Universität Bielefeld

© Universität Bielefeld

Focus of Work

Our remit of promoting equality is a task that traverses the whole of the University. To critically observe the development of higher education from a gender issues perspective is just as integral to our work as initiating new projects and supporting established measures. You can find a list of our focus areas well as some examples for the respective areas here:


Development of higher education and management of university profile


  • Analysis and identification of areas where action is needed
  • Concept for the future
  • Target agreements
  • Higher education development plan
  • Quality development and management
  • Strategy for equal opportunities
  • Plans for equal opportunities
  • Control management system
  • Gender consulting


Study programme


  • Structural improvements
  • Quality of study programmes and teaching
  • Recruit female students (in subjects with less that 50 per cent participation)
  • MINT (mathematics, informatics, natural sciences, technology)
  • Female pupils


Staff recruitment


  • Monitoring recruitment procedures and appointments
  • Regulation of appointments/guidelines of staff recruitment in view to gender issues


Participation in further cross-sectional tasks


  • Gender in research and teaching
  • Internationalisation of the University
  • Staff development in academic careers
  • Further development and implementation of staff career concept for employees in administration and service
    • Development of new promotion-oriented job models
    • Alternating remote work
  • Health management
  • Audit for a family-friendly University
  • Gender-Controlling


Committee work


  • Regular participation in meetings of the University Council, Rektorat and Senate as well as other committees
  • Heading the Commission for Gender Equality (Kommision für die Gleichstellung von Frauen und Männern (FGK))


Research on women and gender within the University



Regional and national equal opportunity work


  • Participation in the bukof (Federal Conference of Gender Equality Officers in Higher Education in Germany)
  • Participation in the LaKof NRW (Regional State Conference of Gender Equality Officers in Higher Education in NRW)
  • Participation in the KostA (Commission on Student Affairs of LaKof NRW)


















-> Contact details:

Das Gleichstellungsbüro
der Universität Bielefeld
Universitätsstraße 25
D-33615 Bielefeld

Rooms: L3 -- 113/ 117/ 119
Tel: (0521) 106-4202/03
Fax: (0521) 106-89 008


Office hours:
Monday - Thursday
9.00 - 13.00

The Equal Opportunities Office is the first place to go to make appointments and ask questions of any kind.