Gender Equality and Equal Opportunity at the University of Mannheim

The University of Mannheim regards the equality of women and men as one of the major goals in higher education policy. With this goal in mind, many of those responsible  at the University of Mannheim are actively working together. The focus is on promoting the next generation of female researchers and  on reconciling studies, research, and career with family responsibilities.

Reconciling Family and Career/Studies during the Coronavirus Crisis

For weeks now, life has been at a standstill in many parts of the world and also in Germany. This situation gives rise to many questions. For answers and helpful information on studying, work, science and research, family and child care as well as internal information (access via the intranet) and further assistance, please click here.


Information for Academic Staff Members

Enhance your scientific profile: with financing options,  training programs, and personal advice. Families will find information on childcare and the Parent and Child Room, among other things. 

Information for Administrative Staff

We advise you on how to reconcile family and career. Here, you will find information on childcare, telework, caregiving, and the university’s equal opportunity commissioners.

Information for Students

Get to know your options when things get too much, such as extending examination deadlines for students who have to care for children or sick relatives or taking advantage of childcare services and personal counseling.

Information for the Equal Opportunity Commissioners of the Schools

The basics of successful work at a glance: In this section, you can find the proportion of male and female students in your school, a guide to equal opportunity in appointment procedures, and information on the budget designed to provide relief and flexibility for informal caregivers (Entlastungsbudget).