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Folkwang

Equal Opportunity at the Folkwang University of the Arts

The Folkwang University of the Arts is working on measures for advancing equal opportunity. We want to reduce existing disadvantages and become an environment that enables our members to balance their studies, work and personal life at the university.

We are particularly committed to improving the position of women, be it in the areas of care work – which is still largely unpaid –, by implementing measures to increase in their proportion in underrepresented lines of work or study or by defending their right to sexual self-determination.

It is important to us to recognize the diversity of women and to fathom their complex realities into how we do our work.

As a state institution, we act in accordance with the provisions of the Act on Equal Treatment for the State North Rhine-Westphalia (LGG) and the General Act on Equal Treatment (AGG).

At our university, we deal with the following topics on a daily basis:

  • The gradual increase in the proportion of women in all underrepresented areas
  • The promotion of young female artists and academics through career advancement and professional development programs
  • The implementation of measures aimed at balancing studies, work and personal life for all members of the university
  • Incorporating gender issues into research and teaching at the university
  • Advancing equal opportunities and anti-discrimination issues as part of the university’s strategic development
  • Increasing the proportion of women in all university committees and advocating for adequate compensations for their above-average involvement in committee work
  • The systematic collection and analysis of equal opportunity-related data such as the proportion of women professors in all academic fields

Do you have any questions or suggestions for our work or would you like advice? Then please contact the Central Equal Opportunity Representative.

Central Equal Opportunity Representative and Equal Opportunity Office

 

The Central Equal Opportunity Representative supports and advises all university members on equal opportunity issues. Her work is supported by the Equal Opportunity Office.

Faculty Equal Opportunity Representatives

 

The Faculty Equal Opportunity Representatives are committed to advancing the equal opportunities mandate in their respective specialist areas. They accompany staff appointment procedures, contribute to their respective faculty’s Gender Equality Plans and take on advisory functions.

Commission on Anti-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity

 

The Commission on Anti-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity was set up to advise both the Central Equal Opportunity Representative and university management on their statutory equal opportunity and anti-discrimination mandate.

Gleichstellungspläne / Geschlechterstatistik

 

Here you can find the university's framework plans on Equal Opportunity as well as our regularly published statistics.