Welcome to the pages of the family and women's office!

As a Bavarian university, Ansbach University of Applied Sciences is committed to the guiding principle of equal rights for women and men. Increasing the proportion of women at all levels of science is the university's declared goal. The Family and Women's Office supports the university in this.

It is the contact point for all questions and problems of female students, professors and female teaching staff that may arise in connection with work or studies at the university. Whether it is a question of childcare, career planning or cases of discrimination in everyday life at the university: contact the Family and Women's Office.

The Family and Women's Office is run by the University's Women's Representative and her team.

Non-scientific employees and all male university members are supported by the Equal Opportunities Officer.

Tasks of women's representatives

"The women's representatives pay attention to avoiding disadvantages for female scientists, female teachers and students; they support the university in fulfilling its task of promoting equal rights for women and men and working towards the elimination of existing disadvantages...".

Assignments
The women's representatives advise and support the university in the following matters

    Establishment of equal opportunities as required by constitutional law, and
    avoidance or elimination of disadvantages for female students, professors and female teachers

Realization
The women's representatives

  • represent women's interests in all university committees,
  • are working to increase the proportion of women in professorships,
  • provide information about funding opportunities for female students,
  • provide information on women's career prospects,
  • organise events to teach and practice specific key qualifications for female students,
  • support and promote women-specific topics in teaching and practice,
  • advise on discrimination and violence against women.

At the Universities of Applied Sciences in Bavaria, women professors, sometimes also professors, are usually active as women's representatives. The women's representatives are elected for this office and perform their duties within the framework of their official duties.

The Women's Representatives of the Bavarian Universities of Applied Sciences coordinate their activities at state level; in the State Conference of Women's and Equal Opportunities Representatives they cooperate with the representatives of all types of Bavarian universities.

Family service

Childcare
There is the possibility of child care by the Mütterzentrum "Miteinander", which is located directly next to the campus in the Brückencenter. There you can book an individual and very flexible care time. The Mütterzentrum is a registered association. The university is happy to financially support the association contribution in the Mütterzentrum "Miteinander". Please apply for a contribution to the association fee. As a member of the association the costs for the care are clearly lower.

The subsidy can be applied for informally with the Kanzlerin of the university (esther.schnetz[at]hs-ansbach.de).

Further information to the mother center finds you here: www.muetterzentrum-ansbach.de, information over further care possibilities finds you under www.ansbach.de or under karte.familienlandkreis.de.

Nursing room with changing facilities
Building 92, EC, Room 15 (92.0.15)

Wrapping
Changing facilities are also available in the spacious disabled toilets, which are cleaned daily:

  • Building 92 EC (92.0.8)
  • Building 51 ground floor east (51.0.16)
  • Building 50 1st Floor East (50.1.13)
  • Building 54 EC (54.0.3)
  • Library
  • Cafeteria (87.0.15)

food
In the cafeteria high chairs are available for our youngest cafeteria visitors. You can apply for a children's ticket (free supplement to the parents' meal for children under 10).

Parent-child car park

If required, please contact frauenbeauftragte[at]hs-ansbach.de

Gender aspects

Information on gender justice
Despite an increase in the proportion of women employed in business and higher education, top positions are still frequently filled by male applicants. On the other hand, men are clearly under-represented in certain sectors such as education, social pedagogy and linguistics. Information on background and causes can be found here:

For further information on gender equality in society and politics, please click here:

Gender 2020
The GENDER 2020 project aims to develop gender-equitable control and action options to promote cultural change. This goal will be achieved by pooling and reflecting the knowledge and experience of experts from gender and university research, science organisations and policy, and gender equality practice.

Women in science and research
The Online-Plattform und Datenbank CEWSwiki des Kompetenzzentrums Frauen in Wissenschaft und Forschung CEWS documents ongoing and completed research projects in the field of "Women in Science and Research" in the German-speaking area.

Search here using the project search or navigate in the following lists

Pay differentials between women and men
You will find further information on the subject of "Pay differentials between women and men" here:

Career advancement

As part of our career development program for women, which is aimed at schoolgirls, students and women with university degrees and professional experience, we make an active contribution to supporting women sustainably and effectively on their way to university, professional life or an academic career.
The BayernMentoringPromotionsstipendien Qualifizierungsprogramm „rein-in-die-hörsäle“  is the three pillars of our career development programme, which focus on the different phases of women's lives. The flyer (German) gives you an overview.

