FHWS building at Sanderheinrichsleitenweg Würzburg

Students in park (c) Jonas Kron

Student at machine (c) Stefan Bausewein

Students working in a group (c) Jonas Kron

audit familiengerechte hochschule


The certificate audit familiengerechte hochschule is a recognised quality certification issued by the berufundfamilie Service GmbH for three years to higher education institutions and universities which are characterised by family-oriented engagement and which conduct sustainable family-oriented study and personnel policy.

In 2022, THWS was certified as family-friendly higher education institution for the first time. By this, the University entered into the commitment to make already existing family-friendly structures more transparent, to further develop successful measures and to introduce new ones. Annually, reports documenting the implementation of the measures are submitted to and evaluated by berufundfamilie Service GmbH.

Further information can also be found in the German press release.

[Translate to Englisch:] Zertifikat des audits

Short portrait

In the short portrait (only in German) for the audit, THWS is introduced in short and indicates existing and planned measures improving the reconciliation of work and family life at the University.

Target agreement

As part of the auditing process, THWS has participatively worked out a target agreement, which contains numerous measures for improving family-friendly study conditions and for better reconciliation of work and family life. The measures laid down in the target agreement include the fields of activity of working hours, work organisation, work place, information and communication policy, leadership competence, personnel development, family services as well as studies and scientific qualification. Members of THWS can obtain the target agreement in the Intranet.