Initiatives and Link Collection

On this page you will find links to various interesting issues.

Sexual harassment and sexism are serious issues and TUM is committed to act!

Do you feel treated unfairly, harassed or threatened? Are you looking for ways to effectively respond to unwanted advances and sexist remarks?

The Beratungsstelle Frauennotruf has been the primary agency in the city of Munich to deal with complaints. In a new cooperation with the TUM Gender & Diversity office they now offer free and confidential consultations directly on the TUM main campus. Consulting languages are German and English. Translation for other languages is provided on request.

In addition, the Gender Equality Officers of the Department of Informatics are available in person or under Again, confidentiality is guaranteed.

Intellectual talent, creativity and passion are decisive at the Technische Universität München. TUM fosters talented individuals irrespective of gender, nationality, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation. Openness and mutual respect are the basis of intellectual advancement. It is diversity among our scholars and scientists, students and employees that makes TUM an innovative and dynamic university. With our motto "Talents in Diversity" TUM creates a study and work environment in which individual abilities can develop and flourish. The result is a study and work place characterized by vibrant teams, fruitful debate and outstanding research.

TUM.Family is an offer of the Technische Universität München for students and employees with family. The TUM.Family locations München, Garching and Freising Weihenstephan offer at each site manifolded service activities that fit the special needs of families.

Munich Dual Career Office
Central opportunities for top scientists and their partners

Mentoring at the TUM
The framework of the TUM Mentoring offers the following programs:

  • TUM Mentoring from alumni for students and doctoral students
  • TUM Mentoring for Scientists
  • Step Inside
  • Start-up Mentoring
  • Career building for engineers and (natural) scientists


Gender Studies in engineering sciences
Integrating gender and diversity research in scientific organisations and business companies as well as in different disciplines is central to our research, teaching and consulting.

agency Girls in Science and Technology
An institution organised by the Women's Representative of the Technische Universität München.
The agency girls in science and technology has the task to create an inspiring environment at universities, research facilities as well as schools and establishments for children, adolescence and girl work for technical and natural science interested and talented female pupils of all ages. The agency offers manifolded projects that enable girls and young women to make lively, inspiring and motivating experience in contact with natural science - technical circumstances.

Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology
The Mission of the institute is to increase the impact of women on all aspects of technology and to increase the positive impact of technology on the world's women.

The offers range from a community over prices and promotions to events. More information can be found on their pages.

Informatica Feminale
The Informatica Feminale offers anually compact teachings in computer science for female students of all kinds of universities and for the continuing education of interested women. Access to studies, stay in studies, passing to the job and lifelong learning on an universitary level are in the focus at the same time. The female lecturers and participants are coming from the inland as well as from abroad. The summer studies at the university of Bremen are a place for experimententation and for finding new concepts for the studies of computer science.

Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard-Foundation 

The Foundation for the promotion of science and research, initiated in 2004, supports talented young women with children. It aims to enable them to create the freedom and mobility required to further their scientific careers. The Foundation wishes to help prevent science from loosing excellent talent. It is aimed specifically at graduate students in the fields of experimental natural sciences and medicine.

IEEE WIE - Women in Engineering

IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to promoting women engineers and scientists. 
The mission of IEEE WIE is to inspire, engage, encourage, and empower IEEE women worldwide. IEEE WIE envisions a vibrant community of IEEE women and men innovating the world of tomorrow.


This is a portal about engineering and engineering careers, and its mission is to help young people understand better what engineering means, and how an engineering career can be made part of their future. is a resource for students, their parents, their teachers and their school counselors.