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New Study Program for the Summer Semester 2024: Certification Program "Gender & Diversity in Science & Technology Studies"

FU Berlin Physik Studium

FU Berlin Physik Studium
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Prof. Dr. Martina Erlemann

Prof. Dr. Martina Erlemann

The program enables students from all disciplines in Berlin to acquire knowledge of gender and diversity research with regard to the global interconnections of science, technology, and society. Within the program, students can develop skills, such as recognizing inequalities in the scientific field or identifying discrimination through IT applications.

The certification program was co-developed by Prof. Dr. Martina Erlemann from the Department of Physics at Freie Universität Berlin as part of the Berlin University Alliance and is open to all students of the BUA universities.

News from Apr 05, 2024

The new interdisciplinary certification program "Gender & Diversity in Science & Technology Studies" starts in the summer semester of 2024. It combines modules from master's programs in natural and technical sciences as well as humanities and educational sciences into a coordinated curriculum on science and technology research.

The course content covers both fundamental and application-oriented knowledge of gender and diversity research, along with historical and socio-cultural aspects. Additionally, it emphasizes the importance of understanding gender and diversity in addressing societal challenges and promotes concepts of inter- and transdisciplinarity.

The certification program offers two thematic focuses that can be combined: "STEM Focus" and "Humanities Focus." Lectures and seminars will take place at the Technical University of Berlin and Freie Universität and will be offered partly in German and partly in English. There is no limit to the number of participants.

Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a certificate from the Berlin University Alliance. They will then be able to clearly recognize connections between their knowledge of physics and various aspects of politics, media, economics, and civil society, and will be equipped to engage in both local and global processes of change and transformation.

The certification program "Gender & Diversity in Science & Technology Studies" was developed by researchers from Freie Universität Berlin and Technical University Berlin. Martina Erlemann is a professor of "Science and Gender Sociology in Physics" at the Department of Physics at Freie Universität Berlin and heads the Gender & Science Studies in Physics research group there. Prof. Dr. Petra Lucht leads the "Gender in STEM and Planning" department at the Center for Interdisciplinary Women's and Gender Research (ZIFG) at Technical University Berlin.

The Berlin University Alliance is an excellence consortium of Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the Technical University of Berlin, and the Charité – Berlin University of Medicine.

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  • Berlin University Alliance
  • BUA
  • BUA Certificate Program
  • Certificate Program
  • Diversity
  • Gender
  • Gender Studies
  • Martina Erlemann
  • Petra Lucht
  • Science
  • Technology