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Working Group for Equal Opportunities

The Working Group for Equal Opportunities works to counteract discrimination at university based on gender, ethnicity, religion, ideology, age and sexual orientation.

It provides information and support for all students, employees and applicants at TU Graz. If you experience discrimination, you can contact members of the working group. You will be given personal, confidential advice - the advice can also be given anonymously.

Members of the working group are not bound by directives and are obliged to maintain professional confidentiality.

In case of discrimination due to a disability all members of TU Graz can contact the TU Graz Representative for People with Disabilities.

Source: TU Graz - Arbeitskreis für Gleichbehandlungsfragen


  • Equal rights and advancement of women:

  • The equal treatment of all members of the university, irrespective of ethnic origin, religion or belief, age or sexual orientation (antidiscrimination) in accordance with the Federal Equal Opportunities Act (B-GlBG)

Chairpersons and Members

Source: Trummer


Barbara HERZ
MSc Ing.
Phone: +43 316 873 6099/6110


Source: Trummer

First Deputy

Gudrun HAAGE
Phone: +43 316 873 6078


Source: Fuchs-Hanusch

Second Deputy

Assoc.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Phone: +43 316 873 8378

Members and Substitute Members

All Members and Substitute Members

Current term of office: 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2021

Office of the Working Group for Equal Opportunity

Mandellstraße 5/I
8010 Graz
Area Map 

Source: Trummer

Information, Coordination and Advice

Phone: +43 316 873 6094

Source: Trummer

Information, Coordination and Advice

Michaela KRENN
Phone: +43 316 873 6093

Tasks of the Working Group for Equal Opportunities

Staff Recruitment Procedure

One of the main tasks of the Working Group is its involvement in the staff recruitment procedure, from job advertisement to hiring.

Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Harassment and Bullying

Sexual harassment, harassment, and bullying are an infringement upon personal rights. The working group provides confidential advice and support.

Advising and Supporting the University

The members of the Working Group advise and support the Rectorate, the Senate and other organisational units of the university on matters related to equal rights between women and men, as well as the advancement of women.

Further Tasks

  • Implementing measures to prevent discrimination
  • Gathering information on complaints and sending it to the Arbitration Board
  • Creating an annual activity report for the University Council and the Rectorate

Legal Basis

The Working Group for Equal Opportunities is a collegial body that operates in accordance with the University Act. The members fulfil their functions independently, not bound by directives, and are obliged to maintain professional confidentiality.

Further Information