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DIT's Women's Representative

As a young, modern and aspiring university, we feel obliged to create a positive environment for our students, employees and all those who wish to visit us. The aim of the Women's Representative is to give women's issues a higher profile at our university and to be a contact point for professors, teaching staff and students at the university and beyond. Our range of services is intended to help all women at the university to enhance their career opportunities and to promote their opportunities for further education. Such a network can serve as a source of information and contact point for those seeking information, and can also provide a forum in which experiences can be exchanged. Women are also encouraged to strive for academic titles. The university aims to increase the number of female professors and teaching staff. This page and its links contain information on how we aim to address the concerns of our female students in general, and those students who have children in particular. You will find information about the events organised by the Women's Representative and the Career Service programme as well as helpful links and announcements of upcoming events.

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Diversity stands for a respectful and inclusive approach to our progressively multifaceted society.
The General Equal Treatment Act (AGG) aims to prevent discrimination on the basis of race or ethnic origin, gender, religion or ideology, disability, age or sexual identity.
As a place of research and teaching, our university has the task of addressing diversity and discrimination and raising awareness of diversity and discrimination.

The topics of equality and equal opportunities play a central role at the Deggendorf Institute of Technology. We do not only mean equality of the sexes, but also the equal treatment of people of different nations, cultural and religious origins.

At DIT diversity is lived through the cultural and social diversity of its students, teachers and employees.

This has been officially recognised by Proudr LGBTIQ+ Campus Index for Germany, Austria and Switzerland, 2021 .

  • We have been placed no.4 with a total of 79,7 % our LGBTIQ+ support


The creation of an unprejudiced study and work environment is of utmost importance for our university.
The Charter of Diversity is an employer initiative to promote diversity in companies and institutions. By signing it, the university wishes to emphasize the importance of this issue.
The aim of the initiative is to promote the recognition, appreciation and inclusion of diversity in the working world in Germany. All members of the university should be valued - regardless of gender, gender identity, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age, sexual orientation and identity.

In order to do justice to the many facets of cultural and social background, the individual educational and experiential background and the respective living conditions of our students, we deal with the increasing diversity and offer:

  • Tips and individual support, information and assistance
  • Seminars
  • Exchange and networking and, if necessary, a mentor to support you
  • The opportunity to address barriers as a student and develop solutions



You can find information and a contact point for discrimination here: Discrimination



Whether women are in management positions or not has long ceased to be a question of equal opportunities or political correctness. In times of global competition and lack of managers, it is rather economically imperative to recruit managers from the supply of both genders. It is not a matter of victory or defeat for women and/or men, but rather of profit for all concerned.

Information on the seminars offered especially for women can be obtained from the DIT Career Service der THD.


  • VHB Seminar „Gender and Diversity“

The ability of working in groups and teams is largely determined by how the relationship between men and women is constructed and how people's different characters are dealt with. Who talks more, who talks less? Who makes decisions, who is responsible for the climate? Who is present in which role and how? In this context, today nobody can avoid the additional qualification gender competence.

Application via: https://kurse.vhb.org/VHBPORTAL/kursprogramm/kursprogramm.jsp


Promotion of Women


Scholarships for female students and scientists

  • With the qualification programme "rein-in-die-hörsäle" (into-the-lecture rooms), the State Conference of Women's and Equal Opportunities Representatives at Bavarian Universities (LaKoF Bayern/HAW) supports especially qualified women with a university degree who are aiming for a career as a university professor. Two different doctoral scholarships and a qualification scholarship for admission to doctoral studies complement the programme and are intended to facilitate the path to a university career.
  • The YOLANTE-Mentoring-Programme: Siemens supports female students in scientific or technological courses.
  • The MTU-Studienstiftung promotes women in scientific and technological studies fördert.
  • The Christiane-Nüsslein-Volhard-Stiftung supports female scientists with children.
  • The Minerva-Programm der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft promotes young female scientists in their career in research.
  • The YOUNG WOMEN LEADERSHIP scholarship for (prospective) female junior managers.


Children and career: Re-entry after the baby break

Advice for the re-entry


THD Pride warmly welcomes any member of the LGBTQ+ community, who seeks advice or the company of likeminded individuals. We recognize that many students, especially those from outside Germany, may not have a supportive queer environment. Therefore we aim to provide a safe and non-judgemental space for queer students to share as much as they would like.

We are currently a close-knit community, that meets online and in presence when possible. In the future, we plan to host events that put us on the map for queer students to join us, as well as using these events to educate folks outside of the queer community on LGBTQ+ culture and issues.

Instagram: pride.thd



Diversity: If you have any questions, please contact the team at Family Services: familienservice@th-deg.de

Equal Opportunities Officer non-academic staff: Tanja Staudinger

Representative body for severely disabled employees at DIT: Peter Apfelbeck

Representative for students with disabilities: Dr. Diana Benzinger


practical guide

The practical guide to prevent sexual harassement and stalking is designed to give you an overview of what constitutes sexual harassment and stalking and how they are defined, while also listing points of contact and action strategies and explaining reporting procedures.

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