Hochschule für nachhaltige Entwicklung Eberswalde

Welcome to the pages of the Family-Friendly University!

Finding a good balance between work or university and family obligations — whether they are your own children, grandchildren or relatives in need of care — is a challenge. The University for Sustainable Development works to support the university’s students and employees in overcoming this challenge.

For example, even before the comprehensive quality commitment comprehensive quality commitment of the Brandenburg third level institutions and the Ministry of Science, Research and Culture (MWFK) of the State of Brandenburg, it already started in making the day-to-day world at the university more family-friendly especially for employees and students with children.

Services for parents (and parents-to-be):

  • Child care
  • Studying with family
  • Care of relatives
  • Information sheets and links

We are open to expanding our services to meet demand and want to improve it continuously for our target group. As a result, we are grateful for constructive suggestions, commitment and feedback to familie@hnee.de or directly to Vera Clauder, Coordinator of the Family-Friendly University.

News and Events

Overlap summer holidays with examinations at the HNEE

This summer (and the following two years) the lecture and examination period at our university overlaps with the school and kindergarten holidays in Brandenburg. The resulting organizational difficulties affect many parents at the HNEE, both among the students and among the employees. We therefore ask for your understanding if this circumstance leads to rescheduling, longer processing times or requests for individual solutions.

If you encounter problems as a result, please contact the family-friendly university so that we can support you in your search for possible solutions or act as an intermediary.

In addition, we would like to draw the attention of all parents of the university to the existing childcare services offered by Kinderwelt GmbH, which you can make use of if, for example, your children have to be looked after during an examination. In order to do this, you would have to notify us in good time. Please do not hesitate to contact us, the team of the family-friendly university. In addition, your children can be cared for by their own caregivers in the parent-child rooms of the university at any time. The code will be sent to you by e-mail upon request.

Lend a notebook from the family-friendly university

For all parents and pregnant women at the HNEE as well as students and employees with care tasks, the family-friendly university has laptops available for borrowing. They should make it easier for you to work from home for your studies or university. Your child is ill, you have nursing tasks or do not want to commute to the university every day during your final thesis because of your pregnancy?

Simply send us an informal application with the following information: reason for need, period, name, address, study programme and matriculation number or exact job at the university.

After a positive decision from us, you can borrow a notebook against a signature from the ITSZ (house 5, room101-105). There are currently 8 notebooks with Office software, 2 of them are additionally equipped with GIS software. An overview of the devices can be found here.

Physiotherapeutic offers of the AG Gesunde Hochschule (Waldcampus)

The physiotherapeutic treatments at the university are also offered in 2019.

Room alternatives on the Forest campus are missing, so this offer first takes place in the parent-child rooms when it is actually booked by university members. We would like to ask you to notice this, an simultaneous use is not possible.

Please write us if you had to re-schedule (personally or by e-mail to  Familie ).

The dates for the treatments:

Forest campus: Every 1st and 3rd Thursday, from 09.00 to 12.00 hours.

We ask for your understanding for the other use of the room.

Annual events of the family-friendly university

April: Welcome Meeting

Juni: Open Day at the HNEE

Oktober: Welcome Meeting & Grant to the semester-ticket

Dezember: International Family Christmas Party


Christmas Party 2017

In mid-December, the annual family Christmas party of the family-friendly university took place.

Again this year, handicrafts for the children were offered, it gave a well-filled coffee table and atmospheric songs to sing along, were recited by the university choir. The christmassy hall of the HNEE attracted many small and big guests, and even Santa Claus surprised us with an early visit!

We would like to thank all our helpers, the university choir, Santa Claus and the Eberswalder Hochschulgesellschaft for their active support.

We are looking forward to many more events with you!

Welcome meeting winter semester 2017/18

In October a welcome meeting of the family-friendly university took place again.

The well-attended student club offered a nice atmosphere to exchange, get to know each other and to meet again. Despite the cancelled lecture of study financing with child many parents of the HNEE participated in our meeting and enjoyed beside hot drinks and delicious cake the appearance of the "Theater Lakritz" with the piece "Sleeping Beauty".

A heartfelt thanks for the design of the afternoon goes to the student club and the Theater Lakritz!

In the coming summer semester there will be the next welcome meeting, we are looking forward to many participants!

Christmas celebration 2016 - international and family-friendly

On December, 14th, the family-friendly university invited to get together. In addition to festive music from the university choir and the visit of Santa Claus there was also a play corner and a delicious buffet. The auditorium turned into a colorful, festive and friendly hall, which was visited abundantly. Also the international guests were well represented and were able to sing songs like 'Jingle Bells' and 'Stille Nacht'.

We are looking forward to the next encounter and would like to thank all participants as well as the Eberswalder Hochschulgesellschaft for their support.

Welcome meeting on 12.10.2016

To the beginning of the new semester our welcome meeting took place. We would like to thank Mr. Korallus from the Studentenwerk Frankfurt / Oder for his presentation to finance a study with children and his individual advice!

The well-attended meeting was a lot of fun for us and we hope to see you soon!

Family Brunch on June 5, 2016

At the Family Brunch we were able to welcome many members of the HNEE to the greenhouses of the Forstbotanischer Garten.

In addition to a rich buffet as well as a great SchaubudenZauberRevue of the "Sideshow Charlatans" there was a Strohhüpfburg and other games and handicrafts for the children. There was plenty of time to get to know each other i
n a relaxed atmosphere .
We like to thank the Eberswalder Hochschulgesellschaft for the promotion and the Forstbotanischer Garten for the support!

We look forward to the next brunch with you!




"Family-Friendly University"

Vera Clauder

Tel. (03334) 657 143

City Campus
Neue Forstakademie (House 5) Room 017 (ground floor)

Vera Clauder

The HNE Eberswalde is one of the first signatories of the Charter "Family in Higher Education".

Charta Familie

We are activ in "Lokales Bündnis für Familie Eberswalde".

Logo Bündnis Eberswalde