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.
Support for Women in Research
For female Master's students and doctoral researchers we offer soft-skill courses that will accelerate their scientific career:
- Workshops offered to female doctoral students
- English conversation course for female doctoral students
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.
In order to increase the number of women in academia, the University of Stuttgart has agreed to support a gender-specific junior professorship in the general field of interface-driven processes in porous-media systems.
Gender Equality at the University of Stuttgart
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. To implement the DFG’s "research-oriented standards of equal opportunity", the University of Stuttgart has developed a long-term holistic gender concept and has set itself ambitious targets concerning the equal treatment of women and men on all qualification levels. The concept pursues three parallel paths:
• to support women's career opportunities in industry, science and academia,
• to promote work/family balance;
• to endorse women’s access to key technologies, a key aspect of fostering gender equality.
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.