Women and men in a discussion
The realisation of equal opportunities requires perseverance. (Image: Astrid Eckert / TUM)

Gender Equality Office

The Gender Equality Office assists the Gender Equality Officer in her task to promote equality between women and men at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The Bavarian University and College Act of 1989 included this position in addition to the existing position of Equal Opportunity Officer in order to create a support role for all female researchers. Together they support the university in fulfilling their legal mandate.

The primary task of the Gender Equality Officer is to enforce real equality of women and men at TUM. She is the contact person for students and research staff, whereas the Equal Opportunity Officer is the contact person regarding all equality issues of non-scientific staff. Both, the Gender Equality Officer and the Equal Opportunity Officer, work closely together.

As a voting member the Gender Equality Officer also takes part in the TUM Senate as well as in the TUM Extended Board of Trustees and continuously supports the gender equality efforts of the TUM Board of Trustees.

Network Gender & Diversity at TUM

The Gender & Diversity Board supports the legal representatives in advising and developing new strategies and structural measures for the TUM. The members of the board come from the Corporate Administration, from the departments and the TUM Graduate School. They act as a bridge to the science management and to the research and teaching institutions at all three sites of TUM. If needed, experts are consulted as guests of the board.

The Equality Conference is headed by the Gender Equality Officer. This conference is established in the Basic Order of TUM (Grundordnung der TUM) as a panel for all members of the university interested in gender equality. The Gender Equality Officer leads the information management for the network of Gender Equality Officers at the departments as well as the Equal Opportunity Officers and all related diversity management positions at the departments of TUM.