Gender Equality in European Research Area: THI introduces new Gender Equality Plan

Gender equality is one of the central topics of the European funding programme Horizon Europe. The topic aims to put the competences of everyone to efficient use as well as drive forward the consideration of gender dimension in science. The THI attaches great importance to inclusion, gender aspects and the reduction of structural disadvantages. The Gender Equality Plan (GEP) is meant to set new impulses in these matters.

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[Translate to English:] Vielfalt und Diversität werden an der THI groß geschrieben. (Quelle: Pexels)

Departing from this train of thought, along with new EU-projects and partners THI will profit from new perspectives, routines and practices. The introduction of the GEP is also an outcome of the developments at THI up to now: in 2009 the THI developed its first equality plan. After its audit, THI received the certificate “familiengerechte hochschule” (family-friendly university). Recently, in 2019, THI joined the charter “Familie in der Hochschule” (family in university). In this in institutionalized Best Practice Club THI exchanges ideas about further offers of family friendly universities. Especially in the European context, the cooperation of THI with the student club N.I.C.E. regarding integration of international exchange and degree students will find its way into the newly institutionalized GEP.

The task now is to reunite participants and the multiplicity of already existing actions – as well as in science as within the frame of administration and student activities, both regional and in the European research area. Due to this background, the GEP and its further development are firmly set within president and university board.

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