Being family friendly

Being family friendly isn't something we lecture about. We live it. We want to provide families with the best possible support to balance career and private life. We take full responsibility and actively champion work-life balance strategies. Ensuring—as we go—that the bonds we have to those in our community are strengthened over time.

We've got a number of different ways to support families. These range from flyers on consultancy and training opportunities to networking and providing childcare facilities. We invest in tangible solutions. These include school vacation programs, safeguarding your little ones whilst you attend a conference and emergency care in back-up centers or at home. Thanks to the wonders of digitalization, our e-learning solutions help you to carve out and enjoy more flexible family time. We've also formalized our commitment to promoting family life. By signing up to the Success Factor Family (Erfolgsfaktor Familie) corporate program—sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Family Affairs—we are continuously developing how we engage on family matters.

Advice on combining family, studies and career

At LMU, we've singled out balancing work and family life as critical to the wellbeing of our community. That's why we've committed ourselves to delivering individual support and services to our employees, and making comprehensive advisory and placement services for childcare, education and schooling a priority.

LMU brings together diverse people with very unique life plans.

We take supporting students with family responsibilities seriously—aiming to reduce stress and promote harmony while you're busy juggling your studies and family needs. The Student Parents Office, as part of the LMU Central Student Advisory Office, and the Munich Student Union (Studentenwerk München) are there to ensure your equal participation whilst studying.

The LMU attaches great importance to a family-friendly environment and promotes a number of activities that make work and family more compatible.

Employees who need help attending to relatives in need of care have access to a wealth of information and advice about the ­Pflegezeitgesetzt (German Long-Term Care Act) and Familienpflegegesetz (German Family Care Act).

Teaching and learning with a family

LMU strives to give our students with children all the support they need to successfully balance family and studies. We're here for you! We offer our students with children the chance to attend numerous events—supplying useful information and an opportunity to network with like-minded people.

Fostering an environment shaped by equal opportunities and diversity is an individual thing. That's why we look at each LMU community member and go from there.

In our tandemPLUS Mentoring program, students with family or caregiver responsibilities receive support and the chance to offload by talking to experienced mentors.

  • You can find further information about tandemPLUS Mentoring on the LMU's Office of The University Women's Representative.

LMU is a family-friendly university which promotes equal opportunities and inclusion through a number of different initiatives.

Students with children—who would like to take them along on an Erasmus study abroad period—may be eligible for additional financial support ("Sonderförderung").

At LMU, we give special consideration to the challenges faced when balancing family and study requirements. That's why we've set up parent & child rooms—specially designed to provide a flexible, family-friendly environment for parents with young children.

LMU—a family-friendly institution to its core—offers its community the chance to upskill in further education courses dedicated to work-life balance topics. We offer a number of seminars on topics covering education, geriatric care, stress management and many others.

As a family-friendly university, LMU is committed to ensuring that professional and private needs are met. Childcare offered at LMU during conferences and seminars is an important example—freeing you up to concentrate on your personal development.

LMU strives to give our students with children all the support they need to successfully balance family and studies. We're here for you! We offer our students with children the chance to attend numerous events—supplying useful information and an opportunity to network with like-minded people.

At LMU, we give special consideration to the challenges faced when balancing family and study requirements. That's why we've set up parent & child rooms—specially designed to provide a flexible, family-friendly environment for parents with young children.

Support with childcare needs

We've set ourselves the goal of making it easier for you to balance work or studies with family life—and creating the framework that's right for you is a big part of that. In close cooperation with the Munich Student Union and pme Familienservice GmbH, we offer our employees and students a number of specially reserved childcare places across facilities in Munich, Freising, Garching and Martinsried.

We are committed to upholding a family-friendly university culture. To ensure that the demands of work, studying, and a private life are all met, LMU provides highly flexible childcare. This reduces the burden on parents particularly if unexpected situations arise.

We are committed to helping our employees balance busy work schedules and family life. It's often difficult to resolve childcare challenges during the holiday season—but we're here to help!

Via pme Family Services (pme Familienservice), we offer LMU employees school vacation programs. Such services count big in our mission to be a truly family-friendly university.

As a family-friendly university, LMU is committed to ensuring that professional and private needs are met. Childcare offered at LMU during conferences and seminars is an important example—freeing you up to concentrate on your personal development.

Family-friendliness in the workplace

Achieving a family-friendly environment is something very close to our hearts. That's why we offer our employees a variety of support to ensure that family and work commitments can be balanced out. Via our specially dedicated information and service portal "My Family Service," we provide a knowledge-sharing environment organized around key stages in life. Everyone contains interesting facts and uncovers the challenges associated with each new chapter. In addition, you can find a summary of our extensive support services portfolio.

The LMU attaches great importance to a family-friendly environment and promotes a number of activities that make work and family more compatible.

Employees who need help attending to relatives in need of care have access to a wealth of information and advice about the ­Pflegezeitgesetz (German Long-Term Care Act) and Familienpflegegesetz (German Family Care Act).

Giving employees the ability to coordinate the challenges of raising a family and pursuing a career is crucial—especially for women in academia. LMU takes pride in offering a highly flexible and family-friendly working environment for all of its employees. This, we believe, plays an essential role in removing one of the many barriers women may face when deciding if an academic career is right for them. The promotion of family-friendly awareness also includes support for bridging the time spent by female scientists on maternity leave.

Achieving a family-friendly environment is something very close to our hearts. That's why we offer our employees a variety of support to ensure that family and work commitments can be balanced out. Via our specially dedicated information and service portal "My Family Service," we provide a knowledge-sharing environment organized around key stages in life. Everyone contains interesting facts and uncovers the challenges associated with each new chapter. In addition, you can find a summary of our extensive support services portfolio.