Professor Irene Mittelberg presents the Inclusion Action Plan to RWTH Rector Ulrich Rüdiger. © Andreas Schmitter

Professor Irene Mittelberg, Chair of the Inclusion Working Group, presents the Inclusion Action Plan - RWTH Aachen University (2021-2026) to the Rector of RWTH, Professor Ulrich Rüdiger.


Based on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, RWTH's Inclusion Working Group has drawn up a six-year action plan for the University. On July 22, 2021, the Senate passed this action plan. In adopting it, the University calls upon all of its members to help implement the plan and contribute to making RWTH an inclusive university.

More information and numerous links on the topics of disability and chronic illness – of interest to students, prospective students, employees, and others – can be found on the web pages of the Rector's Staff Unit: Integration Team - Human Resources, Gender and Diversity Management, or IGaD for short. This is the main point of contact at the University for all questions regarding inclusion and also where the initiatives are managed.

An inclusion agreement (Inklusionsvereinbarung, only in German) was already signed for RWTH employees in 2019. This agreement, contact details and other useful information can be found on the pages of the Representative Council for Staff with Disabilities. For students with disabilities or chronic illnesses, VORSCHUB (Advising for Students With Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses) has compiled a variety of information and offers consultations.