Gender and Diversity

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The promotion of gender and diversity is a principle strongly integrated into the university structure and depicts a topic with great impact on management level.

RWTH is obliged by its „people policy“ to promote gender and diversity. In the context of the Excellence Initiative it has developed concepts that aim to create a culture of equal opportunities within its organisational structure and staff policy. RWTH Aachen highly encourages diversity of its members, the central goal being to be an attractive place of work and place of study for talented national and international students and staff. It furthermore enables its members to develop their individual potentials regardless of gender or socio-cultural backgrounds.

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 of RWTH Aachen and in the Equal Opportunities Plan of the faculty.

Equal opportunities and diversity among medical and academic personnel are central issues to the Faculty of Medicine for ensuring excellent patient care, research and teaching.

Numerous instruments for equal treatment and gender justice have been developed and implemented in the last years. These include the mentoring programs and the Measures for Supporting Women on the Path to Habilitation.

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) Harrassment, etc.

Equal Opportunities Officer

Gender and Diversity in Research Proposals

Integration Team Gender & Diversity (IGaD)