Gender Equality in the Schumpeter School

The importance of gender equality is of central and strategic relevance to the Schumpeter School of Business and Economics. Gender equality not only promotes an inclusive and equitable academic environment, but also helps to increase the diversity of perspectives, experiences and competences within the School. This is particularly important in a field such as economics, which is focused on analysing and solving complex, global challenges and benefits from a broad understanding of different economic and social contexts.

In the Schumpeter School, you will find contact persons in the form of the Gender Equality Advisor and the decentralised Gender Equality Representatives.

Gender Equality Advisor

The Equal Opportunities Advisor plays a key role in creating and promoting an inclusive academic culture through the design, implementation and monitoring of equal opportunities and equal treatment policies. Her role includes advising and supporting school members on equality issues, developing diversity awareness education and evaluating the effectiveness of equality policies, making her an indispensable pillar in the realisation of an equitable and diverse educational and working environment.

Gender Equality Representative of the Schumpeter School

The decentralised Equal Opportunities Representatives and their deputies are the contact persons for equal opportunities issues in the School. They are involved in an advisory capacity in the updating of the equal opportunities plans and contribute to the school's appropriate profiling.


Decentralised Gender Equality Representative

Deputy Decentralised Gender Equality Representative

Homepage of the Central Gender Equality Representative


By integrating gender equality principles into its policies and practices, the Schumpeter School of Business and Economics can

  1. Strengthen innovation: diverse teams are proven to be more creative and innovative. By actively prioritising gender equality and the inclusion of underrepresented groups, the Faculty can improve the quality of its research and teaching.

  2. Attract and retain talent: A culture that values diversity and equality is more attractive to talent of all kinds. This applies to students as well as teachers and researchers. Such an environment promotes excellence and helps to attract and retain highly qualified individuals from a wider range of backgrounds.

  3. Recognising social responsibility: As educational and research institutions, universities have a responsibility to society. They can lead by example by promoting equal opportunities and diversity, contributing to a fairer society.

  4. Expanding access to education: By breaking down barriers and promoting equality, the Schumpeter School of Business and Economics can ensure that students have equal access to education and career opportunities regardless of gender, social background or other potentially discriminatory factors.

  5. Integrate global perspectives: Business is globally connected, and an equality-conscious university can better address the diversity of international perspectives. This enriches research and teaching and prepares students for a working world that requires intercultural competence and an understanding of global inequalities.

In summary, promoting equality in the Schumpeter School of Business and Economics is essential to creating a dynamic, inclusive and excellent academic community. It is key to innovation, increasing competitiveness and fulfilling social responsibility in education and research.

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