Gender Equality

Family-friendly university

Reconciling studying or working and caring responsibilities is a concern of the UDE. For this reason, we have successfully participated in the "audit familiengerechte hochschule" ("audit family-friendly university") auditing process of berufundfamilie gGmbH since 2010.

Members of the university can find further information and advice here (in German).

Parent-child facilities

For employees with children there is the possibility to use the parent-child rooms at the campus.

Rooms at the Duisburg campus:

Rooms at the Essen campus:

  • Offered by the SFB 1093: T03 R04 D57

Equality work at the UDE

General information and offers on the topic of "Equality" at the University of Duisburg-Essen can be found here (in German).

Information on diversity topics can be found on the UDE Diversity Portal (in German).


To the general counseling and service office for family members of the University of Duisburg-Essen: Family Service Office (in German).

Information from the Federal Ministry of Health on care.

Information from the Minister of Justice NRW on care time: Care legally (in German).