Gender Equality Monitoring

Gender Equality Monitoring serves to ensure and develop the quality of the university's gender equality work and is therefore a process. It creates transparency and provides arguments for the implementation of equality policy concerns and contributes to raising awareness.
It makes it possible to measure successes in gender equality policy and to identify gender equality deficits, both at the university level and for individual organizational units.

An essential component of Gender Equality Monitoring is continuous data collection and monitoring. It aims to draw attention to the different equality achievements of the organizational units of the university on the basis of "numbers, data, facts". For this purpose, data relevant to gender equality must be consolidated and/or newly collected, but in any case evaluated systematically and according to standard operating procedures, compiled and interpreted in a manner appropriate to the target group. Databases are being developed for individual subject areas (e.g., 2013 database "Women in decision-making and leadership").

An important result of the work processes are annual data deliveries to the organizational units as well as a comprehensive report, which is published in larger intervals and serves the discussion of development processes within the university.

The University of Göttingen is an active member of the nationwide network Equal Opportunity Controlling at Universities.