Work-life balance is not just a hollow buzzword at the university, but a lived reality: working from home, flexible working hours and the opportunity to take a sabbatical are just some of the benefits that apply to many areas of activity.
People with family responsibilities are recognised as an asset and are supported by managers. The family service is available as a point of contact for all family-related concerns. As one of the many services on offer, Bielefeld University employees can, for example, borrow a mobile playroom to bridge short-term childcare situations. Bielefeld University is the first university in North Rhine-Westphalia to provide a daycare centre for employees' children, the opening hours of which are geared towards the needs of academic and administrative operations.