Commissioner for students with disabilities or chronic illnesses
As the Commissioner for students with disabilities or chronic illnesses, I support and advise current as well as prospective students regarding all disability-related questions. This may involve questions of accessibility, of study organization or of the formal aspects of studying (e.g., accommodation during test taking, adaptations to course environments, and deadline extensions).
My mission, as stated in Section 20 of the University of Stuttgart's basic constitution [de] among others consists of extending accommodation during the admissions process, in study design and in test-taking. In addition, I work to ensure your equal participation in the university sphere so that you can take advantage of all the University has to offer as independently as possible.
I also welcome inquiries from other advisors, teachers, proctors and examination committees and am ready to be a resource for them on all questions relating to disability-related subjects.
As coordinator and part of the University of Stuttgart’s counseling network, I work closely with other advisory services, such as University Student Counseling, academic advisors, peer study guides, the teaching ombudswoman and Stuttgart Student Services.
On our website, prospective and current students can find more detailed information on
- compensation of disadvantages in the application process and studies
- technical and organizational assistance
- other links about studies and disability and the subject of career and disability
Counseling concept and work approach
Counseling is voluntary, confidential, impartial, and person-centered. The focus is on your questions and needs. It is available to you throughout your study sequence and possibly even before you start studying at the University of Stuttgart. I am ready to provide one-on-one counseling – in person, by phone, or by email. I will be happy to hold cooperative counseling sessions by bringing in partners from other counseling services or from your subject area, with your agreement and if it benefits the counseling process or your studies.