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Equality and Family
Programmes, audits, memberships


Chemnitz University of Technology works and researches on the social issues of the future at the interface between people and technology. Equality and equal opportunities are important instruments that have found their way into personnel and organisational development.

Since 1994, there have been equal opportunities and women's representatives as well as an equal opportunities programme and a plan for the advancement of women. The Saxon Equal Opportunities Act came into force on 1 January 2024, according to which the women's representatives were replaced by the equal opportunities officers.

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The field of equality is an essential building stone for the overall orientation and the future profile building of the TU Chemnitz as well as an integral component of the self-controlling concept. At the TU Chemnitz, significant efforts are being undertaken to create a sustainable gender equitable organisation culture. The TU Chemnitz has set a medium-term goal to establish equality in all areas of the university as well as to change the college and university culture in the line of gender and diversity sensitive organisation culture and employee development.

On 31 March 1994, the Act on the Promotion of Women and the Compatibility of Family and Career in the Public Service in the Free State of Saxony [de] was passed with the aim of increasing the proportion of women in the public service in Saxony.

At Chemnitz University of Technology, the advancement of women is an important thematic focus of equal opportunities work, particularly in relation to the individual objectives of the faculties. By developing and adopting faculty-specific plans for the advancement of women, all faculties support the overall concept for the advancement of gender equality at Chemnitz University of Technology within the subject-specific characteristics.

You can find the faculties' plans for the advancement of women via the following links:

Reinforcing initiatives from the Federal Government and State, scientific organizations and universities need to keep highly motivated and trained women in the field of science. With the federal-state-programme Female Professors Programme I and II from 2008 and 2012 by the FMER (Federal Ministry of Education and Research), required initiatives, as mentioned before, were able to be installed and further developed. The TU Chemnitz successfully participated at the Female Professors Programme I and II in 2008, and 2012 by handing in an equality programme, which was later on rewarded with 150 Mio. Euro in funding for five years. These funds were provided by an equal part contribution from the state and the government.

In 2017, the Joint Science Conference (GWK) decided on the third programme phase. The TU Chemnitz applied with a concept for the future of gender equality [de] , which was positively evaluated:

Rating "Equality: excellent!"

In the third round of the female professor programme of the federal government and the federal states the TU Chemnitz waws successful. As one of 10 universities, the TU Chemnitz was given the rating "Equality: Excellent!".

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Press release of the Joint Science Conference (GWK)

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Prof. Dr. Barbara Dinter ( Professorship for Economic IT [de] ) and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrike Thomas ( Professorship for Robotics and Human-Machine-Technology Interaction [de] ), who are two exceptional female Scientists, were able to profit from the funded Female Professor Programme II.

Professorin Bernadette Malinowski und Professorin Dagmar Gesmann-Nuissl im Gespräch.

The Female Professor Programme I supported the professorships of Prof. Dr Bernadette (l.) and Prof. Dr Dagmar Gesmann-Nuissl.