Cooperations & Networks

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The strengthening of equal opportunities and the appreciation of diversity is not possible without the cooperation with internal and external partners as well as the integration into cross-university networks.

In addition to the close cooperation with central actors of RWTH such as the Vice-Rectorate for Human Resources Management and Development and the Equal Opportunities Office, IGaD is in fruitful exchange with numerous departments of the university administration, the faculties as well as many institutions of RWTH, including SignGes - Competence Center for Sign Language and Gestures of RWTH, ExAcT - Excellent Academic Teaching, and the University Sports Center.

The following external cooperations and networks enrich the work of IGaD:


External Cooperations and Networks

CESAER - The strong and united voice of universities of science and technology in Europe

CESAER is a network of leading specialised and comprehensive universities of science and technology and thus a recognized advocacy organization for the European Research Area (ERA). The network unites more than 50 research-intensive engineering and science universities in Europe and beyond.

IGaD is particularly involved in the Task Force Human Resources (TFHR) and the Workgroup Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Liaisons. In the TFHR, more than 40 HR experts, managers and university administrators from more than 20 European countries exchange views on current HR-related topics and develop recommendations for member universities as well as national and international decision-makers. The Workgroup EDI Liaisons is an informal working group directly related to the Task Force Human Resources and is dedicated to good practice sharing in the area of equality and equal opportunities and supports the member universities in implementing the commitments of the association's Declaration on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at Universities of Science and Technology.

eument-net - European Network of Mentoring Programmes

The European Network of Mentoring Programs eument-net supports the development and improvement of mentoring programs in academia and research.

Forum Mentoring e.V.

The TANDEM mentoring programs are members of Forum Mentoring e.V. (de), the federal association of mentoring in academia. Its goals are to initiate, conceptually further develop, institutionalize, and perform quality assurance for mentoring measures, in terms of equal opportunity for young academics, and for academic HR development. 

Network of German participants in EU projects with gender relevance

The network of German participants in EU projects with gender relevance was founded in 2019. The exchange meetings enable a continuous exchange on the work in and around EU-funded projects with gender equality relevance.

Diversity in Higher Education Network

The national Network Diversity in Higher Education Working Group presents and explains experiences with – and good examples of – diversity management in higher education. As a rule, their meetings focus on diversity-related issues.

Women's & Gender Research Network NRW

The Women's & Gender Research Network NRW promotes gender-related exchanges in the area of academic research.

GenderConsulting Network for Research Associations

The GenderConsulting Network for research associations brings together equality actors who work with gender consulting and who develop and implement equality measures for research associations in higher education.

State Working Group Study and Disability NRW

The LAG SB NRW represents the interests of the commissioned and advising persons for disabled and chronically ill students in the federal state of NRW.