Gender Equality at the University of Greifswald

"Stars do not fall from the sky - they are put into place!"

As the Central Gender Equality Officer, I am your contact for everything concerning gender equality, anti-discrimination and reconciliation of work and family life. As Central Gender Equality Officer, I also offer individual counselling. I am legally bound to secrecy and I also have the right to remain silent on the part of the University of Greifswald, so you can be confident about approaching me with your concerns at any time. 

Equal opportunities for all genders are a basic requirement for the cooperation of members of the university in research, teaching, studies and administration. Our University promotes gender equality not only by using gender inclusive language, but also through programmes such as the Käthe Kluth Junior Research Programme and mentoring programmes at the University of Greifswald, which provide special support for female early-career researchers. Likewise, we offer and implement need-based coaching offers for female researchers in order to strengthen the position of women in science in an even more targeted manner. The Family Service improves the university's family-friendliness with an extensive range of advice and concrete measures (e.g. emergency childcare, babysitter pool, holiday clubs).

In addition, we provide members of the university with support in the area of anti-discrimination. Furthermore, we raise awareness among students and staff with our "NO GO" campaign. 

I invite you to browse these pages and learn more about our work. If you have any questions, my team and I are always ready to help. 

Yours, Ruth Terodde

Ruth Terodde
Central Gender Equality Officer
Domstraße 11, Entrance 4
Room 2.17
Tel.: +49 3834 420 1108