For researchers with children there are various opportunities to enhance family and career. We provide a kids room with additional emergency childcare. Also, it can easily be used as a parent-child-office.

Childcare Room

The University of Duisburg-Essen and its Colloborative Research Centres follow the plan for the promotion of women and welcome both parents and their children. The CRC 1242 offers a fully furnished childcare room to enhance a family friendly environment and flexibility for working parents. From infancy over toddler age to primary school - all children are welcome.

Location: MC 247

The CRC 1242 KidsBox

The KidsBox turns every office, seminar room or other places into a kids friendly environment. CRC members can take it any time and move it easily on four wheels.


 • children's books

 • toys and painting supplies

 • seat and bed with matress

 • table and stool

 • and more...

Family Service UDE

The Family Service offers employees of the university a contact point for questions and concerns regarding the compatibility of family and career.

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With our DU-E-KIDS, the UDE offers its employees a childcare service for children aged 0-3 years and thus provides support for returning to work.                                                                 

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The University of Duisburg-Essen offers the children of the members of the university a varied vacation program throughout the Easter, summer and fall vacations.

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If an acute childcare emergency arises or if regular childcare is unavailable, UDE family members can fall back on our back-up care in cooperation with pme Familienservice.

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If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Christine Koch