Information and counseling

Good scientific practise

Science is based on honesty. It is one of the essential principles of good scientific practice and thus of all scientific work. The Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel has set formal and ethical standards for scientific work, which apply to all CAU facilities and to all research projects carried out at the university.

Safeguarding good scienctific practise - Memorandum by the German Research Foundation

Guideline research data management

CAU Richtlinie: Gute wissenschaftliche Praxis (in German)

Good scientific practise - links for further reading (in German)

Reconciling work and family life

Kiel University is committed to family-friendly policies and infrastructures. The Family Service provides you with comprehensive information on childcare, work and family, studies and family, care and much more. The information is clearly arranged for the various status groups.


Gender equality in science

The central equal opportunity commissioner represents the interests of female members of the university and supports the university board in its task to establish equality between women and men in science and to reduce discrimination against women at the university.

Equal opportunity

Diversity at Kiel University

Kiel University sees the wide variety of experiences and perspectives as an enrichment and a chance for further development. Therefore we want to bring forward a diverse campus community on all levels, identify and decrease barriers and create a study and working environment without discrimination. This task applies to all sections of Kiel University.

Field of action: Diversity

Work and health

Through corporate health management, employers meet their responsibility towards their employees to offer them, for example, suitable framework conditions for achieving a high quality of work and job satisfaction.

Gesundheitsmanagement (in German)

Representation of the interests of scientific personnel

The Personalrat (W) is responsible for all employees of the CAU with teaching duties or scientific activities, for all tutors and student assistants, but not for the group of university teachers.

Personalrat Wissenschaft (W) (in German)

Postdocs with disabilities/chronic illness

The Representative for Disabled Persons supports you with advice and action in all matters and represents your interests. This is often done in close cooperation with the staff representatives (staff councils or psychosocial services).

Schwerbehindertenvertretung (in German)