Office for Gender Equality

Welcome to the Office for Gender Equality!

Fulda University of Applied Sciences is committed to their work towards gender equality and equal opportunities in all its departments as well as in its administrative services. We are constantly working on supporting our students in their personal and professional development and growth, on providing an enjoyable environment for each individual student as well as employee, and improving our university where necessary and possible.

On this page you will find an overview of our general work, our recent projects, helpful links as well as contact information in case you have further questions. 


Current Projects

frauen@hs-fulda - workshops

frauen@hs-fulda is an ongoing workshop series designed to support female students in their personal development, and to help them shape their professional profiles. The series provides valuable information on topics such as career start and job applications, finances, self-confidence or life-work-balance.

This semester it's all about teamwork! The schedule includes workshops on:

  • Working together in teams - stand up for yourself and succeed together
  • Comflict management - recognize, understand and solve conflicts successfully
  • Team discussions - efficiently moderate talks and document results
  • Gender in teams - effects and understanding

Find out more about each event and register here!

Please note that all talks, workshops and classes of the frauen@-series are held in German.

Language and Communication Guidelines - Gender & Diversity

Language and communication have a significant influence on the perception of reality. According to the principles of our university and campus culture we aim to provide a safe and inclusive environment for everyone. In order to raise awareness for discriminatory patterns in language, we have compiled a number of guidelines focused on gender and diversity in the German language.

We kindly ask all the members of our university to refrain from using phrases and images that reproduce biases and stereotypes and instead normalize an inclusive language that makes every person feel welcomed and valued.

Language and Communication Guidelines - Gender & Diversity (English Version)

Total E-Quality Certificate

For the fourth time, Fulda University of Applied Sciences was rewarded with the Total E-Quality award in 2018 to certify its ongoing commitment towards gender equality and equal opportunities.

Fulda University of Applied Sciences has already been awarded with the Total E-Quality-certificate three times, in 2009, 2012 and 2015. 

We are pleased to publically support, promote and commit to gender equality via the Total E-Quality-Prädikat.

Women in Science

Fulda University of Applied Sciences aims to support aspiring female scientists in all our departments. Increasing the number of female professors in general and the number of students in our STEM-programs, as well as securing and creating career opportunities for post-grad students seeking a career in science are our main priorities.

Quality standards as well as transparency and the involvement of our women's representatives in all our appointment procedures ensure that women who apply for a teaching position at our university will not be discriminated against.

Today, the percentage of female professors at our university is at 44 percent.

In order to provide more opportunities for women working towards a doctorate degree, scholarships are partly funded by the department for gender quality. Additionally, Fulda University of Applied Sciences offers different networking and mentoring platforms for students and doctoral candidates, especially those working in the STEM field. The MentoringHessen programme is one popular example.

Our scientific departments continuously aim to recruit outstanding graduates for research and assistant positions at our university to keep promising scientists and researchers here in Fulda.


Violence against women - support hotline

0800 01 16 016

Pregnant women in distress - support hotline: anonymous and safe

0800 40 40 020