Diversity is an important interdisciplinary responsibility at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). Our Diversity Board and the women's representative of the TUM School of Engineering and Design aim to promote a gender- and diversity-friendly university environment within the school. We believe that a study and work environment that is free of discrimination will improve the quality of scientific research, teaching, and campus life, and will create new innovation. 

Our work is based on the fundamental values of freedom, democracy, human rights and transparency. Thus, diversity means a mutual respect, participation and inclusivity of all individuals in the scientific community - regardless of gender, nationality, religion and beliefs, ethnicity, disability, age, marital status, first language and sexual identity.

Contact persons

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Johannes Fottner (MEC, Materials Handling, Material Flow, Logistics)

Dr.-Ing. Annette Spengler (MAE)

Deputy Gender Equality Officers
Tuğba Akman (ASG) 
Prof. Sophie Armanini (ASG)
Anna Bauer (MEC)     
Gabriel Dax (ASG)     
Birte Emmermann (MEC)     
Felicitas Engel (EPE)
Felix Fent (MOS)  
Anne Fischer (MEC)
Martin Fleischer (MEC)        
Ines Gilch (MEC)        
Ann-Kathrin Goldbach (CEE)    
Laura Grill (ASG)  
Doris Hallama (ARC) 
Dr.-Ing. Christian Helcig (ASG)     
Betty Heller (ASG)   
Prof. Brigitte Helmreich (CEE) 
Karl-Alexander Hoppe (EPC)   
Michael Kick (MEC)   
Magdalena Paul (MEC)     
Dr. Katharina Pflüger-Grau (EPE)   
Sophia Pritscher (ED)
Sandra Schuster (ARC)
Stefanie Seeholzer (ARC)
Friederike Well (ARC)
Prof. Dr. Martin Werner (ASG)   

Michaela Wenzel
T +49 89 289 25261

The Diversity Board formulates goals and strategies for an equal work environment at the TUM School of Engineering and Design. The first goals are the embedding of equality principles, a consistent parity monitoring, an increase in awareness of diversity, a more diverse working climate, and a firm institutional establishment of the board.

The Diversity Board is an open structure with no set number of people and it welcomes students, academic and non-academic staff, and professors who would like to contribute either occasionally or regularly, or help shape projects or join discussions. 

Equitable and inclusive work and research

Public TUM Equality Conference every semester - invitation and news via mail distribution list

Frauennotruf München of the TUM

Munich Women's Emergency Hotline

Advisory Service of the Studentenwerk Munich - "Sexual Abuse, Discrimination and Violence against Women and Men"

Munich victim protection - offered by the police

Orientation and support for schoolgirls - from hands-on courses to support for the gifted

MentorING - Mentoring-Programm für Studentinnen und Networking, Seminare und Workshops wie „Managing Gender & Diversity“

TUM Mentoring von Alumni für Studierende

Parity Jour Fixe - Platform for the promotion of an equitable, diverse and inclusive work and research culture at the Department of Architecture.

Contact for parents (employees and students) at TUM School ED: eltern.diversity@ed.tum.de

TUM Family Service


Holiday Childcare through TUM family

#equal opportunities - parent networking via Moodle or Rocket.Chat-Kanal

Munich Student Union - Advisory Service for pregnant women and students with children 

Deutscher Hochschulverband (2015) - Infos Rechtlicher Rahmen für Mutterschutz, Elternzeit, Teilzeit und Beurlaubung aus familiären Gründen für wissenschaftliches Personal an der Hochschule







Beratung und Unterstützung bei der TUM-Stabsstelle Chancengleichheit