The hacker attack on the Technical University of Berlin at the end of April is still having consequences – namely on the enrollment of new students. TU Vice President Hans-Ulrich Heiss reported on a delay in the Academic Senate on Wednesday.
There are still 2325 Bachelor applicants: not enrolled and 474 from the Master’s area. One of the reasons is that the application portal did not work for over two months and the department for study matters is therefore not making as fast progress as usual and the Bachelor students are all enrolled at the beginning of November.
The delay has an impact on the regular start of teaching, since a TU account is actually a prerequisite – for example to download teaching materials or borrow books. The Vice President explained that they are working “intensively” on solutions to enable all those who have not yet been enrolled to take part in teaching.