Gender and Diversity

  Professors Catherine Dißelhorst-Klug und Jessica Lang Copyright: © Faculty of Medicine Faculty Equal Opportunities Officer Professor Catherine Disselhorst-Klug and her deputy Professor Jessica Lang

Equality, equal opportunities and the appreciation of diversity are fundamental principles of our university culture – both in studying and teaching as well as in research and in the university management.

With the central goal of being an attractive place of study and work for committed students and employees from Germany and abroad, RWTH Aachen University works actively to eliminate prejudices, stereotypical thought patterns and discrimination. All university members are enabled to develop their individual potential; regardless of their gender, socio-cultural background, physical disability or chronic illness.

In this context, employees and students have access to numerous offers, measures and services, such as counseling on the topics of equal treatment and nondiscrimination, compatibility of family responsibilities and career, and studying with a disability or chronic illness.

Female students, doctoral candidates and postdocs can actively shape their careers with the help of the TANDEM mentoring programs and the Measures for Supporting Women on the Path to Habilitation..

Gender Consulting is available to advise researchers on the application process for DFG-funded research alliances and third-party funded projects.

The quarterly newsletter"Chancengerechte Hochschule" (Equal Opportunities University) informs all university members about the topics of equality, compatibility and diversity in the university context.

The Faculty of Medicine at RWTH Aachen has made it their duty to promote and demand a work ethic that is shaped by equality and togetherness from all of its members in academia, teaching, services and its students. All of these principles can be found in the Equal Opportunities Plan (de) of the RWTH Aachen and in the Equal Opportunities Plan of the faculty.

Contact Persons

Equal Opportunities in Appointment Processes

Dr. Michaela Weishoff-Houben

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jessica Lang

Equal Opportunities Plan of the Faculty

Dipl.-Biol. Astrid Rose

Dr. Henrike Wolf

Advising on Gender Equality, Mobbing,
(Sexual) Harassment, etc.

Equal Opportunities Officer


Internal Links

Equal Opportunities Office at RWTH Aachen

Staff Unit Integration Team – Human Resources, Gender and Diversity Management (IGaD)

RWTH Statement Against Racism and Discrimination

Newsletter „Equal Opportunities University“ (DE)