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Equal Opportunities Office

Gender Equality at Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg

Gender and family-friendly university

The Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences was founded in 1995 as a women-friendly university. Equality is not only a task of the central and decentralized Equal Opportunity Commissions and the Equal Opportunity Commission, but it is a concern of the entire university. In 2006, the Presidential Board decided to develop the university as a gender- and family-friendly university.

Head of Gender Equalities Office

The Equal Opportunity Commissioner is supported by three employees in the Equal Opportunity Office and is represented in each department by two decentralized Equal Opportunity Commissioners as needed.


Barbara Michel is the contact person for the equal opportunities office in Sankt Augustin, in particular the HELP advice center. Gesche Neusel is responsible for STEM promotion of girls, in particular the GETtogether offer. Christina Wolff is the contact person for the equal opportunity office at the Rheinbach and is responsible for the Try-it vacation care program and the hochschule.spezial lecture series.

Decentralized equal opportunity commissioners of the departments.

Each department has two equal opportunity commissioners, usually a professor and a (scientific) staff member.
Department of Economics: Professor Dr. Christine Buchholz, Petra Weißenfels
Department of Computer Science: Professor Dr. Simone Bürsner, Anja Kraatz
FB EMT: Professor Dr. Irene Rothe, Sandra Himmel
FB Applied Natural Sciences: Professor Dr. Michaela Schmitz, Dr. Nicole Strauß
Department of Social Policy and Social Security: Andrea Jussen, Gabriele Klein