Gender Monitoring at KIT

The annual gender monitoring report of KIT primarily presents the development of the shares of women in the defined target categories of the respectively valid equal opportunity plan. The equal opportunities plan contains an inventory and a descriptive evaluation of the KIT employee structure and concrete targets as well as measures for increasing the proportions of women and achieving equal opportunities. Pursuant to Section 16 (5) KITG, the equal opportunities plan is part of the KIT structural and development plan and is valid for five years.

The purpose of gender monitoring at KIT is to establish a reporting and control instrument for the realization of the equal opportunity goals which

  • systematically tracks the planning and success of equal opportunity goals,
  • focuses on the implementation of equal opportunity measures
  • creates commitment,
  • enables a systematic linking of centralized and decentralized aspects through statements by departmental management on department-specific equal opportunity situations (in the interim reports and the equal opportunity plan).

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 is collected annually (for the first time in 2015) and submitted to the KIT Presidium, the equal opportunity officers, the KIT Senate, and the Supervisory Board for their information.

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Gender Monitoring Report 2021 (in German)
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Gender Equality Plan 2022-2026 (in German)

Data 2021: The most important facts in brief

Gender ratio
Gender ratio in the qualification levels

Gender ratio in the qualification and career levels

The graph shows the gender ratio in the individual qualification levels. The proportion of women from entry to the doctoral level ranges between 27-31%. This gender ratio has been stable for years. Compared to the previous year, an increase of 5 percentage points can be noted in the number of completed doctorates. If we look at the age structure of professors, we see that 25% of professors up to the age of 49 are women. Among professors over the age of 50, the proportion of women is 12%. This shows the success of the increased recruitment of women to professorships.

Management and Committees

Committees and management positions

In 2021, the proportion of women among the members of the Executive Board will remain unchanged at 17% and at 20% among the heads of the divisions. In the KIT Senate, 25% of the members are women (increase by one percentage point compared to the previous year). The proportion of women among the members of the KIT Supervisory Board is 46%. As in previous years, there was no female KIT dean. The proportion of women among management of service units, staff units, and central scientific institutions will be 49% in 2021, an increase of three percentage points over the previous year.



The share of women among professors at KIT was 17% in 2021 and thus increased by one percentage point compared to the previous year. In 2021, the share of women among scientific staff was 28% and 54% among science support staff from administration, technology, and the library. Here, too, an increase of one percentage point compared to the previous year can be noted.

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