Gender Equality at the University of Greifswald
Equal opportunities for both genders are essential for realising the full academic potential of the University. The responsibilities of the Central Equal Opportunities Officer include:
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.
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).
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”.
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.