The Representative for Familiy Work / Study Life Balance
As a family-friendly university, TU Wien considers the creation of framework conditions for balancing work and study with family care responsibilities as its obligation and thus meets one of the most important social challenges of our times. The work / study life balance agendas are assigned to the Vice Rector for Human Resources and Gender.
TU Wien was the first Austrian university to replace the function of a Childcare Officer with the Representative for Family Work / Study Life Balance. According to the Equal Opportunities Plan, the Committee on Equal Treatment at TU Wien (AKG) proposes a person to the Rectorate as the Representative for Familiy Work / Study Life Balance for the duration of one Rectorate term. Anchored in the Vice Rectorate for Human Resources and Gender, the Representative for Familiy Work / Study Life Balance advises the university management on the strategic orientation of the Work / Study Life Balance issue, represents TU Wien in national and international compatibility networks and provides TU Wien members with advice on confidential compatibility issues.
In close cooperation with the Office TU Kids & Care, the Compatibility Officer develops new offers, expands existing offers and evaluates them. In individual counselling sessions with parents and family caregivers, ways and strategies to improve the compatibility of work, career and studies with family care responsibilities can be discussed and demonstrated. Regular surveys and individual counselling sessions are used to identify the needs of our employees and to review, adapt or expand existing measures to ensure that they are appropriate and up-to-date.
Through active participation in national and international compatibility networks, the relevance of the topic of compatibility in science careers and at universities is made visible and promoted. Models and best practice offers based on the latest scientific findings and practice are presented and discussed. In addition, especially since the increased virtual cooperation in the course of the pandemic, inter-university offers have been created that bundle resources and shape added value for the members of all member universities, such as the lecture series CAREseiten zeigen des UniKid UniCare Austria Netzwerks., opens an external URL in a new window
"Technology for people", our guiding principle not only refers to the core tasks of TU Wien in research and teaching. We see the needs-oriented support of employees and students with care responsibilities as an essential concern and have therefore expanded, redesigned and improved the corresponding framework conditions in recent years. As a family-friendly university, we want to support all TU members in reconciling work, study and family life as best as possible, and also take on a pioneering role in society.
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Are you expecting a child and planning to take parental leave or would you like to care for a relative and take care leave? On our website you will find helpful information, checklists and signposts for taking maternity / paternity / care leave as a TU employee. In cooperation with ABZ-Austria, the TU Kids & Care office provides the latest information and regulations.