The Faculty of Engineering appreciates the principles of equality and would like to give an overview of counselling possibilities and contact persons of our faculty and the University Duisburg-Essen as well as information about current events in this area.
Contact persons at the Faculty of Engineering
Further contact points for employees
The Equal Opportunities Office is responsible for all personnel and social issues that affect the interests of women at the university, in particular in staffing and appointment procedures as well as in measures for personnel development and for improving the compatibility of work and studies with family responsibilities.
Reconcilability of work, studies and family responsibilities
Reference to the new Maternity Protection Act
Since 01.01.2018, female students will in future be granted full maternity leave, but will be free to decide whether to take it. This has implications for examination procedures. Advice on this is offered by:
According to the service agreement, childcare costs for training courses can be covered, provided that no other person living in the same household as the applicant is able to take care of them.
Preferential registration for courses
Faculties are encouraged to offer student parents the possibility of preferential enrolment for courses that are compatible with the opening hours of childcare and education facilities.