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 December 31, 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.