Doctoral Scholarships
Within the framework of the support programme, two different doctoral scholarships are offered, which require different qualifications. Either the applicants have already completed a course of study at a university of applied sciences or at a university and relevant professional experience of at least 5 years, or they have completed a HAW university course of study and would like to obtain a doctorate immediately afterwards. The duration of both doctoral scholarships is usually two years. There is also a qualification scholarship, which is aimed at women who have completed a diploma at a university of applied sciences/university of applied sciences and who would like to obtain further qualifications in order to gain admission to a doctorate.
The scholarships are awarded once a year.
The closing date for applications is always 1 February of each year!
Further information can be found at
www.lakof-bayern.de/foerderung/HAW/pst/pst

Qualification program "rein-in-die-hörsäle"
With the qualification programme "rein-in-die-hörsäle" LaKoF Bayern/HAW supports particularly qualified women with a university degree who are aiming for a career as a university professor. The programme is aimed at women who already have the qualifications required for an appointment or who will acquire them in the foreseeable future (see: Appointment requirements).

"rein-in-die-hörsäle" supports you when you need it:

  • you are interested in a professorship at a higher education institution
  • you want to know more about the profession of a professor at a university?
  • you want to take on a teaching assignment at a university in Bavaria
  • you want to assess your personal chances for a career at the university

Find out more here: www.lakof-bayern.de/foerderung/HAW/qualifizierungsprogramm

Further funding opportunities:

    You can find support and scholarships for Christian students with and without disabilities at www.hildegardis-verein.de 
    Financial support for single mothers in the final phase of their studies www.lakof-bayern.de/foerderung/madame-courage
    Information about scholarships specific to women even during their studies (!) can be found on the following website: www.hs-ansbach.de/service/career_service/stipendien_stiftungen.html oder www.hm.edu/allgemein/hochschule_muenchen/zentrale_services/studienberatung_2/foerderung_und_finanzierung/index.de.html

Mentoring

BavariaMentoring

 

A total of 1890 tandems participated from 2005 to 2015. 1413 junior mentors and 2555 junior mentees took part in the Bavaria-wide programme from 2009 to 2015. All 17 universities taking part in BayernMentoring present themselves in the BayernMentoring brochure (German) published in September 2015.

Career Kick for girls
The mentoring program "ANke" gives students of all courses of study at Ansbach University the perfect career glaze! "ANke" means gaining knowledge and exchanging experiences at the ANsbach University of Applied Sciences.
Mentoring within the framework of "ANke" is networking with female role models: An experienced, competent and successful woman (mentor) passes on her experience to a younger (mentee) and helps her develop her potential. This career advancement takes place in three stages:

Stage 1 ("ANke Premium")
An experienced, competent and successful specialist from industry (mentor) passes on her experience to a student from the 3rd semester (mentee).
Goals: Passing on and imparting knowledge, advice and exchange of experience, support and motivation, career network and contact mediation, introduction to professional life.

>>> Profile sheets for mentors   >>> Profile sheets for metees  >>> Data protection information  >>> Seminar flyer  >>> Schedule für ANke Premium (all German)

Stage 2 ("ANke at start")
An advanced student advises students from the first semesters.
Goals: Support in setting up the course of studies, passing on one's own experiences, motivation and crisis management.

>>> Profile sheet for mentors   >>> Profile sheet or mentees  >>> Guideline  >>> Data protection information  >>> Schedule fpr ANke am Start (all German)

Level 3 ("ANke goes to school")
Support and supervision of female pupils in technical and scientific subjects by female students of the university within the framework of cooperation between the university and secondary schools.

Stydy with children

The Ansbach University of Applied Sciences would like to help student parents so that they can better combine their studies and family life.

Information on how to combine studies and family can also be found on the website of the Nuremberg University of Applied Sciences. In a brochure, you will find information on how to help in an easy-to-understand way.

To the webseite of the Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg-Simon-Ohm.

