Women in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Gender Equality Officers
Women with STEM studies are needed in the job market, both in business as well as in science. As an employer, the University of Stuttgart emphasizes equal opportunities, diversity, and a good work-life balance. Of course, this also applies to Faculty 5. Our Faculty Equal Opportunity Officers, Dr. Michael Roth (IMS) and Jun.-Prof. Carina Silberer (IMS), support the faculty in implementing its equal opportunity goals. Via a mailing list they regularly inform about events, calls for proposals and awards targeting women. The Equal Opportunity Officers are the first point of contact for issues relating to equal opportunities and gender equality. This holds true for female scientists as well as students, as without female students, there wouldn't be any female professors.
The share of female students in our degree programs lies around 20%. Thereby, the percentage differs strongly according to the study program. The faculty has a strong interest in increasing the share of women and is therefore involved in several university events (see box on the right). In addition, the institutes and departments of Faculty 5 offer individual events for female students, usually in the form of workshops. These take place at irregular intervals and are announced on the website and in social media.
Cooperation with the university's Gender Equality Office
The university has a well-developed mentoring program, which offers opportunities for every level of education - from student to professor.
Moreover, information about balancing family, career and studies can be found at the site University and Family Service.
Intelligent through diversity
The diversity among students and staff enriches the interaction at the faculty. Therefore, we attach great importance to a conscious, respectful and appreciative contact with each other.
The Faculty Diversity Commission supports the faculty in achieving these goals and is pleased to be at your disposal as a contact person on the topic of diversity.