News and events

International day against women's violence on November 25th // Campane "Orange the City": Thiersch tower shines in orange

18.11.21

On the occasion of the international day against women's violence on November 25th and as part of the action weeks against women's violence, there will be an extensive and varied program of events in Munich in 2021, organized and carried out by a broad action alliance.

Background: International day against women's violence

On November 25, 1960, three opponents of the regime, the Mirabal sisters, known as "las mariposas" (the butterflies), were kidnapped, raped and murdered on the orders of the dictator Trujillo. Her political work was aimed at the overthrow of the dictatorship and the resistance against the sexual slavery of women. In 1961, Latin American feminists proclaimed this day a day of resistance against violence against women, and in 1999 it was declared an international day of action by the United Nations. On this day, campaigns to combat discrimination and violence against women take place around the world.

Munich action weeks against violence against women, girls, boys and non-binary people

On the occasion of the international day against women's violence on November 25th, there will again be action weeks in Munich in 2021 with the motto: “For a self-determined life for all women, girls, boys and non-binary people worldwide!” with an extensive and varied program. They are organized and carried out by a broad alliance of 46 participating organizations. For the central event on the occasion of the international day against women's violence, the Action Alliance 2021, the Equal Opportunities Office for Women of the City of Munich, the Katholische Stiftungshochschule and the association “Frauen helfen Frauen” e.V. Munich invite you to take part on the central event on Thursday, November 25th, 7:00 pm. Mayor Katrin Habenschaden will be the patron of the campaign weeks.

Central event on 25.11.21 at 7:00 p.m. (online)

Topic: Protection of women from violence in Afghanistan after the Taliban came to power. How can women's rights work in Afghanistan be continued?

Program

  • 7:00 pm Welcome by the organizers:
    Nicole Lassal, Head of the Equal Opportunities Office for Women in the City of Munich
    Sibylle Stotz, Action Alliance 2021 / "Frauen helfen Frauen" e.V. Munich
    Prof. Dr. Susanne Nothhracht, Katholische Stiftungshochschule in Munich

  • Greetings from the patron mayor Katrin Habenschaden

  • 7:30 p.m.: Lecture with Q&A from Ms. Kamratzki, medica mondiale project officer

Break

  • 8:45 p.m.: Taleban replaced by Taleban!
    Contribution of the "Afghanische Frauen in München" e.V. to the situation of women in Afghanistan with a Q&A session
    Dr. med. Areso Formuli and Mahbuba Maqsoodi, artist

The event takes place online. Link after registration at gst@muenchen.de

Orange the World

This year, the Technical University of Munich is participating again in the United Nations Secretary General's “Orange the World” campaign, which is being carried out by UN Women. The Thiersch Tower will be illuminated in orange instead of blue on November 25th (from 5:00 p.m.).

Further information on the topic

Event: Soapbox Science #womeninscience

11.11.21

Sat, November 6th, 2021, 05:30 PM–08:10 PM | Online Stream | Science is complicated, boring and has nothing to do with real life? Soapbox Science Munich will prove you wrong! Join us and let us bring all kinds of science directly to you. That’s right, this time you won’t even have to get off your couch! We will have a line-up of 8 fabulous speakers who will talk about their research in an approachable and fun way, without a PowerPoint (but this time with a microphone), directly from your screen! Absolutely everyone is welcome, the event is suitable for all ages, genders & educational backgrounds so invite your friends and families!

 

For more information please check the social media channels:
Facebook: @munich.soapbox
Twitter & Instagram: @munichsoapbox
Youtube: Soapbox Science Munich--German--

TUM4Mind: Digital Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

04.11.21

08.-12.11.21 | Online | At TUM4Mind it is all about your mental health during your studies. A conscious approach to one's own psyche and mental health is a cornerstone for a high-performance and successful course of study and a sustainable lifestyle.

Please find all information and the registration here.

Diversity newsletter wintersemester 21/22 - for the first time in English

28.10.21

The new diversity newsletter is here - this semester for the first time also in English. In addition to information on current projects and events, the "Diversity newsletter" provides an overview of equality and diversity offers as well as a review of events and campaigns related to diversity.

The newsletter can be downloaded here.

Diversity-Prize 2022

28.10.21

Every year, the Department of Sport and Health Sciences awards the Diversity Prize to strengthen diversity in all its facets and dimensions and especially in relation to research in Sports and Health Sciences.

All Bachelor, Master or PhD theses with a focus on diversity dimensions, which were submitted by students of the Department in the last year, are eligible for submission. Submissions need to be made by the research units or supervisors. The recommended theses need to be sent digitally to the Diversity Officer with the supervisor’s reports and a short recommendation statement by January 7th, 2022. The Diversity Committee of the Department will discuss the submitted theses and will make the decision regarding the prize-winners.

The prize is endowed with up to 2,000 Euros. The prizes will be awarded at the Absolvia on February 17th, 2022.

