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Women and Science

Austria’s equality policy in science and research consists of a policy mix of strategies, instruments and measures to translate national equality legislation into effective action to address gender imbalances in higher education and research institutions. Therefore, Austria has put various measures in place to promote women and to increase the rate of women in science, research and industry. As guidance for female scientists, we have collected weblinks to gender issues in science, to research funding and to national projects supporting women in research.

    Platform of facilities concerning the promotion of women and gender studies at Austrian universities.
  • City of Vienna (in German only)
    Links and information regarding women and research.
  • Austrian Gender Studies Society (in German only)
    The Austrian Gender Studies Society, ÖGGF aims at the establishment, development and promotion of gender research in its entire width in the university and non-university sector in Austria.
  • Gender and Diversity (Gleichstellung und Diversität; in German only)
    Information regarding gender policy at Austrian science and research organisations by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research.
  • Task Force Gender and Diversity
    The aim of the Austrian Rectors‘Conference - Task Force is to increase women’s share of top-level positions at universities by offering coaching to prospective female heads of universities.