Girls and technology

Girls'Day events at the Ansbach University of Applied Sciences
In 2019, Ansbach University of Applied Sciences took part in Girls' Day with several offers:

  • Applied Engineering Sciences / Industrial Engineering
  • Faculty of Engineering / Industrial Biotechnology
  • Departmental Journalism
  • Workshop production engineering / apprenticeship as industrial mechanic
  • Business Informatics: How is an App created?

Girls' Day takes place nationwide. Find out more at www.girls-day.de.

Events

Event preview of the mentoring programs

Staff

Prof. Tanja Schmidt

Prof. Tanja Schmidt – Frauenbeaufragte

Frauenbeaufragte

Funktionen:

  • Professorin Biomedizinische Technik (BMT)
  • Studienfachberatung Biomedizinische Technik (BMT)
  • Mitglied Senat
  • Frauenbeaufragte

Lehrgebiete:

  • Anatomie und Physiologie
  • Diagnosesysteme
  • Therapiesysteme
  • Medizinproduktegesetz
  • Statistik
Andrea Gilg – Projektkoordinatorin Mentoringprogramm ANke Familien- und Frauenbüro

Andrea Gilg

Projektkoordinatorin Mentoringprogramm ANke Familien- und Frauenbüro

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Andrea Gilg

Andrea Gilg – Projektkoordinatorin Mentoringprogramm ANke Familien- und Frauenbüro

Projektkoordinatorin Mentoringprogramm ANke Familien- und Frauenbüro

Funktionen:

  • Projektkoordinatorin Mentoringprogramm ANke Familien- und Frauenbüro
Prof. Dr. Sibylle Gaisser – Frauenbeauftragte Fakultät Technik

Prof. Dr. Sibylle Gaisser

Frauenbeauftragte Fakultät Technik

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Prof. Dr. Sibylle Gaisser

Prof. Dr. Sibylle Gaisser – Frauenbeauftragte Fakultät Technik

Frauenbeauftragte Fakultät Technik

Funktionen:

  • Professorin Industrielle Biotechnologie (IBT)
  • Studienfachberatung Industrielle Biotechnologie (IBT)
  • Frauenbeauftragte Fakultät Technik
  • Musik an der Hochschule

Lehrgebiete:

  • Biotechnologie
  • Biologie
  • Rekombinante Arzneistoffe
  • Bioethik

Vita:

  • Studium der Technischen Biologie an den Universitäten Stuttgart, Swansea (Großbritannien) und Freiburg
  • Promotion in der Pharmazeutischen Fakultät der Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen zum Thema der Antibiotika-BioSynthese und Resistenzmechanismen in Streptomyceten
  • Industrie und Forschungstätigkeiten:
    - Stellvertretende Geschäftsführerin der Biotechnologie-Agentur Baden-Württemberg
    - Senior Scientist und Projektmanagerin am Fraunhofer-Institut für System- und Innovationsforschung, Karlsruhe im Fachbereich "Neue Technologien"
    - Weiterbildung und Forschungsaufenthalt zum Thema "Health Technology Assessment" an der Universität Montreal, Kanada
  • seit 1/2010 Professorin für Biotechnologie und Bioverfahrenstechnik  an der Hochschule Ansbach

Forschungsthemen:

  • Synthetische Biologie
  • Antibiotika-Biosynthese
  • Sozioökonomische Analysen und Technikfolgenabschätzung im Bereich der Lebenswissenschaften

Publikationen (Auswahl):

[1] S. Gaisser, T. Reiss (2014):  Synthetische Biologie im Spannungsfeld von Forschung, Gesellschaft und Wirtschaft - von der Notwendigkeit eines interdisziplinären und ergebnisoffenen Dialogs. pp. 69 - 90. In "Chancen und Risiken der modernen Biotechnologie". M.Schartl, J.M. Erber.Schropp (Herausgeber). Verlag Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden

[2] S. Gaisser, T. Reiss (2009):  Shaping the science-industry-policy interface in synthetic biology. Systems and  Synthetic Biology 2009 Dec;3(1-4):109-14.

[3] S. Gaisser, Reiss T, Lunkes A, Müller KM, Bernauer H. (2009): Making the most of synthetic biology. Strategies for synthetic biology development in Europe. EMBO Rep. 2009 Aug;10 Suppl 1:S5-8.

