Equal Opportunity Activities and Career Development
The University of Stuttgart offers an elaborate infrastructure that is tailored to implement gender equality and more specifically to attract, uphold and promote the career chances of talented women within the university. In addition, SFB 1313 will implement its own gender equality concept and advance the development of all gender-related aspects related to the research topics of SFB 1313.
SFB 1313 Gender Equality Events
Anneliese Niethammer Lecture Series
SFB 1313's Anneliese Niethammer Lecture Series, dedicated to Anneliese Niethammer (1901–1983), ecological microbiologist and first female professor at the University of Stuttgart, gives women in the science once a semester the possibility to present their scientific work. It serves as platform and intends especially to encourage and to inspire women to pursue a career in the natural sciences.
- Womens' Lecture Series 2018 with Miriam Mehl, University of Stuttgart (Germany)
- Anneliese Niethammer Lecture Series 2018 with Insa Neuweiler, Leibniz University of Hannover (Germany)
- Anneliese Niethammer Lecture Series 2019 with Adrienne Phillips, Montana State University (USA)
- Anneliese Niethammer Lecture Series 2019 with Inga Berre, University of Bergen (Norway)
Gender Equality Events at the University of Stuttgart
SFB 1313 participates at the Girls' Day, organized by the University of Stuttgart, and offers STEM workshops for girls to arouse their curiosity for a science career and to show them the interdisciplinary work of SFB 1313.
Support for Women in Research
For female Master's students and doctoral researchers we offer soft-skill courses that will accelerate their scientific career:
Up to four scholarships per academic semester are granted by the SFB 1313 to Master's students working on a thesis that is supervised by one of the Principal Investigators of the SFB 1313. Two of these scholarships are reserved for women.
For female members of the integrated research training group IRTG-IMPM and female Master's students holding a scholarship granted by the SFB 1313, a complementary subject-related mentoring programme on an international level will be established. Upon request, the SFB 1313 will assign an international scientist from the field as mentor to each female participant. The mentoring includes at least one annual meeting in Stuttgart or the home institution of the mentor. It will focus on career opportunities in the research field with the aim of increasing the visibility of the scientists. In addition to this mentoring, a university-wide lecture series of leading female researchers from academia and industry in the field of porous media will be set up.
Key Services provided by the University of Stuttgart
Mentoring programmes at the University of Stuttgart for women in science support ambitious female master students, doctoral students and professors. The programmes are expected to accompagny talented female researchers in their professional carreer.
The Service Gender Consulting offers consulting and support for the integration of matters of equal treatment in research and for the enhancement of competences for the development of a gender-adequate management culture.