The University of Duisburg-Essen is highly committed to offering students the best possible conditions in which to study and work. With a range of different measures, it helps students to pursue and complete their studies successfully, promotes young talent, and takes the differing backgrounds and needs of its students into account.
One of the most important tools the UDE uses to support students during their studies is its comprehensive mentoring system. This special programme is designed to lend students precisely the individual support they need in every faculty, particularly during the critical early stages of their courses and at exam time. In concrete terms, this means that every student is assigned a mentor, usually a member of the teaching staff, and has access to various special advisory and support services. The UDE mentoring system raises the level of satisfaction among students and helps them to achieve their own goals and develop their personal and academic skills. At the same time, it is a good way to identify particularly able students and foster their talent.