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Goethe University is strongly committed to implementing gender equality. Its basic equality measures are set out in the Central Gender Equality and Diversity Action Plan 2019-2024 (german) and in the Institutional Strategy within the framework of the Federal and State Programme for Women Professors III. It is certified by the Total Equality Award and actively works on the implementation of the DFG's research-oriented equality standards. The Equal Opportunities Office offers a variety of services to attract women where they are still underrepresented and to support them on their various career paths. It advises the faculties, divisions and collaborative research projects on successful structural, cultural and personnel measures for equal opportunities and helps all university members to work in a gender- and diversity-conscious manner.

Equality & Diversity Policies at Faculty and Central Institutions

Faculty Equal Opportunities Officers

Faculty Equal Opportunities Officers

In coordination with the Equal Opportunities Officer, the Faculty Equal Opportunities Officers work towards the implementation of equality in their areas. They are elected by the women of the respective faculty or central unit for a term of office of two years and, on behalf of the Equal Opportunities Officer, perform tasks and exercise participation rights, for example in committee work, appointment and recruitment procedures.

> Work of the Faculty Equal Opportunities Officers
> List of  the Faculty Equal Opportunities Officers (german)

Appeal procedure & Recruitment Process

Appeal procedure & Recruitment Process

The design of recruitment and hiring processes or appointment procedures is central to attracting women to science careers or leadership positions.

> Recruitment procedure
> Appeal procedure



In approximately two-year planning cycles, the faculties analyse the gender equality situation in their areas and plan new measures on gender equality and diversity. They also document and evaluate the implementation of measures that are already underway or have been completed. The planning and reporting tools developed by Gender & Diversity Controlling provide a structure for this. In addition, the faculties are supported by the Equal Opportunities Office in the various phases of the planning process.

> Faculty Gender Equality & Diversity Action Plans (GEDAPS)

Consulting for Faculties

Consulting for Faculties

Gender & Diversity Consulting is a consultancy and service offered by the Equal Opportunities Office. The consulting service of the Equal Opportunities Office is aimed at deaneries and managers as well as all members of a faculty or central institution to support them in the conception and implementation of targeted gender equality measures as well as activities to promote diversity and anti-discrimination.

> Consulting Services



In recent years, Goethe University has stepped up its efforts to promote gender equality in academia: female academics have access to a wide range of career development opportunities through targeted mentoring, training and coaching programs; managers are strengthened in their gender and diversity skills.

> Events of the Equal Opportunities Office (german)
> Career-Support – Trainings for female scientists (german)
> Mentoring Hessen - Woman in science and business (german)
> Grade - The Research Academy of the Goethe University



The professional development of female employees in administration, technology or science management is promoted with equality-oriented and diversity-sensitive information, qualification and networking offers. Different formats offer female employees and women in management positions space for development and exchange and promote the gender-equitable co-design of working conditions. There are specific measures for female administrators and assistants to complement the HR PE/OE offering.

> Services for MA and FK in administration, technology or science management (German)
> Netzwerk AdAs (German)
> HR PE/OE (German) 


There are many offers and counseling services at Goethe University to support students in various life situations and in their everyday studies. In addition to offers for career development, the Equal Opportunities Office also includes numerous offers related to diversity as well as information and offers for students with a view to family compatibility. All measures and offers of the university for students can be found on the following pages:

> Offers for students (German)


Pupils of all genders can choose from a wide variety of orientation programs offered by Goethe University.

The university particularly wants to inspire girls to study science and technology and offers special programs in these subjects. Information on all offers can be found here:

> Offers for pupils of all genders (German)

Consulting und Monitoring

Gender Consulting

Gender & Diversity Consulting is a consulting and service offered by the Equal Opportunities Office and is aimed at faculties, research associations and individual scientists. The faculties are supported in the conception and implementation of targeted gender equality and diversity measures. Consulting for research associations includes application advice and support in the implementation of gender equality measures in the associations.

> Consulting for research associations
> Consulting for faculties

Gender Equality Monitoring

Gender Equality monitoring is indispensable in order to be able to speak about equality in an informed way at the university and to make data-based decisions.

This applies to both the planning and evaluation of structural measures and funding activities: Where is there progress, where stagnation? How does it compare to universities nationwide? Where can we do better?

> Gender Equality Monitor 2018/2019 (German) 
> Focal points of gender equality monitoring