More information can be found here.
Please send submission to the Diversity Officer:

Andrea Goettler, andrea.goettler@tum.de

Live (and experience) diversity

28.10.21

04.11.21-26.01.22

The Munich Student Union offers a large program of events regarding the topic diversity. Besides workshops like “Seeing, understanding and responding to Everyday Sexism” or “Inclusive and gender-sensitive language” they also organize events such as “Being Jewish in Munich today” or an (inter)cultural tour through mostly unknown parts of Munich. Furthermore, they offer a lecture particularly for students with children regarding financial support.

More information can be found on the website of the Munich Student Union.

Holiday care in the autumn holidays

14.10.21

The summer holidays are over and the next holidays are just around the corner. The TUM Familienservice would like to draw your attention to the autumn holiday care of the active “outdoor holidays” at Campus Weihenstephan:

 

  • Holiday program “Outdoor” holiday care at Campus Weihenstephan from 02.11.-05.11 2021 (registration from 08.10.2021)

 

For children between 6-12 years, the program is bookable on a daily basis and escort service is by public transport from Munich Central Station (Hbf) for the children of Munich and Garching. More information and registration

 

  • LILALU – the Munich holiday program with a great circus atmosphere has created further offers during the autumn holidays and on the day of penance and prayer (Buß- und Bettag – 17.11.21) (taster day – air art, parkour and magic).

 

Further information on registration, programs and more offers in and around Munich can be found on the homepage of the TUM Family Service.

Diversity Trainings at the TUM Institute for LifeLong Learning

14.10.21

The TUM Institute for LifeLong Learning promotes the continuing education of all TUM employees with a wide range of offers that prepare them to face the current and future challenges in their daily work even more effectively and to act responsibly. The TUM-internal continuing education offers also include seminars on the subject of diversity.

Current courses and dates on the topic of diversity can be found here.

TUM mentorING-program for female students

04.10.2021

TUM mentorING-program for female students

mentorING supports you early on to get an insight into the working world. You will be accompanied individually for one year by a mentor from one of our partner companies. Your mentor corresponds with your study focus as well as your professional or personal goals. With your mentor by your side you have the possibility to progress personally and professionally. Furthermore we give you the chance to participate in events, where you will be able to meet other mentees and mentors, and to broaden your network.

Submit your application until the 19th of October 2021 at https://www.tum-international.com/en/mentoring.

Event: Women of TUM Talks 2021

22.09.2021

26.10.2021 | Online | 19:00-20:30h | The Women of TUM Talks inspire and encourage. They offer TUM women a stage and thus make role models visible. And they give you the courage to pursue your own goals.Die Women of TUM Talks inspirieren und ermutigen. Sie bieten den Frauen der TUM eine Bühne und machen so Rollenvorbilder sichtbar. Und sie machen Mut, eigene Ziele zu verfolgen.

Among the participants are:

- Prof. Dr. Elisa Resconi, astrophysicist and TUM professor for Experimental Physics with Cosmic Particles
- Theresa Stoll, professional athlete in judo, bronze medal winner at the 2021 Olympic Games and TUM medical student

Women of TUM Online Afterwork

22.09.2021

22.09.2021 | Online | 19:00-20:30 Uhr | Das Event findet in englischer Sprache statt. // The event will be held in English. |

Topic: From Atoms to Supply Chain Strategies: A Quantum Physicist in Consulting | Dr. Eva-Katharina Dietsche shares her career path & gives tipps on how to succeed in shifting an academic career in natural sciences to a succesful consulting career.

Lecture by Andrea Göttler at the future conference "München2040

20.07.2021

München2040 I Future Confrence of 17.07.2021 I (In)equality of opportunity within the world of work I

Under the theme "München2040 - Future in Munich", a decentralized future conference was organized on July 17, 2021 to initiate a social debate about the future of Munich and to leave a lasting mark on politics and business. The six focus points dealt with the topics of education and work, media and politics, city and life, culture and society, and environment and technology. Under the title "(In)equality of opportunity within the world of work", Andrea Göttler, the Faculty's Diversity Officer and Deputy Women's Officer, gave a presentation on equal opportunities in the workplace considering the Gender Pay Gap and forms of discrimination.

Empowering female entrepreneurs // Workshop "Female innovators in medtech"

20.07.2021

July 22, 9.30-13.00 | free and online |

The initiative Women Start-up by unternehmerTUM excites and motivates women to become involved in technology and entrepreneurship. It helps you discover your talents and provide you with the right qualifications to found a start-up. On your path to becoming a founder, you will get support and consulting.

