Department VII – Equal Opportunity and Family

Department Head

Role and Accountability

  • Head of department
  • Equal rights officer
  • Perform the tasks pursuant to §27 of HSG (Higher Education Act)
  • Manage the project to assess compliance as a "Family-friendly university"
  • Manage the project entitled, “TOTAL E-QUALITY”
  • Head of equal rights committee
  • Head of children’s day care commission at the university
  • Serve as the ombudsman pursuant to the general non-discrimination act
  • Take preventive measures and provide counselling on sexual discrimination, violence and stalking/cyber stalking
  • Institute a workplace policy and provide counselling on domestic violence
  • Serve as the contact for all internal and external queries / equal rights reports / studies-work-life balance / sexual discrimination and violence
  • Equal rights plan and concept
  • Handle public affairs in this department
  • Individually advise all members of the university, in the named departments
  • Offer advice on research projects to integrate measures concerning equal rights and a work-life balance
  • Monitor and control compliance with equal rights requirements during recruitment and professor appointment proceedings
  • Serve as the speaker at the state conference of equal rights officers for Schleswig-Holstein universities
  • Serve as the speaker for the "Sexual discrimination and violence" commission at the federal conference of officers for women and equal rights at universities
  • Chair the advisory board of the coordination office for equal rights officers in the State of Schleswig-Holstein
  • Function as the diversity officer
  • Perform tasks pursuant to §27 of HSG (Higher Education Act)

Deputy equal rights officers (since 16 Nov. 2016, three-year term of office): Dr. rer. nat. Inga Oberpichler, PD Dr. med. vet. Jennifer Hundt, Dr. rer. nat. Kerstin Lüdke-Buzug, Dr. rer. nat. Annette Stümpel


Dr. Solveig Simowitsch
Tel: +49 451 3101 1220
Fax: +49 451 3101 1254