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Room of Silence

Room of Silence

A Room of Silence was established at Leibniz University Hannover in mid-January 2013. The Room of Silence, available for use by any member of the university, is a place for relaxation, prayer and meditation. Although it is not specifically a place of worship, all religious groups are welcome to use the Room of Silence.

The Room of Silence is the ideal place for those seeking a quiet retreat. Consideration and acceptance of others are basic prerequisites. To ensure that the Room of Silence is used as envisaged, a number of rules have been established, accessible below.

Room of Silence closed until further notice

Due to the actual situation in the context of the Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 the Room of Silence will be closed for public until further notice.

General recommendations by the Lower Saxony Higher Education Conference (LHK Niedersachsen) and the Ministry for Science and Culture of Lower Saxony (MWK Niedersachsen) on the establishment and use of “Rooms of Silence”


From its inception to its opening, the “Room of Silence” was supported by a team responsible for its concept and organisation. Team members continue to be at hand, and look after the room.

  • Members of the Advisory Council


    Prof. Dr. Julia Gillen
    Vizepräsidentin für Lehre und Studium

    Advisory Council

    Prof. Dr. Udo Nackenhorst
    Ombudsperson für Studium und Lehre

    Dr. Niclas Förster
    Pastor in der Evangelischen Studentinnen- und Studentengemeinde Hannover

    Ines Klepka
    Leiterin der Katholischen Hochschulgemeinde

    Dr. Isabel Sievers
    Referentin für Diversity Management, Koordination Arbeitsstelle diversitAS

    Christiane Stolz
    Ansprechpartnerin für Studierende mit Handicap und/oder chronischen Erkrankungen

    Linda Wilken
    Leitung Abteilung Soziales und Internationales Studentenwerk Hannover

    Amine Tiryaki

    Büşra Yilmaz

    Louis Janik

    Rebecca Gora
    Ombudsbüro für Studium und Lehre


The ombudsperson is the first port of call when it comes to criticism, praise, questions and comments. We look forward to receiving your feedback!