Gender & Diversity

UniSysCat aims to establish a research environment open for people from all backgrounds and appreciating expertise from diverse (scientific) cultures. Particular efforts are made to create family-friendly working conditions.

Support of Equal Opportunities

We promote equal conditions for female and male scientists. For instance, we aim to:

  • Increase the number of young female scientists striving for an academic career
  • Reconcile work with family life
  • Support the career of young female scientists, particulary in the decisive post-doc period. Each year, UniSysCat honors an early-career female scientist for her outstanding achievements in catalysis research by the Clara Immerwahr Award.
  • Raise awareness of gender bias in personnel selection procedures
  • Increase the percentage of female professors

UniSysCat has implemented a set of measures that are intended to reduce the barriers to pursuing scientific careers and having a fulfilling family life at the same time. We strongly believe that, in order to improve the disproportionate underrepresentation of women across all academic levels, a group of measures has to be taken aimed specifically at promoting the scientific careers of women, so that we can eventually approach a more equally balanced representation of women, particularly at the level of Professorships.

The achievement of equal opportunities for women in research and the reconciliation of work and family life for all university members have been and are still key objectives for the TU Berlin and the other participating institutions. The Berlin universities support the DFG’s Research-Oriented Standards on gender equality (rating category 4). TU Berlin has signed the Diversity Charter.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Gender Equality Officer or someone of the Gender Equality Committee.

Gender Equality Committee

Prof. Dr. Maria Andrea Mroginski
TU Berlin
Institute of Chemistry, Office PC 14
Straße des 17. Juni 124
10623 Berlin
+49 (0)30 314-26500

Prof. Dr. Holger Dobbek
Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
Department of Biology
Leonore-Michaelis-Haus (H18)
Philippstr. 13, 10115 Berlin
+49 (0)30 2093-6369

María González Viegas
FU Berlin
Institute for Biochemistry und Biology
AG Biochemie
Arnimallee 14
14195 Berlin
+49 30 838 56164

Antreas Vorkas
Freie Universität Berlin
Department of Physics
Genetic Biophysics 
Room -1.2.05
Arnimallee 14, D-14195 Berlin

Claudia Ben Nasrallah
+49 (0)30 314-28882
+49 (0)30 314-28594
Room: BEL 010

Antje Bahnik 
+49 30 314 21439
Zentrale Frauenbeauftragte
Room: H 1108a

Advisor on Gender Equality

Claudia Ben Nasrallah
+49 (0)30 314-28882
+49 (0)30 314-28594
Room: BEL 010