Gender and Diversity Day

Dialogue and Exchange Forum at the Faculty of Natural Sciences

For young researchers, students, lecturers and employees in technical and administrative areas, the Gender and Diversity Day offers a space to reflect on and discuss one's own career - in the context of the social framework conditions, increasing internationalisation and the current conditions at the Faculty/LUH. The aim is to open up future fields of action and new perspectives.

The Gender and Diversity Day is intended to promote a change of culture within the Faculty of Science in order to initiate change processes and to raise awareness wherever necessary so that gender equality and cultural diversity are convincingly implemented and lived out at the Faculty.

What is a gender and diversity day good for?

  • Opening up spaces for dialogue and reflection for different target groups on changing and current topics
  • Participants will experience individual diversities and commonalities in topic-related exchange
  • Establishing networks and contacts for mutual support
  • Strengthening solidarity with each other
  • Developing fields of action at the personal and institutional level
  • Providing impulses for target group-oriented gender equality work and promoting diversity and equal opportunities in the Faculty of Natural Sciences

New impetus for gender justice and diversity

Change needs participation. The Gender and Diversity Day is a platform for dialogue and exchange at the Faculty of Natural Sciences that is open to all interested parties. At regular intervals, we invite people to discuss current issues in gender and diversity research.

Archive: our topics

  • 2021 | How unconscious habits influence my career

    Titled "How unconscious habits influence my career", two external experts started with keynote speeches on their current research findings: the topics "The Imposter Phenomenon" and "Gender differences in citations of scientific publications".
    They discussed these with the participants in relation to gender justice, cultural diversity and equal opportunities in science, teaching and studying. Afterwards, the participants went into a topic-related exchange in small groups in parallel mini-workshops.
    The results of their small group work was finally compiled, discussed and appreciated in plenary with the support of a professional moderator. They are to be heard and taken into account in the future structuring of the gender and diversity work of the Faculty of Natural Sciences.

    Main focus

    • Gender and diversity in everyday life in science and academia
    • Impostor Syndrome / Impostor Phenomenon
    • Who is quoted? Gender-specific differences in scientific publications
    • Equality and possibilities for action for better implementation (best practice)

  • 2022 | Dimensions of Diversity

    In cooperation with, one topic focuses on the situation of first-generation students in their daily university life. Topic-specific field reports will be supplemented by informative workshops in small groups.
    The second thematic focus is on queer identity and sexual diversity (LGTBIQA+). With the inclusion of current research from gender studies as well as from self-reports, the importance of physical and sexual diversity and self-determination in the daily university life is to be clarified and supported.
    A final thematic block is on migration experiences and internationality completes of this year's program. Here, the role of intersectionality will also be examined in relation to the first two topics.

    Main focus

    • Dimensions of Diversity: Factual Situation in the Daily Life of Science and Studies
    • First generation students/doctoral candidates
    • Queer/LGBTIQ+
    • Internationality: Experiences of migration and racism
    • Possibilities for action for better implementation (best practice)