Building 15, entrance to the exercise hall, in the entrance area to the music booths (Monday to Friday, 8 am to 2 pm) and Stendal Campus, Building 2, in the first-aid room 0.07 (Monday to Friday, 8 am to 2 pm)
  • Within the refectory building the wearing of an FFP2 mask is mandatory. The refectory also sells food to take away.

Extensive information on the hygiene plan for the 2022 summer semester can be found under: h2.de/coronavirus

Still got questions?

Then you are welcome to contact our Student Advisory Service.

Tel.: +49 (0)391 886 4106
email: studienberatung@h2.de
WhatsApp: +49 (0)1757 722032 (Privacy)


Get connected!

If you want to get to know your fellow students before your course begins, then why not join our Freshers’ Facebook group.

 


Personal support

Our student mentors will support you at the start of your studies if you have general, organisational, social or cultural questions.

Feel free to make contact!

 


Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2

Up-to-date coronavirus information can be found at: www.h2.de/coronavirus

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