Gender and Diversity


Equality, equal opportunities, and the appreciation of diversity are fundamental principles of our university culture - both in studying and teaching as well as in research and in the university management. With the Central goal of being an attractive place of study and work for committed students and employees from Germany and abroad, RWTH Aachen University works actively to eliminate prejudices, stereotypical thought patterns, and discrimination. All university members are enabled to develop their individual potential; regardless of their gender, socio-cultural background, physical disability, or chronic illness.

In this context, employees and the students have access to numerous offers, measures, and services, such as counseling on the topic of equal treatment and nondiscrimination, compatibility of family responsibilities and career, and studying with a disability or chronic illness. Female students, doctoral candidates, and postdocs can actively shape their careers with the help of the TANDEM mentoring programs. Gender Consulting is available to advise researchers on the application process for DFG-funded research alliances and their party funded projects. The quarterly newsletter "Chancengerechte Hochschule" (Equal Opportunities University) informs all university members about the topics of equality, compatibility, and diversity in the university context.

All faculties of RWTH Aachen University are committed to demanding and promoting equal and collaborative work between all persons in research, teaching, service, and study.

Contact Persons

Dr. Katharina Koop

Dr. Birgit Schillak-Hammers

Dr.-Ing. Elisabeth Beusker

In the appendix, links, downloads and other RWTH offers are available e.g. also with questions about gender aspects for applying for funding (see IGaD)