Thanks to social media, it has never been easier for the university to communicate directly with students, alumni, prospective students, academics, media representatives and interested parties from all over the world. The central university presences on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn are maintained by the Press & Communications team - in part supported by staff from Department 3. In addition, there are various decentralised presences of student groups, researchers and university institutions. They all contribute to making the university a tangible experience in the digital world.
On Facebook, we primarily address the interested public, university members and alumni. Here you will find a colourful mix of entertainment from everyday life at the university, service content and information about events.
Via Twitter, we primarily reach media representatives, academics and research and educational institutions. The focus is on topics from research and university policy.
Students and those who want to become students are our main target group on Instagram. Here you can find stories and news from the campus, from teaching and research. We also like to take a look behind the scenes.
The University presents itself as an employer on the career network LinkedIn. Here we introduce newly appointed professors and draw attention to successes of the university as well as honours of its members. At the same time, we maintain contact with our alumni.
On the YouTube video platform, we present the university, its degree programmes and academics in moving images. You can also find various tutorial series, campus surveys and insights into the training professions at the university.
Dear visitors to our social media profiles,
The University of Oldenburg's social media activities provide additional information and are intended to facilitate direct dialogue. We are therefore pleased when users participate with comments, opinions and questions. The best way to do this is to use a friendly tone. Please treat other users as you would like to be treated. And please remember that you are dealing with people and not virtual personalities. Don't hide behind anonymity, but use your real name if possible and don't write anything that you can't identify yourself with.
As a general rule, everyone has the right to their own opinion, as long as it does not violate the law or is inappropriate. Not welcome are:
- Insults, degradation and disparagement in any form
- Discrimination and defamation of other users and social groups on the basis of their religion, origin, nationality, disability, income level, sexual orientation, age or gender.
- incitement to violence against persons, institutions or companies
- Racism and hate propaganda
- Blatant historical revisionism and conspiracy theories
- Pornography and obscenity
- The publication of addresses, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers
- Violations of the rights of third parties (persons, institutions, organisations, companies)
- The publication of private correspondence (letters, e-mails and the like)
- Calls for campaigns, demonstrations and rallies of any political direction
- Contributions in foreign languages (except English)
- Links to external websites and comments that do not serve to elaborate on the posted topic
- Comments that are incomprehensible in terms of content or language
- Comments that only aim to provocatively disrupt the factual exchange of arguments
- Quotations without citing a source or the author
- Posting uncommented quotations and text excerpts of any kind
- Misuse of the comment function as advertising space for websites or services
- The commercial or private offering of goods or services.
In the event that these rules are violated, we reserve the right to delete posts or comments, to block users and, in the most extreme case, to report a possible violation directly to the site operator.
Comments on our contributions do not reflect our opinion, but solely the opinion of the respective user: Each user is responsible for the contributions and links he or she publishes. You can find additional information on data protection in our university's data protection statement (under "Social Media"): uol.de/en/data-privacy-statement.
Thank you for your attention.
The editorial team of the University of Oldenburg Press & Communications Office (as of February 2019)
Note to employees of the university:
You are welcome to post this netiquette on all your social media channels that you manage on behalf of an institute or institution of the university.
Are you considering setting up your own social media presence for a project, a degree programme, an institute or a university institution? We would like to support you in this process. On the page "Social Media Guidelines" you will find hints and tips that will make it easier for you to decide for or against a channel and support you in the practical implementation of social media work.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!
Would you like to suggest a topic that you think is suitable for one or more of our social media channels? Or are you planning your own presence for your faculty, department or institute? We will be happy to advise you! Please contact or the following contact persons: