Väterarbeit at RWTH
Information About the Väterarbeit Project
The Väterarbeit Project was conducted at RWTH Aachen from October 2011 to December 2014. WIthin the framework of the project events, activities, and sensibilization measures about the topic of fatherhood were offered at the university each semester. The goal was support and promote fathers, who desired a more active role in raising their children or generally had problems balancing career or studies with family. Men interested in having children were also a target group.
Even though the project has ended, the topic of Väterarbeit will continue to be addressed at RWTH Aachen. The Equal Opportunities Office will continue to offer father-child activities. You can find information about this under Currently. Furthermore, interested men and fathers can get information from this page in the future about the topic of fatherhood at RWTH.
You can find the info brochure about the Väterarbeit Project at RWTH Aachen and the final report on this page.
Delegate for Fathers – "Väterbeauftragter"
The RWTH Delegate for Fathers is happy to tell interested men and fathers at RWTH about his experiences and provide helpful tips on topics such as parental leave and part-time work. For further information and contact information, please visit the Delegate for Fathers web page.
The Family Services Center provides advising on work-life balance, parental leave, parental stipends, and related topics. You can find more information about advising at the Family Services Center web page.
The Aachener fathers get-together is an open service for fathers or interested men of any age. It serves as a platform for fathers who are studying, completing doctoral studies, or work, for discussion and support. Furthermore, it offers the possibility for fathers to contribute their own topics and ideas. All those interested are welcome to attend, just come by.
"RWTH-Väter" Mailing List
The Equal Opportunities Office's mailing list for RWTH fathers – that is employees, students, and men with a partner at RWTH – regularly provides information about father-child activities, parent events, and father work at RWTH Aachen.
Here you can add your name to the mailing list.
Starke Väter – starke Familien
The flyer "Starke Väter – starke Familien" contains all the important information for (expecting) fathers at RWTH. We hope you enjoy reading it!
- Starke Väter! NRW (de)
- Väter und Karriere (de)
- The Website for a Man with a Child (de)
Verband alleinerziehender Mütter und Väter in Aachen (de)
- Brochure „So sag ich's meinem Vorgesetzten. Elternzeit, Wiedereinstieg und flexible Arbeitsmodelle erfolgreich verhandeln“ (de)
- Brochure "Elterngeld, ElterngeldPlus und Elternzeit - Das Bundeselterngeld- und Elternzeitgesetz" (de)
- New handbook: Familienbewusste Personalpolitik für Väter – so funktioniert's (de)
- Mann wird Vater – Informationen für werdende Väter zur Geburt (de)
- Ich bin dabei! – Vater werden (de)
- Mehr Zeit für die Familie: Väter und das ElterngeldPlus (de)
- DGB: Vereinbarkeit von Familie & Beruf gestalten (de)