It isn’t always easy for researchers to find the right balance between career and private life. As a family-friendly higher education institution, the University of Mannheim supports them by providing dual-career assistance, and advice on work-life balance, taking family leave and combining work with caregiving.
Are you an expectant parent? Or is your child too young to stay home alone? No problem: the university has child care facilities and a parent and child room, and provides suggestions on child care during school holidays. It can also advise you on topics such as maternity leave and parental leave.
Feeling fit and energetic is particularly important when at work. The university provides support to ensure you feel well. If you are feeling stressed, you can unwind while improving your fitness at a university sports class. If you experience health-related challenges in your working day due to chronic illness or disability, the Representatives for Employees with a Disability can give you advice.