To create a family friendly environment the Physics Department at the University of Cologne has set up a parent-child room supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The room offers a back-up option for combining work and child care in case of urgency, e. g. gaps in child care or in exceptional circumstances.

All employees at the physics institutes and external staff of associated research groups are permitted to use the room, provided no work-related matters have priority. Furthermore, all physics students are welcome to use the room

The room must be booked in advance:

The parent-child room is located in the Institute for Physics II, Zülpicher Straße 77, 50937 Cologne, Room No. 0.316 (L2.2-01). The key can be obtained from the secretary of the Institute for Physics II (contact Carmen Handels, phone: 0221/470-5829; email: ) as representative Dr. Harald Kierspel, (phone: 0221/4706386; sign the rules and fill out the key authorisation form. You will need to deposit an ID card or driving license for the key.

Besides a workplace offering network access (please bring your own laptop), you will find:

  • Baby chan­ging unit
  • Child chairs
  • First aid kit for child­ren
  • Sofa with bre­ast­fee­ding pil­low
  • Port­a­crib
  • Baby bott­le/food war­mer
  • Child­ren’s car­pet, toys
  • Child­ren’s li­bra­ry
  • Sink with hand hy­gie­ne ma­te­ri­al
  • Towe­let­tes for sur­face dis­in­fec­tion
  • Breast milk pump rental and radiant heater for changing unit are available on demand