LERU has been delving into how implicit bias potentially undermines the academic meritocracy, consulting with Europe’s leading universities that make up its members to find out how they view implicit bias and how they deal with it. The findings are discussed in LERU’s latest advice paper. more
On Friday, 27 April 2018, Karen Dornfried, President of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, will speak at the University of Heidelberg on the topic "The Past is Prologue: Transatlantic Partnership Seventy Years After the Marshall Plan". more
You have chosen a profession in an academic setting, you are reflecting on and planning your career; you have already experienced success, but you have reached limits, too. With our "Peer Coaching" training programme we would like to offer you a forum for exchange among peers, for the supervision of scenarios from everyday academic life and for deepening your knowledge of internal university processes and activities. ->more
Entering its thirtieth year at Heidelberg University, equal opportunity has had many advocates. Established in November 1987, the office of the Women's Representative, now Equal Opportunity Commissioner, can look back on a history that is as linear as it is varied and polyphonic. more
Heidelberg University has been awarded the TOTAL E-QUALITY award for equal opportunity and diversity and ranks among the award winners of 2017. TOTAL E-QUALITY stands for successful and sustainable commitment to equal opportunity and diversity in the workplace. ->more
Following the audit by berufundfamilie gGmbH – an initiative of the non-profit Hertie Foundation –Heidelberg University has once again been certified as a family-friendly university. The certificate is awarded to universities whose personnel policy and organisation of work environments for staff, researchers and students cater to the compatibility of family, work and study in the best possible manner. ->more
Dealing professionally with internationally diverse groups in studies and research is vital. The event on 25 October 2017 is dedicated to this important topic. Key aspects and topics include: leading heterogeneous groups in academic settings and raising awareness of social processes in intercultural teams.->more
Please register at: Gleichstellungsbuero@uni-heidelberg.de
On 4 May 2016, the Federal Cabinet decided on new regulations concerning maternity protection. Going forward, students are entitled to maternity protection as well. more
The Children's Centre of Heidelberg University is delighted to receive a 5000 € donation. Jürgen Neidinger of the board of Volksbank and Dieter Horstmann, deputy chairman of the supervisory board, presented the Centre with a symbolic cheque. more
To implement a gender-fair language, this collection of examples is available as an aid of orientation, featuring a range of wording choices (in German). more
The programme is designed for female mathematicians at all levels of qualification, from students at schools and universities to professors. more
The Liaison Office for Equal Opportunities features a contact person for all academic institutions to coordinate central or local offers and to aid faculties in the conception and implementation of equal opportunity measures. more
Can you save precious time? Yes, sometimes.
The Concierge Service of Heidelberg University will show you how.
The individual offers of the Concierge-Service help female researchers and visiting scholars better combine work and family responsibilities. more