Gender Studies

Marie-Jahoda Guest Professorship

The Marie-Jahoda guest professorship for international women’s research was established at RUB in 1994, in order to provide fundamental impulses for an international, interdisciplinary and innovative gender research. In the meantime, 36 female professors were appointed to RUB through this program.


Concerning research on gender and women’s matter, RUB has a tradition that goes back to the 1980s. This research is organized in various networks.

  • RUB-network Gender Studies
    In its core, this network consists of six female professors and their designated chairs for women’s and gender studies. Simultaenously, they constitute the board of directors of the field of study.
    RUB-network Gender Studies
  • Women’s Research Network NRW
    This regional network represents a large group of female scholars from RUB.
    Women’s Research Network NRW
  • Professorships for research on women’s and gender issues in Germany
    A complete listing of professorships in women’s and gender issues in Germany.
    Database of Professorships

Gender Studies Degree Programmes

  • Gender Studies at RUB
    The interdisciplinary master’s programme Gender Studies can be studied as a two subject programme at the RUB since the winter semester 2005/2006.
    Gender Studies at RUB
  • Module “Law of Equality and Gender Competency” within the LLM degree programme via distance-learning at the University of Hagen
    Since the summer semester 2009, the RUB Master of Laws degree programme has featured the module “Law of Equality and Gender Competency”. The module focuses on gender issues in law and aims to strengthen competencies in legal questions surrounding gender.
    Module “Law of Equality and Gender Competency”

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