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PC workplaces of the Institutes of Political Science and Sociology

Opening hours

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
09:00 - 14:00 09:00 - 18:00 09.00 - 18.00 09.00 - 13.00  




Reachability by Phone

Phone: 0251 83-29060

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
09:00 - 14:00 09:00 - 18:00 09.00 - 18.00 09.00 - 13.00  


Inquiries by E-Mail

  • All inquiries by e-mail will be processed as soon as possible, even outside the above-mentioned periods.


  • Services

    The employees of the SoPoPool support

    • the installation and use of video conference tools (WWUzoom or similar),
    • for questions about e-learning, Learnweb and certain formats of online teaching,
    • the setup of a WLAN connection on your own notebook/tablet/smartphone,
    • the installation and use of software such as SPSS, Sophos Antivirus, Microsoft Office, Open-VPN client,
    • the administration of various content management systems (Drupal, Wordpress, Wikis),
    • the use of programming, layout and query languages (e.g. PHP, HTML, SQL).


  • Equipment


    • Open area (room SCH 121.502) with 10 workplaces (please note opening hours!)
    • Seminar room SCH 121.501 with 30 workplaces
    • Seminar room SCH 121.503 with 25 workplaces

    Software (Selection)

    • Adobe Acrobat Pro
    • IBM SPSS Statistics
    • MAXQDA (room SCH 121.501 only)
    • Microsoft Office (Excel, Powerpoint and Word)
    • Open Office
    • R
  • Printing, Copying and Scanning


    • by student card via a multifunction device (costs such as copies, see below)

      1. via the normal print dialog from a PC in the SoPoPool (only during opening hours)
      2. directly at the multifunction device via USB stick or SD card (connections to the right of the control panel)
    • via Print&Pay (only during opening hours, print output: Einsteinstraße 60)


    • black and white: A4 = 0,04 Euro/page | A3 = 0,08 Euro/page
    • coloured: A4 = 0,05 Euro/page | A3 = 0,10 Euro/page

    Scanning (free of charge)

    • via USB stick or SD card

    At Scharnhorststraße 121 there is another multifunction device (copy room on the ground floor) which can also be used if the SoPoPool is closed.

  • Rental of Audio Recording Equipment

    The SoPoPool team offers digital recording devices and transcription pedals for rent. Rental takes place during regular opening hours.

    Rental Conditions

    • Students of the Institute of Political Science and the Institute of Sociology are eligible for lending.
    • The lending period is up to 14 days. Students must identify themselves with their student identity card.
    • The borrowed equipment must be returned on the last day of the lending period.
    • The borrowed equipment must be equipped with batteries (type AAA) for use.
    • All personal data must be deleted from the memory before returning the device.