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Advisory Board for People with Disabilities

The Advisory Board for People with Disabilities aims to ensure that people who are disabled or suffer from a chronic condition are able to participate in all educational and research activities at the University. No discrimination of any kind towards disabled or chronically ill people is tolerated.

Ao.Univ.Prof. Dr. Richard Crevenna, MBA, MSc

Head of Department of Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation and Occupational Medicine

Waehringer Guertel 18-20
1090 Vienna, Austria

P: +43 (0)1 40400-43300
F: +43 (0)1 40400-52810
richard.crevenna@meduniwien.ac.at
behindertenbeirat@meduniwien.ac.at

Professor

  • Ao. Univ. Prof. Dr. Richard Crevenna, MBA MSc  (Chair)
  • Univ. Prof. Dr. Johannes Wancata (Dept. Chair)

Scientific University Staff Representatives

  • Ao. Univ. Prof. Dr. Michael Georgopoulos
  • Dr. Florian Hofmann
  • Dr. Michael Ossege

General University Staff Representatives

  • Ingrid Hammer
  • Dr.in Klara Eichler 
  • Susanne Hödl (Schriftführerin)
  • Alice Pfann
  • Harald Trezza
  • MMag.a Cornelia Küntzel (Ersatzmitglied)
  • Andrea Leiß (Ersatzmitglied, stv. Schriftführerin)
  • Christine Schönichen

Student Representatives

  • Berivan Osso
  • Herkan Asilkan (Replacement Member)

Works Council for the scientific university staff

  • Priv. Doz. Dr. Martin Andreas
  • Dr. Thomas Perkmann (Replacement Member)

Works Council for the general university staff

  • Gabriele Waidringer
  • Irene Bednar (Replacement Member)

Disability Officer

  • Elke Weißenborn

Non-voting advisory members

  • Dr. Georg Fraberger (Department for orthopaedics)
  • DDr. Johann A. Regner (Medical council Burgenland)
  • Boris Wotruba (Viennese hospital network)
  • Ao. Univ. Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Zagler (TU Vienna)

Student disability services

The university disability service has been set up to provide support to Medical University of Vienna students and staff who are disabled or suffer from a chronic illness. Based in the University’s Student Services Center, the Disability Officer offers advice and support to students with disabilities or chronic conditions.

Responsibilities

The position of Disability Officer is dedicated to creating learning conditions that meet the needs of the disabled, and fulfils the following responsibilities:

  • Providing advice and information to students with disabilities or chronic conditions on all areas relating to their studies, such as financial support and legal provisions;
  • Providing individual support in specific student or workplace situations;
  • Working with teaching staff, university committees and other university bodies to create learning, examination and working conditions that take into account the needs of disabled students and staff;
  • Facilitating regular opportunities for sharing experience within the University, for example by organising working groups or setting up interest groups;
  • Contributing to the implementation of integration policies at the University; Working with organisational units responsible for building measures;
  • taking a proactive role in introducing building alterations to ensure that buildings and facilities are accessible and available;
  • Assisting central academic services in adapting facilities so that they are appropriate for use by disabled students.

Students who are assessed as being at least 50% disabled are entitled to claim a disability allowance of EUR 450 per semester. In order to claim the allowance, you must provide proof of disability (disability identification card from the Federal Welfare Office [Bundessozialamt]) and have completed courses at the University amounting to at least four contact hours per semester (Semesterstunden). The application period ends with the deadline for admissions for the following semester (as specified in section 61(1) Universities Act [Universtätsgesetz]). 

Student Services Centre

Spitalgasse 23, Bauteil 88
1090 Vienna, Austria

P: +43 (0)1 40160-21027
elke.weissenborn@meduniwien.ac.at

Consultation is available by appointment.

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