UNIFY - Unit for Family, Diversity & Equality

Hauptstraße 126
69117 Heidelberg
Phone: + 49 6221 54-7697

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Equal opportunities and diversity
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Clearing Service "Academia and Family"

junge Dame mit dem Kind arbeitet am ComputerIn line with its commitment to support the compatibility of career and parenthood, Heidelberg University has established the Clearing Service "Academia and Family" to support female researchers.




If a family is expecting a child, the Clearing Service offers the parent who will be taking care of the child, a moderated counselling session with their head of department / institute or team leader to plan the continuation of their academic career and future cooperation.



As part of this session, the heads of the respective institution and the researcher agree on goals regarding professional development and work out constructive conditions to achieve them. During maternity or parental leave, there is also the option of applying for the recruitment of a temporary substitute.


If you have questions regarding this offer or if you wish to make an appointment for you and/or your employee, please contact the Clearing Service "Academia and Family".

Helpful information for supervisors and employers: Employer's Guide to Maternity Protection of the BMFSFJ (German)


Charlotte von Knobelsdorff (Dipl.-Soz.)
Phone: 06221 54-3927

Responsible: E-Mail
Latest Revision: 2023-07-30
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