The University Computer Centre makes the open source chat software Rocket.Chat available to all members. Rocket.Chat can be used in a similar way to other chat services. Rocket.Chat is a chat platform through which individuals and teams can exchange messages. All data remains within the University of Leipzig.

Our service for you

The service offers users:

  • a substitute for on-site communication such as: offering consultations and office hours, working in small groups (students), interest-based and low-threshold communication, the public collection of questions and answers ("FAQs").

  • direct communication or contact in groups (also in several small groups).

  • chat and exchange with all registered members of the University of Leipzig possible

  • own, separate channels (e.g. for institutes, working groups, departments, etc.)

  • Exchange of messages, photos, audio files and links (a clear summary of these media is possible in special groups)

  • simple browser application, desktop client (Windows, Mac, Linux), without being installed on your own device

  • mobile app (Android, iOS)

  • the retention of chat messages of one year

* By clicking on this button, you confirm that you have taken note of the conditions for using this service.

The service is free of charge.


You can download the app for Android, iOS and macOS. Check the respective app store for it.


The service can be used by:

  • Students, teachers, staff with a currently valid personal Uni-Login.
  • General internet connection
  • web browser

The use of the service requires compliance with the following regulations:

  • For all services of the University Computer Centre, the IuK usage regulations of the University Computer Centre of the University of Leipzig apply in principle. Misuse of services of the University Computer Centre may lead to the termination of the usage permit and, if applicable, to criminal proceedings.

IuK user regulations of the URZ

  • Information Security Regulations and Data Protection Regulations of the Department for Data Protection and Information Security of the University of Leipzig

Information Security Regulations
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Principles of information security

Data protection regulations
PDF 378 KB

  • The Data Protection Officer of the University of Leipzig must be consulted when personal data is collected.
    If you have any questions about data protection, please contact the Data Protection Officer of the University of Leipzig.
    Send eMail

Use of the Service is subject to compliance with the following terms:

Terms of use and the privacy notice

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