New Diversity Strategy at RWTH




Gitta Doebert

Co-Director IGaD


+49 241 80 96563



Strategy paper provides a basis for future activities and initiatives at the University


Under the title "University in Transition: Equal Opportunity and Diversity as a Prerequisite for Excellence", RWTH has developed a diversity strategy that forms the basis for developing the University's future diversity activities. The strategy was developed under the leadership of the Integration Team – Human Resources, Gender and Diversity Management (IGaD) and with the participation of forumDIVERSITY and other groups at the University.

The objectives of the diversity strategy are the creation of a flexible, inclusive working and study environments and the provision of equal opportunities in research, teaching, and University operations.

RWTH pursues a multidimensional approach that aims to change structures within four spheres of action – Opening Up the University, Driving Cultural Change, Life-Phase-Oriented Human Resources Policy, and "Raising Awareness of Gender and Diversity. For each of the spheres, the status quo is analyzed and the need for action and future activities defined.

The German-language paper is available at:
Hochschule im Wandel. Chancengerechtigkeit und Vielfalt als Voraussetzung für Exzellenz