Scientific Career and Parenthood

Information and discussion event hosted by the Clusters of Excellence CliSAP and CUI, the Collaborative Research Center “Particles, Strings and the Early Universe” (SFB 676), 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 CliSAP and CUI, the SFB 676, 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.

Time:                               Thursday, 22 June 2017, 9:00-11:00 am

Place:                              DKRZ, room 034, Bundesstraße 45a, 20146 Hamburg

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