Gender equality, i.e. an equal consideration of the different circumstances of both men and women in their studies, research and career, is an important objective of the University of Münster. Gender equality is observed in line with defined criteria and objectives on all decision-making levels and concerning all groups of university members. Gender mainstreaming affects both the organizational level (structures and processes) and the personal level.

Equal opportunity policy at the University of Münster focuses on two objectives:

  1. to facilitate the compatibility of studies, academic career and family life
  2. to help women achieve an academic career that reflects their academic achievements.