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Other consulting topics at Jena university

Advice on Mental Health, on Diversity, on Gender Equality and much more
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Family Office, Equal Opportunity Office or Personnel Department etc.: University of Jena offers a broad range of information and advisory services. This overview shows which office is responsible for what issues. Contact the Welcome and Service Desk for Doctoral Candidates and Postdocs for assistance to find the right contact person for your concern.

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The University's Family Office provides information and advice on questions related to "living in Jena with children", on legal aspects linked to "family and career", and on cultural and leisure offers for families in Jena. You will also receive information on topics that are related to taking care of close relatives, e.g. "Nursing care and profession" or "Care of relatives". For more information, click here. You can also find basic information on the topic of "doctorate and family" here.

Advice on Mental Health Expand entry

In a doctorate, some things may not work out as planned. Sometimes there are crises to be overcome or changing life situations to be faced. The university has a Mental Health First Aid team that offers confidential and uncomplicated first aid in cases of mental distress and crises.

Psychotherapeutic treatment is offered, for example, by the Outpatient Clinic for Psychotherapy de (website is in German only). You can find more psychological psychotherapists here.

Advice on questions of equal opportunities Expand entry

The Equal Opportunity Office is the contact point for any questions regarding the promotion of women in academia, gender-sensitive staff policy issues, or individual situations of conflict or crisis in context with gender equality. The University's Gender Equality staff will be happy to help you. For more information, click here.

Advice concerning Diversity issues Expand entry

In 2019, Friedrich Schiller University Jena appointed its first Diversity Officer. All employees and students are free to consult the Diversity Office in order to receive advice or to register diversity-related problems. With the aim of removing barriers and realising equal opportunities for all, independent of ethnicity, religion, disability or gender, the Diversity Officer is involved in the planning and organisation of the conditions for teaching, studying and working at the university. For further information, please click here.

Guidance with regard to disabilities Expand entry

The Friedrich Schiller University Jena has a representative body for disabled employees. It supports the integration of disabled persons into the university, represents their interests and gives them advice. For further information (in German), please click here de.

Advice on labour law issues Expand entry

Jena University employees can turn to the Personnel Department if they have any questions regarding their work contract, payment or the application of the law on fixed-term employment in research and science (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz). For more information, click here de (information only in German). The staff council de can also give you advice on these issues.

Advice in cases of conflicts in the work environment Expand entry

The Staff Council de of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena offers advice in cases of conflicts in the work environment, for example in cases of mobbing, stalking and harassment. You can also contact the equal opportunities office, the diversity office or the legal office de.

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Mental Health First Aid
The university has a Mental Health First Aid team that offers confidential and uncomplicated first aid in cases of mental distress and crises