Equality

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The Hochschule Niederrhein is one of the largest and most efficient universities of applied sciences in Germany. We open up perspectives: With an academic apprenticeship that is fit for the future, we create the foundation for our graduates to be in demand on the job market.

As an employer, The Hochschule Niederrhein supports its employees and students in achieving a better work/study/career balance. Good framework conditions and a family-friendly, appreciative culture create the necessary prerequisites.

We offer concrete support services for university employees with care and family responsibilities as well as gender-equitable working conditions and career opportunities.

Family friendliness and gender equality are an ongoing process for us. That is why we strengthen offerings that contribute to this and develop new solutions as needed.

Equality Opportunities at the "Europa im Park" festival in the football stadium

Invited by the municipal youth welfare organization DeKull, Equal Opportunities had a stand in Borussiapark on 17.05.2024, supported by the Central…

Equality and PrideProgress at the campus festival

On 08.05.2024, the Equality and PrideProgress Network had a joint stand with the Queer Presentation of the AStA at the Campusfest.

3rd workshop "Taking Care - How can we empower students with support tasks?"

Last Monday was all about compatibility.

Girls' and Boys' Day 2024 at Hochschule Niederrhein

More pupils than ever before took part in the nationwide Girls' & Boys' Day at The Hochschule Niederrhein on April 25.

Tasks and topics

The central Equal Opportunity Officer and her representatives in the faculties support the university in the implementation of the statutory equal opportunity mandate and offer members of the university advice on the various aspects of equal opportunity. In particular, they participate in the university's development planning as well as in structural and personnel decisions.

In addition to promoting equality at the university, Equality is also committed to improving the compatibility of family, studies and career. To this end, on the one hand, various continuing training and qualification measures are carried out for university employees and counseling is offered. In cooperation with the Office for Equal Opportunity, the Compatibility Department also offers advice on childcare, caring for relatives, studying and working with children, and family-related issues.

Orientation measures on studies and apprenticeships at the Hochschule Niederrhein are organized for pupils to help them broaden their perspectives and make their decision on their future career path detached from traditional gender roles.

Equality at the university

As an employer, The Hochschule Niederrhein supports its employees and students in achieving a better work/study/career balance. Good framework conditions and a family-friendly, appreciative culture create the necessary prerequisites.

As an equal opportunity provider, we offer concrete support services both centrally and in the faculties for university employees with care and family responsibilities, as well as gender-equitable working conditions and career opportunities.

Family friendliness and gender equality are an ongoing process for us. That's why we strengthen offerings that contribute to this and develop new solutions as needed.

Equal Opportunity Commission

Representatives from administration, teaching education, research, elected students and employees form the Equal Opportunity Commission of the University. Together, they support the work of equality at the Hochschule Niederrhein with their everyday experiences and competencies, each for one term of office.

The members meet regularly with the Equal Opportunities Officer and her representative to discuss open issues, new topics and develop projects.

Gender-inclusive language

In its meeting on February 4, 2019, the Senate of the Hochschule Niederrhein adopted the currently valid framework plan for gender equality (please insert link to framework plan). This specifies the use of gender-equitable language in both internal and external communication.

Because we want to be consistent in gender-inclusive writing across the university, we have written this handout. It sets out rules and makes suggestions on how we would like to use gender-inclusive wording in the future. Existing documents do not need to be revised immediately; here, it is sufficient to use gender-inclusive language in the next edition or revision.

If you have any questions, Equal Opportunity and the University Communications department will be happy to assist you.

Yours, Dr. Sandra Laumen
Equal Opportunity Officer

Family and studies / career

The Hochschule Niederrhein supports the compatibility of family and studies or career.

For the area of compatibility, in addition to the strategic handling of the topic by the Equal Opportunities Officer, the family service represents a fixed offer at the Hochschule Niederrhein. At both locations, offers are made to promote the compatibility of studies as well as career and family responsibilities. This includes the possibility of counseling, the arrangement of U3 places in Krefeld and Mönchengladbach as well as the provision of general information on the childcare landscape, the offer of parent-child workrooms as well as breastfeeding and nappy-changing rooms, information on parent-child parking spaces and play corners in the library.

Information and contacts are also provided on all aspects of caring for relatives.

If you have any questions or ideas, please contact the Equal Opportunities Officer at gleichstellung(at)hs-niederrhein.de and the family service at familienservice(at)hs-niederrhein.de.

MINT Forum

STEM Degree programmes today are more vibrant, diverse and exciting than ever before and far from typical stereotypes. Nevertheless, the number of women in technical, scientific Degree programmes is still low. The MINT Forum is a network that connects women within the university as well as facilitates contacts to the regional economy.

PrideProgress@HSNR

The Hochschule Niederrhein as a trailblazer offers many paths and opportunities for its members. With "PrideProgress@HSNR" the university creates space for all employees and students who feel part of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Documents & Downloads

Below we have compiled important documents / downloads and links for you.

Equality at The Hochschule Niederrhein

The work of Equality ensures quality and promotes a culture of appreciation and tolerance. In addition, students, prospective students, and university employees are supported in issues relating to the compatibility of family and studies/career.

In this way, we create better framework conditions, especially for women. Together, we can work more effectively to eliminate existing disadvantages and help realize substantial equality of opportunity.

If you are affected by disadvantages or discrimination, please contact us or send us an e-mail - we will help!

The Equal Opportunity Team includes the central Equal Opportunity Officer, the head of the MINT Forum and MINT-DUAL, the Equal Opportunity Officers of the faculties and the Equal Opportunity Commission.

Central Equal Opportunity Officer

Dr. Sandra Laumen, Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing.
Equal Opportunity Officer

MINT FORUM/ Mentoring

Beate Brungs
MINT Forum / Mentoring

Landesmittel FF Hochschule

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