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Lending of webcams for exams

Lydia Munick, 12.02.2021 13:07

Dear students,

FaRaFIN has purchased 10 camera-microphone-equipments to provide you with for your proctored online exams.

From Monday (15.02.2021) you can borrow them! To do so, simply email us at from your university email. As subject you simply use "Borrowing a webcam for the exam", so that we have a better overview. The following data are important for us and should be in your mail:
-> Date of the exam
-> Suggested date for pickup and return

There are also a few rules that have to be followed! You can take these from the document in the attachment.

Additional notes:
-> We take care of the disinfection between the borrowings.
-> When returning the equipment, we briefly test its function.

We wish you good luck for your exams and stay healthy!

Corona and Exams

Lydia Munick, 04.02.2021 16:21

Dear students,

we have prepared a small overview of important websites regarding information about Corona and the exam period:

Examination Plans:
Alternative Exams: (Note: Boxes below are clickable)

Informations about Corona:
Gradual Plan of the University:
FAQ for international students:

Stay well and healthy!

FINde dein Praktikum

Lydia Munick, 03.02.2021 12:26

Liebe Studis,

ihr sucht noch nach einem Bachelor-Praktikum? Das MKM hat uns da was vorbereitet!

FINde dein Praktikum in der IT Branche in Magdeburg
Wann? 17.02. von 13:00-13.30 Uhr

Praktika helfen bei der Berufsorientierung und machen sich gut im Lebenslauf.
Im Termin stellen sich ZEHN Unternehmen aus der Region mit freien Praktikaplätzen ab März vor.

Ihr habt noch keinen Platz für euer Praktikum? Dann lernt im Termin unkompliziert die Unternehmen kennen und besprecht mit den Ansprechpartnern die nächsten Schritte.

Das Event findet in Zoom in deutscher Sprache statt. Die Zugangsdaten werden allen angemeldeten Teilnehmern in Moodle einen Tag vor der Veranstaltung mitgeteilt.

Wir wünschen euch viel Erfolg beim Finden eures Praktikums!

Infos zur Abgabe von Abschlussarbeiten

Lydia Munick, 01.02.2021 18:03

Studierende haben zurzeit folgende Möglichkeit zur Abgabe von Abschlussarbeiten:

- als Vorab-Sendung der elektronischen Version per E-Mail an das Prüfungsamt (, allerdings mit der gesondert geschickten und unterschriebenen Eigenständigkeitserklärung als Scan.

Die beiden Druckexemplare sind trotzdem noch erforderlich, können aber zu einem späteren Zeitpunkt abgegeben werden. Zeugnisse werden erst ausgehändigt, wenn diese Druckversionen nachgereicht worden sind.

Wenn ein Copy-Shop gefunden worden ist und die Arbeit in gedruckter Form (Achtung, die unterschriebene Eigenständigkeitserklärung muss eingebunden sein) abgegeben werden kann, sind folgende Möglichkeiten vorhanden:

- die Arbeiten in einem großen, mit der Adresse "Fakultät für Informatik, Prüfungsamt" beschrifteten Umschlag in den großen roten Briefkasten bei Gebäude 9 einwerfen

- die Sendung per Postpaket. Das Absendedatum muss erkennbar sein, dies wird dann als Abgabedatum vermerkt. Die Adresse ist

Fakultät für Informatik
Universitätsplatz 2
39106 Magdeburg

Das Prüfungsamt hat die Infos auch auf ihrer Seite unter Lehrbetrieb und Prüfungen.

Welcome on our new homepage!

Moritz Marquardt, 01.02.2021 15:51

Welcome to the new website of your student council!

We hope you find your way around & can find all the information even easier than before. If you miss something, please contact the web task force at

Information for the examination period

Lydia Munick, 20.01.2021 18:06

Dear students,

there is new information about the examination period and especially about the examination forms in WiSe 20/21.
On the university website (* you can read the informations.
*Note: The boxes can be ticked.

Possible are currently:
- Oral presence examination (individual examination)
- Classical homework or seminar papers
- Electronic oral exam
- Electronic written examination (unsupervised; referred to as "schriftliche Ausarbeitungen" in the General Regulations).

Electronic exams (with video supervision) will also still be possible according to the Ministry's regulation for distance exams, which is expected to be valid from February 2021.

