Certificates and Memberships


Familie in der Hochschule e.V. (Family Life and Academia)

With around 120 member universities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, the association Familie in der Hochschule e. V. (“Family Life and Academia”) is the largest active network for family awareness at German-speaking universities. In 2014, Goethe University Frankfurt was one of the first universities to sign the charter of the same name and in so doing committed itself to a number of goals aimed at sustainably improving the situation of students and staff with family responsibilities. Goethe University Frankfurt is thus now profiting, through close networking and exchange among colleagues, from the experience of universities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland that have particularly distinguished themselves and are especially committed with regard to family life in academia.

The charter of the same name constitutes both self-commitment as well as affirmation of a family-conscious orientation in all areas and has been developed by universities for universities. You can download the text of the charter and our university’s own statement of commitment in the column on the right.



Frankfurter Bündnis für Familie (Frankfurt Family Alliance

Goethe University Frankfurt is an active contributor to the Frankfurter Bündnis für Familie (“Frankfurt Family Alliance"). The alliance's objective is to organise family-friendly projects in the local community in cooperation with key entities and institutions in the city, e.g. companies, churches and independent welfare organisations, associations and societies, trade unions as well as the chamber of commerce.

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Erfolgsfaktor Familie (Family as Success Factor)

Goethe University Frankfurt is a member of the corporate network Erfolgsfaktor Familie (“Family as Success Factor”). The objective of this alliance of Germany’s Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Family and Youth, leading German business associations and the German Trade Union Confederation (DGB) is to make family-friendliness a “trademark of the German economy”.


Please direct enquiries for consultations to beratung-familie@uni-frankfurt.de.


Benjamin Kirst
Family-Service Officer

Fon: +49 69 798-18124
E-Mail: kirst@em.uni-frankfurt.de
Campus Westend, SKW-Building, Room 05.C111

Visiting address

Goethe University Frankfurt a.M.
Equal Opportunities Office

Rostocker Str. 2
60323 Frankfurt am Main

Fon: +49 69 798-18698
Email: gleichstellungsbuero@uni-frankfurt.de

Postal address

Equal Opportunities Office
Goethe University Frankfurt a.M.
Postbox 227
60629 Frankfurt am Main