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 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.
BIG organizes events at the interface of gender politics and internationalization, provides information, raises awareness and stimulates discussions. Events and interventions contribute to illuminate the specific work and everyday situation of international scientists*, make them visible with their scientific work and address the relationship between internationalization, gender, race and diversity policies. This allows the interface between gender and internationalization to be explored and made accessible.
BIG supports the formation of networks of international scientists* (especially WoC and women*), brings existing networks together and promotes the exchange of those who develop programs and strategies in internationalization, gender politics or research funding. In this way, BIG brings together everyone who deals with the interwoven topics of gender relations, racism and internationalization.
BIG accompanies international scientists* (especially WoC and women*) on questions that go beyond their own scientific work. BIG wants to be a contact point and provide qualified advice. BIG offers specific workshops or individual modules from Managing everyday life and Micro-climates at the workplace to Networking in the German academic system and Future career planning, particularly in cooperation with the staff development programs of the Equal Opportunities Office.