Every employee is given a ZIM account and an e-mail address in the format 'given name.family firstname.lastname@example.org' when he or she takes up employment. On request, external habilitation researchers are given an account and an e-mail address (in the format 'given name-family email@example.com). You can also extend your current account and/or e-mail address on request if you are no longer employed at the University, provided you continue your habilitation research.
When you start your employment or when you enrol, you will receive a CampusCard that allows you to access a variety of services at the University. If you are employed at the University and enrolled for doctoral study at the same time, you are entitled to an ID for employees that additionally gets you discounts at the refectory and the bus pass functionality.
In order to use the semester ticket for the bus, an informal application for the issuance of a so-called supplementary study ID must be submitted to the Student Registration Office each semester. In addition, you can obtain a card for the refectory (with student tariff) against a deposit at the Studentenwerk (Student Union) upon presentation of this supplementary student ID. For further information, please visit the University's help pages.
Books, journals, etc. may only be ordered online and borrowed on presentation of the CampusCard. This card is issued when a person takes up employment at the University or after enrolment as a doctoral student.
The library offers regular guided tours and training courses. Doctoral students without an office at the University can request a carrel in the library for use as a desk. For more information, please contact the library.
An academic career also requires international mobility. As a result, you may end up acquiring pension entitlements in several different countries. The portal 'Find Your Pension' provides information on what to do in such cases. You will find further relevant information on the EURAXESS portal operated by the European Commission.
Please note: This website provides information in summary form. Only the pertinent legal texts and the official versions of the relevant regulations published in the law gazette are legally binding. The content of this website is not intended to be exhaustive.