Furtwangen University is committed to providing equal opportunities and a successful balance between work or study and family.

For HFU, the family is a social network that includes not only the traditional nuclear family but also, in particular, single mothers and fathers, unmarried and same-sex couples and "blended/patchwork families". Family means: a lifelong, cross-generational alliance of parents, children, and other relatives, characterised by a sense of responsibility for one another.

Furtwangen University supports staff and students in equal participation in university life and in finding the right balance between family/private life and the everday work/study life. The services we offer can be found below.