"In order to overcome the Corona crisis and continue school operations, WHU as a community has taken on great efforts. We have made an impressive leap forward in the area of digitization and have been able to further strengthen our position in the business school landscape despite the pandemic. By using the latest technology in teaching, we aim to make your education as enjoyable and rich as possible. The teaching formats are continuously adapted according to the Corona specifications. We trust in the WHU spirit, count on your understanding and support, and look forward to hopefully welcoming you back to our campus in person soon."
– Professor Dr. Markus Rudolf, Dean of WHU –
Online Formats, Hybrid Teaching, and Corona
Through the corona crisis, WHU has taken a huge step forward when it comes to online formats and hybrid teaching. But there is further development taking place.
Organization of study programs at WHU –
Ensuring a stable learning experience.
All WHU programs are looking forward to welcoming back students with measures in place to ensure the health and safety of its staff, students, and faculty and to ensure a seamless learning experience via digital teaching. At the same time, we are still planning ahead and are fully prepared to react flexibly to all circumstances related to the coronavirus situation. We are committed to assuring the highest quality education in the safest way possible. Please also visit our FAQ page for prospective students to find further information.
Ensuring the health & safety of all –
This always was and still remains our top priority.
Prioritizing the health and safety of all members of the WHU community, while contributing to the prevention of the spread of the virus, is of utmost importance to WHU. We have already implemented various new measures on both our Düsseldorf and Vallendar campuses to gradually return from digital teaching to responsible and secure hybrid or face-to-face teaching. For this purpose, we are in close contact with the local authorities and continuously monitor the situation so that we can always adapt flexibly to possible changes.
- Additional hygiene measures using modern technologies
- Increased safety procedures
- Adjusted openings of campus facilities
Now more than ever it is important for WHU to be united as a community and to live out our motto of fostering courage and commitment always. Until now we have been following this path successfully as a family, and therefore even in the times of a crisis we kept trust in our values. There is no doubt, that all health and safety measures on the WHU campuses fall under the umbrella of the Code of Conduct which complements our vision, mission, and values.
The standards are applicable to all members of the WHU community in a multitude of contexts in order to secure their own safety, and the health of others.
Courageous and committed –
WHU's values as the basis of all activities.
Dedicated to the safety of its community, WHU was one the first German business schools that decided to switch its teaching and working mode to a digital format. The following required extreme courage, strong sense of community, entrepreneurial thinking, and commitment to excellence from everybody involved. The seamless transition has resulted in more than 650 online teaching session, about 15,000 participants in sessions, and about 760,000 session minutes until the end of June.
Even in times of crisis, WHU stayed true to its mission and values taking the social responsibility not only for the WHU community, but also for society. WHU professors shared their expertise with the public in different formats explaining the impacts of the crisis, giving an outlook of the changes from different economic perspectives, and proposing innovative solutions.
Despite social distancing, the feeling of support and mutual trust is stronger than ever. Together, as a community, we set and follow the rules to protect and hold each other up in this difficult time. The #wekeepWHUrunning campaign unites students, faculty, and staff across all social media channels.
WHU continues promoting diversity with a full commitment. All international students were able to engage in online courses and finish their semester on time. The Online MBA European Summer Program connected 85 students from 16 universities across Asia, Australia, and North America in live sessions.
Reacting to the lockdown, WHU promptly introduced various digital tools, and developed a series of tutorials to ensure an immediate switch to digital teaching and cooperation. The entrepreneurial spirit continues, and the school prepared and is ready to support all hybrid formats of the lectures.
In spite of the turbulent times, the quality of the teaching at WHU remains on the same, exceptional level. WHU professors actively use their expertise to explain the economical perspective of the crisis, and how to lessen its impact, e.g. in the online session series "Business in a post-corona world – Impact of the current crisis on the future of businesses, markets and the economy."
The WHU community is providing academic expertise during the corona crisis, contributing to the socio-economical discourse, organizing fundraising events, or setting up start-ups. All of these activities strengthen the WHU spirit and give us the courage to grow. Learn more in our WHU Magazine.