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Office for Gender Equality and Equal Opportunity

Highlighting and facilitating diversity, promoting equal opportunities for women and men, encouraging girls and women to develop a passion for technology and the natural sciences, focussing on the compatibility of partnerships, family, career and studying – these topics might seem very different, but they have one thing in common. TU Graz takes these socio-political aims seriously and creates the necessary structures to make them a reality.

The Office for Gender Equality and Equal Opportunity supports the Rectorate in implementing these socio-political aims.

Colleagues in the office

  • focus on the many different life plans and life phases as well as on possible barriers that may occur in university life due to these differences.
  • initiate processes at TU Graz that help to recognise and make use of the potential that manifests itself in individual differences such as age, religion or belief, ethnic origion etc.
  • encourage young people to develop a passion for technology and the natural sciences - regardless of traditional roles.
  • provide a contact point, service centre and advice centre. 
Source: TU Graz - Daniela Mrazek

Daniela Mrazek, contribution to the contest Vielfalt in Bildern, category Vielfalt

Contact

Office for Gender Equality and Equal Opportunity
Mandellstraße 5/I
8010 Graz
Phone: +43 316 873 6092

Team and areas of responsibility

Legal Bases

  • Universities act 2002:
    All Austrian universities have the legal obligation to implement measures to promote equal opportunities and  gender equality.
  • The Action Plan for the Advancement of Women (in German: Frauenförderungsplan) contains measures that aim to ensure that the university employs an equal number of men and women and that resources and tasks are shared equally.
  • The TU Graz Affirmative Action Plan (in German: Gleichstellungsplan) contains measures to promote equal rights, balancing work and family life, and to counteract discrimination.

Tasks of the Office for Gender Equality and Equal Opportunity

  • Development of measures to promote equal rights and the advancement of women in cooperation with the Rectorate, the Working Group for Equal Opportunities and further interest groups
  • Coordination of the implementation of equal rights, the advancement of women and gender research in cooperation with the Working Group for Equal Opportunities
  • Undertaking of strategic projects focussing on diversity management and gender mainstreaming. Examples:
    • Checklist for research design that takes diversity into account
    • Development of terms related to diversity, connected with a student competition for visual design
    • Development of a guideline on gender sensitive language use
    • Involvement in development of gender controlling
    • Introduction of a Service Point for Accessible Learning   

Aldin Hajdukovic, contribution to the contest Vielfalt in Bildern, category Ethnisch

The Team

Barbara HERZ
MSc Ing.
Phone: +43 316 873 6099/6110
herznoSpam@tugraz.at


AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Director of the Office for Gender Equality and Equal Opportunity
  • Leading Women 

 

 

Lissa REITHOFER
Phone: +43 316 873 6095
l.reithofernoSpam@tugraz.at


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Andrea MAREK
BA
Phone: +43 316 873 6092
andrea.mareknoSpam@tugraz.at


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Florian UNGERBÖCK
BSc MSc
Phone: +43 316 873 6096
f.ungerboecknoSpam@tugraz.at


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