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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSS)


Office Support


Incoming Post

Incoming letters should be addressed to:

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences
Your Name
Unter den Linden 6
10099 Berlin

You can find the letters in the post box of your office at the secretary’s office.

Letters for research purposes can be posted by HU’s post. Please put your letter in the red box at the secretary’s office.

For HU internal letters (Hauspost) please address as follows:

Telephone and Fax                    

You are allowed to use the telephones to receive or make calls for research purposes. For HU internal numbers, dial only the last 4 numbers. For external calls, you need to dial “0” first. You can send and receive faxes at the secretary’s office.

Fax Number +49 30 2093 5348.


Please ask at the secretary’s office for your office key and an electronic keycard.

Please take care of the key and the card. Inform us if you lose them as soon as possible.

The building in Luisenstr. 56 is closed between 9pm and 7am and on weekends. To access the building you have to use the “garden entrance” and your electronic key card.


BGSS provides shared offices in Luisenstraße 56 during your membership at BGSS. Offices are strictly personal and only for research use. Please read the office regulations carefully.

IT Support


General Support

If you have any urgent problems with your computers, please contact the HGS IT-Team: hgsit (at) hu-berlin.de

In other cases, please send an email to Jana Rieckman, with the subject line BGSS-IT and describing the problem in detail.


To access the computers you need a personalized HU account and media support (CMS) (Download HU account).

You should ask for a new account even if you studied at HU before. As a doctoral student you receive a staff account with more benefits and memory space.

If you do not change your password within six weeks or if you do not use your account for several months, you will need to ask for a new password.


You have no administrative rights for your computers. If you need additional software, please ask the IT-Support.

BGSS may be able to provide licenses for scientific software you need for your doctoral project (Stata, SPSS, etc.). Please check if there is no free version or HU campus license.



If you often work on your laptop, you can use your office computer cable to connect to the internet. Please relay the physical IP-address of your laptop to Nils Rückert. Please note: this is not your normal IP-address.

How to get this address:

  1. Start -> Run/Ausführen
  2. type "cmd"
  3. type "ipconfig /all" (please note the space!)

Printing facilities

All computers are connected to the printer in the copy room. You can print as much as you need for research purposes. However, please try to save ink and paper:

  • print double-sided or two pages on one side if possible and
  • check the printing preview before printing pages from the internet or emails.

Please inform the secretary’s office if new paper is needed.


You are allowed to use the copy machine as much as you need for research purposes. However, please try to save ink and paper:

  • make double-sided copies and two pages on one side if possible
  • avoid black margins by adopting the zoom or by laying an additional white page on the glass.

To start, you need a personalized code and password. Please ask for it at the secretary’s office.


The copy machine is also able to scan pdfs and send them to your personal email address. Please follow the instructions above the machine.


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