The University of Applied Sciences in Eberswalde would like to establish itself as a family-friendly university. And it is doing so successfully, as you can tell by the children of the students and staff on the campus, for example, in the play-corner in the university cafeteria.
Mothers and fathers with children or infants can make use of the parent-children rooms; there is one located at the Forest Campus, and another at the City Campus. These rooms are equipped with day beds, cribs, changing tables and play facilities, kettles, bottle-warmers and a desk. The rooms are on the ground floor of House 12 at the Forest Campus and on the 1rd floor of House 5 at the City Campus.
Flexible working hours for staff and a friendly and open atmosphere between staff, students and teachers result in a climate where the unavoidable problems that can occur among working or studying parents can usually be dealt with swiftly.
Childcare facilities for children from 0 to six years of age are available in sufficient quantity in Eberswalde. In addition to the many independent day care centres (Kita), the municipal Kita with their various special services, and the excellent childminders, the specific day care package for university parents in Eberswalde at the city Kita Sputnik offers an integrated hiking group for children in the ages of three to six.
The Student Office in Frankfurt/Oder can, upon request, equip rooms or apartments in the student dormitories with cribs and changing tables; it questions regarding how to finance one’s studies as a parent are welcome.
Some things are still in construction and the university encourages parents — but also others interested — to add their constructive suggestions and to get involved in the development of its special programmes by offering feedback.
Your contact person at the university for questions pertaining to the family and study is:
Coordinator for a family-friendly university
She can provide you with information and will help you to contact the Student Support Service department, the University Offices and the equal rights delegate, Dörte Beyer.