Equal Opportunities in Science and Research

Equal Opportunities in Science and Research

For our science staff members, RUB offers a special mentoring programme, continuing education programmes and a platform to engage with other professionals.


Meet the Female Faculty

Meet the Female FacultyAt the beginning of each year this event brings together female doctoral candidates and postdocs with experienced academics for lectures and informal chats in order to learn about career options in academia.


Mentoring for Postgraduates and Academics

The administrative department for “Internal Further Training and Counselling” offers special mentoring programmes for postgraduates and academics of all different types of studies:


mentoring3This programme specifically addresses female early career researchers at the three Ruhr area universities of Bochum, Dortmund, and Duisburg-Essen. The aim is to support its female participants with individualised career planning and to provide information about the academic establishment and its structures and ground rules.

mQuadrat@RUB – Mentoring for female postdocs in medicine

mquadratThis mentoring programme is designed for female postdocs and medical doctors from the Faculty of Medicine and RUB’s University Hospital. They receive support from mentors during the most important stage of their qualification – their postdoctoral thesis (Habilitation) or specialist medical training. A range of seminars to strengthen participants’ key skills rounds out the programme.

Peer mentoring for female postdocs

This service is intended for female postdocs from all Fakultäten who are aspiring to an academic career. The establishment of groups of academics from engineering and the natural sciences enables reflection on specific career paths, as well as the exchange of experiences in working in an academic environment. Seminars are available to strengthen key skills.


Research funding

Appointment Procedure Guidelines 2010 How can procedures for the appointment of faculty and staff be structured to prevent gender discrimination? The new guidelines published by the RUB Equal Opportunity Office provide guidance through this process.

Appealing Proceedings - Guidelines

Leitfaden Berufungsverfahren 2010How can appealing proceedings follow gender equality? To answer this question, RUB’s equal opportunity office developed a detailed guideline and provide guidance through this process.



Equality provision in RUB collaborative research centres and research training groups

ifbThe Professional Development Office provides guidance on a wide variety of application processes, ranging from collaborative research centres and research training groups to funding programmes for female early career researchers.