Artistic graphic representation of a hand drawing the German word for "diversity" on paper with the index finger. The hand is divided into geometric sections and designed differently in each area.

What does Inclusion at university mean?

Inclusion means, that people with and without disabilities can learn, teach, work and live, together. Equal participation at work and in studies without discrimination is crucial. 

Successful inclusion at the university requires a strategic top-down process that is driven by the will to break down barriers and build inclusive teaching, as well as to implement targeted inclusive hiring practices.

Universities are obligated to implement the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and thus to promote inclusion. More information on the legal framework can be found on the homepage of the Coordination Centre for Equality, Diversity and Accessibility, among others.

Coordination Centre
For more information on accessibility at BOKU, disability and inclusion, diversity and equality, please visit the homepage of the Coordination Centre for Equality, Diversity and Disability.
Diversity-sensitive language use
Our concern is to use language in a way that is as non-violent, inclusive and critical of discrimination as possible.
Public institutions such as universities have a special obligation to make their information and services available to all people.


BOKUeasyaccess is a web-based information and orientation system of BOKU (only available in German).

DI Ruth Scheiber-Herzog

Disability Representative at BOKU
Especially for questions related to studying and/or working with disabilities or health/mental impairments, please feel free to contact DI Ruth Scheiber-Herzog.