Family & university

Family & university

The term "family" is used broadly at the Medical University of Graz. We understand it to refer to all forms of living together in private in which responsibility is taken for other people on a long-term basis. Our goal is to support staff and students in finding a balance between their individual needs in their studies and professional life as well as their family responsibilities.

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RECONCILIATION OF WORK, STUDIES AND FAMILY

As a university certified with the "universityandfamily" audit, we find the reconciliation of work/studies and family to be an item of great importance and offer a variety of programs that prioritize it. We are also working on new ideas and ways that our entire university community can succeed in meeting the diverse requirements of work, studies and family life in the future. Through the promotion of dual career couples and their families, the university supports highly qualified employees in all academic areas from Austria and abroad by creating optimal conditions for their entering into employment at Med Uni Graz. In addition, Dual Career Service provides information about housing, schooling and child care.

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CHILD CARE AT KINDERCAMPUS

At kinderCAMPUS, the Med Uni Graz child care facility, our university staff can find the right program for their children. Depending on their situation and needs, staff have the choice of a day nursery, a kindergarten as well as care by day parents (Betriebstageseltern). Our diverse programs and projects should arouse a child's curiosity, encourage critical thinking, imagination and creativity and make it fun to learn, research, and discover.

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PATERNITY LEAVE

As studies have shown for years, many young fathers wish to experience the time in which they start a family more intensively by taking leave. In recent years, legislation on family leave for both fathers and mothers has continued to be expanded. In practice, only fathers who work for companies that actively encourage them to take leave and that recognize it as valuable time can take advantage of these theoretical models. We see the promotion of a healthy balance between professional and private obligations as part of our responsibility as an employer.

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CARE FOR DEPENDENTS

No matter if one decides to care for a dependent oneself, if care must be organized, if such a situation is temporary or longer-term, in any event care for dependents is an additional stress that raises specific challenges in reconciling work and private life. Furthermore, care for older dependents is often still treated as a taboo that can hardly be referred to in a professional context. As a role model organization, Med Uni Graz believes it is responsible not only for supporting staff and students with children, but also for actively addressing the situation of those who care for dependents.

GENDER:UNIT

Verena Chiara Kuckenberger 
T: +43 316 385 72056

CHILD CARE AT KINDERCAMPUS

Kinderbetreuung

kinderCAMPUS

kinderCAMPUS was established as part of the joint child care facility of Med Uni Graz and KAGes and opened in 2014. The shared building permits exploitation of synergies, yet each institution provides its own child care. The focus of care is on language and music, health and exercise, research for kids, gender and diversity-sensitive teaching and intergenerational work.

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Child care services

The following kinderCAMPUS services are available to Med Uni Graz staff and students:

  • One day nursery group (14 children, ages 0–3)
  • Two kindergarten groups (25 children, ages 3–6)
  • Four day parents (each with 4 children ages 0–14)

 

Kinderbetreuung

Educational management

The educational program at the child care facility is managed by GiP (Gemeinnützige Projekt GmbH) in cooperation with the association Tagesmütter Steiermark. The day nursery and kindergarten are included in the fee model of the City of Graz, i.e., the City of Graz subsidizes the cost of child care following a graduated fee model and thus only children whose main residence is in Graz are eligible for these forms of care.  

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kinderCAMPUS office

Founded in 2008, the kinderCAMPUS office is the first point of contact for (expecting) parents. In the organizational structure, kinderCAMPUSbüro is assigned to the GENDER:UNIT and is part of the Service Center for Reconciliation of University and Family located there. The office provides information to anyone interested in child care opportunities or the many additional university services.  

kinderCAMPUS office

Renate Kasper 
T: +43 316 385 72077
T: +43 664 88 455 421