Center of Excellence Women and Science CEWS is the national hub for realization of equal opportunities for both women and men in science and research in Germany. CEWS serves as a think tank for this political field, offering impetus for new ideas, initiating processes of change in support of science as well as actively creating and engaging the necessary transfer processes between science and politics.
The European Platform of Women Scientists (EPWS) is an international non-profit organisation that represents the needs, concerns, interests, and aspirations of more than 12 000 women scientists in Europe and beyond. Since its inception in 2005, more than 100 networks of women scientists and organisations promoting women in science from 40 countries have joined the Platform, working for the promotion of equal opportunities in the research fields of all scientific disciplines and aiming to give women scientists a voice in European research policy.
The Conference of Women’s and Gender Studies is an Institution in the German-Speaking World (abbreviated as KEG). Formally organized in 2006 as an umbrella organization spanning the entire German-speaking world, KEG brings together a variety of institutions working in the field of gender studies. Here at our website, you’ll find information about our members and their activities, as well as about our umbrella organization’s meetings and working groups.
The "Fachgesellschaft Geschlechterstudien" (FG Gender) was founded in 2010. It organizes scientific conferences and develops quality standards for the institutionalization of gender studies as well as research and higher education policy interventions and promotes young researchers.
In the Ministry of Culture and Science in NRW (MKW), the Department for Equality between Women and Men (Department 234) is part of the Higher Education Department. The department is responsible for the representation of their colleagues' interests in the ministry with regard to gender equality and for the professional work on the topic of gender and gender (in)justice at universities. The department advises universities on all issues of equality.
LaKof NRW is an association of Equal Opportunities Commissioners from NRW. In accordance with the State Equal Opportunities Act (LGG), it implements the equality of women and men at universities across all universities. LaKof NRW is a forum for cooperation and political activity of the Equal Opportunities Commissioners at state level. Since 2018 it has been based at RWTH Aachen University.
LaKof, the Federal Conference of Women's and Equal Opportunities Commissioners at Universities, is the gender policy voice in the discourse on science and higher education policy. At BuKof, everyone involved in shaping the structure and culture of higher education institutions in Germany in a gender-equitable manner is united.
The Essen College for Gender Research was conceived as a central research institution of the university and opened in January 1998. Founded in 1997 as a central research institution, the Essen College for Gender Studies (EKfG) initiates, coordinates and conducts disciplinary and interdisciplinary gender research with the participation of all departments that are or wish to become active in the field of gender studies.
The "Network Gender and Diversity in Teaching" is an autonomous network of people who work in the field of gender and diversity in university teaching and who want to network and continuously cooperate with each other. The network serves the exchange of information as well as cooperation in terms of content and strategy.