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Gender mainstreaming is an important task for the TRR154. We aim at an equal representation of women and men at all levels. Our goal is to increase the proportion of female PhD students, of female PIs, and of female members in its boards. The TRR154 has established a gender team that consists of a female and a male PI from each of the three sites, i.e., six PIs in total. It aims at implementing structures for supporting gender mainstreaming within the TRR.

At each of the member sites, gender mainstreaming offices are at the TRR's disposal that offer different services for its university members.
Furthermore, the TRR154 has financial resources with which it finances gender mainstreaming measures and provides comprehensive support for its members at all levels of their academic career.

In order to aim at an equal representation of women and men, it is important to increase the career chances of young female researchers. As an example, the TRR 154 finances

  • soft-skill courses
  • management training
  • networking
  • courses for career and personal development
  • leadership courses
  • coaching and mentoring programmes

The TRR also finances measures for improving the compatibility of work and family life. As an example, this includes

  • family service to foster the compatibility of study, research, career and family life
  • contingents of child care places
  • emergency care for children and care-dependent relatives
  • holiday child care service
  • child-care service during university meetings/conferences
  • mobile kids boxes that can be used as parent-child room in the university offices
  • office equipment for home-office places

As all TRR members are concerned with gender mainstreaming, the TRR finances courses and talks for all its members, for example

  • communication courses for all members of the TRR154 with a specific focus on gender aspects
  • talks on gender issues

Relevant links from the TRR sites: