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Office of Diversity Competence

There are approximately 2,900 employees at the JKU, whereby about 2/3 of employees are scientists, academics and researchers.
Approximately 40% of our employees are women and almost half of them work on a part-time basis.
Every fifth employee has childcare responsibilities for at least one child under the age of 15.
In addition to faculty and staff, over 19,000 students are enrolled at the JKU.
Over 2/3 of enrolled students work and study, and every fifth student has some kind of caregiving responsibilities.

The JKU has long focused on issues regarding how to best balance work/studies with everyday responsibilities.
One of the first measures to create a family-friendly environment was initiated in 2003 by opening a flexible childcare facility for the children of students and employees.
Since 2011, the JKU has been audited and certified by "Hochschuleundfamilie" and is currently under review again.
In 2014, the university was presented with a state award as "The Most Family-Friendy Company" in the category of "public institutions".
In 2015, the university won a first place state award "Companies for Families" in the category of "public institutions".

Scientists, academics and researchers have rather high demands when it comes to mobility, precarious working conditions, and work pressures involving long working hours.
The JKU also aims to increase the proportion of women in post-doctorate and professorship positions.

Combining academics and family life is a major challenge for universities and the JKU takes its responsibilities to create measures that help take steps forward to improving equal opportunity seriously.
Caregiving responsibilities can no longer be a reason to not be able to work or have to drop out of university.
In addition, we face societal challenges - such as demographic changes and a shortage of skilled workers - that are changing the working world in regards to work hours and location, and various generations and their needs.

We focus on all of these various challenges in order to create and implement family-friendly measures designed to support a family-friendly environment at the JKU.

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Mag. Christine Hiebl
Head of the Office of Diversity Competence
Altenbergerstraße 69
Hochschulfond Bldg., 1st Floor, HF 130
4040 Linz
christine.hiebl(/\t)jku.at
Ph: +43 732 2468-3025

 

Marlene Schwab
Staff
Altenbergerstraße 69
Hochschulfond Bldg., 1st Floor, HF 130
4040 Linz
marlene.schwab(/\t)jku.at