Scientific Career and Parenthood

Room 1528 (Geomatikum, Bundesstraße 55, 20146 Hamburg)

Room 1528

Geomatikum, Bundesstraße 55, 20146 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 Clusters of Excellence CLICCS, Quantum Universe and CUI-Advanced, 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. Henning Rockmann, legal advisor, head of the higher education legislation and governance unit at the German Rectors' Conference will give a thematic overview on parental leave under the Academic Fixed Term Contract Act/WissZeitVG.

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.

Register here.

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