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"Family at the University” Charter


The KIT is a member of the “Family at the University” Best Practice-Club where universities handle projects in the interest of more family orientation.

The successful association of universities in the “Family at the University” Best Practice-Club is a unique network of universities created in 2008 which is characterized by a nationwide dialog and activities pursued in a spirit of partnership among equals. All member universities have a record of many years of initiation and implementation of measures making universities more family orientated. Together with the Centrum für Hochschulentwicklung (CHE), this initiative has worked out a charter bearing the same title on the subject of compatibility of family duties with study courses, teaching, research, and activities supporting science at German universities.

A family-oriented profile can add to the attractiveness of universities to students, employees, teachers, and researchers. The right framework helps students to find more acceptance in their study courses and thus contributes greatly to a successful university career. At the same time, creating a family-oriented working environment helps reach the strategic objective of being a university attractive to young scientists.

Also the KIT has meanwhile signed the Charter, thus committing itself to consider the standards of the Charter in its management instruments as well as in the development of organization and personnel. Details about the signing of the Charter at the KIT can be read up here https://wsm7.scc.kit.edu/rql/login/icon_external_link.gif .


The Charter and the statement of accession by the KIT can be found here:

Family at the University charter

Beitrittserklärung mit Statement