The Equal Opportunities Officer is the contact person for all members of our faculty in questions and matters relating to equal opportunities.


The term equality opposes all forms of disadvantage and discrimination. This includes, in particular, disadvantage or discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, disability and cultural or social origin. If you are affected by this or have any questions, please feel free to contact our Equal Opportunities Officer.

Furthermore, the Equal Opportunities Officer has voting rights in the Faculty Council and is accountable to it. She or he has the right to speak and make motions in appointment and appointment committees and is part of the Equal Opportunities Council of our university.

Her/his actions are based on legal requirements such as the Saxon Higher Education Act and our university's equal opportunities programme.


You can find the mobile games box in room A 520. You can also borrow it from the Commissioner for Equal Opportunities (Telephone: +49 341 97-32364) if required.

Further information and more game kits can be found at the Staff Office for Equal Opportunities, Diversity and Family.

Our faculty is equipped with two changing stations. You will find them in the women's and also in the men's toilets on the 5th floor of the Augusteum opposite the Office of Study Affairs. As a rule, nappies are also available there.

In the rooms of the Chair of Bioinformatics in Härtelstraße there is a borrowable Kidsbox. The Kidsbox contains products for babies and children up to primary school age. Additionally, it offers sleeping and changing facilities. For the use of the Kidsbox and a suitable office space in Härtelstraße 16-18, a prior arrangement by phone or mail is necessary:

  • Eva Laderick
    Chair of Bioinformatics, Härtelstraße 16-18, 3rd floor
    Telephone: +49 341 97-16647

A similar offer under the name mobile children's room "makz" usable at the Augustusplatz campus can be found at the Staff Office for Equal Opportunities, Diversity and Family.

Through the kind support of the Office of Equal Opportunity, Diversity and Family, it is now possible to borrow a kids games suitcase directly at our faculty, the smaller editions of the large mobile children's room "makz" (mobile, borrowable children's room) this is filled with exciting books, toys and crafts for children between the ages of about 6 months and 7 years. It can be borrowed from the dean's office:

  • Dean's Office of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
    Neues Augusteum, Augustusplatz 10, room 524, 5. floor
    Telephone: +49 341 97-32100


enlarge the image: A picture showing kids games suitcases called Mini-Makz and an exemplary content.
Photographer: Christian Hüller

Compensation for disadvantages

Students with disabilities or chronic illnesses, as well as pregnant women, women giving birth and breastfeeding women, are generally entitled to so-called disadvantage compensation if a disadvantage arises due to this situation. The compensation for disadvantages enables, among other things, the adjustment of examination and study conditions.

The Office of study affairs of our faculty is responsible for counselling and the application.

Please also visit the website of the Equal Opportunities, Diversity and Family Office for more details on this topic.

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