Family-oriented University

Familiengerechte Hochschule


Kiel University is committed to family-friendly policies and infrastructures. In 2002 the University was certified as a "family-oriented university" by the berufundfamilie gGmbH (in German) audit; in 2009 Kiel University received this certificate for the third time.

The position of the family representative the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciencesa is currently vacant. 

  • He or she communicates general problems of family-work balance to the “Arbeitskreis für Vereinbarkeitsfragen”
  • He or she communicates best practice cases to the “Arbeitskreis für Vereinbarkeitsfragen” as well as to the University’s Family Service.
  • He or she the main contact person for questions concerning family-work balance within the faculty.
  • He or she passes suggestions and complaints on to competent bodies.
  • She addresses important issues of faculty-intern matters to the Family Service.
  • He or she supports representatives of student bodies who are responsible for questions regarding combining family life and studies?.


The Family Service at Kiel University advises and supports, coordinates on-going projects and promotes a family-oriented environment.