Creating diversity and equal opportunities
Equality at the Hochschule Niederrhein

Hochschule Niederrhein. Your way.
Equality at the Hochschule Niederrhein

Since 2010 the Hochschule Niederrhein has been certified by the family-friendly higher education audit. Its priority is to provide long-term opportunities in different areas of activity to create positive

framework conditions and provide support for employees and students to help them achieve a healthy balance between work/studies and family commitments.

In this respect, existing and well-established initiatives which focus on improving this balance are promoted, and new, requirement-based solutions are developed and tested. The university also actively advocates equal opportunities and gender-inclusive studying and working conditions.

A gender-inclusive location

Gender equality work safeguards the high level of quality at the Hochschule Niederrhein and promotes a culture of respect and tolerance. The equal opportunities officers advise, inform and support university members as well as the management board in all topics regarding gender equality.

Furthermore the equal rights officers are involved in the nomination and recruiting procedures and therefore fulfil the statutory commitment to diversity and equality.

The key target of equal rights work is to stop sexual discrimination and inequality, to ensure equal opportunities and to work towards eliminating existing disadvantages.

If you have any further questions, simply contact us.

Dr. Dipl. Wirt.-Ing. Sandra Laumen
Central Equal Opportunities Officer
Initiatives in the MINT sector

Initiatives in the MINT sector for schoolchildren, prospective students and students.

Girls and young women in the MINT sector (mathematical, scientific or technical degree programmes): Support from school to university

  • Special events for schoolchildren: Girls’ Day and Boys’ Day
  • MINT DUAL - Women test run studies and career
  • Programmes for enrolled women: MINT-Forum
Beate Brungs
A family-friendly place

The Hochschule Niederrhein offers personal consultations and helpful information and initiatives to students and employees to assist them in combining family and care obligations with the demands of work and studying.

Carmen Kalinowski, B.A.
Family service