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Earthquake in Turkey and Syria

Humboldt-Universität would like to express its sincere condolences to all who have lost family and friends in the horrific earthquake in Turkey and Syria.

website of the German television station ARD

The university assures students and colleagues who have been directly affected of its sympathy and support.

Support for Students

Affected students can make use of special exemption rules (Nachteilsausgleich nach § 109 ZSP-HU). It is possible to apply for this, e.g. in order to postpone exams, to the relevant exams committee. The exams committees of all faculties have been made aware of the possibility of receiving such applications at short notice as a consequence of the earth quake.

Information about these special exemption rules (Nachteilsausgleich) can be found on HU’s websites

Website of HU’s Family Support Office (Familienbüro) 

Website of HU’s Studies Department (Studienabteilung, in german) 

Psychological Counselling

HU students can receive psychological counselling from the Berliner Studierendenwerk. 

HU staff can make an appointment with HU’s company doctors who are responsible for work-related medical care (Betriebsärzt:innen, in german) 

FAQs German Foreign Office

Answers to the most frequent questions concerning the earthquake in Turkey and Syria can be found on the pages of the German Foreign Office 

Overview of Help Organisations

An overview of organisations which collect donations can be found on the website of the German television station ARD (in german)

Humboldt-Universität would like to thank all students, lecturers, and staff who have already been highly active in various initiatives.