[4] S. Gaisser, Hopkins MM, Liddell K, Zika E, Ibarreta D. (2009): The phantom menace of gene patents. Nature. 2009 Mar 26;458(7237):407-8.

[5] M. M. Hopkins, D. Ibarreta, S. Gaisser, C,M. Enzing, J. Ryan, P.A. Martin, G. Lewis, S. Detmar, et al.: "Putting pharmacogenetics into practice". Nature Biotechnology 4/2006

[6] Gaisser, S.; Nusser, M.; Reiß, T.: Stärkung des Pharma-Innovationsstandortes Deutschland. Fraunhofer IRB-Verlag (2005), 224 S.

[7] S. Gaisser, A. Trefzer, S. Stockert, A. Kirschning, A. Bechthold: "Cloning of an avilamycin biosynthetic gene cluster from Streptomyces viridochromogenes Tü57".  J. Bacteriol. (1997), 179 (20): 6271-6278.

Sabine McIntosh

Sabine McIntosh – Frauenbeauftragte Fakultät Wirtschaft

Frauenbeauftragte Fakultät Wirtschaft

Funktionen:

  • Lehrkraft für besondere Aufgaben Betriebswirtschaft (BW)
  • Lehrkraft für besondere Aufgaben Sprachenzentrum
  • Mitglied Senat und Hochschulrat
  • Mitglied Fakultätsrat Wirtschaft
  • Frauenbeauftragte Fakultät Wirtschaft
  • Mitglied Senat und Hochschulrat

Lehrgebiete:

  • Wirtschaftsenglisch
Prof. Dr. Ismeni Walter – Frauenbeauftragte Fakultät Medien

Prof. Dr. Ismeni Walter

Frauenbeauftragte Fakultät Medien

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Prof. Dr. Ismeni Walter

Prof. Dr. Ismeni Walter – Frauenbeauftragte Fakultät Medien

Frauenbeauftragte Fakultät Medien

Funktionen:

  • Studiengangsleiterin Ressortjournalismus (RJO)
  • Frauenbeauftragte Fakultät Medien
  • Mitglied Fakultätsrat Medien

Lehrgebiete:

  • Umweltjournalismus
  • Neue Medien

Vita:

Ich bin seit 1999 freie Wissenschafts- und Umweltjournalistin mit Schwerpunkt audiovisuelle Medien. Bisher lag mein Lebensmittelpunkt in Köln, wo ich u. a. für die TV-Wissensredaktionen des WDR (Quarks & Co, W wie Wissen, Kopfball, Planet Schule u.v.m) und für freie Produktionsfirmen im Edutainment-Bereich gearbeitet habe. Zu meinen Auftraggebern zählen außerdem verschiedene Hörfunkredaktionen (u.a. WDR 5 Leonardo, DLF Forschung Aktuell, dradio wissen) und die Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung. Daneben habe ich regelmäßig moderiert (Veranstaltungen der Wissenschaft im Dialog gGmbH und des Deutsche Museums Bonn, Podiumsdiskussionen für verschiedene Landes- und Bundesministerien und Forschungsinstitute).

Mein Studium (Biologie) habe ich an der TU München absolviert. Darauf folgte ein Jahr Forschung an der Harvard Medical School in Boston, und danach meine Promotion auf dem Gebiet der marinen Ökotoxikologie an der Universität Hamburg und der Meeresstation Helgoland des Alfred Wegener Instituts für Polar und Meeresforschung. Bereits während Studium und Promotion begann ich, journalistisch zu arbeiten. Dank eines Stipendiums der Studienstiftung habe ich danach in einem Praxisjahr in verschiedenen Hörfunk- und Fernsehredaktionen mein Können vertieft und mich anschließend als freie Journalistin in Köln niedergelassen.

Seit 2011 lehre ich an der Hochschule Ansbach im Studiengang Ressortjournalismus: zunächst als Lehrbeauftragte, und seit 2014 als Professorin.

Silke Brand

Silke Brand – Gleichstellungsbeauftragte

Gleichstellungsbeauftragte

Funktionen:

  • Leiterin Qualität und Informationssicherheit
  • Gleichstellungsbeauftragte