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.





Kinderbüro ON AIR - Online event for families


The Children's Office of the City of Karlsruhe is launching the online event format Kinderbüro On Air on February 23. Until the end of June, there will be offers twice a month on various topics from child and youth protection, family education and early help. The new program includes topics on psychosexual development of children, sex, gender & identity and digital media. The flyer with further information and instructions for registration can be found here.





Seminar: Dealing with stress in the area of tension between work and family life


The 2-day course is aimed at employees who have to reconcile professional commitment and family duties and will take place from 17.03. to 18.03. in a hotel in Karlsruhe. The following topics will be covered: Stress Monitor and Self-Reflection, Attitude and Distancing Skills, Regeneration and Acute Strategies and many more. The fee will be covered by PEBA for KIT employees.

For registration and further information please click here.





Women in leadership positions: The quota works


Every year, the federal government publishes a letter informing about the development of women's and men's quotas in different areas, such as management levels or boards. 

Further information and the detailed report can be found here.





MyHealth study on studying under pandemic conditions


Take part in the online survey on the topic "Study under pandemic conditions" - the collected experiences will be used to further develop study conditions. The survey focuses on what experiences you have had under pandemic conditions - in your studies themselves, but also in terms of your social relationships, your health and mental and physical fitness.







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




Current daycare in the federal states


Daycare centers have reopened under pandemic conditions in all states. The openings are linked to the 7-day incidence. If the local incidence values are between 100 and 165, this would result in restricted regular operation. If the incidence is 165 for three consecutive days, emergency daycare will go into effect. For the German Student Union's weekly updated overview of daycare, see "Studying with a Child in Times of Covid-19".





Covid infections at Kitas | Kita Study Quarterly Report II/ 2021


The quarterly report informs about the current situation of day care centers and about the infectivity of the alpha variant in day care centers under "4th Quarterly Report II".





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