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 implemented its own gender equality and family friendly policy concept.
Support for Women in Research
Mentoring Programme of the SFB 1313
For female members of the integrated research training group IRTG-IMPM 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.
Information on service offerings ensuring family-friendly work and study conditions for everyone, which are topics the University of Stuttgart is highly committed to.
At University of Stuttgart several parent-child rooms are available for parents with young children. Among these is the newly established Parent-Child room at Pfaffenwaldring 57, established by a joint effort of the research centres at the University of Stuttgart.
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.
- Anneliese Niethammer Lecture 2020 with Ingrid Kögel-Knabner, Technical University of Munich (Germany)
- Anneliese Niethammer Lecture 2019 with Inga Berre, University of Bergen (Norway)
- Anneliese Niethammer Lecture 2019 with Adrienne Phillips, Montana State University (USA)
- Anneliese Niethammer Lecture 2018 with Insa Neuweiler, Leibniz University of Hannover (Germany)
- Womens' Lecture Series 2018 with Miriam Mehl, University of Stuttgart (Germany)
Young female researchers
Jun.-Prof. Carina Bringedal
Interface-driven processes in porous media are very interesting to Carina Bringedal as she worked on evolving interfaces in porous media during her PhD and during her postdoc at Hasselt University (Belgium). She looks forward to learning more about interface-driven processes and plans to focus on evaporation at the pore scale during her time in Stuttgart.
Carina Bringedal is a Principal Investigator of the Research Project A05 "Pore scale formulations for evaporation, and upscaling to REV scale".
The film project was realized as a part of the university-wide pooling of DFG equal opportunity funds.