WU Barrierefrei: Barrier-free studying and working on Campus WU

Location: Library & Learning Center on 16 November 2022 Starting at 12:00 Ending at 18:00
Type information event
Organizer WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)

Are you interested in barrier-free accessibility? Would you like to know how WU works to overcome obstacles, enabling people with physical or mental impairment to study without barriers? Learn more about barrier-free studying and working at WU, our experts will gladly provide you with the necessary information. Find out how people with disabilities experience WU and share your story with others!

Register for the event by November 15, 2022, and get a free drink!

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Info points

Check out our info points, where you will have the opportunity to talk to our internal and external experts and consultants.

All info points are open for you from 12 noon to 6:00pm.

  • Barrier-free and accessible studying at WU: The BeAble team, the support program for WU students with impairments, will be happy to provide information and answer your questions.

  • Start your barrier-free career path: myAbility advises you on job opportunities and career prospects after finishing your WU degree program. Our gender and diversity policy experts will be happy to answer all your questions about inclusion. Starting at 4:00pm, you will have the opportunity to speak to WU Rector Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger during a meet and greet.

  • Barrier-free and accessible working at WU: Would you like to work at WU? WU offers many interesting positions in teaching, research or administration. Representatives from the Personnel Office, the Disability Commissioner for WU staff and a Medical Officer are happy to answer your questions.

  • WU’s barrier-free campus: Our Campus Management team will inform you about how Campus WU removed physical and structural barriers to enable barrier-free access for everyone.

  • Disability Council and Psychological Counselling Services: Come and talk to representatives of the Austrian Disability Council (presence of our disability experts at the info point still to be confirmed) and our experts from the Psychological Counselling Services for students.

Interview and panel discussion

Live sign language interpretation will be provided during the interview and the panel discussions.


Official welcome

2:05 - 2:45pm

"I promise you, there is a lot to discover."

Experience WU through the eyes of a photographer who portrayed WU’s campus from a wheelchair perspective.

Interview, Q&A

3:15 - 4:15pm

"Successful studying with impairments"

Learn what a barrier-free degree program is and find out more about the comprehensive range of services for WU students, employees and graduates with impairments.

Panel discussion, Q&A

4:45 - 5:30pm

"Studying & mental health"

Our panelists debate on the challenges that students with impairments face - join the discussion!

Panel discussion, Q&A

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