The University of Konstanz has established an extensive equal opportunities monitoring process. It focuses specifically on the share of women at all academic qualification levels, in professorial appointment processes, in leadership positions and in university bodies. This monitoring information is included in the university’s controlling and data portal, which provides gender-specific data and reports. Ambitious equal opportunities targets for every academic qualification level and for every university department were set in the university's equal opportunities plan. Targets and measures are evaluated in regular meetings.
The graph illustrates the percentages of women at all academic qualification levels (as of 1 Dec 2022) and the targets for the share of women in 2023.
Womens shares as of 1 Dec 2022 and targets 2023
Network for Equal Opportunities Controlling at Universities
The University of Konstanz is a member of the Netzwerk Gleichstellungscontrolling. This is an exchange platform on current developments regarding equal opportunities and university development as well as their implementation in equal opportunities controlling efforts (e.g. topics like system accreditation, designing plans for the advancement of women, performance indicators and statistics). Experts from the field of equal opportunities controlling participate in the network in order to exchange good practices, further develop the field of equal opportunities controlling and share their expertise on topics such as planning, managing, implementing and promoting equal opportunities efforts.
In 2017 the network published a Guideline for targets and the cascade model (only available in German), that provides advice for modelling and implementation of targets for gender equality at universities.