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Office for Equal Opportunities, Family Affairs and Diversity
at Kempten University of Applied Sciences

As a hive of inspiration and diversity, Kempten University of Applied Sciences offers its members an appropriate framework for leading their lives according to their own patterns. The Office for Equal Opportunities, Family Affairs and Diversity is the place to go on campus for handling the daily demands of different stages in life – providing support and advice relating to equal opportunities, family matters and diversity, and managing provisions for staff and students to help them coordinate their family lives with their working/study commitments and carve out their career prospects.

“Family-friendly audit”

Basic concept of family-friendly universities

Basic concept of family-friendly universities

Kempten University of Applied Sciences was awarded the “family-friendly university audit” seal of quality for the third time on 27 June 2018 in Berlin.

The basic concept of being a family-friendly university is a core element of the profile and culture of Kempten University of Applied Sciences. This involves understanding and perceiving the needs of members of the university at different stages of life.
Striving to ensure family-friendly studying and working conditions should create effects both within the organisation and externally – as part of our social duty; as a hive of innovation, education and training for students; and as a regionally networked and appealing place to work and study.


Throughout July, the office will be open on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. We can be contacted directly by email on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you give us a telephone number, we will be happy to call you back during these hours. Many thanks for your understanding. The team will be on holiday from 30 July to 24 August. We will publish our opening hours for September 2020 onwards in good time on this page.

Childcare during the pandemic

Mobile home childcare

Mobile home childcare

For many years, Kempten University of Applied Sciences has offered a well-established, flexible emergency childcare service. As children could not be cared for on campus during the corona outbreak, the service was transformed into mobile childcare at home.

All members of the university can request a carer to attend their home for up to 10 hours per week. The team in the Office for Equal Opportunities and Family Affairs was able to put together a large pool of child carers with relevant experience at short notice. After notifying the office of their needs, families are allocated their own carer. Children are cared for at the family’s home, enabling parents to work without distraction for several hours while the children are well occupied.

To minimise the risk of infection, each carer is only allowed to work in one family. The costs are covered by project funds from the Office for Equal Opportunities and Family Affairs. This service is also provided to students free of charge.

If you require mobile childcare at home, please complete the requirements analysis and send it to us.

Babysitting finder

Babysitting finder

You can find a list of the babysitters currently available in Moodle.


You are very welcome to collect a pro forma babysitting contract from our office if you wish. Babysitting arrangements are paid for privately.



Officer for Equal Opportunities and Family Affairs
Melanie Lüders 

+49 (0) 831 2523-512

Officer for Women’s Commissioners
Silke Schweiger

+49 (0) 831 2523-390

Building D, ground floor, D117

Officer for Diversity
Katharina Litsche 

+49 (0) 831 2523-379

Building D, ground floor, D405   

Opening hours until the end of July 2020

9 a.m. to 12 noon

Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. remote contact

The office is closed from 30 July to 24 August 2020!

Opening hours from September 2020:

Monday to Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon

Tuesday: 1 to 3 p.m. – but appointments can be arranged outside these hours. Please arrange an appointment in advance for detailed consultations.

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