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 internationalisation. Read how the department attains these goals in our Diversity Objectives Agreement (in German).
Equal Opportunity Office
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:
Dr. Nada Sissouno
Substitutionary women's representatives
Prof. Claudia Czado
Coordinating Women For Math Science
Prof. Nina Gantert
Prof. Caroline Lasser
Prof. Silke Rolles
Prof. Claudia Scheimbauer
Prof. Elisabeth Ullmann
Prof. Eva Viehmann
Prof. Simone Warzel
Prof. Barbara Wohlmuth
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.
Support at the TUM
Family and career
The TUM Department of Mathematics is synonymous with diversity. Students of all nationalities are welcome. And we offer our students numerous opportunities for studying or working abroad. For individual advice, please contact our International Office.
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 are awarded to particularly successful students, encouraging and supporting female doctorate and postdoctorate students as well as young female researchers.
The best female students in each year are acknowledged with the Achievement Awards. The prizes are awarded by the Service Office: Studies, based directly on the grades achieved. An application is not necessary.
Two Entrepreneurial Awards are awarded annually to both female and male lecturers. Applications must be submitted by December 1st of the previous year: Program and application guidelines for the project "Women for 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.
Information on the workshop Woman in Probability 2020 can be found here.