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.

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Gender Monitoring Report 2021 (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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