CRC 1093 - Gender Equality

The CRC 1093 strongly supports women in their careers and facilitates the compatibility of family and career. Specific measures are our program "Aspire" and our individual CRC1093 Childcare Service.


Aspire is a special program for female graduate students within the CRC, offering motivation and support to obtain leading positions in academia, industry and public life. Successful women from research and business are invited to deliver lectures and workshops and to pass over their experiences to female scientists from the CRC.

Workshops:  Every year at least one workshop is dedicated to female graduate students to improve their personal skills. During the first two years of their PhD work different trainings in communication, presentation or writing skills are offered. In their final period we offer individual career coachings (see below).

Mentoring: In cooperation with the ScienceCareerNet Ruhr female graduate students and postdocs can apply for an individual coaching program (mentoring3). Read more

Career management and equal opportunities: Successful scientists from academia and industry are invited to join our Aspire Afternoon and talk to PhD students about their work, their own career path, reconciliation of family and work life and future opportunities in academic science and industry. Aspire Afternoon

Aspire Coaching "Ich krieg den Job!" Erfolgreich bewerben für Naturwissenschaftlerinnen

Successful application strategies for female natural scientists. Additional individual trainings can be arranged.

Lecturer: Dr. Doris Brenner

Last workshop: April 6th, 2017

Aspire Coaching Career Building and Competence Training

Identification of own competencies and their use for career opportunities.

Last workshop: 16. Juli 2015, Dr. Oehrlein-Karpi

Aspire Workshop Communication and Presentation

For the success of a science career communication and presentation is of pivotal importance. In this workshopit is trained how to communicate and to present results in a confident and persuasive way.

Trainer: Martin Hooper

Last workshop: 9th December, 2014

Aspire Workshop Writing my first publication: how to create a good text

In this workshop the process of scientific writing is highlighted from the first idea through the structuring and formation of the text to its completion. The participants engage with the content related, formal and organisational aspects of writing and train their text competency with exercises.

Last workshop: 5th and 6th of October 2015 (Dr. Melanie Conrad)

CRC1093 Childcare

CRC 1093 Childcare wants to make it easier for CRC-members and their children to combine work and family life. A huge advantage of this project is the point, that babysitters, who have been working in the families before and who are familiar with the respective children, can join the CRC1093 Childcare project. Moreover CRC1093 parents receive individual support for the registration or finding of babysitters by the Parents Service of the UDE as well as for the billing and payment of child care services by the CRC coordination office. Contact for more information: CRC1093 Office

Parent-Child Room

Parent-Child-Room is a fully furnished carpeted quiet office room, separated from the laboratory area, with „Kinderbett, Wickelkommode and Spielzeug“ is available at all times for young parents within the CRC 1093. Location: T03 R04 D57. Read more.

For kids from 3 to 12 years CRC1093 Kids Table

This mobile kids table follows your children everywhere. It is equipped with crayons, felt pens and colouring books, a cd recorder with headphone and a variety of audio books. Last not least the kids can find a variety of other toys and games, comics and books.

Location: T03 R02 D64. CRC-members can take it any time and move it easily to their office, seminar room or other places.