The Technical University of Munich (TUM) strives for equality and equal opportunities. Human dignity and mutual respect are important cornerstones of our basic principles. Therefore, the TUM follows a Gender & Diversity Strategy, which aims to ensure equal opportunities for all. 

Gender & Diversity Strategy

The Department of Mathematics seeks to increase the percentage of women in all areas. This has been a guiding principle of our development for many years and is consistently implemented. Our aim is to achieve equality, family-friendly work and study opportunities, as well as internationalization. Read how the department attains these goals in our Diversity Objectives Agreement (in German).

The TUM also centrally supports the Gender & Diversity Strategy through four major services: TUM.Family, TUM.Diversity, the Gender Equality Office and the Ombud Office


Talent Management & Diversity

Nada Sissouno

Dr. Nada Sissouno

Equality and equal opportunities

The women's representative and her substitutes at the TUM seek to support equal opportunities for all sexes. These are your representatives and contacts within the Department of Mathematics:

Substitutionary women's representatives

FACETS of Mathematicians

In the event series FACETS of Mathematicians we meet once a month to thematize career-relevant aspects of mathematical culture. Possible topics are

  • gender distribution,
  • confidence gap,
  • imposter syndrome,
  • diversity, and
  • compatibility of family and career.

We are very happy for everyone who is interested to participate.

FACETS of Mathematicians Logo mit Pop-Art-Bild von Emmy Noether

Support at the TUM

Global challenges for Women in Math Science

The Achievement and Entrepreneurial Awards within the project Global challenges for Women in Math Science support scientific careers of female mathematicians by creating study and research opportunities. They honor particularly successful female students and support doctoral students, postdocs and young female scientists.

Detailed information on the program can be found on Global Challenges for Women in Math Science.

Workshop Women in Probability

The scientific program Women in Probability takes place annually. Within the workshop, international female researchers in probability theory report on advances in their field of research. The conference is supported by the program Global challenges for Women in Math Science. Participation is free and visitors of all sexes are welcome.