June 16, 2020
Europe/Berlin timezone


Information and discussion event hosted by the Clusters of Excellence CLICCS, Quantum Universe and CUI: Advanced Imaging of Matter, and the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences – in cooperation with the Family Office of Universität Hamburg


The balance between a scientific career and family is often viewed as challenging and difficult. In particular limited work contracts, the necessity of national and international mobility as well as the high publication pressure are some of the reasons that are depicted as obstacles to take on family obligations.

With the event “Scientific Career and Parenthood” the research clusters CLICCS, CUI-Advanced and QU, the MIN Faculty, and the Family Office at Universität Hamburg wish to pick up on this topic and provide an overview in English of the legal ramifications of limited work contracts (under the WissZeitVG) and their effects on, e.g., claiming parental leave.

In the subsequent panel discussion we would like to introduce you to four researchers and invite you to share with them their strategies on how to manage career and family life, what support they receive and which obstacles they face. After the panel discussion you will have the chance for questions and further exchange.

Please register on this page using the registration form in the menu.

This event is jointly organized by Universität Hamburg's Clusters of Excellence "CUI: Advanced Imaging of Matter" (CUI-Advanced), "Climate, Climatic Change, and Society" (CLICCS), "Quantum Universe" (QU), the MIN Faculty, and the Family Office.
Supported by Universität Hamburg and DESY.