Studying in Corona Times

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and Aggregate Data
  • Lörz, Markus
  • Zimmer, Lena Maria
  • Becker, Karsten
  • Ehrhardt, Marie-Christin
  • Naumann, Heike
  • Schirmer, Hendrik
  • Willige, Janka
  • Deutsches Zentrum für Hochschul- und Wissenschaftsforschung (DZHW)
  • AG Hochschulforschung der Universität Konstanz
Publication Date
  • Daniel, Andreas (Data Curator)
  • FDZ des DZHW (Distributor)
Funding Reference
  • Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)
  • Abstract

    The survey "Studying in Corona Times" examines the various effects of the corona pandemic on students at German universities and takes a close look at the special features, challenges and opportunities of the largely digital summer semester 2020. The aim of the study is to gain a comprehensive impression of the situation of students in Germany during this unusual semester. What challenges are the students facing? What is their employment and financial situation like? And to what extent is it possible to study successfully under the given circumstances? These and many other questions are the guiding principles of this study. In order to gain a realistic picture of the situation of students in Germany, around 28,600 students from 23 nationally selected state universities of different sizes, subject structures and regional locations are surveyed. The results of the survey are relevant to numerous measures in the fields of higher education, education and social policy and should enable research to examine various issues arising in the course of the corona pandemic. The study "Studying in Corona Times" is being carried out jointly with the University of Konstanz's Higher Education Research Working Group and the German National Association for Student Affairs. It is part of the research project “die Studierendenbefragung in Deutschland“.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2020-06-15 / 2020-08-10
    Studying in Corona Times
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
  • Studying in Corona Times: The population includes German and foreign students who were enrolled at one of 23 German universities and universities of applied science in the summer semester of 2020.
Probability Sample: Stratified Sample: Disproportional
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Web-based
    Studying in Corona Times: standardised online survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 28623
    Number of Variables: 0
    • File Name: sitco2020
Comments on the data package: The study is a joint project of the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW), Research Group on Higher Education at University of Konstanz and the German National Association for Student Affairs (DSW) sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)

Update Metadata: 2020-12-31 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2020-12-31