The University of Konstanz and the SFB 1432 themselves act as gender-equitable and family-friendly institutions. They are committed to achieve equal opportunities and equal treatment of men and women at all levels of qualification. Equal opportunities and equal treatment are considered criteria of excellence and quality in all decision-making processes as well as in all organizational and individual actions. In order to implement equal opportunities for all employees, the University of Konstanz has subscribed to a gender-related code of practice (Gender Kodex) which is an agreement for 10 standards on gender equality and family orientation.
Gender Consultant Service
As implementation of gender equality and equity in research, referring to the Code of Practice on Gender Equality (Gender Kodex), the University of Konstanz created the Gender Consulting Service in 2012. Located at the Office of Equal Opportunity and Family Affairs, the Gender Consultants work at the interface between research and university management.
The CRC and the Gender Consultant are working close together to ensure gender equality as well as science and family. There is a variety of possibilities to address the individual needs of the CRC’s researcher:
- funds for ensuring the progress of the scientific project if a CRC member will take parental leave or reduce work time due to family reasons and for assisting the researcher to enable a fast and smooth restart after a break
- because several children of CRC members use the child care facilities of the University we use parts of the budget for co-financing these facilities