This page provides you with information about Wifi access as well as ID cards at the University of Tuebingen.
The University of Tuebingen and the University Hospital Tuebingen aber members of the international eduroam (education roaming) consortium. The network provides secure network access for researchers, teachers and students both at their home institution and when visiting other institutions that are also members of the network.
Eduroam Wi-Fi is available in most buildings of the University of Tuebingen campus as well as all over the University Hospital Tuebingen, the Centre for Integrative Neuroscience CIN and the Dean's Office of the Faculty of Medicine. The University of Tuebingen computer center ZDV provides a list of all university eduroam access points.
Further information about eduroam as well as an interactive map of member institutions can be found at https://www.eduroam.org.
If your home university is a member of the “eduroam” consortium, you may be able to use your home login to access the free Wi-Fi network all over the University of Tuebingen and University Hospital campuses. Please enter your user name as follows: <login>@<home university.country> (e.g. 123xyz(at)brown.edu). Please note that your login may not be your actual name, but the user ID that you use to set up your email account.
To find out if your university or research institute is a member, please contact your home institution’s computer center and follow their instructions to connect with your laptop, phone or tablet. Since you may need to accept a security certificate from your home institution, be sure to connect with eduroam at least once before you leave home from every device you plan on using in Germany.
If your home university isn't a member of eduroam, you can also access eduroam after receiving a login ID from the University of Tuebingen or the University Hospital Tuebingen. If you have a work contract with the university, university hospital or CIN or are enrolled as a student, you will receive your login ID automatically. For visiting scientists at the University of Tuebingen who not have a work contract and will not be enrolled as student, the Welcome Center is glad to apply for a login ID for guests of the University of Tuebingen (without Medicine). Feel free to contact us about this anytime. Please note that this service cannot be provided for guests of the Faculty of Medicine, University Hospital and CIN.
The University of Tuebingen computer center (ZDV) provides information about installation and configuration of eduroam on several operating systems on their homepage.
For information about eduroam configuration if you have a login for the University Hospital network, see the homepage of the University Hospital IT department (in German, Intranet only).
For official guests and for congress visitors, the University Hospital can provide temporary internet access via wifi for a maximum of one month. This guest network uses the existing wifi infrastructure and like eduroam is available in most buildings of the University hospital. The application for access to the guest wifi must be submitted by a UKT employee using an online application. Further information is available on the employee pages of the UKT IT Department under Guest WiFi (UKT Intranet only).
Just as there are two different eduroam infrastructures at the University of Tuebingen and University Medicine (Faculty of Medicine, University Hospital and CIN), there are also two different chip ID cards and two different systems of cafeterias. Depending on where you host institute is, you will find the information relevant for you below.
Employees and enrolled students of the University of Tuebingen are automatically given a university ID card and a university email account. The Welcome Center of the University of Tuebingen can also apply for university IDs and a university email account for visiting researchers without employment contracts or for doctoral students who are not enrolled as a student of the university.
University ID Card
The University of Tuebingen ID card can be used to pay for meals in all university cafeterias, to check out books from the University Library, and to use the copy machines in the libraries of the university and its institutes. The credit on these cards can be topped at various places on the university campus (for example at the cafeterias in Wilhelmstraße and on the Morgenstelle, or in the University Library). In most cases, only debit cards or credit cards can be used to top up the credit on your university ID card. However, there is one machine in the University Library's main entrance area behind the lockers that also accepts cash.
University email accounts & login
If you are no employee or enrolled PhD student the Welcome Center of the University of Tuebingen can apply for a University of Tuebingen email account for you which will allow you to log onto the eduroam WiFi network all over the University of Tuebingen and University Hospital campuses.
The University Hospital employee ID card "MACK"
For employees of the Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital Tuebingen, the official employee ID card “MACK” (short for Mitarbeiterchipkarte) also allows cashless payment at the University Hospital cafeterias on the Schnarrenberg (“hill”) hospital campus and next to the Women’s Hospital on the valley hospital campus. These cards can only be issued if you have a personnel number. If you have an employment contract paid for with grant funding and do not yet have a personnel number, please speak with the Human Resources staff member responsible for your department.
Information, opening hours and application forms are available in German only on the "MACK" page of the University Hospital (intranet only).
Research fellows without UKT work contracts and doctoral students at the Faculty of Medicine who are not enrolled as students of the University of Tuebingen can pay for meals in the UKT employee cafeteria with cash or with a cafeteria guest card which can be obtained for a deposit from machines in both cafeterias and topped up with small bills.
University library and university cafeterias for guests of the Faculty of Medicine
Research fellows at the Faculty of Medicine, University Hospital and CIN without a UKT work contracts as well as doctoral students at the Faculty of Medicine who are not enrolled as students of the University of Tuebingen can apply for a university chip card which can be used for the university cafeterias (for example Wilhelmstraße and Morgenstelle), to borrow books from the University Library and to use the copy machines at the University Library and on the university campus. Application forms can be found on the website of the University Computer Center ZDV.
Email accounts for guests and members of the Faculty of Medicine, CIN and UKT
Applications for an email account for University Medicine guests and employees must be submitted by the head of the host department or by the IT security officer and must be paid for by the host department's budget. Because the University Hospital network must protect patient data, access is highly restricted, and accounts can be given only to employees with a UKT employment contract who have completed an internet safety course. For most researchers without clinical duties, an email account in the University "research" network is more suitable.