Coordination Office for Diversity and Equal Opportunities

The Coordination Office for Diversity and Equal Opportunities established at the end of 2016 is the central point for gender and diversity issues at the University of Rostock. It is structurally resident in the Rectorate and is led by the Vice-Rector for International Affairs, Equal Opportunities and Diversity Management, Prof. Dr. Bettina Eichler-Löbermann. The aim of the newly established Coordination Office is to connect and bind effectively areas and projects dealing with promotion of diversity and equality in order to be able to develop an overarching diversity management for the University of Rostock. Internationalization, equal opportunities and welcome culture cannot be thought of as separate categories, but they are applied across all areas of the university. The Coordination Office develops measures regarding gender and diversity issues at the University of Rostock and contributes with its various actions to the development of the perception on diversity as a great chance for the University of Rostock.

Coordination Office for Diversity and Equal Opportunities (f.l.t.r.): Dr. Uta Buttkewitz, Annette Meier, Tatiana Kaliniuk, Dr. Stefanie Westermark, Prof. Dr. Bettina Eichler-Löbermann, Nele Muscheites, Dr. Kirstin Kastell, Anja Rosin, Nadine Sanitter, Ivette Döring

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Diversity Awareness Training for students and staff of the University of Rostock

Diversity Awareness Training for students and staff of the University of Rostock

The Coordination Office for Diversity and Equal Opportunities offers a Diversity Awareness Training (DAT) in the coming summer semester 2018. In the one-day awareness training the participants will get to know the diversity concept. They will get a better understanding of emergence, formation and influence of prejudice and raise awareness of the discrimination mechanisms and social inequality. The DAT will help the participants to deal with diversity and its challenges in a respectful and appreciative manner.

When? 1st of June, 2018 from 9:00-17:00 h
Where? Universitätsplatz 1, 18055 Rostock, Room 104, University main building
For whom?
The DAT is open for all members of the University of Rostock.

Further information in German and a registration formular is available here.

Intercultural Trainings for students und PhD candidates in Summer Semester 2018

Intercultural Trainings for students und PhD candidates in Summer Semester 2018

For a successful time at the University of Rostock you do not only need language and subject knowledge but also intercultural skills. Thee Coordination Office for Diversity and Equal Opportunities offers in cooperation with the Language Center in the coming summer semester 2018 intercultural trainings for international and German students and PhD candidates of the University of Rostock.  

Dates:

13.04.2018, 13:00-17:00 h Crash course "Intercultural basics for studying and doing a PhD in Germany" (in English)
Place: Ulmenstraße 69, House 1, Room 320

04.05.2018, 13:00-17:00 h Workshop ''Raising awareness for the work in international university settings'' (in German)
Place: Ulmenstraße 69, House 1, Room 320

08.06.2018, 13:00-17:00 h Who's afraid of German academics? "Meet and greet" German university staff (in English)
Place: Ulmenstraße 69, House 1, Room 320

Further information about the trainings is available here.

Scholarship program for junior scientists at the University of Rostock

Scholarship program for junior scientists at the University of Rostock

Allocation of re-entry, bridge and completion scholarships for junior scientists at the University of Rostock

In order to promote junior scientists in the qualification phase the University of Rostock is tendering a scholarship program. The program supports those junior scientists at the end of the qualification phase that have delayed in completion of a doctorate or habilitation due to family reasons. The program aims to remove structural barriers for PhD candidates and postdocs with extensive family responsibilities and to support junior scientists.

Funds are allocated to junior scientists who are members of the University of Rostock and strive for a scientific qualification. Eligible for application are doctorate candidates and postdocs, who have exceeded the duration of a scholarship or a contract position due to family conditions (parenting, caring of dependent family members, etc.), and an extension or bridge financing is not possible. Scholarships are usually allocated for the duration of three months. The maximum possible period of funding is six months. Applications can be submitted anytime.

Further Information about the scholarship program is available here.

Diversity makes you feel alive

Diversity at the University of Rostock

On the ocasion of the 5th German Diversity Day on May 30th the Coordination Office for Diversity and Equal Opportunities has shot a diversity film.

In April 2009 the University of Rostock signed the Diversity Charter. The University appreciates the importance of the diversity of its University members, who not only bring different life and work experiences, but also enrich life at the university with their knowledge, manifold visions, skills and talents. The University of Rostock is firmly convinced that the diversity of its members opens up opportunities for creative solutions, innovative approaches and developments.


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Coordination Office for Diversity and Equal Opportunities 
Universitätsplatz 1, Rooms 012-014
18055 Rostock