Gender equality commission
Gender equality commission
The gender equality commission (RGFM) is the central body for coordination, research and transfer of and information about all gender and women’s affairs at TU Dresden. Since 2007, also the campus office Students with Children – a joint institution of the student service organisation Studentenwerk Dresden and TU Dresden – is assigned to the commission.
The equality representative, Dr. Brigitte Schober, who has been elected in accordance with the Law on Higher Education in the Free State of Saxony, and the representative for women’s empowerment, Dr. Hildegard Küllchen, appointed in accordance with the Saxon Women’s Promotion Act, share central and coordination tasks:
The equality representative
The equality representative is the point of contact for students and staff, in particular for early career researchers, and also for the student council and the student representatives and gives advice on equality issues related to studies, teaching and research. She attends the senate meetings and has the right of speech and the right to propose motions and is a member of the senate committee Young Academics with the right to vote and also an advisory member of the senate committee Equal Opportunities and Diversity Management.
In addition to being head of the gender equality commission she is the operational project manager of the audit family-friendly university® . She coordinates the femtec.network at TU Dresden and is member of the advisory committee of the campus office Students with Children. She is the honorary president of the expert women advisory network Expertinnen-Beratungsnetzes Dresden e.V.
Dr. Brigitte Schober
phone: +49 351 463-33410
deputy equality representative
Dr. Sabine Hammer
phone: +49 351 463-36811
The representative for women’s empowerment
The representative for women’s empowerment is another point of contact for students, research fellows and technical and administrative employees. In particular she gives advice in case of conflicts or discrimination of women or men at the universities. It is her mission to "promote the balancing of family and career and to enhance the professional situation of women at universities“(§20 Sächs.FFG). The representative for women’s empowerment attends the meetings of the staff council with the right of speech and the right to propose motions and is point of contact for the youth and trainee representatives and also the severely disabled people’s representative officer. The women’s empowerment representative is advisory member in the senate committee Equal Opportunities and Diversity Management. She currently manages the study „Organisational barriers in balancing of family and career“.
She is actively involved in higher education equality work at federal and Laender level, she puts forward initiatives and makes statements. Moreover, she is a member of the working group of the women’s and equality representatives Dresden and of Forum_g, a group of students and members of TU Dresden who deal with issues of feminism and gender justice.
representative for women’s empowerment
Dr. Hildegard Küllchen
phone: +49 351 463-33415
deputy representative for women’s empowerment
Dr. Cornelia Klink
phone: +49 351 463-36855
The representatives for gender equality and women’s empowerment at TU Dresden support and advise the equality representatives of the faculties and central academic units who are organised in the equality working group . Moreover, they advise applicants of DFG/SFB applications on equality and the promotion of women in cooperation with the representative for equality management at the rector’s office . Another major task is the proposal, coordination and work on gender research projects and/or their promotion (e.g., for recruiting women for MINT studies (mathematics, computer science, sciences, technology). Moreover, the representatives for gender equality and women’s empowerment are involved in equality work at federal and Laender levels.