Equality at the Institute of Sociology

The aim of university gender equality work in accordance with the Equal Opportunities Act of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Basic Law of the Federal Republic of Germany is to enforce equal rights for women and men at universities in all areas. Gender equality work is therefore not a feminist project, but a general democratic imperative.

Sociological research and sociological analysis substantiate unequal participation of women and men in science in general and also in sociology itself with data, show different conditions depending on gender, offer numerous explanatory approaches for the slow change.

Gender equality work contributes to the implementation of gender equality through, among other things, participation in job filling procedures, data collection on gender relations and offers for employees in technology and administration, students and scientific staff. In case of a name change in the context of equality, you will find helpful information on the project pages "Diversity at Münster University".

Equal Opportunities Group of the Faculty

At the Faculty of Education and Social Sciences, this work is monitored and coordinated within the framework of an equal opportunities group. The Equal Opportunities Group [de] is headed by the decentralised Equal Opportunities Officer of the Faculty of Education and Social Sciences, Dr. Katrin Huxel.

Equal Opportunities Officer of the University

For the entire University of Münster, gender equality work is carried out by the Equal Opportunities Officer of the WWU Münster and the Office for Gender Equality. Prof. Dr. Heike Bungert is currently elected. On the office's website you can find comprehensive information on numerous topics in the context of equality and legal foundations.

If you have experienced sexual harassment...

...or experienced sexualised violence, you can contact the Equal Opportunities Officer of Faculty 06 Dr. Katrin Huxel or the Student Equal Opportunities Officer at any time. Your anonymity will be protected in any case and you will receive partisan support. If necessary, further steps can be considered and taken together. You can find more information and offers of help here [de].

Contact persons at the IfS

Contact person for the group of female professors and academic staff:

Dr. Katrin Späte.

Contact persons for academic support staff:

Grit Borka and Stefanie Quast.