Inclusion Unit

What do we do?

What do we do?

The Inclusion Unit was established on 1st January 2015. Although the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities came into effect in Germany in 2009, inclusion is still not a major principle of the country’s social reality. This is what this unit aims to address. Therefore, the Inclusion Unit considers itself responsible not only for raising awareness of persons with disabilities at the university, but also for representing the interests of students with disabilities, for helping them to accomplish their goals, and for networking and cooperating with initiatives and organisations with the same objective. Inclusion means that people with disabilities are no longer required to integrate and to adapt to the environment, but that the environment guarantees from the outset that all people can live as equals, regardless of how different they actually are. The more we know about inclusion, the fewer reservations and fears there are. But this can only be accomplished if more and more people recognise the importance of inclusion for social cooperation and the enrichment of everyday life – because differences are normal.