Equal opportunities for women and men at work? From a legal standpoint, this is considered a given. In everyday life, however, a range of factors can lead to unequal treatment of women and men. The online tutorial “Gender Bias in Appointment Procedures” offers information and recommendations on how to avoid discrimination. -> more
Certified as a family-friendly University by non-profit Hertie GmbH since 2010, Heidelberg University has now also signed the “Familie in der Hochschule” charter.
Read the announcement from Heidelberg University here.
You can find an overview of all events during the summer semester 2018 on the agenda.
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
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
In an interview with Unispiegel, Katja Patzel-Mattern talks about her new tasks as Equal Opportunities Commissioner. For the next two years of her tenure she expresses the wish that Heidelberg University not only follows the social debate, but also leads the way. ->continue reading
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
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
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