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Welcome

Tel. +49 541 969-4487

E-Mail:  gleichstellungsbuero@uni-osnabrueck.de
Neuer Graben 7/9
49074 Osnabrück

The Equal Opportunity Office is a service facility at the university that seeks to achieve equal opportunities for women and men. Our work hinges on supporting Osnabrück University in its efforts to implement gender equality at all levels of the university system. A wide range of structural and conceptual tasks are undertaken by our staff. Our office is also responsible for pooling, coordinating and managing all kinds of equality projects and action. We develop concepts and projects on issues relevant to gender equality, in addition to planning conferences, seminars, gender and diversity training programs, and other events.

We welcome:

  • Prospective students and students
  • Young scholars
  • Employees
  • Professors

We are also the port of call for institutions beyond the university walls concerning gender equality and diversity issues. Perhaps you are interested in cooperating with us or maybe you require our expertise or wish to address any other issue – then do not hesitate to contact us!

Tel.: +49 541 969-4487
E-Mail: gleichstellungsbuero@uni-osnabrueck.de
Neuer Graben 7/9
49074 Osnabrück

Gender equality − mandate

Target group: all members of the university

In accordance with Section 42 of the Lower Saxony Higher Education Act, the Equal Opportunity Officer supports the university in working towards the effective implementation of equal opportunities for women and men and in eliminating discrimination. In particular, she cooperates in university development planning and structural and personnel decisions, in the implementation, further development and evaluation of funding guidelines, and in advising women and men.

Dr. Sabine Jösting has held the position of Osnabrück University’s Central Equal Opportunity Officer – and Head of the Equal Opportunity Office – since 2008. She also represents the staff and students of the university in equality issues, chairs the Council of Decentralized Equal Opportunity Officers, and is responsible for PR and preparing academic reports.

Equal Opportunity Officer:

Dr. phil. Sabine Jösting

Tel.: +49 541 969-4767
Fax: +49 541 969-14487
sabine.joesting@uni-osnabrueck.de

Raum: 52/507
Gleichstellungsbüro
Neuer Graben 7/9
49074 Osnabrück

Sprechzeiten: nach Vereinbarung

Equal Opportunity Bodies

Target group: all staff and students of the university

In addition to the Equal Opportunity Office, the university has two other institutions that work towards achieving equal opportunities: the “Council of Decentralized Equal Opportunity Officers”, which brings together all the Equal Opportunity Officers from the university’s schools and organizational units, and the “Equal Opportunity Committee” (ZKfG). This committee manages the “Female Promotion Pool”, an instrument applied by the university to provide funding to young female scholars, in particular.

Oversight of the Council of Decentralized Equal Opportunity Officers:

Annkatrin Kalas, M.A.

Tel.: +49 541 969-4520
akalas@uos.de

Raum: 52/510
Gleichstellungsbüro
Neuer Graben 7/9
49074 Osnabrück

Sprechzeiten: nach Vereinbarung

Oversight of the Equal Opportunity Committee (ZKfG):

Jessica Schnuck

Jessica Schnuck

Tel.: +49 541 969-4487
gleichstellungsbuero@uni-osnabrueck.de

Raum: 52/508
Gleichstellungsbüro
Neuer Graben 7/9
49074 Osnabrück

Family-friendly university

Target group: all staff and students of the university

The university was first certified as a family-friendly university following an audit by berufundfamilie gGmbH in 2008.

By undergoing the audit, the university seeks to improve the ability of its staff and students to strike a balance between work/study and family, and to firmly establish a family-friendly culture at the university on a long-term basis. Existing and future services focus not only on the traditional nuclear family, but also on a diverse range of family models, such as blended families, also taking into account elderly care.

“Family-Friendly University Audit” Coordinator:

Annkatrin Kalas, M.A.

Tel.: +49 541 969-4520
akalas@uos.de

Raum: 52/510
Gleichstellungsbüro
Neuer Graben 7/9
49074 Osnabrück

Sprechzeiten: nach Vereinbarung

Are you responsible for children or dependent relatives requiring nursing care? Then you know first-hand that it is not always easy to strike a balance between study/work and family life – it requires a great deal of coordination and organization. The Family Service Advisor is available to provide advice and support to staff and students of the university in such situations. In addition to providing individual advice on work-life balance issues, we will help you to find childcare facilities, even outside the usual childcare hours: if you suddenly find yourself in need of day care for your children, we will put you in touch with a number of childcare services, such as holiday activities and emergency childcare. Family-friendly facilities such as changing units are shown on the digital site map of the university.

Family Service: Advice on striking a balance between study/work and family

Christine Kammler, M.A.

Tel.: +49 541 969-4686
christine.kammler@uos.de

Raum: 52/509
Gleichstellungsbüro
Neuer Graben 7/9
49074 Osnabrück

Sprechzeiten: nach Vereinbarung

Diversity

Target group: all staff and students of the university

The key task of the Equal Opportunity Office is to contribute to achieving equal opportunities for women and men at Osnabrück University. We also provide advice in the event of encountering barriers on the basis of national origin, age, creed, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or other socio-cultural criteria.

