Function and tasks of the Women's Representative

The tasks of Women's Representatives at Bavarian Universities are defined in the Bavarian Higher Education Act as follows:

Women's representatives take care to prevent and counteract disadvantages for female academics, female teachers and students [...].

In the performance of their duties, the higher education institutions shall promote the actual realisation of equal rights for women and men and shall take this into account as a guiding principle; they shall work towards the elimination of existing disadvantages. To ensure equal rights for women and men, women shall be promoted, considering the priority of aptitude, ability and professional performance (Article 33(2) of the Federal Constitution). The objective of promotion is an increase in the proportion of women at all levels of science.” (Art. 4 para. 1 & 2 of the Bavarian Higher Education Act)

Furthermore, §30 and §31 of the Constitution of the Otto Friedrich University of Bamberg regulate the election, term of office and tasks of the University or Faculty Women's Representative.

The Women's Representative of the University is essentially responsible for general advice on women-specific matters, the advancement of women, public relations, and monitoring.

In contrast, for suggestions, complaints or questions within the WIAI faculty, we, the WIAI faculty women's representatives, are the first point of contact. You can reach us at any time by email at wiai.frauenbeauftragte(at)