Inclusion & Accessibility at the university

  View from the SuperC building Copyright: © Martin Braun

Developing RWTH into an inclusive university is the declared goal of the university management. 

 

Inclusion fund for the faculties

The funds can be used to finance measures for students with disabilities and chronic illnesses (deadline: December 31, 2021).

Contact

Name

Katrin Feldmann

Management Task Force Inclusion

Phone

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+49 (0)241 80 90554

Email

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RWTH Aachen University is committed to the principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and is continuing to develop into an inclusive university that is recognizable to all university members by identifying and gradually removing existing barriers. Everyone will benefit from becoming an inclusive university: The removal of barriers, the gain in perspectives, and the appreciation of diversity is an academic, educational, and societal gain or added value.

Currently, an action plan for inclusion is being written in a participatory strategy process, which includes a critical reflection of the own work or the (grown) structures, the discussion of goals, as well as the agreement on the further procedure.

 

The political and legal framework of inclusion is provided by

  • The Social Security Statute Book IX from 2001
  • Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which entered into force in Germany in 2009
  • the recommendation "A University for Everyone" of the German Rectors' Conference of 2009
  • the Action Plan „A Society for Everyone“ of the State Government from 2012
  • the General Equal Opportunities Act from August 14, 2006 in its current version from August 2013
  • §3 (5) of the NRW Higher Education Act from 2014: "The universities are involved in the social promotion of the students and take into account the special needs of students and employees with disabilities or chronic illness [...]."