The Coordination Office for Gender Equality

The coordination office for gender equality acts as a networking agency between the Equal Opportunity Office and is funded by the Cluster of Excellence MMCI. It serves as a point of contact for all gender issues in the domain of mathematics, computer science, natural science and technology.

Despite excellent conditions and high qualifications, only relatively few female students choose to study STEM-related subjects (mathematics, computer science, natural sciences and technology). Why is that? And how are these decisions made?

The active acquisition of young scientists is one of the high-priority issues on their agenda. Various events and projects will help to attract new students. In particular, Saarbrücken computer science will be highlighted with respect to its excellent location and outstanding career prospects.


Family-Friendly University

Saarland University already offers many opportunities for its employees to bring to their everyday work and family life into harmony. The measures are centralized as audit - family-friendly university (audit familienfreundliche universität). These will be expanded in the coming years, improved and supplemented by new initiatives and measures.


Selected Measures

  • Providing a Babysitter Online Platform for secure, convenient arrangement of contacts between parents and certified student babysitters
  • Giving advice and information for employees with or without children through personal consultation
  • Promoting family-friendly and flexible working hours
  • Relocation support
  • Flexible Workplaces

Joint activities of the Equal Opportunity Office and the Cluster of Excellence

Event Organization

We organize of different events for future female students:


MentoMINT is a partnership between a female pupil and a Saarland University student. The student acts as a mentor for the pupil and helps with the acquisition and retention of new female students in natural sciences and technical studies.

This one year mentorship helps future students to orient themselves in a university environment.

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coordination office for gender equality

Coordinatior for recruitment of young talents

Dr. Jens Kerber

Phone: +49 681 302 57375
Fax: +49 681 302 70155



Coordination office for gender equality MINT

Elisabeth Marx

Phone: +49 681 302 4715
Fax: +49 681 302 4794