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Gender and Diversity

The University of Freiburg regards itself as a place of pluralism, open-mindedness, and international exchange. Research, teaching, continuing education, and administration succeed best in a climate characterized by curiosity and openness. The university therefore encourages the attainment of equal opportunity and a respectful approach to diversity among students, researchers, and administrative, service, and technical employees. It employs the strongest means at its disposal to oppose discriminatory conduct. In 2009 the university leadership signed the Charta der Vielfalt.

The University of Freiburg adheres to an extended understanding of equal opportunity including equal treatment of all genders as well as non-discrimination regardless of ethnic and social background, age, religion and worldview, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, or combinations thereof. An annual highlight is the Day of Diversity [de] organized by the university.

Equal opportunity and diversity are understood at the University of Freiburg as a cross-sectional task affecting all areas of the university.

The following organizational units and institutions are involved in the task of realizing equal opportunity and diversity:


Prof. Dr. Sylvia Paletschek

Vice-President for University Culture