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February 2020

VäterZEIT (FatherTIME) -Calendar 2020

The popular VäterZEIT (FatherTIME) -Calendar for the year 2020 is ready and can be picked up free of charge from the FamilienBeratungsBüro (Family Support Center) in building 16.11 in front of room 00.76.

World Day of Social Justice

"The General Assembly recognizes that social development and social justice are indispensable for the achievement and maintenance of peace and security within and among nations." This is how the United Nations declared the 20th of February as the World Day of Social Justice. Since 2009, this day is therefore being used to draw attention to the barriers that people face due to their gender, ethnic origin, religion, culture or physical disabilities. However, social justice as a global issue also plays a role in our everyday university life, for example in research and science communication or in our mutual interaction.

Number of the month february

At the HHU, 5.2 % of students are older than 40 years (winter semester 2018/19). 19 % of the students are in their 30s, the remaining 75 % are under 30 years old. Further information on the dimension "age and generation" can be found here.

Women and girls in science

Women have only been allowed to study in Germany for one hundred years. For a long time after that, despite legal equality, they were discouraged from studying and research, and even today there is a large gap in the proportion of women and men in academic top positions. The International Day of Women and Girls in Science is celebrated annually on the 11th of February to commemorate the crucial role played by girls and women in science and technology.

The Storm has come

Brace your bike against the storm! Take care of yourselves and your peers, today it can be quite windy. With your bike we can help: Have you already noticed the colorful saddle covers on campus? In our office there are still a few which you can pick up, so that your bike will survive "Sabine" well. You find us in Room (in the rectorate).


The Center for Competence Development for Diversity Management in Studies and Teaching (KomDiM) is a joint project of the University of Duisburg-Essen and the Cologne University of Applied Sciences. On its website it offers handouts, tool boxes and a series of journals to support teachers and staff in their work at a diverse and fair university. Have a look!

Mental crises

The exam phase has begun and is already stressful enough. But if you are also struggling with personal problems or have a mental crisis, you can get support here at the university. We have listed the most important advisors for students, as well as for staff, and put together some helpful information, in case you recognize own problems, but also if you want to support friends or colleagues. Here you can find the information.


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