Leibniz Universität Hannover – The Family-Friendly University
Leibniz Universität Hannover is committed to continually developing and extending family-friendly structures. In all areas and at all levels, students and employees with children, dependent relatives, or other family responsibilities are to be supported.
So that studies and/or work and family can be better combined, there are many services available to students and employees at Leibniz Universität Hannover. Different types of childcare are on offer and being developed; more alternating teleworking positions have been made available, and applications for financial assistance for completing doctorates may be made specifically for family reasons.
Support, tips and information for parents studying and working at Leibniz Universität Hannover can be found on the following pages:
- Family Service Office
- Studying as a Parent
- Working as a Parent
- Dependent Relatives
- Programmes & Awards
- Equal Opportunities Office Leibniz Universität Hannover
For up-to-date information for families at Leibniz Universität Hannover click here.
Since November 2008 Leibniz Universität Hannover has held the certificate „audit family-friendly university “.
“Little Scientists' House” Award for Leibnizkids
On 07.01.2014, the Little Scientists' House certificate was presented to Leibniz Kids. President Prof. Dr-Ing. Erich Barke and Equal Opportunities Officer Helga Gotzmann of Leibniz Universität Hannover were present.
This title is awarded for two years for commitment to early childhood education in science and technology. It is sponsored by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research with the Helmholtz Association, the Siemens Foundation, the Dietmar Hopp Foundation and Deutsche Telekom Foundation as partners.
After the presentation, research was conducted together with the award-winning little scientists. The President and the Equal Opportunities Officer were given the task of developing a lava lamp. Further “research activities” involved the correct mixture of “chemical” substances to make soap bubbles and the discovery of physical laws through the experiment “paper in a glass doesn’t get wet”.