Combining studies or work and family is an important aspect of equal opportunity. CLICCS is continually striving to improve studying and working conditions for students and staff with children or relatives in need of care. If you have any questions or need advice, contact a member of the Gender & Diversity Committee.
See also the Family Office at Universität Hamburg
Sometimes you might have to bring your child with you to the university. That’s no longer a problem – we have Kids’ Boxes to help keep them occupied, available at Bundesstr. 53 and Grindelberg 5.
Just take the box into your office, and your child can play while you continue working on your own PC.
If you’d like to use one of the boxes, please contact our Gender & Diversity Program Coordinator, Sebastian Zubrzycki (+49 40 42838 8895).
If you have problems arranging childcare, the parent-child room (at Grindelberg 7, Room 1007) can be a short-term solution; in an emergency, you can look after your child there while you work. The room offers playing and sleeping options, plus a fully equipped workplace. For further information and to book the room, contact our Gender & Diversity Program Coordinator, Sebastian Zubrzycki.
Student Assistant Hours
CLICCS provides financial resources to cover student assistant hours for staff with family commitments (5h/week for 6 months). This is intended to offer them more flexibility in balancing their research and family commitments.
For further information, contact our Gender & Diversity Program Coordinator, Sebastian Zubrzycki.
Trying to balance a scientific career and family is often considered to be very challenging. In particular, limited-term employment contracts, the need to be (nationally or internationally) mobile, and the high pressure to publish are major obstacles to fulfilling family obligations. We regularly offer workshops on reconciling family and career.
SCaP - Scientific Career and Parenthood
Information and discussion on the legal ramifications of limited-term employment contracts (under the WissZeitVG) and their effects on e.g. taking parental leave. The event is hosted by the Clusters of Excellence CLICCS, Quantum Universe and CUI: Advanced Imaging of Matter, and by the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences – in cooperation with the Family Office of Universität Hamburg.