Equal Opportunities & Diversity

Diversity, in terms of the integration of very different people without discrimination due to age, gender, sexual orientation, physical capacities, origin, ethnic affiliation, religion and ideology or way of life, is an elementary cornerstone of the identity and actions of the ZU. In order to safeguard the relevance of diversity and its implementation, the ZU has established the Equal Opportunities and Diversity Concept.

The person responsible for the implementation and further development of the Equal Opportunities and Diversity Concept is the Equal Opportunities Officer. This person is selected from the rows of science and administrative staff and is voted in by the Senate based on a suggestion by the Rectorate, to whom regular reports are submitted.
The central tasks of the Equal Opportunities Officer are:

  • Acting as the point of contact for all employees and students in case of emergencies (see “Guide”)
  • Safeguarding of equality and equal opportunities within all status groups of the university
  • Strategic implementation of a Gender & Diversity Management within the organization
  • Promotion of the reconcilability of family and vocation or studies
  • Accessibility and needs-based equipment in the workplaces of those with disabilities
  • Consultation regarding Equality & Diversity issues
  • Promotion of diversity research

The Equal Opportunities Officer or their deputy is to participate in all appeal proceedings and has the opportunity to make a statement regarding the employment of scientific personnel. The establishment and safeguarding of diversity in all ZU areas and processes is of high strategic and operative relevance and shall also be systematically promoted in future. Regular exchanges are conducted between the Equal Opportunities Officer, the Works Council and the Student Diversity Officer. For this purpose, the Senate of the ZU founded the Senate committee “Equal Opportunities & Diversity” in December 2016 as a platform for collaborative equal opportunities work.


Equal Opportunities Officer

Staudinger, Katrin
Staudinger, Katrin Mag phil
Examination Center | Equal Opportunities Officer
Phone:+49 7541 6009-2014
Fax:+49 7541 6009-2019
Room:FAB 3 | 0.51

Deputy Equal Opportunities Officer

Meidert, Nadine
Meidert, Nadine Dr
Head of Simulation Games Lab | Deputy Equal Opportunities Officer
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1373
Room:FAB 3 | 2.61

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One billion rising - rise, resist, unite
17. März 2018, 11.00 Uhr | Ravensburg

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13. März 2018, 14.00 - 15.30 Uhr | Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten, Doggenriedstraße, 88250 Weingarten, Hauptgebäude, Raum H 002

Programmreihe zum Internationalen Frauentag
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ZONTA Says NO To Violence Against Women
27. - 29. November 2017, 19.00 - 00.00 Uhr | Fallenbrunnen 18

Prof Dr Alice H. Eagly | Women as Leaders: How Are They Faring?
07. November 2017, 11.30 - 13.00 Uhr | ZF Campus, Blackbox 1.9

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