Diversity Policies: Concepts, Guidelines and Action Plans

Goethe University is convinced that a study and work environment that is diversity-sensitive and critical of discrimination improves equality and has a positive impact on the quality of research and teaching. Against this background, Goethe University joined the Charta der Vielfalt in 2011 and has developed a number of diversity policies. The strategic planning of such policies at Goethe University is the responsibility of the Equal Opportunities Office in close cooperation with university management; responsibility for Equal Opportunities, Family Service, Dual Career Service and Diversity Policies & Anti-discrimination lies with the President. The term “diversity policies" underlines that Goethe University understands that acknowledging diversity is a cross-cutting task which affects all areas of university development and governance: teaching, studies, research and administration.

As one of the first universities in Germany, Goethe University has adopted a systematic diversity concept and anchored it, among others, in its teaching and study principles and its Mission Statement (German). To implement faculty-specific measures, Goethe University's faculties develop Gender Equality & Diversity Action Plans (GEDAPs) at regular intervals. The updated Diversity Concept can be found in the Central Gender Equality and Diversity Action Plan 2019-2024.


Diversity Policies Officers

Saskia-Fee Bender
Fon: +49 69 798-18 130
Email: saskia.bender@em.uni-frankfurt.de

Dr. Daniela Heitzmann
Fon: +49 151 720 693 65
Email: d.heitzmann@em.uni-frankfurt.de

Dilara Kanbiçak
Fon: +49 69 798-18 127
Email: kanbicak@em.uni-frankfurt.de

Anna Carolin Müller
Fon: +49 160 967 665 45
Email: annac.mueller@em.uni-frankfurt.de

Dr. Thuy Loan Nguyen
Fon: +49 69 798-18 129
Email: ThuyL.Nguyen@em.uni-frankfurt.de

Visiting address
SKW-Building | 5th floor
Rostocker Str. 2
60323 Frankfurt am Main

Postal address
Equal Opportunities Office
Goethe University Frankfurt
Postbox 227
60629 Frankfurt am Main