MAP female promotion programme
While the proportion of students and graduates has strongly been increasing in recent years, many women scientists drop off the career ladder. On average only 11,5 % of the professors at both Munich universities are female.
The situation is even more severe in the natural sciences, and especially so in the field of physics, which traditionally is a domain dominated by male scientist. The physics-oriented MAP cluster therefore formulated several goals to support female scientists:
- The cluster aims at achieving a proportion of 30 % female scientists.
- Female project leaders, postdocs and PhD students shall actively be supported.
- An atmosphere of mutual respect has to be developed and maintained.
To achieve these goals, the following tasks are undertaken:
- Disclosure of proportion of female applicants and their success in all job application procedures
- Presence of a qualified female professor (in addition to the mandatory ombudsperson for women) in nomination committees, if necessary from another university
- At least two female members on each Board or Committee.
- Exemption from other duties for the ombudsperson / equal opportunity officer.
- Active encouragement of female chairpersons and speakers in meetings, favoured invitations of female speakers and guest scientists from abroad.
- Mandatory tutorials and seminars for PhD students to promote young scientists (female and male).
- Cooperation with High Schools, internships for High School students, open-lab-days etc. to improve interest in natural sciences (in male and female pupils); participation in Girls Days of the Munich Universities...
- Family-friendly scheduling of meetings (no evening or late afternoon dates).
All tasks undertaken are listed in detail in the MAP-FFN.
Please refer to Anna Friedl with questions and hints.