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Viadrina Compass

The Viadrina Compass is a collection of free services available to all students of Viadrina University beyond their academic programmes.

The Compass helps you navigate many different situations in your life and your studies, it supports your search for new perspectives and opens up a “sea of opportunity” for you.

Ship ahoy and full speed ahead!

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Counselling | Career Management | Workshops

Set sail during your studies

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Central Student Advisory Service

The Central Student Advisory Service offers counselling on all issues around your studies. It is independent of the faculties and examination offices.

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Cast off! Academic writing, digital competence, intercultural learning, guidance on
studying and presenting

Center for Teaching and Learning

Get tips, tricks and advice on studying and presenting from the Center for Teaching and Learning.

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Writing Center

The Writing Center offers ways to explore academic writing. In seminars, workshops and individual consultations we support you in using writing as means of critical thinking.

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Language Learning Support

Our colleagues from the speech tutoring support you when learning a new language. 

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(only available in German)


Weigh anchor for your academic & professional career, business formation & entrepreneurship

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Career Center

Every long journey starts with a first step – and so does starting your career.

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The Viadrina mentoring programme for female students offers well-structured and professional support to build your career and weigh your PhD options.

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Business Incubator

Whether you are students, alumni or research associates - the Viadrina Business Incubator helps you to realise your small or big business ideas.

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Transfer Center

The Transfer Center gives advice to companies interested in cooperating with researchers. It also advises on grants for collaborative projects.

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(only available in German)

Full steam ahead in challenging situations

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Psychological Counselling Centre

The Psychological Counselling Centre is a service for students who need support in a difficult or stressful situation during their time at university.

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Gender Equality Office 

The Gender Equality Office focuses on equal opportunities of all genders at our university. It offers gender-trainings, supports LSBTIQ*-students and helps in cases of sexual harassment.

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Counselling Service for Students with Health Impairments

This counselling service provides individual support for students with health impairments, helping them to use their academic opportunities and to participate fully in university life.

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Family Affairs Office

The Family Affairs Office provides information and advice to Viadrina students and employees with family responsibilities. It also works to improve compatibility of studies, career and family.

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