Gender Monitoring at KIT
The purpose of gender monitoring at KIT is to establish a reporting and control instrument for the realization of equal opportunity goals which
- systematically monitors the planning and success of equal opportunity goals,
- focuses on the implementation of equal opportunity measures
- creates commitment,
- enables a systematic linking of centralised and decentralised aspects by means of statements by departmental management on department-specific equal opportunities situations.
Gender monitoring is understood as a service offer for the KIT management as well as for scientific and science-supporting institutions.
The gender monitoring data are collected annually (for the first time in 2015) and submitted to the KIT Presidium, the KIT Senate, and the Supervisory Board for their information.
Data 2020: The most important facts in brief
Gender ratio in the qualification levels
The graph shows the gender ratio at the individual qualification levels. The proportion of women from entry to the doctoral level is 27-31%. This gender ratio has been stable for years. In the transition from female doctoral candidates to female postdocs, an increase of 4 percentage points can be noted. In the category of professors, the proportion of women in 2020 was 16%, an increase of 2 percentage points compared to the previous year. Looking at the age structure of professors, the proportion of women among professors up to 49 years of age was 24%. Among professors over 50 years of age, the proportion of women is 11%. This shows the success of the increased recruitment of women to professorships.
Committees and Management Positions
As in the previous year, the proportion of women at KIT in 2020 is 17% among the members of the presidium and 20% among the heads of divisions. In the KIT Senate, 24% of the members are women. As in the previous year, the proportion of women among the members of the KIT Supervisory Board is 54% and among the heads of the KIT Centers 38%. As in previous years, there was no female KIT dean. The proportion of women among the heads of the service units, staff units, and central scientific institutions will amount to 54% in 2020. In 2020, the proportion of women is 42%.
In 2020, the proportion of women in KIT personnel ranges from 28% for scientific personnel to 53% for science support personnel in administration, technology and the library.