Coronavirus - Our Answers to the Pandemic

The coronavirus crisis is an extremely challenging situation - not just for every one of us, but also looking at society as a whole. Here at RWTH, it, of course, also affects various scientific disciplines and operational areas. The new RWTH podcast "Coronavirus - Our Answers to the Pandemic" will feature a multitude of experts voicing their opinion on these matters.

Together with his team from the RWTH Chair of Sociology of Technology and Organization, or STO for short, Professor Roger Häußling will use video conferencing to conduct interviews with the RWTH staff responsible for the digitalization of teaching, virologists and physicians at the University Hospital, the Rectorate of RWTH, the AStA Students' Committee, political scientists as well as experts from the fields of ethics, economics (including innovation research), computer science, and mechanical engineering.

Coronavirus – Our Answers to the Pandemic
Episode Title

Professor Mathias Walter Hornef from the Chair of Medical Microbiology, will kick off the podcast by talking with Roger Häußling about the pandemic:


An interview with Professor Frank Piller from the RWTH Institute for Technology and Innovation Management:


An interview with Professor Aloys Krieg, Vice-Rector for Teaching at RWTH:


An interview with Dr. Malte Persike from the RWTH Center for Teaching and Learning Services:


An interview with Professor Michael Dreher, Head of the Clinic for Pneumology, Angiology, and Internal Intensive Medicine at Uniklinik RWTH Aachen.


An interview with Alexander Schütt, Spokesperson for Education and University Communication in AStA Students' Committee.


An interview with Werner Möller, Head of the RWTH Department of Human Resources.


An interview with Professor Thomas Gries, Director of the RWTH Institut für Textiltechnik ITA.


An interview with Professor Florian Amann, Head of the Chair of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology.


An interview with Professor Hans-Jörg Sigwart from the RWTH Institute of Political Science.


Coronavirus and Student Life

Cornelia is a psychology major, who is currently writing her Master's thesis while also working as a student assistant at RWTH Student Health Management, or SGM for short. The SGM team is committed to helping students stay as healthy as possible during their studies and also to lead a health-conscious lifestyle after they leave university. In the "Corona and Student Life" podcast, Cornelia talks to experts about topics that are relevant and interesting to her and other students during the coronavirus pandemic, such as nutrition, doing sports at home, learning from home, and health in general. Unless otherwise indicated, all the podcasts episodes are only available in German.

Podcast: Coronavirus and Student Life
Episode Titel
Pilot Corona and student life
1 Snacks & co, choose wisely!
2 Fit & happy despite working from home
3 Don't fear, Johann's here!

Attending the university as an at-risk patient?

5 Convenience products – yay or nay?
6 The Student Health Management (SGM) Team introduces itself
7 Coronavirus and our mental wellbeing
8 Positive mindset: how to get a change of perspective
9 Challenges and coping in the pandemic: A closer look at international students (in English)
10 New people, new countries: the BeBuddy Programm
11 Feeling down about your studies? The Student Advice Centre (ZSB) is here for you
12 Live happier, live longer! The role your immune system plays in the coronavirus pandemic
13 Have you had enough to drink today?
14 Master plan for home learning