Women's representatives have existed at the University of Bamberg since the 1989 summer semester. Their tasks are defined in the following law:

"The women's representatives shall concern themselves with the prevention of disadvantages for female researchers, teachers and students; they support the university in the exercise of their duty to the actual enforcement of equality between women and men." (BayHschG, Art. 4, Abs. 2, Satz 1)

The Tasks of the Women's Representatives

In addition to individual advice and the prosecution of gender equality violations, the specific tasks of women´s representatives iclude, in particular, the following activities:

  • Coordination of individual programs to promote women's participation in research and teaching
  • Public relations in favor of the concerns of female students
  • Reporting on the situation of female students at the University of Bamberg
  • Committee work in all university committees
  • Support of gender studies in research and teaching
  • Advice to all members of the university on gender equality work (gender consulting)
  • Confidential counseling for female students and (junior) female scientists with personal concerns

Contact Persons

Gender equality is organized in a variety of ways at the University of Bamberg. The central committee for women's issues at the University of Bamberg is the Women's Advisory Council, provided these pertain to female researchers, teachers and students. In addition to the gender equality officers, who are responsible for the science-supporting sector and student representatives include the women´s representatives of the faculties as well as the university women´s representatives. The women's office serves as a central point of contact for initial inquiries, but all women's representatives can always be contacted directly.