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The main priority of the equal opportunity representative of the faculty of agriculture is the supporting and consulting of the faculty in terms of meeting the requirements of the state equality law (Landesgleichstellungsgesetz) and the law on higher education (Hochschulgesetz). Other aims include the development and the realization of arrangements for increasing the proportion of female professors, the support of female junior scientists, and the promotion of the compatibility of science, occupation, and family during the scientific qualifying phase.


Ute Müller | Foto: Andrea Madea  

Equal opportunity representative
Dr. Ute Müller
Katzenburgweg 7 - 9, 53115 Bonn

  +49 (0)228 73-5112


Jutta Wolter-Sadlers

  +49 (0)228 73-2134


The faculty of agriculture has a balanced gender ratio up to the career level of post-doc. However, the individual study courses (agricultural sciences, survey and mapping, nutritional and food sciences) vary a lot.

To the equal opportunity concept (german language):

The increase of the proportion of female professors, which is currently at about 22%, remains the main aim in the context of the realization of the schedule of equal opportunity. Based on this, each assignment of professorship is critically accompanied by the equal opportunity representative of the faculty. During the application process the family times of the female applicants are taken into account and the personal acquisition of potential female applicants is supported.

Young female scientists are supported by the faculty as follows:

  • Taking over of the partial financing of an Annemarie-Schimmel grant
  • Financing of an assistant for the continuation of practical lab / field experiments during maternity leave / parental leave within a fixed budget
  • Human resource development arrangements in the areas of presentation, elocution, and didactics
  • Support of compatibility of science, work and family in the course of scientific education: On the Campus Poppelsdorf a family room has been established.

The requirement by law   of balanced appointment of all commissions and committees is currently being implemented by the developing of a concept using the example of the assignment commissions.


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