The SFB1399 promotes the reconciliation between work and private life for all members. We aim to create a friendly family work environment to particularly support parents (mothers and fathers) with young children or employees responsible for care-dependent family members. We implemented the following measures:
Beside the measurements of the SFB1399 the Dual Career & Family Support serves as the central point of contact at the University of Cologne for information, counselling and services regarding the compatibility of family and career.
The Dual Career & Family Support (CFS) at the University of Cologne actively supports dual careers at several levels after recruitment, by helping finding a suitable job for the partner, by improving available daycare facilities for children of scientists, and by maintaining databases for available childcare facilities and reliable babysitters.
A day-care facility of the University of Cologne, specifically designed for the needs of academic researchers (e.g. flexible opening hours, remains open during school holidays)
Parents with children might face problems arranging dependable short-term childcare. The UoC Backup-Service offers emergency childcare in a group for children between the age of six months and eight years. Back-up service and event childcare is offered and organized to allow parents to participate in SFB1399 organized and external scientific events.
By setting up a babysitter pool, Dual Career & Family Support has widened its range of services for university members.
Academic staff members of the University of Cologne are eligible for the refinancing of their care costs for activities associated with their employment, necessitating additional care for their children or relatives in need of care.