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The KU… family friendly

The KU works to ensure that students and staff are able to balance studying and working at the University with family life. The campus is a family-friendly environment with a crèche, baby changing facilities and a playground. The KU has been certified as a family-friendly university for over ten years.




Certified as family friendly

In view of its Catholic tradition, the KU sees ensuring a family-friendly environment as an important part of its mission. In 2004, it became the first Bavarian university to be certified as a family-friendly university with the Familiengerechte Hochschule certificate, awarded by the Hertie Foundation in recognition of its success in creating a family-friendly atmosphere for students, researchers and administrative staff. The KU is always working on creating even better conditions to allow members of the University to balance their studies and work with family life. As part of this commitment it signed the Familie
in der Hochschule charter in September 2016.

Child-friendly infrastructure

The University’s crèche, Uni-Kinderhaus, plays a key role in ensuring parents are able to study successfully. It offer students with children the opportunity to have their children looked after by professionals both during and outside of lectures. The KU’s campus also has family-friendly infrastructure. Many buildings have baby changing facilities, the Main Library has a family room with toys and there is a large playground in the Hofgarten. Children under 11 receive a child’s portion free of charge when their parents eat in the canteen.

Studying as a parent

Students are able to take a semester of leave while pregnant or after the birth of a child. Certain degree programs can be studied part-time, making it easier for parents to organize their studies. The Center for Marriage and Family in Society (ZFG) and the equal opportunities officer of the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt are available to provide support and advice for students with children.