Equality work is a (legal) duty for the university. The institutionalization of gender equality work at universities is based on a multitude of legal requirements, which have historically become more and more differentiated and which state universities have to comply with. The interplay of international treaties, European directives and national regulations forms a foundation from which the university responsibility arises to create a place of de facto equal treatment and equal opportunities for all university members through targeted measures. This is to be achieved, among other things, through a sustainable anchoring of gender dimensions (gender mainstreaming) in all areas of the university, in that gender, along with other diversity categories, are constantly taken into consideration in all processes.
This page provides an overview of the legal framework of gender equality (/gender) as well as diversity-related anti-discrimination work.
The German version of this page contains more linked documents and legal texts, English-language documents will be added later.