Sonderforschungsbereich 630

    Gender Equality

    Equal Opportunities

    The DFG "promotes equality between men and women in the scientific and academic communities".
    (DFG Statutes § 1)

    The SFB 630 supports Gender Equality and Work-Life-Balancing with several activities in close contact with the Equal Opportunity Office and the Family Service of the University.

    The University of Würzburg was certified as "family friendly University" in 2008 and re-certified in 2011.

    Child Care

    During the times when no public child care is available, the SFB supports child care for the members and coworkers of the SFB to allow them to focus on their research interests.


    The SFB has a transportable box available equipped with a travel bed, diaper changing table, child´s seat and table and lots of toys to allow to bring the child along to the institute for a short period of time if unanticipatedly no child care is available. The box is located at the Institute for Microbiology at the Biocenter. (read more)

    Women´s Promotion

    The University of Würzburg provides several activities for the promotion of female Scientists. The SFB encourages and supports its members and students to seize this chance, i.e.

    Mentoring programs and Networking

    For PhD-students, PostDocs and Young Investigators by the Faculties for Biology, Chemistry and Pharmacy, Mathematics and Informatics and Physics and Astronomy

    For Medical Doctors, PostDocs and Young Investigators by the Faculty of Medicine

    For PhD-students by the Graduate School of Life Sciences

    Alumni Networking by the Career Service

    Education in Transferable Skills

    by the Career Service

    as part of education in professional teaching (ProfiLehre)

    Further education for University employees