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Advice Service

Different concerns require customised advice. You can find a list of various contact points at the University who are available to give advice and assistance on women and gender specific issues here:


Family service

As early as 2006, Bielefeld University was certified as a "family-friendly university". In 2009 this prestigious title was reconfirmed. For all questions on the theme of compatibility of family and career you can contact theFamily Service.


Advice on sexual discrimination and assault

The qualified team of Frauennotruf e.V. (association offering support to women in cases of sexual assault) work on behalf of the Equal Opportunity Officers of Bielefeld University to provide an advice service in cases of sexual discrimination and assault . As an external agency, the Frauennotruf e.V. offers advice independent of university structures and hierarchies. Advice and support are free of charge and confidential and available to students as well as staff of Bielefeld University.

Please note: The advice service of Frauennotruf is available on Thursdays
from 12pm to 2pm.



Student advisory service

Student Advising and Counselling (ZSB)

This central counselling service for all questions concerning university studies offers competent advice, and is also sensitive to gender issues.


International Office

The International Office supports and fosters all international matters at the University. This includes advising German students who intend to study abroad. The Office addresses and takes into account concerns specific to women.



The Department for Research Administration and Technology Transfer (FTT) is a central service of Bielefeld University providing a broad range of support services for researchers.



The Student Union (AStA), of Bielefeld University attends to all concerns of student life. As well as offering countless advice services there is also the Office for Equal Opportunities that focuses on a keeping everyday university life free from discrimination.


Career service

TheCareer Service provides workshops and events for students to help them on their way to a successful career. Counselling sessions and seminars address gender specific problems when entering the job market.


Information about MINT

Komm, mach MINT is a National Pact for Women in MINT Careers (mathematics, informatics, natural sciences and technology). The Internet platform provides information (in German) on study paths, job markets, projects and much more in the MINT areas.




-> 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.