Gender & Diversity
The University of Bamberg has made diversity management a priority and aims to adequately address and foster the great variety of its instructors’, non-academic employees’ and students’ talents and skills.
First and foremost, this means creating conditions that allow the disabled and chronically ill, women and men, parents of young children, as well as foreign students and instructors to receive individual advice and equal opportunities to realise their potential.
Women’s Advancement & Equality
Gender equality is an integral component in the democratic society of equal opportunity. It requires not only the creation of structures for a community founded on equal rights, but also a climate of mutual understanding. Both of these are essential components in the facilitation of family-friendly university policy.
The duty of the Women’s Representatives is to identify and eliminate disadvantages facing female scholars, teaching staff and students. In carrying out their duties, they support the university in the actual implementation of equal rights as a guiding principle. The goal of their advancement efforts is to increase the proportion of women at all levels of academia.
According to the Bavarian Equal Opportunity Act, the Equal Opportunity Officer is responsible for all women (and men) active in the support of scholarship. This officer is involved in all matters that may be fundamentally significant to the equal treatment of men and women, the balancing of work and family life, and the assurance of equal opportunities.
The primary aim of the guidelines for equal treatment of women and men in academic fields adopted by the senate is to achieve equal treatment of women and men at the university and to eliminate existing disadvantages.
Studying & Working with Disabilities
Information and advisory services are important aids in overcoming barriers on the path to a university degree. Current and prospective students with disabilities and chronic illness can contact the Disabled Students’ Representative with any questions or concerns.
The Confidential Advisor for the Disabled is tasked with assisting in and ensuring the professional integration of disabled employees, and with representing the interests of disabled persons at the university.
We are one of the few universities that is happily committed to issues concerning the particular challenges of parents and families, and this work has paid off in the form of certification as a family-friendly university. Information on our family-friendly programmes can be found at www.uni-bamberg.de/fgh.
The University of Bamberg’s Family Services Office is committed to improving the compatibility of family and student or professional life. Anyone involved with the university who has or is expecting children – be it students or members of staff – can receive support, advice and information from the Family Services Office, i.e. on childcare offerings
Due to increasing demands for flexible geographic mobility, more and more couples find themselves facing the challenges of reconciling family and professional interests. The Dual-Career-Service supports newly arrived couples with assistance and advice on topics that include searching for a flat, local employment opportunities for partners, and all manner of administrative issues.
International Students & Academic Staff/Researchers
The University of Bamberg provides special services and information on specific programmes for international guests and any members of the university who wish to go abroad.
The International Office is the central contact point for student-related international issues at the University of Bamberg. Each year, it is responsible for coordinating placement in exchange and scholarship programmes abroad for approximately 500 Bamberg students and also advises and provides support for foreign students in Bamberg.
The Welcome Center is the central service and contact facility for all scholars visiting the University of Bamberg from abroad.
Scientific Career Service
The Scientific Career Service (SCS) is a central contact and service point for all current and prospective doctoral candidates at the University of Bamberg.