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Family-friendly university

The provisions of the University Work-Family Balance Information Centre have made the University of Graz into a prominent role model: The centre provides advice and service to support you in combining working with actively caring for children, teens, adult or elderly family members.

After the years 2007 and 2011, also in 2017, the largest educational institution in the province was awarded the prize for "most women and family-friendly public enterprise in Styria" in the category "public enterprises" in recognition of its involvement in this area. In 2018 University of Graz was highly honored with the Austrian State Award for the most family friendly public enterprise in Austria.

Vice Rector Peter Riedler received the 2019 Award for the family-friendly initiatives in digital competence  provided by the University of Graz.

unikid provides information and support to make working and caring for minor family members more compatible. Provisions range from need-based and year-round childcare to childcare in the summer, "unikid-Info" for parents of adolescents, unikid courses and confidential research of individual situations.

unicare provides information and support around the topic of family care, basing provisions on a scientific study on the frame conditions of family care responsibilities at the University of Graz. Provisions range from "unicare-Info" for family carers to information brochures and confidential research of individual situations in order to answer questions about how to combine working with actively caring for adult and elderly family members.

As a cooperation partnership between all universities in Graz, the KinderUniGraz offers a portfolio comprising events on science and research for school classes, families, children and young people from 8 to 19.



Peter Riedler

Vice-Rector for Financial Affairs, Resources and Location Development
Universitätsplatz 3
8010 Graz

Phone:+43 316 380 - 1740
Fax:+43 316 380 - 9117


unikid & unicare
Harrachgasse 32, 8010 Graz
Mag. Julia Spiegl Phone:+43 (0)316 380 - 2168


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