We do not like barriers.

Disabled and chronically ill students face many challenges in their studies.

Successful studies of persons with disabilities often require a precise study planning, which has nothing in common with the general requirements of the graduate programme. For not in every course, necessary compensations for disadvantages of the disabled are considered in study/examination rules and the respective spatial situation.

During your studies, you can make use of the expert advice of the Academic Support Group to support your equality efforts at the Advice Centre for Inclusion of the Disabled People.


Advice Centre for Inclusion of the Disabled


Due to the current recommendations for action to prevent infection with corona viruses, the BZI will remain closed to the public until further notice.

Telephone inquiries are possible under: T +49 (0)234 32-11530

Tips for students in the digital semester

Accessibility for digital teaching

The premises of the Advice Centre for Inclusion of the Disabled People (BZI) are barrier-free. They are situated at the central point of the RUB university area, on the ground flor of the student house.

The idea of inclusion has already been examplarily implemented with regard to the interior design: For consideration of the needs of blind visually impaired students, there is, for example, a contrasted colour scheme as well as visual and tactile guidance systems; for wheelchair users and physically disabled persons, there are electrically-operated doors and slip-resistant floor coverings. In addition, the BZI has a wide-ranging arsenal of technical tools.

Floor Plan of the BZI

The following rooms branch off the hall area with optical and tactile guidance system:

Room no.Description
038Consultation room – Mr. Baus
039 Consultation room – Ms. Gabler
040Info and registration desk - Ms. Kleine
037IbS Office – meeting point for interest groups of disabled and non-disabled students at Bochum’s Universities
036Computer room – Mr. Frassa
035Meeting room – affords organisation of larger events and meetings
034 Kitchen
032Men‘s handicapped lavatory
033Ladies‘ handicapped lavatory

Advice Centre for Inclusion of Disabled Students

Challenge accepted.

Barrier-free Workplaces

The computer room at the Advice Centre (ground floor of the RUB Student House) offers accessible computers with a wide range of disability-specific equipment for free use. The equipment, in its structural and technical aspects, meets all disability-specific requirements. Students are thus given the opportunity to use computers in their daily studies directly at the university. In this way independent working is guaranteed.


The computer room consists of six stationary computers, which are also easily accessible for wheelchairs. Tables are electrically adjustable in height so that even through these measures alone, access is possible for many of the disabled students. The individual workstations are adapted to the various needs of disabled students. They are designed for the needs of visually impaired, blind and physically disabled students either with the impairment of fine motor or gross motor skills. All computers including keyboards and monitors are black coloured to prevent reflections. As a contrast, keyboards have white fonts. The monitors have black swivel arms. They are characterized by special joint mechanisms which allow the disabled students to position them with a finger. They are also equipped with the Pivot technology. Special work lamps provide optimal workplace lighting. Clipboards are fixed for template documents. Laser printers and scanners are ideally accessible for wheelchairs.

Our Service Offer

Opening hours

Personal consulting service is available at common opening hours.

Monday - Thursday09.00 ­– 17.00
Friday09.00 – 15.00


Harry Baus

Head of BZI

Student House,
level 0, room 038
Universitätsstr. 150, 
44801 Bochum
P +49 (0)234 32-11530
F +49 (0)234 32-01530
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Michaela Kusal

Student House,
Ebene 0, Raum 039
Universitätsstr. 150,
44801 Bochum
P +49 (0)234 32-11530
F +49 (0)234 32-01530
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Anita Kleine

Student House,
level 0, room 040
Universitätsstr. 150, 
44801 Bochum
P +49 (0)234 32-11530
F +49 (0)234 32-01530
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Sebastian Frassa

Ebene 0, Raum 037
Universitätsstr. 150, 
44801 Bochum
P +49 (0)234 32-11534
F +49 (0)234 32-01530
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Disabled and Chronically Ill

Im Rahmen unserer Unterstützung behinderter und chronisch kranker Studierender pflegen wir auch eine enge Kooperation mit dem LWL Universitätsklinikum Bochum, Klinik für Psychiatrie, Psychotherapie und Präventivmedizin in Bochum. Über den dort angeschlossenen Fachdienst „Ambulant Betreutes Wohnen“ besteht das Angebot für psychisch erkrankte Studierende, eine Unterstützung im Lebens-/ Studienalltag zu erhalten. Dieses Unterstützungsangebot kann in eigenen Wohnungen, aber auch innerhalb einer studentischen Wohngemeinschaft in Anspruch genommen werden. 

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