"Die Vereinbarkeit von Studium/Beruf und Familie hat einen sehr hohen Stellenwert an der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz. Daher berücksichtigen wir die Lebensrealität studierender und beschäftiger Eltern sowie pflegender Angehöriger und sorgen beständig für die Verbesserung der Rahmenbedingungen, um als internaionaler Ort des Forschs, Arbeitens, Lernens und Lehrens optimale Arbeits- und Studienbedingungen zu ermöglichen."
JGU statement on the occasion of signing the "Familie in der Hochschule" charter.

The Family Services Center has been JGU's central contact and advice center for all questions relating to compatibility of family and career since 2011. We support and advise JGU employees and students who are caring for relatives or children alongside their work or studies, helping them to successfully combine their family responsibilities with their career and studies. At the same time, we bundle, implement and further develop JGU's compatibility measures and programmes. In doing so, we are pursuing the goals that JGU set itself by signing the "Familie in der Hochschule" charter and joining the association of the same name in September 2016:

  • Further development of measures to provide the best possible support for students and employees with family responsibilities.
  • A culture of information and awareness raising among all university members on the subject of combining studies/work and family.
  • Expansion of childcare facilities to meet the specific needs of everyday university life.
  • Creation of a guide for employees/supervisors on the topic of "Returning to work after family-related leave".

We are happy to support you if you need help with or have questions about balancing your university and family responsibilities. You can reach the Family Services Center by telephone (06131/39-24027) or by e-mail as well as in person during open consultation hours (Tue, 2-4pm) and individually arranged appointments. Please note the information on our absence times in the column on the right.