Gender equality is a quality criterion of the University of Kassel. Including diverse perspectives and utilising all potentials increases the quality of science and of the university and creates more attractive conditions for working and studying. In the area of gender equality, the Equality Unit offers career advancement advice for women and supports junior academics. It also develops and coordinates concepts and programmes to establish equal opportunities in all areas of academia, the university, teaching and studying.
The legal basis for equality at the state level is the Hessian Equal Rights Act (HGIG) and the Hessian Higher Education Act (HHG).
The aim of the Hessian Equal Rights Act is to achieve equal opportunities for all genders, to improve the reconciliation of family care responsibilities and paid employment for women and men, and to eliminate the existing underrepresentation of women in the public sector.
The Hessian Higher Education Act stipulates that higher education institutions in Hesse promote the tangible implementation of equality between all genders and work towards eliminating existing disadvantages. Gender-specific consequences are to be taken into account in all areas of decision-making.
The aim of the General Act on Equal Treatment is to prevent or eliminate discrimination based on ethnic origin, gender, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual identity.
- Hessian Equal Rights Act (HGlG) [german]
- Hessian Equal Rights Act (HGlG) with commentary [german]
- Higher Education Framework Act (HRG) [german]
- General Act on Equal Treatment (AGG) [german]