Initiatives and Cooperation
To assess the impact of equality measures implemented in projects of the Excellence Initiative, the equal opportunity officers have developed a joint set of instruments in spring 2010. Alongside the evaluation of personnel and structural activities, it also analyses the integration of gender equity into the development of the organization.
Heidelberg University engages in the European Charter for Researchers. The Charter is a recommendation of good practice issued by the European Commission that comprises the rights and duties of researchers and their funding institutions. It is published together with the ‘Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers’.
The university is involved as well in the mobility programme EURAXESS – Researchers in Motion. This European Commission initiative is directed at researchers from Europe and other continents who intend to continue their career abroad. In addition to information about jobs and project financing, the programme provides current information about administrative and legal matters concerning life in the country of choice.
In order to support dual career couples optimally, Heidelberg University cooperates with the Dual Career Network Germany (Dual Career Netzwerk Deutschland).
Heidelberg University is one of the 21 members of the LERU (League of European Research Universities). The LERU is an association of leading research-intensive European universities that share the values of high-quality teaching within an environment of internationally competitive research.