Gender Equality Team etit

As Gender Equality Team at the Department etit, we support students, scientists as well as administrative-technical staff in enforcing equal opportunities for women and men. We are also committed to increasing the number of women in all underrepresented areas, in particular to increasing the number of first-year students. In addition to promoting women, we are also contact persons for equal opportunities, taking into account ethnic origin, cultural or religious backgrounds, gender diversity and other aspects.

Support wanted!

We are looking for support (WiMis, ATMs, students) in the Gender Equality Team. If you are interested or have any questions, please feel free to contact Anna Pfendler. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to stop by, email or call.

E-Mail Contact

Reach us using following E-Mail address:

The Gender Equality Team is entrusted with various tasks that serve to implement the Equal Opportunities Concept at the Faculty etit.

  • Organisation of an annual women's general meeting (usually in spring).
  • Promotion of further education and training measures
  • Organisation of workshops on gender equality topics
  • Organisation of project days for schoolgirls
  • Committee work (faculty council, appointment procedures)
  • Networking with other decentralised equal opportunities teams
  • Administration of the department's funding for women
  • Equal opportunities concept
  • Contact persons for conflicts on the topic of gender equality

The Gender Equality Team was significantly involved in the creation of the Gender Equality Concept (opens in new tab) of the Department etit and is committed to increasing the low proportion of women in the department. The gender equality strategy is based on the legal foundations: realisation of equal opportunities, elimination of existing underrepresentation of women and the targeted professional promotion of women. Using the equality funds, we work towards the following goals anchored in the equality concept:

1. Increase the number of female university entrants

Measure: Consecutive project days for schoolgirls to familiarise them with study contents and opportunities at the Faculty of etit.

2. Improve the further qualification of women.

Measure: Networking streffen of women in the faculty in all status groups, organisation of further and continuing education.

3. Increase the number of women in underrepresented areas

Measure: Workshops on topics that are important for assertion and career advancement. These include, for example, formats such as communication training for women in male domains, SelfConfidence in Science, etc.

  Name Contact
Claudia Klein
+49 6151 16-29976
S3|21 102.1
Maria Rizou
+49 6151 16-20212
S3|21 103.1
Luisa Riik M.Sc.
+49 6151 16-24030
S2|17 240
Dr.-Ing. Laura D‘Angelo
+49 6151 16-24029
S2|17 142

Apply for Funding

Who and what is funded?

  • All students as well as scientific and administrative-technical employees of the Department of etit at the Technical University Darmstadt can apply for funding.
  • Funding is provided for participation in further education and training measures that go beyond the internal further education and training offered. In particular, we support participation in conferences specifically aimed at women.
  • The funding includes reimbursement of 50% of the actual costs incurred, up to a maximum of 500 euros.
  • Complete application documents should be sent to gleichstellung@etit.tu-… stating the specific further education or training measure, a list of the expected costs, personal motivation and professional classification.
  • A declaration that no other funding is available must be included in the application. If other funding is already available, its amount must be stated.
  • Students must enclose a valid certificate of study with their application.
  • A report (approx. 1 DIN A4 page) with at least one photo is expected no later than 30 days after the end of the trip (if applicable, with the consent that the report with/without photo may appear on the homepage).
  • An applicant can be funded a maximum of once a year, i.e. there must be one year between each funded trip, whereby the date of the start of the trip is taken as the cut-off date.
  • Proof of acceptance to workshops or conferences can be submitted later.
  • The application deadline is 31 January and 31 July.
  • The application for funding (application) can be submitted before or after the trip, but a deadline for reimbursement of costs must be observed.
  • Costs will be reimbursed after the trip upon submission of appropriate receipts, but a deadline of six months after the start of the trip must not be exceeded. Receipts must be submitted in the original.