Gender Equality at the University of Greifswald
Equal opportunities for both genders are essential for realising the full academic potential of the University.
The University supports gender equality through its own programmes, such as the Käthe Kluth Junior Research Programme and the mentoring programme for female postdocs and PhD candidates, through specific bodies such as the Equal Opportunities Commission of the Senate and through the Gender Research Centre (IZfG).
Advice for Matters Concerning Gender Equality
This advice includes all matters which arise from the implementation of the law on the equality between women and men in public employment in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and relates in particular to the equal participation and opportunities of men and women in all areas of the University and in staff, social and organisational measures.
The Equal Opportunities Officer offers advice to all members of the University for any questions regarding equality. The offer includes support in conflict situations and the compatibility of career and family.
As part of the career advice for women, one-to- one advisory sessions help to define precise career goals, optimise application letters and pass on information about funding possibilities and scholarships. This offer is part of the project “KarriereWegeMentoring”.
Compatibility of Career and Family
The University of Greifswald is actively committed to the compatibility of family and studying or career. The Family Service supports University members with a comprehensive offer, e.g. emergency day-care for children in the Familienwohnung (Family Apartment), holiday clubs or a pool of babysitters.
Advice Regarding Sexual Discrimination, Harassment and Violence
The University is committed to promoting equal and respectful cooperation between men and women on all levels of the academic and non-academic worlds. The Equal Opportunities Officer offers advice and supports members of the University regarding gender discrimination, she is also a contact for any case of sexual harassment or violence.