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Gender equality

The Equality Committee works with analyses and development of action plans with regard to both students and employees.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy has an unequal gender balance. In the Gender Equality Committee, we pay particular attention to the fact that there is formal and real equality at the Department, and that offers and opportunities for students and employees do not favor a particular male culture.

Aarhus University has an official policy and initiative: See also Gender Balance in Research. At a national level, Women in Physics arrange annual meetings and publish material (on gender equality). Further inspiration and facts about gender equality can be found on the Internet.

Discrimination and sexual harassment have been major subjects in the international and national debate and are, of course, unacceptable at the Department of Physics and Astronomy. For employees these issues are managed by the HR Department where advice also can be provided. Students can get help can get help from specially trained student counsellors at the Studies Administration.

Future events:

None for the moment.


Gender Equality at AUPromoting Gender Equality and Diversity Monday 8 March 2021, 9:00-12:30. Programme and registration via the link (Zoom Conference).

AU workshop on Diversity and Equality 13 March 2020,  09:30 — 14:30 at The Main Hall.

ST diversity and equality event, Wednesday 27 November, 13:00-16:00 in 1534-125 (Auditorium F).

Launch of new female network ALICE (Aarhus Ladies in IT, Computing and Engineering),  Tuesday October 8 at 16:00 - 19:30 in Peter Bøgh Auditorium, Finlandsgade 23.

The event is open for everyone: students, employees, men and women alike, but we kindly ask you to sign up to ensure there is refreshments for everyone attending.

IFA female researcher network lunch 28 June 2019 12:00-13:00 in 1525-626 "Det Skæve Rum". Bring your own food. IFA will buy coffee and cake for dessert.

Do's and dont's when promoting gender in academia, Monday 24 June, 14:00-15:30 in Mogens Zielerstuen, Fredrik Nielsens Vej 2-4.

Conference: How do we improve gender balance at AU?,  8 March 2019

WOMEN in SCIENCE Day, 9 February 2019

More Women in Research: A Call for Action, 16 November 2018