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Sarah Wenz
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M.A. Sarah Wenz
Temporary Head of Equal Opportunities Office

Vincenz-Prießnitz-Straße 1

76131 Karlsruhe

Phone: (07 21) 6 08-4 47 77

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"University Suitable for Families Audit"

Since 2010, the KIT has been certified as a "University Suitable for Families Audit". The new certificate is valid until 2020.


Since July, 17th 2014 the KIT is member of the Baden-Württemberg initiative on "Women in STEM-professions". The initiative pursues the goal to get more girls and women interested in STEM-professions (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Read more (only in German available)

Welcome to KIT's Equal Opportunities

The KIT maintains and promotes equal opportunities for women and men in all areas of research, studying and teaching, innovation and administration and conceives equal opportunities as a consistent guiding principle in all fields of activity.


The objectives of the Equal Opportunities Officers are, among others:


  • Promotion of an active increase in the proportion of women in all departments and at all levels where women are underrepresented (e.g., more women in management positions at KIT)
  • Improving the compatibility of work, and family life, studies, and family life (work-life balance), e.g. parent-child-office (Intranet), child care facilities (Intranet)
  • Balanced gender relations in science and technology (e.g., increasing the proportion of female students in MINT subjects i.e., in mathematics, informatics, natural sciences, and engineering)


 The tasks of the Equal Opportunities Officers include, among others:



  • Advice in the case of conflicts, sexual violence, and discrimination, stalking as well as in the case of problems of reconciling work, study and family life
  • Fair career opportunities for women and men (participation in recruitment procedures)
  • Raising awareness of equal opportunities
  • Gender-friendly language
  • Committee functions (KIT Senate, Divisional Council meetings, Search Committees, etc.)



The Equal Opportunities Office was set up to coordinate the various respective tasks and act as a central point of contact. It works on scientific concepts and measures such as:



Structure, Equal Opportunities Contact Persons