[Translate to English:] Studentin mit Kind auf dem Arm im Foyer am Standort Holzstraße | Foto: Katharina Dubno

[Translate to English:] Foto: Katharina Dubno

Family-friendly university

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Audit: Family-friendly university

Since 2004, our university has been entitled to use the title "Family-friendly university". In 2013, we were once again awarded the "audit family-oriented university" certificate. The family-friendly image stands is an overarching goal for everyone here.

With the auditing, we face up to our social responsibility to guarantee special working and study conditions for parents with children. On the one hand, we want to teach scientific know-how. On the other hand, we want to make the university more attractive as a place of work for female scientists and thus contribute to maintaining its competitiveness.

Family-oriented measures

Family-oriented measures that have already been established at Mainz University of Applied Sciences include the following:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Alternative childcare options
  • Possibility of semi-retirement
  • Decentralized work (work location model)
  • Flexible studies for students with family obligations
  • Family-friendly culture

The objectives of future measures are:

  • Integration of the topic of equality into teaching
  • Consideration of social competence as a criterion for appointments
  • Incentive systems to encourage participation in management training courses
  • Family-conscious scheduling of meetings

The Equality Strategy of Mainz University of Applied Sciences

For whom and why?

Society, people, education, leisure activities and universities are changing - so is the promotion of women changing?

What used to be the women's representatives in Rhineland-Palatinate are now the equal opportunity representatives. Why are they called differently and what is equality?

Equality means today:

No disadvantages for anyone: It doesn't matter what gender a person has. The appropriate "fashionable term" for this is the oft-cited "gender mainstreaming". Equality therefore also means that its objectives do not only apply to women - this would be a contradiction in terms. Equality applies to all women and men, in this case to all members of our university.

Responsibilities of the Equal Opportunity Representatives

An overview of the responsibilities of the equal opportunity representatives

Read more

"Good advice"

The brochure "Good advice" provides all members of the university with practical assistance in coping with the task of reconciling their personal life situation with their everyday work and study life. It is intended to support our female junior researchers in becoming just as successful in their careers as their male colleagues.

The brochure was published by the Central Equal Opportunity Representative in cooperation with the Senate Committee for Equal Opportunity at Mainz University of Applied Sciences.

Who to contact

Prof. Susanne Reiß
Central equal opportunity representative
T +49 6131 628-1229
susanne.reiss (at) hs-mainz.de
Dr. Rita Rahn
central equal opportunity representative
T +49 6131 628-7213
rita.rahn (at) hs-mainz.de
Prof. Alexa Hartig
Equal opportunity representative - School of Design
T +49 6131 628-2422
alexa.hartig (at) hs-mainz.de
Portrait Marta Pelegrín
Prof. Dr. Marta Pelegrin
Equal opportunity representative - School of Engineering
T +49 6131 628-1224
marta.pelegrin (at) hs-mainz.de
Prof. Dr. Stephanie Swartz
Equal opportunity representative - School of Business
T +49 6131 628-3257
stephanie.swartz (at) hs-mainz.de
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