Training, counseling and consulting

Paving the way for women in academia

The Equal Opportunities Office supports gender-equitable human resource development. We provide services such as trainings, workshops and mentoring programs geared to the specific needs of students, researchers and staff and which, in particular, encourage and back women to find their way into and within academia. One of our aims is to increase the proportion of women at all qualification and career levels in science and academia – on undergraduate and doctoral level as well as in the postdoc phase.

Our consulting, counseling and training services facilitate better networking among female students, female researchers and female staff and help to expand their individual scope for action and participation. The focus is on dealing professionally with gender-specific expectations, attributions and exclusions. One important component of our work is diversity-sensitive, discrimination-critical, process-oriented individual advice.

By participating in audit familiengerechte hochschule, the University of Bremen is actively working to create family-friendly study and working conditions, and to improve the level of compatibility with care tasks. You can find all projects and services on the  Familienportal (in German only).

If you have questions about tailored consulting formats within your subject or research area, please contact  Anneliese Niehoff.


Anneliese Niehoff

E-Mail:  anneliese.niehoffprotect me ?!vw.uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de
Phone:  (0421) 218 - 60181
Building:  GW2
Room:  A 4167

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Equal opportunities in coordinated programs

The University of Bremen pursues the primary objective of gender equity in its research funding. Just like the German Research Foundation (DFG), it is committed to equal opportunities for researchers. Proposal concepts that integrate equal opportunities professionally and consistently have a higher prospect of success with the DFG. The Equal Opportunities Office offers applicants and spokespersons of research networks professional advice and support throughout the entire process.

plan m - Mentoring in Science

The "plan m – Mentoring in Science" program offers women doctoral and post-doctoral researchers the opportunity to plan the next steps of their career. Together with mentors, trainers and in the mentee group they will get to know the key areas of academic career management and develop important action strategies. A key focus of the program is on recognizing, strengthening and making visible various realities of life within the scientific community.

plan m – mentoring programs are offered in German language

go d!verse - Gender and diversity competent academic employee selection

The University of Bremen aims to reduce discrimination in employee selection processes and to increase the diversity of its academic personnel. To achieve this, leadership and decision makers require knowledge and skills in questions on gender and diversity. The project go diverse offers trainings, consultations and information to all academic and administrative staff who carry out employee selection processes at the University of Bremen.

BIG (Bridge Between Internationalization and Gender)

BIG (Bridge Between Internationalization and Gender) builds bridges between gender politics and internationalization processes at the University of Bremen.

BIG would like to contribute making the various offers and funding structures of the university more accessible and needs based for international scientists - especially for Women of Color (WoC) and all women*. New spaces in the real and virtual world should also contribute to the visibility of international women scientists*, promote their networking and mutual support.

perspektive promotion

perspektive promotionprovides continuous and needs-based support for (prospective) female doctoral researchersby workshops, courses and individual counselling. The focus is on gender and diversity-related aspects with regard to the doctoral process.

navigare - Career Coaching

The navigare career coaching program addresses women* early and mid-career researchers considering an international career in science. The program is designed to prepare participants to position themselves for a (further) career in academia. They will acquire central competencies for their career management in an international academic context. The science system itself and its gender-specific demands will play an important role.