Gender and diversity competence can be learned, and may be a valuable skill at university or in your future career. The Equal Opportunity Office offers a variety of formats and training programs (e.g. training for tutors, school classes, etc.) in which these skills can be acquired. Students wishing to organize a training program within their course of studies or within a Student Representative Committee are invited to contact us. We will be happy to advise and support you and to recommend a suitable instructor, as required.

Feel free to contact the Equal Opportunity Office if you have any questions concerning anti-discrimination and diversity management issues.

Melora Felsch, M.A.

Melora Felsch

Tel.: +49 541 969-4521
melora.felsch@uni-osnabrueck.de

Raum: 52/511
Gleichstellungsbüro
Neuer Graben 7/9
49074 Osnabrück

Sprechzeiten: nach Vereinbarung

Sexualized discrimination and violence

Target group: all staff and students of the university

We often find it hard to accept that our personal environment may also be affected by sexualized discrimination, harassment and violence. And yet international studies and the experience of staff at the Equal Opportunity Office show that, as places of work and study, universities are also an environment where sexualized assaults and harassment occur.

By adopting its Policy against Sexualized Discrimination, Harassment and Violence, Osnabrück University makes it clear that sexualized discrimination, harassment and violence are not acceptable under any circumstances and will be sanctioned accordingly. The policy is applicable to all members, staff and students of the university, as well as to visitors to university facilities and events. In addition to defining a number of terms, the policy also contains specific information about the complaints procedure in the event of harassment.

A team of qualified internal and external initial advisors is at hand to help assess the situation, without pressuring you to take action, and to explain the steps that may be taken. Nonetheless, it is up to you to decide how you wish to deal with the incident. We will take you seriously and be at your side in an advisory capacity.

Dr. phil. Sabine Jösting

Tel.: +49 541 969-4767
Fax: +49 541 969-14487
sabine.joesting@uni-osnabrueck.de

Raum: 52/507
Gleichstellungsbüro
Neuer Graben 7/9
49074 Osnabrück

Sprechzeiten: nach Vereinbarung

Studying with a disability or chronic disease

Target group: students

Students with a disability may find it particularly hard to familiarize themselves with the university at the beginning and to cope with the bureaucracy involved. Buildings are spread far apart and may be difficult to reach; and each building is structured differently. It may take some time to get used to the public transport system and to find out where parking spaces are available.

An Officer for Students with Disabilities and Chronic Diseases is available at Osnabrück University to answer any questions you may have during your time at university.

Christine Kammler, M.A.

Tel.: +49 541 969-4686
christine.kammler@uos.de

Raum: 52/509
Gleichstellungsbüro
Neuer Graben 7/9
49074 Osnabrück

Sprechzeiten: nach Vereinbarung

Mentoring for female Master’s students

Target group: female students

Are you close to graduating and have high ambitions? What are your plans after completing your Master’s degree – do you wish to pursue a doctorate or an academic career, or work in a non-academic field after all? Maybe you already have a precise plan but are lacking the possibility to put it into practice. And what skills are required besides specialist knowledge, enabling you to embark on your career with confidence after graduating?

The mentoring program mainly offers female Master’s students at Osnabrück University the opportunity to prepare their individual career paths at an early stage. As a mentee within a mentoring relationship with a mentor from the realm of academia or industry, you will gain first-hand insight into various career systems. You will also be able to carve out an individual strategy for entering the professional world and to become clearer about your career objectives and personal goals. MentUOS is financed by the Federal Government and States Program for Women Professors.

Additional mentoring programs can be found here.

Greta Schaffer, M.A.

Tel.: +49 541 969-4047
greta.schaffer@uni-osnabrueck.de

Raum: 52/506
Gleichstellungsbüro
Neuer Graben 7/9
49074 Osnabrück

Sprechzeiten: nach Vereinbarung

Development of young scholars: Female Promotion Pool

By financing its Female Promotion Pool, Osnabrück University seeks to support projects that contribute towards achieving gender equality. The objective is to reduce the underrepresentation of women and to fund highly promising projects in the area of women’s and gender studies.

As such, Osnabrück University’s Female Promotion Pool provides for promotion of the following:

1.    Completion Scholarships for talented and qualified young female scholars

2.    Female postdocs (postdoc funding)

3.    Women’s and gender studies in research and teaching

4.    Activities and projects on the actual enforcement of equal opportunities for women and men

For more information click here.

Jessica Schnuck

Jessica Schnuck

Tel.: +49 541 969-4487
gleichstellungsbuero@uni-osnabrueck.de

Raum: 52/508
Gleichstellungsbüro
Neuer Graben 7/9
49074 Osnabrück

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