perspektive promotion

For gender-equitable ways to a doctorate

With the perspektive promotion program, the Equal Opportunities Office wants to pave the way for female graduates to a doctoral degree and support female doctoral candidates in the course of their work. Numerous studies underscore gender-specific discrimination of women in academic life, starting with the doctorate and at all subsequent career stages: Professors are more likely to promote male candidates, for example by encouraging male students to pursue a doctorate, offer them jobs, facilitate their conference visits and introduce them to the academic community. The ideal of as well as the working conditions characterizing academic careers are often still aligned with life plans that have distinctly male connotations. Conversely, the myth of the academic, whose life is entirely filled with research, often makes female students refrain from pursuing a doctoral degree. The low level of formalization within the doctoral process also makes it difficult for women* to enter the academic world.

perspektive promotion was designed in the idea of promoting women in science and research by the “Professorinnenprogramm", a program of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. All cis and trans women as well as inter, non-binary and agender people who can locate themselves in this context are cordially invited to use our offers. We particularly invite BIWoCs, female doctoral candidates with disabilities, female first generation doctoral researchers, female doctoral candidates of all ages and female doctoral candidates with and without care tasks to participate.


You can find offers for doctoral researchers of all genders at BYRD. If you are interested in further Europe-wide training offers, please take a look at the website of YUFE.


  • Key qualifications relevant to pursue a doctoral research project
  • Time and project planning
  • Vocational orientation

Courses and Open Groups

  • Online writing lab “Raum zum Schreiben”


  • Questions about the doctoral process
  • Process-orientated counseling and continuous support
  • Project management


With perspektive promotion, we promote networking, interaction and self-organisation among female doctoral researchers.

  • Doctors ‚n’ kid

  • "Time for Exchange" - Online talk session




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After nine years of workshops, networking opportunities, writing support and consulting within the framework of perspektive promotion – a collaborative effort to facilitate and support female* candidates to start and complete a doctoral project – we have subjected the program to external evaluation.


Workshop Series for Supervisors

In cooperation with BYRD perspective promotion offered for the first time a series of workshop concerning the supervision of doctorate projects for supervisors of all disciplines. The short online workshops deal with different aspects such as gender- and diversity oriented supervision of doctorate candidates. Further information about the workshops you can find here.


In alliance with the governmental easening of the restriction measures against COVID-19 and the on campus policy of the University of Bremen, we are plan more and more on-site workshops as well as courses and open groups. Nevertheless, we monitor the pandemic development attentively and reserve the right to change our offers from on-site to online attendance, to cancel, or to postpone them at short notice, if necessary. You can find more information on the current format of our offers (on-site or online) on the specific workshop sites. Furthermore, we constantly update our hygiene concept, so please stay informed.


University of Bremen
Equal Opportunities Office

perspektive promotion

Post Address:
Postfach 330440
28334 Bremen

Kathrin Faber

(Program Coordination STEM, Faculties 1-5)

Building: Unicom 2, Haus Oxford; Mary- Somerville- Str. 2
Room: 2.1090
Phone: +49 421 218 - 60185

Dr Madeleine Löning

(Coordination of offerings in the area of humanities and social sciences, FB 6-12)

Building: Unicom 2, Haus Oxford; Mary- Somerville- Str. 2
Room: 2.1090
Phone: +49 421 218 60184
E-Mail:  madeleine.loeningprotect me ?!vw.uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de