In accordance with the Hamburg Act on Equal Opportunities for Men and Women in the Public Service (HmbGleiG) and the Hamburg Higher Education Act (HmbHG), HAW Hamburg has equal opportunities commissioners for the academic area and the technical and administrative area.
The academic equal opportunities commissioner is responsible for the professors and students.
The administrative and technical equal opportunities commissioner is responsible for the technical, library and administrative staff.
Members of the academic staff can contact either commissioner.
Central equal opportunities commissioner for academic staff members
Central equal opportunities commissioner:
Professor of Social Media / Faculty of Design, Media and Information / Department of Information / Competence Center for Communication (CCCOM)
Deputy: Prof. Dr. Julia Neumann-Szyszka
The university's equal opportunities commissioner is elected by the University Senate pursuant to Section 87 of the Hamburg Higher Education Act.
The commissioner serves as a mediating entity between HAW Hamburg employees working on women's policy issues and the administration, the central governing bodies and the departments. She is supported by the Equal Opportunities Office and other areas of the administration and the departments in her efforts to establish a cross-disciplinary network.
The equal opportunities commissioner has the following roles and responsibilities:
- Contact and support person for academic staff and students
- Participation in key university policy decisions in the area of equal opportunity
- Conceptualisation and implementation of equal opportunity measures in the academic area
- Member of the extended university management
- Advisory member of the University Senate
- Participation in development of equal opportunity plans
- Coordination and advising of the equal opportunities commissioners in the departments
- Provision of statements on all appointment processes
- Chair of the Equal Opportunity Committee
- Advising 'Wie werde ich FH-Professorin?' (How do I become a professor at a university of applied sciences?)
Pursuant to the Hamburg Higher Education Act (HmbHG), equal opportunities commissioners are elected for each faculty. They advise the department and faculty management on equal opportunity issues, participate in appointment committees and serve as contact people for the students and staff in the faculty.
Christina Becker, Academic staff member, Production Laboratory
Lena Frommeyer, Academic staff member, CCCOM
Steffen Gerling, Professor of Editing Design, Department of Design
Thomas Görne, Professor, Department of Media Technology
Martina Hentig, Academic staff member
Martina Lutz, Academic staff member, Department of Design
Dr. Karin Landenfeld, Professor, Department of Information and Electrical Engineering
Christel Krauleidies-Behm, Academic staff member, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Production Management
Dr. Jessica Finke, Professor, Department of Automotive and Aeronautical Engineering
Dr. Martin Schultz, Professor, Department of Computer Science
Dr. Corinna Petersen-Ewert, Professor, Department of Nursing and Management
Dr. Susanne Busch, Professor, Department of Nursing and Management (Deputy)
Dr. Julia Neumann-Szyszka, Professor, Department of Public Management
Dr. Heike Papenheim-Tockhorn, Professor, Department Public Management (Deputy)
Dr. Anne Vogelpohl, Professor, Department of Social Work
Dr. Daniela Ulber, Professor, Department of Social Work (Speaker)
Dr. Christina Hofmann-Stölting, Professor, Department of Business
Dr. Heike Jochims, Professor, Department of Business (Deputy)
Dr. Eva-Maria Schön, Professor, Department of Business
The equal opportunities commissioners for the technical, library and administrative staff members, including academic staff members working primarily in the administrative area, pursuant to the Hamburg Act on Equal Opportunity for Men and Women in the Public Service:
Central equal opportunities commissioner:
Deputies for the faculties (as of 1 May 2019):
Faculty of Design, Media and Information: Sabrina Breuer
Faculty of Engineering and Computer Sciences: Sabine Tuttas
Faculty of Business and Social Sciences: Florian Santos da Silva
University administration: Susanne Gaßl