Gender and Diversity

The University of Mannheim regards the equality of women and men in research and society as one of the major goals in higher education policy. The University makes every endeavor to abolish the ongoing discrimination of women, especially in academia, and strives to make full use of women’s skills in the fields of teaching, research and administration. Therefore, the University puts an emphasis on the support of young female researchers from their doctorate to their appointment to a professorship.

The University promotes social diversity and regards it as a source of innovation. In accordance with its policy to ensure equal opportunities, the University furthers the individual development of its members, regardless of their personal background. In this context, the reconciliation of academic work, professional life, and family responsibilities is in particular encouraged by a family-friendly work environment.

Read more on the website of the Department of Gender Equality and Social Diversity.