Fam­ily-Friendly Uni­ver­sity

On the pages of the family-friendly university you will find information on the topic of balancing family and work/study at Paderborn University.

This includes the balance of professional/study obligations and the responsibility for children as well as the support of relatives in need of care.

In­form­a­tion & Of­fers


Care Re­spons­ib­il­ity


Fam­ily Ser­vice Of­fice




Down­load Area



Emer­gency Child Care Dur­ing Sum­mer Hol­i­days

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In­form­a­tion Series - Ca­reer & Care 2024

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PUKi re­opens on April 8th

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Event In­form­a­tion: On­line Lec­ture "At the ex­pense of moth­ers", 31 Janu­ary, 12-13:30

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The Family Service Office (FamilienServiceBüro) is a counselling and mediation service for students and staff of Paderborn University and supports them in balancing study/work and family life.

Barbara Pickhardt
Counselling on balancing parenthood and career/studies

Noelle Maicher-Hoff:
Counselling for international students & employees as well as counselling for caring relatives



Audit Family-Friendly University

On 22 November 2005, Paderborn University underwent the audit family-friendly university and was awarded a certificate as the first university in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

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Charter for the Reconciliation of Career and Care

In April 2023, Paderborn University signed the Charter for reconciliation of career and care.

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Paderborn University received the TOTAL E-QUALITY award for its equal opportunities-oriented personnel policy for the first time in 2009.

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Audit Diversity-Friendly University

On 15 March 2023, berufundfamilie’s board of trustees awarded Paderborn University with the audit certificate.

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Diversity Charter & Association

In October 2011, Paderborn University signed the Diversity Charter.

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[Translate to English:] Logo Zertifikat „audit familiengerechte hochschule“
Charter on Reconciliation of Work and Care
Logo of the "TOTAL E-QUALITY" initiative
Logo "audit vielfaltgerechte hochschule" certificate
Logo of the "Charter of Diversity" voluntary commitment