Equal Opportunity and Diversity at the University of Münster

Since 1990, the University of Münster has its own Equal Opportunity Office. The team is comprised of the Principal and Deputy Equal Opportunity Officers, who are elected in accordance with the State Equal Opportunity Act (Landesgleichstellungsgesetz, LGG NRW), as well as administrative staff and an advisor in equal opportunity matters. Various funding options promoting equal opportunity for both women and men are included on their website. Besides, general information about important topics such as sexual discrimination, harassment and violence, as well as individual projects, e.g. events marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November) are available on their webpages. Take a look here for more details!

Looking for the easiest overview of all the gender equality measures in study, research, teaching, and life-phase-related career development at the University? The Gender Equality Online Database (GL.ON.DA) is the perfect information system for such questions!

Equal Opportunity Measures of individual Faculties

FB05 - Medicine

Members of the Faculty of Medicine have the opportunity to take advantage of individual measurest and support offers. Please find more information here.


FB10 - Mathematics and Informatics

This Faculty offers various support activities for different groups including women, families, and students with children. For a detailed overview click here.


FB13 - Biology

In addition to the Equal Opportunitiy Frameworks of the University of Münster, the Department of Biology, offers additional measures specifically tailored to the requirements and necessities of the department's members here.



The University offers a mentoring programme for female postdoctoral scientists to support their career towards professorship. The programme provides mentoring, soft skill training, and networking opportunities. Please find more information here (German only).

Ursula von Euch Stiftung

There is a special fellowship from the 'Ursula von Euch Stiftung' at the University of Münster supporting the contribution and career of more female scientists with children in science. It is applicable to female PhD students, post-docs, and scientists within the Departments of Biology, Medicine etc. The scholarships provides financial support to manage childcare, household, and scientific work. Please find more information here (German only).

Corinna Friedrich (here) is a current scholar!

'Frauen in der Wissenschaft' - FB Biology

Organised by master students from the Biological Faculty (FB13) of the University of Münster, a virtual two-evening event was financially supported by our CRU326 equal opportunity fund. This event aimed to give insights into the career paths of women in science, industry, and public service.