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Corona-Virus / COVID19: as of 23.02.2020

Due to the ongoing corona virus pandemic, the KHM has taken extensive measures based on the regulations of the federal, state and local governments to protect its university members and to contain the spread of infections. The general distance and hygiene rules of the federal and state governments must be strictly observed.

Protected operation: The KHM is in a protected operation. It is secured by hygiene plans that are continuously updated to the applicable federal and state regulations.

Medical masks must be worn everywhere at the KHM: Medical masks are so-called surgical masks, masks of the FFP2 standard and higher standards (without an exhalation valve) or masks comparable to these (KN95/N95).

Please email all inquiries to
Please also note the information on the website of the German Federal Ministry of Health.
Standard period of study for students
Due to the Corona Epidemic University Ordinance (3rd amendment order of December 23, 2020), the standard period of study for all students enrolled in the winter semester 2020/21 will be increased by another semester.
For students who were already enrolled or admitted in the summer semester 2020, the standard period of study will thus increase by two semesters, as an increase in the standard period of study by one semester was already decided for the summer semester 2020.

Guidelines for the period up to March 7, 2021.


Courses should please continue to be held online.

Attendance examinations:

Face-to-face examinations and the measures preparing for them are permissible if their postponement would be detrimental to the persons being examined. A medical mask must be worn (OP mask or FFP-2 mask). Care should be taken to ensure that there is little contact, a minimum distance of 1.5 metres should be maintained and the general hygiene measures should continue to be taken into account. The medical mask may be temporarily dispensed with for examination interviews if it appears necessary for these examinations. 

We recommend that you coordinate details with the Corona Office in good time. Please ensure easy traceability for the respective event (exam, exam preparation).  Care should be taken to avoid crowding at the entrance and exit of exams.

Loan of equipment:

Students can borrow equipment for necessary examinations and their preparatory activities - within the framework of low-contact implementation and handling of borrowing.


The library rooms remain closed. For borrowing media, please use the order form on the library page. Collection is Mon-Thu, 10am-1pm.

Access to individual workstations:

Students who have been granted access to individual workspaces always register with the porter in front of the auditorium (Aula) to enter the KHM.

In order to allow for exam preparation, we allow access to individual workstations as an exception, if work on them is absolutely necessary until March 7th. The aim here is to avoid hardship cases in which the duration of studies could be unreasonably prolonged without this possibility. 

Access to individual workstations in the technical rooms is granted according to the following prioritisation:

1) Diploma students: Students who are in their diploma phase and/or have to register by the end of March.

2) Pre-diploma students who have already registered for their pre-diploma exam.

These restrictions and prioritisations are important in order to avoid crowding in the relevant buildings and to minimise the risk of infection for students and staff.

Access to individual workstations in the lecturers' studios is based on the following prioritisation:

1) Diploma students: Students who are in their diploma phase and/or have to register by the end of March.

2) Pre-diploma students who have already registered for their pre-diploma exam.

3) All other projects, in order to enable a continuous course of studies and to avoid a prolongation of studies.

Ongoing projects:

If you have questions about the feasibility of projects with regard to the hygiene concept, please contact the Corona office.

At the moment we assume that we will have to maintain this arrangement for a while, but we will keep an eye on developments and communicate any changes as soon as possible.

Let's hope for the best for the upcoming summer semester 2021 and take care of yourselves.

Best regards from the Rectorate

All individual workplaces can only be booked and coordinated in consultation with the person responsible for the room. Contact persons for booking studios, studios, labs, rooms are listed here:

Animations-Studio (Isabel Herguera)

Atelier NETZE H.402 (Hans Bernhard)

Case (Alex Grein, Beate Gütschow)

Experimentelle Informatik (Heck, Nawrath)

exMedia Lab - Risograph (Hen/Lingnau)

exMedia Lab (Hen/Friedrich/Lingnau)

Flexzone (Constantin Schädle)

Hybrid Space, Seminarraum 017, Filzengraben 18-24 (Prof. Vogelaar)

Klanglabor (hans w. koch)

LAB 4 A & B (Daniel Burkhardt)

room2 (Christian Sievers/Julia Scher)

Transmedialer Raum (Thomas Hawranke)

Atelier for painting & sculpture (Leah-Lilith Heeren/Johannes Wohnseifer)

Aula (Lutz Menniken, Michael Straßburger,

Colorgrading, Suite 2 (Ewald Hentze)

Computerseminarraum; FG 2b,c H.4.04 (Hans Huber,

Fotolabor (Heiko Diekmeier, Claudia Trekel,

- Foto Canon DR 0.06 

- Foto Epson DR 1.12

- Foto Fotostudio 0.01

- Foto Gr. C-Raum 1.14

- Foto Kl. C-Raum 1.08

- Foto UG Analoglabor

- Foto Lambda

Tonstudios (Ralf Schipke, Judith Nordbrock)

Edit Suite 1-8 / H.3.02ff (Rita Schwarze)

Edit Suite 09-12 / H.2.04ff (Fani Schoinopoulou)

Studio A & B  (Maja Bullok, )

VFX-Lab MacPro (Christian Eller,

VFX-Lab (Christian Eller,

Zentrale Werkstatt (Axel Autschbach)

I feel sick! What do I do?
Make sure to call your general practitioner and stay at home. Your doctor will advise you on how to proceed. Advice is also available on the medical on-call service (Tel. 116 117) or at the Cologne Health Department / Gesundheitsamt (Neumarkt 15 -21, 50667 Cologne, Tel. 0221/221 -33500)
Anyone who is ill should, as a precautionary measure, remain incapable of working at home while any possible infection is being investigated; this is possible for up to three days without presenting a certificate of incapacity for work.

Corona positive: How do I report a corona infection?
All persons (including guests, lecturers or visitors) who are acutely ill are prohibited from entering. This also applies if a positive corona finding is made up to two weeks after a personal appointment or a presence at the KHM. All are also requested to inform the KHM immediately via their central information point (, to name the contact persons within the probable incubation period and, in the confirmed case, to always report to the health department of the City of Cologne.
Students are requested to send this information to the respective lecturer or examiner.
Employees in teaching and administration also inform their direct supervisors and the HR department ( Employees whose health is in a position to do so have to work from home during this time. The supervisor ensures that work from home is made possible, as far as the official tasks permit.
In the case of people who have been or are still in 'close contact' (Category I according to RKI) with one or more people suffering from SARS-CoV-2, the KHM will also be banned from the premises for the duration of the close contact and 14 days after that pronounced.

I come (back) from a risk area abroad. What to do?
A mandatory quarantine of ten days applies to all returnees from risk areas. The Robert Koch Institute continuously updates the rules and  a list of risk areas.
Here are all of the information provided by the Federal Ministry of Health.

Officially ordered quarantine
In the event of an officially ordered quarantine, teachers and employees must report this to the KHM's central information point ( and the Human Resources department ( in order to give the KHM the opportunity to assert claims for compensation in accordance with the Infection Protection Act.

Study office

Claudia Warnecke

Christina Hartmann

Juliane Schwibbert

Peter-Welter-Platz 2

50676 Köln

Tel.: +49 221 20189 - 119 / 187 / 249
Fax: +49 221 20189 - 49119

Opening hours
Currently closed to the public!

Mo - Do: 10-13 h

Do: 14-16 h

Winter semester 2020/21

Lecture period:
​​​​​​​Oct. 19, 2020 until Feb. 2, 2021

Summer semester 2021

Lecture period:

April 12 until July 23, 2021

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