The University of Potsdam is committed to promoting genuine equality between women and men. It aims at eliminating existing disadvantages and works towards a reconciliation of work, study and family.
Equal opportunities in science and academia are a trademark of Potsdam University. Our previous endeavours have been recognized with the TOTAL E-QUALITY AWARD (2002, 2005, 2008), awarded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Our gender equality approach raises awareness of gender-specific career barriers. The positive review of our concept in the context of the „Female Lecturer Program‟ (2008) shows that the University follows a strategic master plan to implement gender equality. After a trial phase, this program has been permanently implemented so as to raise the attractiveness of an academic career for women. As a member institution of the DFG, Potsdam University has agreed in 2009 to key figures to boost the proportion of women at the various levels of qualification. This will be achieved by further expanding the structural and personal standards of equality. The successful career advancement of women is incorporated into the in-house scheme for allocating resources.
WIPCAD’s special measures in the field of gender equality include
The University’s Coordination Office for Gender Equality helps to coordinate all these efforts.