TUW and Family

A balance between your family and your career/research/studies

At TU Wien, we believe that it is our duty to allow our members to care for their children or relatives alongside their career or academic work. By doing so, we are confronting one of the most significant societal challenges.  The Vice Rector for Personnel and Gender is responsible for matters relating to balancing family and student/work life.

TU Kids & Care, the office for compatibility, was set up as point of contact and service point for balancing life at the university with family life. TU Wien was the first university to replace the role of childcare officer with that of compatibility officer, who reports to the Vice Rector Human Resources and Gender. They advise the university management on matters relating to the strategic alignment of the work-life balance, provide support when it comes to carrying out needs assessments and are available to advise TUW members on confidential questions on combining their family life with their career or studies.

In addition to a range of support options for employees with childcare obligations, TU Wien is developing support measures for employees with relatives in need of care to make it easier for them to balance their career and their family.

Our motto 'Technology for people' does not just apply to TU Wien's core research and teaching activities. We believe that needs-based support for employees and students with care duties is of major importance and have therefore developed, reshaped and improved relevant conditions for this in recent years. We strive to support all TUW members on their career paths as best we can. Balancing career and family is a key component of this support offering. The aim of the compatibility office at TU Wien is to help you to shape an ideal, family-oriented living and working environment.

Anna Steiger

Vice Rector Human Resources and Gender

TU Wien is constantly striving to ensure family-friendly conditions at the university. We believe that it is our duty to allow our members to care for their children or relatives alongside their career or academic work. TU Wien was the first university to replace the role of childcare officer with that of compatibility officer.

They advise the university management on matters relating to the strategic alignment of the work-life balance, provide support when it comes to carrying out needs assessments and are available to advise TUW members on confidential questions on combining their family life with their career or studies.

In addition to a range of support options for employees with childcare obligations, TU Wien is developing support measures for employees with relatives in need of care to make it easier for them to balance their career and their family.

Family at university

The universities in the best practice club 'Familie in der Hochschule' are considered to be pioneers when it comes to social development towards increasing the focus on family and respecting diversity. These universities integrate the idea of balance and compatibility when developing their profiles. This is believed to be a task for the management and the university as a whole. By signing the ‘Family at the university’ charter, institutions commit to maintaining defined standards for balancing family life with studies, teaching, research and other supporting activities. Lots of member universities in Germany and Austria have already signed the charter.

TU Wien was the first of Vienna’s universities to sign in June 2015 and has joined the best practice club.

Companies for families

TU Wien offers its expertise and advice to the network in the form of best practice examples and learns from the experiences of its "Unternehmen für Familien" networkt partners.

"Our motto 'Technology for people' does not just apply to TU Wien's core research and teaching activities. We believe that needs-based support for employees and students with care duties is of major importance and have therefore developed, reshaped and improved relevant conditions for this in recent years. We strive to support all TUW members on their career paths as best we can. Balancing career and family is a key component of this support offering.” (Anna Steiger, Vice Rector for Personnel and Gender, TUW)

TU Wien is developing needs-based measures – encompassing working conditions, childcare options and options for those who care for relatives – to make it easier for members to balance between their family and their career. As part of the 'Dual career advice' project, we support the partners of new professors with starting their career in Vienna.

Coordination Büro für Vereinbarkeit

Sonja Bigl

ARätin

allgem.Univ.Bedienstete

E010H - Personalentwicklung und Betriebliche Gesundheitsförderung, Resselgasse 5, rechte Stiege, 1. Stock, 1040 Wien

T +43 1 58801 410864

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Representative for family-work balance issues

Ewa Vesely

ARätin

Leiterin

T +43 1 58801 18504

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Opening hours:

Monday, 09.00 a.m. - 05.00 p.m.
Tuesday, 09.00 - 03.00 p.m.
Thursday, 09.00 - 03.00 p.m.