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Inclusivity, Diversity and Gender Committee


Prof. Dr. med. Dr. nat. med. Adele Rüger


Dr. rer. nat. Markus Aswendt


Prof. Dr. Kei Ito


Dr. Paola Mengotti

Contact us

Should you wish to get in touch with members of the Inclusivity, Diversity and Gender Committee, please send an email to: sfb1451-equality@uni-koeln.de

We will be happy to help you with queries regarding training (Female Career Center), coaching (Faculty and Academic Staff Development) and childcare (Dual Career & Family Support).

Stay informed

Should you wish to receive regular updates on gender equality issues, new services or programmes, please sign-up to our mailing list: Sfb1451-equality-info@uni-koeln.de



The University’s Female Career Programme offers a variety of courses and workshops to female students, doctoral candidates, postdocs and other employees of the University to help them advance their career within or outside of academia.

The workshops offered for this purpose cover the topics of career planning, (self-)presentation and communication.


The University’s Department for Faculty and Academic Staff Development offers the following schemes and programmes:


  • Coaching
  • Cornelia Harte Mentoring
  • Gender Mentoring-Agency
  • Mentoring Programme for International Female Scholars
  • Female Career Programme
  • Management programme for professors and female executives


The University’s Dual Career and Family Support provides assistance through the following services and infrastructure:


  • Settlement of travel expenses for children and one accompanying person for children under 15 months
  • Event childcare & Backup-Service
  • Babysitters & surrogate grandparents
  • Holiday Childcare
  • the University’s Care Fund for children and relatives in need of care