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.


Series of events Kinder on Air


On the occasion of the Day of Nonviolent Education, the Children's Office of the city council of Karlsruhe is organizing an online event on the topic of "How can respectful education succeed in everyday family life?''. The event is part of the series "Kinderbüro on Air". The format was developed due to the contact restrictions and offers evening events around the good growing up of children and adolescents in a two- to three-week rhythm. Registration for the upcoming online event on April 29 from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. is possible via the Children's Office homepage.



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.


Families in the Corona Period | Challenges, Experiences and Needs

Information on how families fared during the Corona lockdown in spring 2020 is provided by the representative Parents Corona Survey conducted among parents by the Allensbach Institute for Public Opinion Research on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Family Affairs in April and May 2020. The phase of public life restrictions has affected families differently. For more than every second family, the reorganization of childcare was particularly difficult. As a result, questions about the compatibility of family and career and aspects of adequate support for children have taken on a new significance in many families.




CORDIS | Gender Research

Gender issues affect all our lives - because gender is much more than the simple and traditional division into men and women. The CORDIS Results Pack highlights recent pioneering research on gender issues funded by the European Research Council.



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




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.

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