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Who are we?

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Main building of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Photo: Heike Zappe, CC BY-SA 3.0

GeCo-GenderConsulting is a consultation service that was launched by the Central Women’s Representative of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in 2012. It aims to promote women as central stakeholders in research and to ensure that women’s and gender studies form a part of research projects. Establishing family-friendly working conditions for researchers of all genders is also a key part of our mission. In general, GeCo aims to help reshape research alliances at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin into family-friendly working environments where gender is not a barrier to success.

In order to achieve this, GeCo offers equal opportunity consultation on research proposals as well as on project extension proposals asking for funding from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). Furthermore, the service supports research alliances in designing custom-fit equal opportunity measures for its members. GeCo-GenderConsulting forms an integral part of the university-wide gender equality strategy, the Caroline von Humboldt Programme. It draws on the expertise of the Central Women’s Representative and benefits from professional exchange with gender consultants from universities all over Germany in the Netzwerk GenderConsulting in Forschungsverbünden. Please find further information on GeCo-GenderConsulting here:


Henrike Voigtländer
Tel.: 2093-12836

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Büro der zentralen Frauenbeauftragten
Unter den Linden 6
10099 Berlin

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