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University for all

Studentengruppe vor Computer im Außengelände © Stephan Floss

A university for all is an inclusive university, a university that does not have to turn down people with disabilities. No talent should or may be wasted.

The Ministry of Science had commissioned a study to examine the situation of the inclusive measures taken by universities, universities of cooperative education, state-run research institutions, Studentenwerk and the Saxon State and University Library Dresden (SLUB). The study showed that the universities in Saxony are at the beginning of the path to becoming inclusive universities. The understanding of the social dimension of disability and of an inclusive university within the meaning of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is very different. Inclusion is often understood as integration in the classical sense and as help and support for individuals instead of as a focus on creating inclusive conditions. Universities are now drawing up their own action plans to make progress in this area. They receive funding from the Ministry of Science.

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