skip to content


The a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School values the measures it has taken to ensure equality within the gradduate classes of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. Women, doctoral students with children, and first-generation university graduates receive targeted support, for example through childcare services and financial assistance.

Factors that have the potential to delay academic careers – starting a family, caring for sick or elderly relatives, apprenticeship-training periods, or physical disability – are taken into account in the selection of applicants.

The Equality Board of the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School comprises representatives of all a.r.t.e.s. departments and the Gender Equality Officer of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. It advises the a.r.t.e.s. Directorate and all scholarship holders and collegiates on any and all aspects relating to equity and equality.

The interdisciplinary and independent study group Doktorand*innen Netzwerk Gender und Queer provides an opportunity for all doctoral students of the university to exchange ideas and research on topics related to gender and queer studies.