Data Bases of Female Scientists

TUM has set out to become Germany's most attractive technical university for women and therefore actively recruits highly qualified female scientists. The following dossier* is meant to help and inspire the search of eligible candidates and partners for research projects.

Data base of women in natural sciences and technology

  • FEMtech is a data base of female experts run by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology. This data base holds profiles of women with a university degree in a natural science or technological subject and work experience in academia, industry or administration. The website primarily serves to find reviewers and speakers and to cooperate projects. Currently, it holds 1,700 profiles.

Multidisciplinary data bases of female scientists

  • FemConsult (Germany)
    The "Recruiting portal for science" of the GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften contains profiles of highly qualified female scientists from all disciplines from the German speaking area. Currently, it holds 3,200 profiles of women at university and non-university research institutes, in industry and economy. The website is only available in German.

  • Femdat (Schweiz)
    The association provides a data base (fee-based for businesses and institution) of aspiring female scientists from all disciplines from Switzerland. The website also includes a platform for job offers. A research option for 1 month currently costs 900 SFr. The website is only available in German.

  • Datenbank habilitierter Frauen des Arbeitskreises für Gleichbehandlungsfragen (AKGL) (Austria)
    This continually updated data base of women who have habilitated at Austrian universities is not accessible through the internet. The search is conducted by AKGL. For a request, you can email The website is only available in German.
  • AcademiaNet (Germany/ Europe)
    This extensive data base provided by Robert Bosch Stiftung and "Spektrum der Wissenschaft" contains profiles of first-rate female scientists from all disciplines throughout Europe. The portal has high standards in regard to the professional profile of the scientists, e.g. outstanding academic qualifications and independent leadership activities are required. Self-application is not possible; instead, scientists are chosen by the scientific partner organizations according to a common set of standards. Currently, AcademiaNet holds 1,700 profiles.

Search for cooperation partners in the EU data base

* partly based on "Handreichung zur aktiven Rekrutierung von qualifizierten Wissenschaftlerinnen" of KIT (2013) and on the PDF document "Aktive Rekruitierung mit Links" of TU Dresden

As in March 2015