Since 2018, the Equal Opportunities Commission of the Faculty of Sociology (GleiKo) has regularly invited people to a moderated dialogue on equal opportunities practices in everyday faculty life. This idea arose against the background of our experiences in appointment committees. There, it becomes particularly clear that there is a wide range of ideas about what equality is or (should not) be and that it means different things for the individual professors at our faculty to orient their thinking and actions towards the constitutional goal of equality between women* and men*. Furthermore, we have the impression that the orientation of all faculty members towards equal opportunities is a necessary condition for its realisation. An Equal Opportunities Commission, however active it may be, can ultimately only be successful - despite its legal possibilities - with the participation of all actors in the faculty.
In this sense, gender equality in science is a collective task.
Here you can find the latest report of the project.