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.
This year's summer school "informatica feminale Baden-Württemberg" will take place from July 27 to 31, 2021. Registration (registration deadline is June 30, 2021), the range of courses and workshops for professional training and networking can be made or viewed under the following link: www.informatica-feminale-bw.de.
Start of doctoral studies: "Mrs Doctor" as a dream destination?
Lakof addresses female graduates who want to pursue an academic career after graduation with a two-part online course. How to successfully start a doctorate? Experienced female scientists explain how to find a topic, how to supervise a dissertation and how to finance it. More information can be found in the "News" section.
Parental allowance | Law reform to come into force on 1 September 2021
On 29 January 2021, the Bundestag passed a reform of parental allowance with the "Second Act Amending the Federal Parental Allowance and Parental Leave Act", which is to come into force on 1 September 2021. Parental allowance is to become more flexible, more partnership-based and simpler - through more part-time options and more parental allowance for premature babies. More detailed information on the "Second Act Amending the Federal Parental Allowance and Parental Leave Act" and information on parental allowance in general can be found on the website of the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth.
Under the direction of Prof. Dr. Marlen Niederberger and Dr. Regina Jutz (PH Schwäbisch Gmünd), the question will be discussed in the workshop: "How universities can support family-oriented scientists in challenging times, also in order to mitigate long-term negative consequences on career and health." Pandemic affects family orientation. Further information on the program and registration at Schwäbisch Gmünd Health Promoting Universities.
Parenthood should be protected under labor law
So far, working parents in, during and before their parental leave are not protected by the General Equal Rights Act (AGG) as demanded by employee representatives and legal experts. The #proparents initiative launched a petition on March 31, 2021 to strengthen the AGG in favor of mothers and fathers. A goal of the initiative, in which in addition the magazines Brigitte and Eltern participate, is to take up the discriminating characteristic "parenthood" into the § 1 of the AGG. Thus e.g. the protection against dismissal, the receipt of an equivalent job as well as salary would be ensured. More information about the campaign can be found here. Here you can support the petition.
Promotion of Childcare | "Kita-Einstieg" & "Sprach-Kitas"
The Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth is providing a total of 420 million for the continuation of the two federal programmes "Kita-Einstieg: Brücken bauen in frühe Bildung" and "Sprach-Kitas: Weil Sprache der Schlüssel zur Welt ist" until the end of 2022. From 2021 onwards, the federal programme "Sprach-Kitas" will place a new focus on the use of digital media and the integration of media pedagogical issues in language education. You can see more information about "Kita-Einstieg" in this short film.