Women's affairs officers

Women's affairs officers

What are women's affairs and equal opportunities officers?

Women's affairs and equal opportunities officers support university management, the senate and the departments in implementing equal opportunities for women and men across all levels. They encourage female scientists, teaching staff, employees and students to achieve their goals. Women's affairs officers are contacts for female students and scientific employees, equal opportunities officers for all non-scientific employees.

You'll find more on women's affairs officers at Weihenstephan and Triesdorf

More on the work of the equal opportunities officers.

What we can offer female students


The aim of BayernMentoring is to provide professional support and encouragement for young women on scientific and technical courses. One particular way this takes place is by interacting with professional women from business and experienced female students. Furthermore, participants get the opportunity to visit seminars and workshops all over Bavaria and locally.

You'll find more information from your location Weihenstephan and Triesdorf

In addition, anybody that wants to get involved and network as a female mentor for female students can find out more about taking part in the CyberMentor programme here.


There are a variety of organisations that award scholarships to different target groups. However, every year the total amount on offer is far from exhausted. The women's affairs officers would therefore like to encourage female students to apply for a scholarship. A general overview of scholarships along with a comprehensive compilation of them can be found at:

In addition, there are also scholarships aimed exclusively at women. The following list is intended to just give you an idea and is by no means exhaustive:

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What's on offer for (trainee) female scientists

"Into the lecture halls"

"Into the lecture halls" is an initiative started at the conference for women's affairs officers at universities of applied sciences in Bavaria (LaKoF) and supports female scientists interested in a professorship at a university, a teaching position at a university in Bavaria or wanting to gain an overview of universities in Bavaria.
Information evenings and seminars on academia as a career and the application process are regularly offered by LaKoF. Current dates and other information can be found
If you are interested in a teaching position, please contact the women's affairs officer of the respective department.

Why should you become a professor at a university of applied sciences?

How do female professors view their work at a university of applied sciences? What is important to them, and why did they choose this career? Watch the following film to find out about women’s career prospects as professors.

Mentoring for female scientists

The university’s mentoring programme for female scientists was successfully launched at an inaugural event in January 2017. As part of this year-long programme, young female scientists receive support from an experienced female mentor who has completed her doctorate and attend seminars and networking events. The programme is gaining momentum and has been met with interest from mentees from a number of departments and institutes as well as from the Straubing Center of Science.

Five workshops and two networking events are planned for the 2017 programme, and participants are welcome to attend as many as they like. Each mentee can decide how frequently their exchanges with their mentor take place.

Further information on mentoring for female scientists is available from the following points of contact:

Weihenstephan campus / Straubing:
Birgit Kasper, PB - Ref. 8 Gender & Diversity
T +49 8161 - 71 6315
birgit.kasper [at]hswt.de

Triesdorf campus:
Denise Canik, PB - Ref. 8 Gender & Diversity (Mon - Thu)
T +49 9826 - 654 349
denise.canik [at]hswt.de

Bavarian Centre for Higher Education Didactics

The Bavarian Centre for Higher Education Didactics (DiZ) in Ingolstadt offers a comprehensive further education programme, for example, on "diversity and gender competence in teaching".
You can find the DiZ programme here.

Bavarian State Institute for Higher Education Research and Planning

Information on current Bavarian higher education policy, conferences and publications (including on the subject of gender) can be found here.

National database of female professors

This is provided by LaKoF Baden-Württemberg and includes networking opportunities. here's the flyer with . Click here for the latest flyer on workshops, seminars and information and on the professional field, application processes and appointment procedures (in German).

Women's network

The following list contains a selection of women’s networks:

Center of Excellence, Woman and Science
Knowledge and information portal for professional women and female mentors of the German Association of Women Engineers
German Association of Women Engineers
Business and Professional Woman e.V.

What we can offer female school pupils

HSWT wants to arouse interest in scientific and technical university courses among female school pupils. For example, the locations participate in an annual national Girls' Day.

The Straubing Center of Science organises numerous informational events for school classes and female and male pupils in cooperation with TUM (Technische Universität München).

Details of the events at our locations: Weihenstephan Triesdorf Straubing

Social advisory services

Services from HSWT extend beyond the pure transfer of knowledge. There is support and advice for all university members in difficult situations. Please find out more at your location.

Weihenstephan Triesdorf

Women's affairs officer

Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf
Am Staudengarten 1
Gebäude D1.436
85354 Freising

University’s deputy women's affairs officer

Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf
Steingruberstraße 2
Room A.116.2
91746 Weidenbach

Leaflet on gender-neutral language

Leaflet on gender-neutral language

Leaflet on protection against discrimination and harassment

Leaflet on protection against discrimination and harassment

Leaflet on flexible childcare

Flyer Flexible Kinderbetreuung für studentische Mütter und Väter

2016-2020 strategy for the advancement of women at Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences

Strategy for the advancement of women