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Family and caregiving

Family service

Philipps-Universität Marburg, at almost 500 years the oldest and most traditional university in Hesse, bears the “Family-Friendly University State of Hesse” seal of approval. The Family Service is the contact for all family-related activities at the university and is continuously developing the reputation of Philipps-Universität Marburg as a family-friendly university.

All employees and students with families who move from another city to Philipps-Universität Marburg can make use of the Family service (GER). They will be supported here with all family-related issues regarding the change of residence. 

The staff at the Family Service also serve as contact persons for all members of the university community regarding issues of work/study and family balance. This includes individual problem solving at work and at the university regarding family-related issues as well as, e.g. taking care of elementary-school-aged children during school vacations that overlap with the semester, or caring for relatives. The Gender Equality Office works closely with the Family Service.