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.


Newsletter "Family at KIT" | current issue "1/2022"

This year's issue of the newsletter "Family at KIT" informs about events and news with the topic of compatibility of family, studies and job at KIT. The PDF file can be downloaded under "Issue 01-2022".




"Studying 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.



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





"Kinderbüro ON AIR" | Dates 2022/23


The format "Kinderbüro ON AIR" of the Children's Office of the City of Karlsruhe starts into a new season. In regular online events, competent speakers guide you through topics related to raising children, family life and youth protection. The offer is free of charge. Further information and notes on registration and the programme can be found on the website of the Children's Office under "News".

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