The Berlin universities and colleges will start the 2021 summer semester as planned between 1st and 12th April 2021, and will initially hold lectures in digital mode. This has been agreed by the Senate Chancellery for Science and Research and the State Conference of the Rectors and Presidents of the Higher Education Institutions in Berlin (LKRP).
Absolutely essential practical formats and exams that cannot be carried out digitally may still be conducted in person provided the applicable measures for protecting against infection are observed.
The principles agreed for the implementation of the summer semester furthermore provide for the possibility of opening up for more in-person events if and to the extent that the course of the pandemic allow for this over the coming months. The Berlin phased plan for college and university operations under pandemic conditions will provide the joint framework for action and decision making for the universities and colleges and the Senate Chancellery for Science and Research, so that they can react reliably and at the same time flexibly to a dynamic occurrence of infection in the 2021 summer semester.