Gender & Diversity in Teaching and Studies

The gender and diversity-oriented design of studies and teaching is a central concern of the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. It is based in particular on the strategy paper "UNIVERSITY GÖTTINGEN: POSITIONS AND PERSPECTIVES 2014 - 2024" and on the diversity strategy of the University of Göttingen.

Teaching at the University of Göttingen aims to enable students to deal independently and competently with the challenges of the world of research and work. It empowers students to act in a complex society, supports them in the development of their personality, talents and potential and encourages them to take on responsibility and play an active role in society. A discrimination-critical and constructive, resource-oriented approach to diversity is a cross-cutting task and a quality characteristic: Students, teachers, supervisors and advisors at the University of Göttingen should be protected from discrimination and also enabled to learn, teach, research and work according to the principles of equal opportunities and justice, and to participate actively with their perspectives and skills in the university and society.

The Equal Opportunities and Diversity Unit provides assistance and supports these efforts by

  • offering, within the framework of the Göttingen Campus QPLUS project, qualification opportunities that enable teachers, supervisors and advisors to interact, communicate, research and teach in a gender- and diversity-oriented manner;
  • supporting all those who are responsible for the organisation of teaching and study in implementing a gender and diversity orientation in the diversity of the contents and methods of teaching in higher education, as well as in the general study conditions;
  • conceptualising and providing opportunities for the development and consolidation of diversity competence for students, teachers and advisors;
  • influencing university processes and contributing to their further development with a focus on diversity and equal opportunities;
  • cooperating with other actors towards identifying and addressing individual and structural risks of discrimination in studies and teaching.
  • All qualification offers are subject of evaluation and are continually monitored and improved.