equal opportunities office

Hauptstraße 126
69117 Heidelberg
Tel.: 06221 54-7697
Fax: 06221 54-7271

Telephone consultation-hours
Mo-Fr 9-12 Uhr

For an appointment please contact us via phone or e-mail


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Online Tutorial on Gender Bias in Appointment Procedures


Equal opportunities for women and men at work? From a legal standpoint, this is considered a given. In everyday life, however, a range of factors can lead to unequal treatment of women and men. The online tutorial “Gender Bias in Appointment Procedures” offers information and recommendations on how to avoid discrimination. -> more


Overview of Events during Summer Semester 2018

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You can find an overview of all events during the summer semester 2018 on the agenda.




Peer Coaching – Peer Group Meetings Guided by a Supervisor

Gespraech6 You have chosen a profession in an academic setting, you are reflecting on and planning your career; you have already experienced success, but you have reached limits, too. With our "Peer Coaching" training programme we would like to offer you a forum for exchange among peers, for the supervision of scenarios from everyday academic life and for deepening your knowledge of internal university processes and activities. ->more


The impact of implicit bias for women in academia

GewichtungLERU has been delving into how implicit bias potentially undermines the academic meritocracy, consulting with Europe’s leading universities that make up its members to find out how they view implicit bias and how they deal with it. The findings are discussed in LERU’s latest advice paper. more


30 Years Equal Opportunity

Logo Gleichstellung Ohne UniEntering its thirtieth year at Heidelberg University, equal opportunity has had many advocates. Established in November 1987, the office of the Women's Representative, now Equal Opportunity Commissioner, can look back on a history that is as linear as it is varied and polyphonic. more


TOTAL E-QUALITY Award for Equal Opportunity and Diversity

Teq Diversity Logo 360px Heidelberg University has been awarded the TOTAL E-QUALITY award for equal opportunity and diversity and ranks among the award winners of 2017. TOTAL E-QUALITY stands for successful and sustainable commitment to equal opportunity and diversity in the workplace. ->more


Heidelberg University Recertified as a Family-Friendly University

Familie Following the audit by berufundfamilie gGmbH – an initiative of the non-profit Hertie Foundation –Heidelberg University has once again been certified as a family-friendly university. The certificate is awarded to universities whose personnel policy and organisation of work environments for staff, researchers and students cater to the compatibility of family, work and study in the best possible manner. ->more


Intercultural Competence Training – Working Together in International Teams

Gespraech3 Dealing professionally with internationally diverse groups in studies and research is vital. The event on 25 October 2017 is dedicated to this important topic. Key aspects and topics include: leading heterogeneous groups in academic settings and raising awareness of social processes in intercultural teams.->more

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Maternity Protection for Female Students

Schwangerschaft2On 4 May 2016, the Federal Cabinet decided on new regulations concerning maternity protection. Going forward, students are entitled to maternity protection as well.  more 




Diversity from the perspective of language

Publikation4To implement a gender-fair language, this collection of examples is available as an aid of orientation, featuring a range of wording choices (in German). more 




Upstream - a mentoring programme for female mathematicans



Frau _3_The programme is designed for female mathematicians at all levels of qualification, from students at schools and universities to professors. more




Equal Opportunities Liaison Office

Weniger-frauen1The Liaison Office for Equal Opportunities features a contact person for all academic institutions to coordinate central or local offers and to aid faculties in the conception and implementation of equal opportunity measures. more



Can you save precious time? Yes, sometimes.
The Concierge Service of Heidelberg University will show you how.


The individual offers of the Concierge-Service help female researchers and visiting scholars better combine work and family responsibilities. more



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