Equal Opportunities

Equality at the Medical Faculty

The gender equality office works towards the inclusion of aspects relevant to equal opportunity in the faculty development. It accompany the decision-making processes of relevant steering committees and participates in staffing procedures, especially in the context of appointment committees. The equality plans and reports required by law are coordinated by the department and made available on the homepage. In addition, the gender equality office supports the conception of measures to optimize equal opportunities and advises academic staff on equal opportunity and career issues. Individual consulting appointments can be arranged. 

"Men and women shall have equal rights. The state shall promote the actual implementation of equal rights for women and men and shall work towards the elimination of existing disadvantages." (GG Art. 3, para. 2). Further legal foundations for the equal opportunity mandate result in particular from the NRW State Gender Equality Actand the Higher Education Act of North Rhine-Westphalia. The gender equality office of the university provides a synopsis of the most important passages of the Higher Education Act relevant to equal opportunity as well as a copy of the NRW State Gender Equality Act. 

The university and faculty regulations also provide a framework for action and specify objectives.

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of 184 Dr.med./Dr.med.dent. were attained from women


of the 33 PhDs were attained from women


adjunct female professors are members in the Faculty council

Equal Opportunities Office

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Prof. Dr. Dagmar Dilloo

Equality representative of the faculty and Director of the Dept. of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Venusberg-Campus 1

53127 Bonn

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Prof. Dr. Anna Maria Eis-Hübinger

Vice-Equality representative of the Medical Faculty, Academic Director at the Institute of Virology

Venusberg-Campus 1

53127 Bonn

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Adjunct-Prof. Dr. Gabriele Bierbaum

Vice-Equality representative of the Medical Faculty, Institute for Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology

Venusberg-Campus 1

53127 Bonn

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Tanja Banavas

Assistant for Equal Opportunity and Vice Equal Opportunity Officer of the Faculty of Medicine with Focus on Mid-level Faculty

Venusberg-Campus 1

53127 Bonn

Further contacts

The central equality office of the university2 has overall responsibility for all faculties and offers overarching measures for academic staff (including the interdisciplinary mentoring and training program MeTra).
The university family office3 makes a wide range of mediation and counseling services in family matters available to academic personnel.
The gender equality commissioner at the UKB is the responsible contact person for the non-scientific staff at the University Clinic.

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Equality Measures FEMHABIL and FEMAPL

The Medical Faculty Bonn awards subsidies from faculty and state funds for the completion of habilitation and for the attainment of an adjunct professorship to highly qualified female employees.

The application procedures have been reopened.

Further information:

Equal Opportunity Plan

The equality plan is the result of the previous equality work as well as the basis for the future implementation of the legally prescribed equality mandate. 

The starting point is the still unachieved equality of women and men in higher positions in science and clinical practice, as illustrated by this graph for the cross-section of scientific qualification progression (according to the most recent data available at the end of 2017).

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Eine Wissenschaftlerin und ein Wissenschaftler arbeiten hinter einer Glasfassade und mischen Chemikalien mit Großgeräten.
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The proportion of female professors has increased significantly in recent years and currently amounts to 25% of W1 professorships, 22% of W2 professorships, and 10% of W3 professorships (as of 2017).

Among physicians, female physicians are overrepresented in assistant and specialist positions, and they currently account for one-third of senior physician positions (April 2018).

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