When it comes to arguments for enforcing policies on equality, the following are important in the higher education sector:
- Academic arguments: promotion of scientific quality through equal participation; efficient talent management
- Legal arguments: legal standardization in laws and equality plans
- Political arguments: equal participation is political and moral standard; science-political objective
- Economic arguments: optimal extraction, promotion and development of all human resource potentials; criterion for obtaining funding
(Source: „Genderkompetenz für Hochschulräte“)
But we are particularly driven by the ethical dimension of the topic equal opportunity that is based on human dignity and mutual respect. Only by this dimension we are called upon to take responsibility, to embrace change and by that contribute to an open culture.
At the Technical University of Munich (TUM) this topic is seen as a cross-sectional task. The Gender & Diversity Strategy at TUM is strongly supported by the four divisions of TUM Equal Opportunity: TUM Family, Equal Opportunity, the Gender Equality Office and the Ombud Office.
The primary task of the Gender Equality Office is to enforce real equality of women and men at the TUM (students and academic staff). Here you will find our services.
TUM Diversity advises and supports university members, faculties and (scientific) institutions of TUM in the planning and implementation of diversity measures. Here you can find our offers.
TUM.Family provides all the information, advice and services you need to successfully combine your career or study at TUM with your home and family life. We support you at each of the three TUM campuses.