Family and Gender
Furtwangen University is committed to implementing equal opportunities for all and to improving the reconciliation of work, studies 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, "blended/patchwork families" (made up of two divorcees and their children), and foster 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 is dedicated to support and assist its staff and students enjoy full and equal participation in university activities and, simultaneously, achieve a successful balance between family/private life and day-to-day work and study.
You will find relevant details and information about this commitment on the following pages.
Please also visit our download area (content in German only) where we have compiled the most important documents and forms for you.
For questions and suggestions, please contact:
Gender and Equality Coordinator
Furtwangen campus , Room I 2.22