For us, equality of opportunity is a major concern and priority. Thus in our mission statement we explicitly undertake to ensure the equality of women and men.

We see the creation of a Family-Friendly University as a key instrument in the achievement of equality of opportunity. According to the 2012 Prognos Family Atlas, both our campuses offer excellent possibilities for combining family and student or professional life:

  • an excellent housing situation and a superb living environment,
  • above-average amenities for education and training.


A Family-Friendly Institution

Our University has firmly anchored a culture of family-friendliness in its mission statement. Our brochure Studieren mit Kind (Studying with Children) offers students with children extensive information on relevant topics such as pregnancy and birth, advisory services, financial options, child care services and individual organization of stuyding.

What we can offer:

  • Students and staff in Zittau can leave their children in the care of the 'Knirpshausen' crèche & nursery in the immediate vicinity of the campus.
  • Students with children are given priority for classes with limited attendance.
  • The Görlitz campus has nappy-changing tables in the spatious disabled WC, either on the ground floor in the 'Blue Box' or in the Mensa.
  • The Zittau campus has similar WCs with changing tables available in the Mensa.
  • Both the Zittau and the Görlitz Mensa have high chairs available.
  • The staff are always happy to heat brought-along baby food. There a child portions for children in pre-school age at only €0.50, dessert included!

Our Equal Opportunities Officer, Jana Reinhold, is happy to help if you have any questions, problems or ideas for improvement.   

Family friendly university

The university has anchored a culture of family friendliness in its mission statement. In the brochure "Studying with a child" you will find comprehensive information for students with children at the Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences on the topics of pregnancy and childbirth, counseling options, financing options, childcare and study organization.

If you have any questions or problems, or if you have suggestions for improving your studies with child(ren), the university's Equal Opportunity Officer, Dr. Reinhold, is always available to help.

Foto: Dr.-Ing. Jana Reinhold
Equal opportunities officer
Jana Reinhold
Fakultät Maschinenwesen
02763 Zittau
Schwenninger Weg 1
Building Z VII, Room 130
+49 3583 612-4948