Gender equa­lity and employment

Equal Oppor­tu­ni­ties Officer

In the perfor­mance of all its tasks, the univer­sity promotes the actual imple­men­ta­tion of equal oppor­tu­ni­ties for women and men and takes this into account as a universal guiding prin­ciple. Equal oppor­tu­ni­ties offi­cers are directly assi­gned to the Recto­rate and have a direct right to speak. They are voting members of the Senate and the appoint­ment commis­sions. They parti­ci­pate in meetings of the Univer­sity Council in an advi­sory capacity.

Prof. Dr. habil. Georg Kneer

Prof. Dr. habil. Georg Kneer

Wissenschaftliche Grundlagen
Soziologie der Gestaltung

Dr. Brigitte Hirner

Referentin Forschung

 Selina Gerlach

Selina Gerlach

Studiengangskoordination Kommunikationsgestaltung

Equal Oppor­tu­ni­ties Commission

As an advi­sory committee to the Senate, the Equal Oppor­tu­ni­ties Commis­sion supports the Equal Oppor­tu­ni­ties Offi­cers in their work and serves to network and commu­ni­cate the equal oppor­tu­ni­ties work at the various levels of the univer­sity. Areas of respon­si­bi­lity are distri­buted and processed among the members accor­ding to their compe­ten­cies. Current deve­lo­p­ments and measures in the respec­tive areas of respon­si­bi­lity are discussed at the Equal Oppor­tu­ni­ties Commis­sion meetings.

Prof. Dr. habil. Georg Kneer
Dr. Brigitte Hirner
Selina Gerlach
Prof. Marc Guntow
Lukas Christoph Gundling
Elisabeth Lorenz

Further Infor­ma­tion


The State Confe­rence (Landes­kon­fe­renz der Gleich­stel­lungs­be­auf­tragten an den wissen­schaft­li­chen Hoch­schulen Baden-Würt­tem­berg) repres­ents the inte­rests of female scien­tists, students and women of the scien­tific staff at scien­tific and artistic univer­si­ties in Baden-Würt­tem­berg. The LakoG includes the women’s and equal oppor­tu­ni­ties repre­sen­ta­tives of the univer­si­ties, univer­si­ties of educa­tion, art and music colleges.


The Federal Confe­rence (Bundes­kon­fe­renz der Frau­en­be­auf­tragten und Gleich­stel­lungs­be­auf­tragten an Hoch­schulen) is the asso­cia­tion of women’s and equal oppor­tu­ni­ties commis­sio­ners at German univer­si­ties. Its task aims to promote equa­lity and women’s advance­ment at all universities.

Contact person for ques­tions rela­ting to sexual harassment

The Univer­sity of Applied Sciences (HfG) Schwä­bisch Gmünd has set itself the goal of promo­ting trus­ting coope­ra­tion and a good working and study climate and protec­ting its members from sexual harass­ment, discri­mi­na­tion and bullying. The contact persons advise members and rela­tives of the univer­sity who are affected by sexual harass­ment. Infor­ma­tion about personal and factual circum­s­tances of the persons affected by sexual harass­ment may not be passed on to third parties or other­wise used without their consent.

Against this back­ground and within this frame­work, a guide­line has been drawn up at the Univer­sity of Applied Sciences (HfG) Schwä­bisch Gmünd to promote trustful coope­ra­tion and a good working and study climate as well as to protect against sexual harass­ment, discri­mi­na­tion and mobbing. The guide­line shows the affected univer­sity members and rela­tives rules of conduct, respon­si­bi­lity and neces­sary measures.

Prof. Dr. Dagmar Rinker

Prof. Dr. Dagmar Rinker

Kommunikationsgestaltung, Stv. Vorsitzende des Hochschulrats, Ansprechpartnerin bei sexueller Belästigung und für Antidiskriminierung

Prof. Matthias Held

Prof. Matthias Held

Prorektor Forschung und Transfer
Grundlagen der Gestaltung
Ansprechpartner für Fragen im Zusam­men­hang mit sexu­eller Belästigung und für Antidiskriminierung

Contact person for female employees

Sabine Schilling

Ansprechpartnerin für Chancengleichheit

Contact person for Equal Opportunities

Ingrid Hug

Equal Opportunities Representative

Repre­sen­ta­tive for students with disa­bi­li­ties or chronic disease

N. N.


Prof. Daniel Utz

Prof. Daniel Utz

Stv. Studiengangsleiter Kommunikationsgestaltung

Repre­sen­ta­tive for severely disabled persons

Gisella Di Benedetto

Michaela Hammermann