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The Equal Opportunities Office

Dr. Uschi Baaken

Equal Opportunities Officer

Jutta Grau

Staff in Office for Women
First contact person for information and appointments

Anna Efremowa

Student Assistant
Student of Educational Science and Sociology

Ann-Christin Kleinert

Student Assistant
Student of Gender Studies

Pia Brocke

Staff in PR
M.A. Gender Studies


Why equal opportunities?

The realisation of equal opportunity is one of the most important strategic aims of the Rektorat and is made concrete in the current equal opportunity concept of Bielefeld University. The Equal Opportunities Officers are supporting and advising the University in this important crosscutting task, for which there is a need to act on many levels and in numerous areas.

The figures show that although women make up over 50 per cent of students at Bielefeld University, by the doctoral stage this percentage has decreased and there are still too few women in professorships. In contrast, nearly 100 per cent of administration and secretarial staff are female. These positions are low paid and offer little chance of promotion.

To break down this structural discrimination is the common task for all university students and staff; expertise and advice is available from the central (and decentralised) Equal Opportunities Officers.

The challenge does not only concern human resources. It also requires further measures in the development plans of the University, equal opportunity plans and other concepts so that men and women alike can learn and work at Bielefeld University according to their expectations.