An academic career and starting a family or caring responsibilities are not always easy to combine. CUI wants to make this balancing act easier for its researchers and attaches great importance to promoting family-friendly working conditions. For example, we make it possible to bring children to the workplace through our "Parent-Child Office" and offer childcare at events if required. Various programs offer further support:
Scientific Career and Parenthood
Finding the balance between an academic career and family is often seen as challenging or difficult. In particular, fixed-term employment contracts, the need for supra-regional mobility and the high pressure to publish are cited as reasons that stand in the way of taking on family responsibilities.
With the event "Scientific Career and Parenthood", the Clusters of Excellence CLICCS, CUI: Advanced Imaging of Matter and QU, the MIN Faculty and the Family Office of Universität Hamburg are taking up this topic and providing an overview in English of the legal framework conditions of fixed-term employment contracts (according to the WissZeitVG) and their effects, e.g. on taking parental leave.
Agathe-Lasch-Coaching plus divers
CUI members have the opportunity to participate in the university-wide "Agathe Lasch Coaching plus divers". The program offers individual coaching advice on career issues for scientists involved in childcare or care of relatives.
For parents who are in acute need of care for their children, CUI offers all researchers the opportunity to work directly on campus in a child-friendly atmosphere. The offices are located on the Bahrenfeld campus in building 610 (HARBOR), room 2026 and building 67 (Institute for Experimental Physics), room 004 (oved there from room 111).
CUI has the possibility to organize childcare for events - however, the need must be registered in time. In registration forms for major CUI events, look for a box that asks for your childcare needs for the event period.
We are also happy to help with the organization and support the funding of childcare in emergencies and at internal and external conferences. However, financial assistance is only available if a request is made prior to booking the service. So please get in touch with us early on! Our Diversity Officer Eileen Schwanold(cui.opportunity"AT"cui.uni-hamburg.de) will also be happy to help you with advice and support in your search for a suitable service.
Family APP of Universität Hamburg
Where can I change my child's diaper nearby? Where can I find room in the canteen with my family? Where can I find advice on how to combine family and studies/profession? Let the family-friendly extension of the Universität Hamburg App (UHH global for international users) help you navigate around the campus. One look on your mobile phone is enough to show you where you can find the place or institution you are looking for!
Telephone office hours:
Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (040 42838-9322)
Thursday 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (040 42838-4281)
Personal consultation by arrangement.