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On 25 August 2008, the TU Berlin was awarded the certificate "audit: family-friendly university” and supports various institutional measures that facilitate the successful coordination of professional and family life. The Family Service Office  – which was established in April 2009 – coordinated the work and has assumed administrative responsibilities in this sector. The Research Support Service provides academics with comprehensive information regarding counseling services and application formalities within the context of third-party funding projects, the possibilities of part-time arrangements, extensions for maternity or parental leave, etc., to the extent these options exist in the respective funding programs of third-party donors.
Equal Opportunities at the TU Berlin
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The TU Berlin has the objective of facilitating the successful balance of professional and family life.
Support measure for families at the TU Berlin are:
- Establishment of a Family Service Office  zur advice, information und networking for the successful balance between family and professional life
- flexible working hours
- options for part-time employment
- family-friendly scheduling for committes and meetings
- inclusion of family-friendly measures into negotiations with third-party funding otrganisations
- advice and informationen "Studying with Children " (in German)
- nursery and kindergartens ("Kitas") of the "Studentenwerk" on campus
These family-friendly programs will be successively
expanded and supplemented by further offers.
Programs for the successful coordination of professional and family life, as well as all services of the Family Service Office, are equally available for employees in third-party funding arrangements and employees in other contractual relations.
At this point, we would especially like to encourage male employees in third-party funding arrangements to take advantage of our services and programs for the successful coordination of professional and family life in respect to planning a career with a private partnership.
Information about funding options for junior researchers is available at the TU-DOC Office.
Information about special programs at the TU Berlin for the promotion of female professionals can be obtained from the Central Office for Women’s Affairs.