The KIT and Uni HD are dedicated to create family-friendly environments. For this reason, both universities offer day-care facilities as well as emergency childcare options to support families in the case of unforeseen circumstances.
Both universities are certified "family-friendly" by berufundfamilie gGmbH since 2010, an initiative of the non-profit Hertie Foundation, which awardes universities and colleges that pursue a family-friendly personnel policy and create a work environment for employees, researchers and students that guarantees a balance between work/study and family life.
In addition, both universities have signed the charta "Family at the University” and are part of the “Family at the University” Best Practice-Club, thus committing to facilitate the compatibility of studies, profession and science with family tasks in the German-speaking higher education area and to further develop it in the extended higher education network.
The cooperating universities also provide support in the case of elder care by counseling employees that take on the responsibility of care work and facilitating them with the right points of contact for their situation. Please visit the respective webpages by the KIT and the University Heidelberg to find out more about the specific offers by the universities.