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Gender Equality Officer

We strive to make female physics talents to be successful and happy at our department.

Frauenbeauftrage Dr. Elke Müller

Frauenbeauftrage Dr. Elke Müller

The Gender Equality Officer works towards equality and for the better working and studying conditions of women. She monitors the realization of the women’s advancement plan. Besides, she works against the discrimination of female members of the university and female applicants.

The women’s representative is elected every two years from the female members of our department. She participates on every committee at the department and acts consultative.

Current Officers

Dr. Elke Müller, Departmental Women's and Gender Equality Officer

Sylvia Theodos, Deputy Decentralized Women's and Gender Equality Officer

Michele Boick, employee in the Decentralized Women's and Gender Equality Officer


  • 8 female professors
  • 35% female students

Women's Advancement Plan 2022 - 2024 (in German)


Confidential counseling

Are you in trouble or experiencing discrimination? We want our department to be a safe place for all people. That's why we take anti-feminist, anti-LGBTIQ* incidents and your concerns very seriously.

If you have witnessed such incidents or are affected yourself, please report them confidentially to frauenbeauftragte@physik.fu-berlin.de or contact us personally in room 0.2.22.

Get involved

Would you like to share a project idea with us on how we could make our department more attractive to women? Please write to us at frauenbeauftragte@physik.fu-berlin.de or contact us in person in room 0.2.22.

News, Dates & Announcements


Women Support Hotline

365 days a year, 24 hours a day, for free

Psychological Counseling

Individual and confidential counseling.
Make an appointment via psychologische-beratung@fu-berlin.de.