Freie Universität concentrates its efforts with regard to families where long-term social responsibility is perceived. This applies especially to people who are raising children and those who are caring for relatives. The aim is to make these situations visible so they can be dealt with in a way that is satisfactory for all sides.
The "Family in Higher Education" initiative is sponsored jointly by the Robert Bosch Foundation and the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHE). More than 60 institutions in the German-speaking research area are members of the Best Practice Club. Freie Universität is one of the first in Berlin and will host a working meeting of the club in September. In recent years Freie Universität has already received the Total E-Quality Award five times for its exemplary commitment to equality between women and men.