The University of Göttingen applied for the TOTAL E-QUALITY award in 2007 and 2011 and was both times awarded for her progress in Equal Opportunity policy and work. This TOTEL E-QUALITY award distinguishes universities which, through measures in the area of personnel and institutional policy, are endeavouring to establish equal opportunities in their institutions and are successful in doing so.

The University of Göttingen has since continued with her successful Equal Opportunity policy.