CliSAP successfully finished in 2018. Climate research continues in the Cluster of Excellence "CLICCS".

Work-Life Balance

What is Work-Life Balance?

Finding a balance between career and family is an important step towards an equal-opportunities academic culture. CliSAP wants to create favorable conditions to promote this and among other things developed a Code of Conduct for a good work-life balance.


Read also a recent interview with Prof. Beate Ratter and Prof. Michael Köhl on the topic work life balance and slow science here:
Career or Calling (PDF, 2MB)

Compatibility of Private Life, Family and Work: Concrete Measures

In certain situations, individual arrangements such as flexible working hours or teleworking may be helpful. Here you can find more information and measures for accommodating work and private life or family life:



ZEIT ONLINE survey: Four out of five junior researchers want to leave the higher education sector

In September, ZEIT and ZEIT ONLINE ran a job satisfaction survey among junior researchers. 7.000 participants answered the questions of the online survey. The results show: Four out of five researchers want to leave the higher education sector. The reasons therefore are discussed in the ZEIT ONLINE article:

Wo ist hier der Notausgang?, Zeit ONLINE vom 5. Dezember 2015 (only German)