Embeddedness at FAU

Embeddedness at FAU

The Friedrich-Alexander-Universität encourages systematically the balance between science, studies, career and family in order to promote excellent performance in science, teaching, and, moreover, in order to meet its social responsibility.

Leading principles are: equal opportunities, family friendliness and diversity management.

The term “family” is understod as all forms of private life together, where people take over long-term social responsibility. Family responsibilities are focussed on childcare and caring for relatives.

From 2008 to 2017, the FAU has passed successfully the certification process “Audit familiengerechte Hochschule” (3 times). As a consequence, it created the “Code of Conduct – Familienfreundliche FAU” as a guideline. In September 2016, the FAU signed the Charta “Familie in der Hochschule” and has thereby joined the “Best Practice Club” as a founding member – a further step to underline its family-friendly policy.