Family-friendly university - networks and certificates
HHU has been continuously committed to optimizing the compatibility of family and work/study on campus for more than a decade. Since 2014, HHU has been one of the first signatories of the Charta "Familie in der Hochschule" (Family in Higher Education) and since 2019, HHU has also been one of the first members of the "Familie in der Hochschule e. V." (Family in Higher Education Association), which has now been constituted as an association.
In addition, Family Support Centre provides support and advice on all family-related issues, including the compatibility of family or care with work or study.
It offers services related to studying with children. In addition to leisure, counseling and childcare services on campus and in the city, these include the "Mobile Parent-Child Office" (MEKiBü for short). This is a trolley equipped with puzzles, books, board games, building blocks, a changing mat, travel crib, socket protector, milk warmer, and more. The large wheels make it flexible to use around campus and make it easier to handle a difficult childcare situation.
In 2020, HHU successfully completed the auditing process "Audit familiengerechte Hochschule" (audit family-friendly university) after receiving four awards in the past 12 years for the continuous expansion of its family-friendly offerings. All 43 measures that arose during the auditing process were made permanent.