Gender equality

Gender equality

Equal opportunities for women and men are a legal requirement and are anchored in the Basic Law of the Federal Republic of Germany. Equality work at universities serves to put the principle of equal rights into practice.

Equal opportunities and equal treatment of women and men as well as a family-friendly university policy to improve the compatibility of family and career are an important concern of Leibniz Universität Hannover (LUH). Equal opportunities activities contribute to the removal of remaining obstacles to equal opportunities in the academic world. Equal opportunities work should enable students and scientists to combine family and career and to develop their potential. In order to ensure that this objective is met and to coordinate equal opportunities measures, an independent equal opportunities office was founded at LUH in 1991. The responsibilities of the Equal Opportunities Office include advising and informing students and employees on questions of equality as well as activities to fulfill the equal opportunities mandate.

The promotion of equal opportunities within the Collaborative Research Center (SFB) 1153 "Process chain for the production of hybrid high-performance components by Tailored Forming" is an important topic. For this reason, the CRC offers and implements a wide range of measures to promote equal opportunities and family-friendly workplace design. In close cooperation with the Equal Opportunities Office of Leibniz Universität Hannover, the CRC participates in the implementation of research-oriented equal opportunities standards of the DFG and the equal opportunities policy of Leibniz Universität Hannover. Various programs and seminars for the advancement of female scientists are held regularly. In addition to the promotion of equal opportunities for female scientists, the CRC is also committed to the advancement and equality of students and pupils.


  • Flexible childcare
  • Announcements for doctoral positions can be found on the websites of the respective institutes
  • To promote gender equality, various workshops and seminars are regularly organized and offered within the framework of CRC 1153.


The Team-Mentoring program is aimed at female students, doctoral candidates and postdocs as well as junior professors. It consists of three central elements: coaching, collegial counseling and a tandem partnership. The participants benefit from the regular exchange, the trainer's input and the mutual support in the team process. The project is scheduled to last six months.


Within the CRC 1153 the project team members are invited to participate in the WoMenPower congress. WoMenPower is one of the largest and most established networking and discussion platforms for women on career issues, success strategies and innovative forms of work.


  • Support of the Mädchen und Technik Kongress (Girls and Technology Congress): In order to raise the interest of female students in technical subjects and to strengthen their interests and give them an insight into STEM professions, the CRC 1153 supports the Girls and Technology Congress, which takes place every year at the Produktionstechnisches Zentrum Hannover.
  • If interested, the management will arrange for student research projects, final theses and HiWi jobs in the various subject areas of the CRC 1153.