Decentralized Gender Consulting

Contact

Name

Sabine Bausch

Decentralized Gender Consulting

Phone

work
+49 241 80 94517

Email

E-Mail

Contact

Name

Lyla Naser

Decentralized Gender Consulting

Phone

work
+49 241 80 90553

Email

E-Mail
 

Background

RWTH Aachen University employs a large number of young female scholars, who are working towards a professorship. In general, they are well integrated into their respective working groups and the scientific community. However, the university ranking according to equal opportunities (CEWS) shows that women are still under-represented in scholarly leadership positions. At RWTH Aachen University just 15% of professorships are held by women. One of the reasons for this is the so-called ‘leaky pipeline’: even though there are more female than male first-year students, significantly more women than men leave academia along the career ladder. To counteract this effect and to support young scientists in establishing their careers, they should be strengthened in preparation of their own research proposal. The Decentralized Gender Consulting establishes a consulting service for young female scholars on a trial base, in order to assist and advise the women already before the start of the application process.

 

Target setting

The primary objective of the Decentralized Gender Consulting is to support young female researchers on their path to becoming a professor raising, thus the percentage of women in scholarly leadership positions. By addressing the target group directly, young female scholars shall be strengthened in preparation of their own research proposals.

The Decentralized Gender Consulting should supplement the already established consulting services of RWTH Aachen University.

Target Group

  • Post-docs
  • assistant (junior-) professor