Anti-Discrimination and Diversity

The University of Bremen strives to align teaching and learning methods, counseling and support services as well as staffing and teams in all status groups in such a way that they reflect the diversity of society and thus pave the way for successful individual participation – irrespective of gender, ethnicity, impairment(s), social background, sexual orientation, world view, age, or family commitments.

Various offices and interest groups are active in this field. Our main focuses are:

  • accompaniment and initiation of processes for breaking down structural barriers
  • formulation of recommendations for increasing equal opportunity
  • development and implementation strategies to promote the diversity of people and staff at the university

We believe that within hierarchical structures discrimination can never be completely prevented, but that its occurrence can be critically reflected on. Therefore, our aim is to create an environment that is as free from discrimination and barriers as possible. At the same time, we see diversity as a prerequisite as well as the basis for quality and innovation in teaching and research.

We are active in the areas of consulting, process development and support as well as networking. Our activities include the design and implementation of various programs, continuing education programs as well as formats of empowerment for specific target groups. We want to contribute to integrating our topic as a cross-sectional task at the university.

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The field of anti-discrimination is concerned with supporting and strengthening the capacity for action of those concerned, advocacy groups and persons responsible for action in the individual and institutional handling of discrimination at the University of Bremen. Here you will find information on counseling, complaints and networking and cooperation structures.


Gender Equality

Establishing gender equality is one of the key objectives of the University of Bremen. The Administrative Unit for Equal Opportunities puts this into practice with a wide range of offers for all university members at various career levels, among them the mentoring program plan m for researchers, perspektive promotion for female graduates and PhD students, consulting services for project managers on the development of a gender equality concept for the acquisition of third-party funds as well as consulting on gender-equitable appointment procedures.

Diversity Management

The Diversity Management is responsible for the strategic planning, consulting, and process support of the central administration and the individual faculties in order to anchor diversity aspects in all concepts, guidelines, and measures in teaching, studies, research, administration, and university development.

University and Family

The University of Bremen has been taking part in the audit family-friendly university since 2007. One of the university's goals is to reconcile work/studies and family life. The Family Portal provides a lot of invaluable information on this topic.


The University of Bremen is constantly working oncreating a barrier-free campus and on the goal of an inclusive university. If you are studying with a disability, you can find you can find a summary of all the services available to you on the pages of the KIS – Office for Students with Disabilities or Chronic Diseases.