Gender and Family Support

The following information is intended to help you get an overview of services and contact addresses within the University as well as outside that deal with gender issues, career planning and/or family support.

» Flyer: women in science | work-life-balance
This brochure shows female faces from our CRC, their career challenges and successes which shall encourage more young scientists to establish their own


Career Support for Women

Gender Commissioner Office of the University of Cologne

Contact: Dipl.-Soz.Päd. Annelene Gäckle M.A.

This office offers:

  • Gender specific information and events
  • Promotion and support of female scientists
  • Family mentoring
  • Gender@UniKoeln
    a flyer published every semester containing all the information that deals with gender issues including seminars, events and addresses
  • Female Career Center (FCC)
    seminars and workshops about career planning and support for free for researchers of the SFB (for financial issues or re-imbursement contact:
    Nicole Jörns )
  • Cornelia Harte mentoring programmes (CHM)
    Three different types of programmes offer networking with experienced successful female professionals (with a specific program for researchers of the Medical Faculty - CHM PROmed)
  • Studying, researching an working with a child
    Uni mit Kind

Further useful links within the University of Cologne

Family Support

  • Dual Career and Family Support  (CFS) of the University of Cologne
    Information and counsel about work-life balance and the professional integration of your spouse/partner
    Contact: Ira Künnecke
  • Information about local day care facilities, babysitter services, and child minder
    Contact: Nicole Jörns
  • Maternity leave fellowships
    During pregnancy and the first months of motherhood we provide professional staff to continue your projects and your work in the lab.
    Contact: Nicole Jörns
  • Financial support with emergency day care
  • Paramecium
    The day care facility of the Univerity of Cologne accepts children from 6 months and up and is available from 8 to 6 on working days.
    Contact: Silke Koppenhöfer

Useful Links


CRC832 Seminar Series
18 June 2014 | 5 pm (c.t.)
Changes in tissue and cellular organisation at early stages of colon cancer (Näthke I.)
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Transient anti-angiogenic treatment improves delivery of cytotoxic compounds and therapeutic outcome in lung cancer
(Chatterjee S. et al.)
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