Nationwide, we can observe a progressive “evaporation” or disappearance of highly qualified female researchers as they advance in their academic careers. The so-called “leaky pipeline” phenomenon also exists at the University of Mannheim. However, this trend has changed considerably in recent years. Yet, at 76% (as of 31 December 2017), there are still far more male professors than female professors today. This situation is supposed to be further changed.
Gender equality, equal opportunity, and diversity also play a major role in research and teaching at the University of Mannheim. The research map shows selected gender- and diversity-related projects that are being carried out at the various schools. In addition, the project list includes all projects of the University of Mannheim relating to the above-mentioned topics.
Please note: Due to its subject-specific orientation, the School of Business Informatics and Mathematics has not been included, but is constantly striving to increase the proportion of women in the school.
With a revision and update of the guidelines for appointment based on empirical evidence, the central equal opportunity commissioner strives to counteract the “leaky pipeline” at the University of Mannheim. The update takes into account the current state of research on some key issues. Five fact sheets containing recommendations were compiled for this purpose. For further information, please see Empirical Evidence.