Warm greetings to you – after a longer break, I am glad to be able to send you a Caroline with news that I hope you will find interesting.
The service agreement on telework has been finalised; recommendations on handling it were sent to the heads of institutes/facilities and the employees, so that the instrument can be used successfully.
Currently (before and after the summer vacation) I am visiting all faculties to inquire about possible challenges in our cooperation and ask about needs or wishes with respect to the services provided by the administration. In my view, we have to communicate actively, transparently and professionally again, particularly after the Covid-19 phases.
I am happy to welcome Dr Alexander Au on board in the administration. Since 15 July, Dr Au has been the new director of the International Relations division, the successor of Dr Joachim Gerke who has retired after many successful years at Heidelberg University.
Wishing you and your loved ones a healthy, refreshing summer vacation!
Dr Holger Schroeter