A well organised course of study can make everyday life at university much easier later on. For students with disabilities, there are additional challenges, such as the infrastructure of the university buildings and the use of special assistance equipment. Our organisational tasks include recording the current state of full accessibility of rooms for students with mobility impairments and assistance in requesting disability compensation. We also maintain and develop the homepage. We aim to make it as easy as possible for you to organise your studies.
Please inform yourself and us in good time (before the start of the semester) about possible restrictions regarding the rooms!
Building accessibility and special equipment
The University of Greifswald’s teaching and research institutes are spread throughout town. Unfortunately, some of these buildings are not fully accessible. Therefore, an online map was created (in cooperation with Jörg Hartleib from the Institute of Geography and Geology) that contains information on the accessibility of teaching and seminar rooms. Students can use the map to swiftly determine whether a room is suitably accessible. With the help of the Planning and Construction Department [de] or the administrative offices at the individual departments, alternative teaching rooms can be found.
Information regarding map use! Clicking on the respective university building in the online map opens a window with information about this building. Here you will find information on the fully accessible rooms in that building, lifts or ramps, etc. The online map currently only includes teaching rooms such as lecture halls, seminar rooms or administration buildings. Other rooms such as practical course rooms or laboratories, that are mainly used for practical work, are not listed.
If any information is missing or incorrect, please contact us via the following e-mail address:
The new Departmental Library at the Loefflerstraße Campus (Ernst-Lohmeyer-Platz) has book reliefs embedded in the floor, which can be used as a guidance system by the blind. This makes it easier to find the library's help desk.
The building at Ernst-Lohmeyer-Platz 3 is equipped with a comprehensive guidance system for the blind. Floor indicators with grooves guide you to the main entrance. This guidance system continues inside the building, right up to the buildings’ information boards and the elevator or staircase. The buildings’ information board, the handrail on the stairs and important rooms are equipped with Braille.
All other teaching and study rooms have not yet been set up for special high-contrast colouring or guidance systems for the blind.
The lecture halls at the Loefflerstraße Campus (Ernst-Lohmeyer-Platz 6) are equipped with induction loops. These are the only rooms for now.
Students with disabilities and chronic illnesses are often not able to fulfil tasks or assignments within the required time and in accordance with formal requirements. Individual disability compensation is necessary to compensate for a lack of freedom in the organisation of studies and to adapt examination conditions. In order to ensure equal opportunities for all students, it is possible to request disability compensation. A request for disability compensation is based on the existence of a certified health impairment or officially determined disability and proof of how the impairment or disability affects the course of study.