Equal Opportunities Commissions and Cooperation
The establishment of central and decentralised networks and cooperation is a fundamental part of our equal opportunities work. Bringing equal opportunity to the agenda within the structure of the University is supported and fostered by the following agencies and institutions:
Gender studies at Bielefeld University
Commission for gender equality (Kommision für die gleichstellung von frauen und männern (FGK))
The Commission for Gender Equality (FKG) is made up of three representatives of each of the various status groups.
Founded in 1989, the Sekretärinnen AG is a working group of secretaries from various faculties and departments of Bielefeld University that liases with Equal Opportunity Officers, the Staff Council and the trade union ver.di.
Decentralised equal opportunity agencies
Interdisciplinary centre for women's and gender studies (IFF)
movement - Mentoring service for women
AStA - Student union
The Center for teaching and learning offers information, courses and services in and around gender-neutral teaching and studying.
Cooperation outside the university
Beyond the University we are engaged in equal opportunities work at federal level in the context of bukof (Federal Conference of Gender Equality Officers in Higher Education in Germany) as well as at the regional state level in collaboration with LaKoF (Regional State Conference of Gender Equality Officers in Higher Education in NRW).
Our student assistants are active in KostA (Commission on Student Affairs of LaKof NRW), the statewide association of student advisors who are engaged with putting forward issues on gender equality in NRW. KostA is a commission of LaKof and represented in the political round table of women.
der Universität Bielefeld
Rooms: L3 -- 113/ 117/ 119
Tel: (0521) 106-4202/03
Fax: (0521) 106-89 008
Monday - Thursday
9.00 - 13.00
The Equal Opportunities Office is the first place to go to make appointments and ask questions of any kind.