We will of course keep you informed as soon as possible!

Regulations for examinations of the WiSe 20-21

Lydia Munick, 15.01.2021 17:57

Dear representatives of the StuRa, dear student representatives of the University of Magdeburg,

as agreed, today you will receive initial information on the implementation of examinations in the winter semester 20/21.

Basically, all students will be offered exams.

The basic arrangements that have been made in consultation with the deans and deans of studies are as follows:

  • The planned presence examinations until 15.03.2021 will be replaced by an alternative form of examination.
  • Depending on the pandemic situation, presence examinations may be held after 15.03.21. If necessary, it is possible that smaller presence examinations will already be held in the week before 15.03.21 under strict hygiene regulations. This will be discussed with the faculties in mid-February.
  • In order to provide for equalization, written examinations can take place in the non-examination period and the examination period will be extended until 09.04.21.
  • Oral exams in attendance may take place throughout the period.

Next Monday, January 18, 2021, more necessary information, dates, contact persons and modalities will be published online at Students of the degree programme in Human Medicine shall observe the regulations that apply separately to them.

All the best,

Jens Strackeljan & Susanne Schmidt

Information on written examinations in the winter semester 2020/2021

Lydia Munick, 15.01.2021 13:34

Dear students,

Below we have some information for you regarding the exam season.
However, we would like to emphasise that this is not final information! The official final information will hopefully be sent to your university mail via the student distribution list by Tuesday! So make sure you check it regularly.
If you already have questions about your exams for certain courses, please contact the lecturers!

Dear FIN students,

as promised at the meeting of the Faculty Council on 13.01.2021, the following is the information provided by the FIN Dean of Studies, Prof. Günes, on the OVGU's discussion to date on written examinations in the winter semester 2020/21. If new information on this is available, we will forward it to you immediately.

The essence of the meeting of the Senate Study Commission on 14.01.2021, without being able to answer all questions, is as follows:

  • No written face-to-face examinations (written exams) until 15.03.21.
  • Alternative online forms of examination are possible
  • Oral face-to-face examinations are possible
  • Oral online examinations are possible
  • Written paper == Examination without supervision
  • Type and method of examination must be announced 2 weeks in advance
  • A Moodle course will be started where questions about the exams will be discussed and shared
  • There will be a written explanation from the Rectorate early next week"

Re-registration 2021

Lydia Munick, 12.01.2021 11:22

⚠️ Re-registration for the summer semester 2021 ⚠️

➡️ This will take place between January 12, 2021 and February 8, 2021.
➡️ Re-registration will be provided via the myOVGU portal (
➡️ The semester fee is 129,90€ (77,00€ 'Studentenwerk' fee; 41,40€ semester ticket; 11,50€ student body fee). If applicable, the amount increases if second tuition fees have to be paid.
➡️ For more information on re-registration, please visit

Information from the dean

Lydia Munic, 12.01.2021 11:21

Dear members of the FIN,

On behalf of the faculty management, I wish you a happy and healthy new year!

Unfortunately, we still have to deal with the effects of the Corona pandemic and as you could see from the Rector's email of January 08, 2021, our university will remain at level 4 of the stage plan until the end of January 2021. (After that, a new decision will be made and action will be taken according to the situation.) For us as a faculty, this means that, in order to avoid contacts, all teaching rooms such as seminar rooms, laboratories and also learning areas on the floor corridors will remain closed to all students and staff.

Building 29 also remains closed to the public and is only accessible to FIN employees by key or transponder. Students will still not have access to the building, even via chip (if access is required, please make personal contact with the student/staff in question).

Due to the closure of building 29 to the public, delivery services/parcel delivery companies and the like are still asked to either contact the respective orderers or to drop off deliveries at the OVGU post office. Appropriate arrangements have been made with the post office. This announcement is also visible via a notice on the outside doors.

Dear members of the FIN, we all hope that these strict measures will now lead to success and thus the COVID-19 incidence numbers can be significantly reduced. Thank you for your understanding and support!!!

There will be arrangements with the university management about the further procedure at the end of January 2021 and we will inform you then.

Until then, on behalf of the entire faculty management, I wish you to stay healthy!

Best regards
Prof. Dr. Hans-Knud Arndt
Dean of the Faculty of Computer Science