Welcome to the KIT Family Portal

The KIT, as an employer and a place of university studies, considers it its duty to look after the needs of its employees and students. Working fathers and mothers face the very special challenge of devoting equal attention to their work and to family life as well as to child care. Students who must simultaneously master the education of and care for their children have to make a tremendous effort. All this takes organizational skills, stamina, but also perseverance.

To provide our employees and students with all important information about the compatibility of studies, work, and family, we developed the Family Portal. This is where KIT staff members will find all information associated with family matters. Besides current developments in family-orientedness of the KIT, the Family Portal also shows how to find the right contact.


"Study with family" - information stand in the cafeteria

On May 4th, 2022, student parents could find out more about "Studying with Family" at the KIT cafeteria. More about the offer and the campaign "Kind & Campus: That's how it works!" can be found on the family portal.



Karlsruhe Parents' Day

The Children's Office and the vhs Karlsruhe are organizing this year's Parents' Day, which has the motto "Strong through life" - understanding brain development - promoting resilience. The event will begin with a lecture by neuroscientist Dr. Nicole Strüber, followed by workshops offering the opportunity for exchange. What is special and new about this Parents' Day are the different venues: at the Volkshochschule Karlsruhe, the lecture and workshops will take place in person, while in the various children's and family centers, you will be able to follow the lecture live and attend a classroom workshop. In the catholic family center Karlsruhe north east/ Waldstadt there will be additionally a translation into sign language. The Parents' Day will take place on 09.07.2022 from 13:00-17:00.

Further information and instructions for registration can be found here



Online seminar series "Study financing for students with children"

In June and July 2021, events of the online seminar series "Study Financing for Students with Children" of the Service Agency Family-Friendly Studies took place. The seminar series focused on special regulations for students with children as well as regulations on part-time studies and semesters off. For more information, see "SFS Infoportal".



Reopening of the parent-child learning room | KIT library

The "parent-child learning room" on the 3rd floor of the KIT library is open again - access is regulated by "reservation" (the key to the room can be borrowed from the information desk (from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)).
More information at https://www.bibliothek.kit.edu/english/parent-child-room.php.





Marginal time care: The well-being of children


The technical article "Children as actors in marginal time care" provides information about the well-being of children and also refers to the results of the research project "Well-being of children in flexibilized day care" of the Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences, see "Children as actors in marginal time care".





Recommendations for children's use of media


The Reading Foundation provides three services for parents and professionals on how to deal with analog and digital media: "lesenmit.app", "Vorleseideen für die Kita und zu Hause", and "#medienvielfalt". Learn more about the services under "Early Opportunities".



Free lunchboxes for students with children


All students with children can pick up a free lunchbox at the Equal Opportunitiies Office by appointment. Find more information here





Digital offerings for more exercise


At the impulse conference of the German Sports Youth (Deutschen Sportjugend, dsj) on July 2, 2021, different approaches, such as digital offers and apps, were presented for more movement and variety in the everyday life of children. Information on the offers can be found at "Jugendhilfeportal".

June 1, 2017 | IScO’s International BBQ & Regulars’ Table

At 6.00 p.m. at the KIT International Guesthouse near Mühlburger Tor  in Karlsruhe. You will have the opportunity to meet other international researchers, PhD students, scholarship holders.  Please register by May 31. More information