The RUB supports this by offering the “ProKids” service center for parents and the bilingual model “Campus Day Care Center”. In addition to this, RUB was one of the first universities to introduce a Dual Career Concept as part of their hiring strategy and it was approved as a “family friendly” university by the Hertie foundation. One of the major obstacles and difficulties is the handling of hazardous materials or chemicals during pregnancy.
Thus, RESOLV will finance a laboratory assistant service for pregnant women. In order to secure the progress of ongoing projects, this financial support is extended for an additional six months after delivery to compensate for maternity leave and restricted lab work, thereby facilitating the mothers' return into their scientific careers. RESOLV will allocate special funds for additional child care at conferences and workshops, and offer a baby-sitting service on demand.