Kiel University is committed to family-friendly policies and infrastructures. In 2002 the university was certified as a "family-oriented university" by the berufundfamilie gGmbH audit.
During the past years family-friendly measures, such as daycare for children, counselling opportunities at the Family Service and commissioners for family affairs at all faculties, have been established.
The certificate "family-oriented university" can be renewed erery three years by agreeing to new targets. In 2016 Kiel University managed to receive the certificate for the fifth time.