Event: Soapbox Science

20.07.2021

Sat, Jul 24, 2021, 2:00 PM – Sun, Jul 25, 2021, 5:00 PM CEST| Max-Joseph-Platz |

Join us on the 24th of July at Max-Joseph Platz and get a taste of a diversity of scientific topics, including, but not limited to, Immunology, Psycholinguistics, Laser Physics, Biomechanics, and many, many more. Our 12 speakers will introduce you to their research in a fun and approachable way, without a PowerPoint or a microphone! This event is suitable for all ages, and absolutely no prior knowledge is required so bring your friends and family along and dive into the world of Science!

CSD Munich 2021: "Proud. Human. Queer"

29.06.2021

Pride Week Munich 03.-11.07.2021 | The organisers assume that the 2021 edition could again take place as a mixed form of analogue and digital elements in the pandemic. This concept had already proven itself in 2020.

Background:
June is all about the rainbow. Pride Month celebrates the colourful diversity of our society and many cities and municipalities also draw attention to the topic in June with events, actions and by hoisting rainbow flags at city halls. Pride Month goes back to the LGBTQ movement, which began to organise in the 1960s. "Pride expresses the feeling of being confident about one's sexual orientation and accepting and celebrating difference rather than seeing it as a burden. The highlight of Pride Month is the big parades and processions on Christopher Street Day (CSD).

Do you have questions or suggestions on the topic of LGBT*IQ at TUM? Write to:
Anja Quindeau / Aljona Merk
TUM Equal Opportunities

TUM Campuslauf 2021 // With them: 2 women from the TUM Running Team

22.06.2021

25.06.21 | 18:00 Uhr | Registration until 24.06.21 |

24 hours - wherever you are on our planet - to run the 5.5 km or the 11 km distance, both as an individual runner and in a team. In 2021, the TUM Campus Run will once again be made possible as the #virtualTUMrun - but with a lot of new things. // Women of TUM will run with two teams.

TUM Campus Run: Join the Women of TUM Running Team
We have built two teams for the TUM Campus Run on June 25th and there a still spots available.

If you like to join one of the 2 teams, register for the run and search for the Women of TUM teams in the drop down menu.
Women of TUM Team 1 – for the 5.5 km track
Women of TUM Team 2 – for the 11 km track

If you have questions send a mail to isabel.werdin@tum.de

Scholarship programme "Students at Risk - Hilde Domin Programme"

08.06.2021

The scholarship programme "Students at Risk - Hilde Domin Programme" aims to support students and doctoral candidates at risk worldwide, who are denied the right to education in their country of origin, to take up or continue their studies in Germany. The long-term goal of the scholarship programme is to enable students and doctoral candidates to study at a university or to conduct research in a safe environment until they obtain their degree.

Candidates must be nominated for this!

Nomination/application deadlines: Nominations of suitable candidates by the nominating institutions can be submitted at any time by e-mail to nominierung.hildedomin@daad.de. Upon request, we will be happy to provide you with a cloud link for data protection-compliant transmission.

The application portal is open for successfully nominated candidates throughout the year with the following application deadlines:

31 July 2021
31 January 2022

The students and doctoral candidates nominated and selected within the framework of the programme will be enrolled in degree programmes of their personal choice and individual qualifications and will receive a scholarship to cover the necessary costs of the study or research stay.

Further information can be found at:

https://www.daad.de/de/der-daad/was-wir-tun/entwicklungszusammenarbeit/foerderprogramme-fuer-studierende-von-a-z/hilde-domin-programm/

Online Event: AgScience on Tap // Meet Women in the Agricultural Science

08.06.2021

June 9 at 5 p.m | online | In this new lectures series we meet speakers from various fields of agricultural and environmental sciences for inspiring talks and lively discussion. We want to meet at different locations (e.g. pubs and beergardens) in a casual atmosphere to discuss scientific topics. Due to the Covid pandemic we have decided to start this series as an online event, but hope to meet in person again as soon as possible. Hosted by the World Agricultural Systems Center - Hans Eisenmann-Forum für Agrarwissenschaften, TUM School of Life Sciences.

Picture: hef.tum.de

Event: Women of TUM Online Afterwork

01.06.2021

09.06.2021 | Online | 19:00-20:30 Uhr | Das Event findet in englischer Sprache statt. // The event will be held in English. | Topic: Doing Science like a Woman with TUM Ambassador Maya Schuldiner |

With her keynote, TUM Ambassador Maya Schuldiner opens the Afterwork and provides insights into the course of her outstanding career in science, which shows that an active family life and international success in the job are possible at the same time.

"Being a scientist is not a job. It's a passion, a way of life". With her keynote, TUM Ambassador Maya Schuldiner opens the Afterwork and provides insights into the course of her outstanding career in science, which shows that an active family life and international success in the job are possible at the same time.

She will give tips on how to make the career to professorship as a woman, answer questions and discuss with participants. Afterwards, there will be the opportunity to network virtually and exchange ideas.

Prof. Dr. Maya Schuldiner has held the Dr. Gilbert Omenn and Martha Darling Chair in Molecular Genetics at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel since 2016. An award-winning, and world-renowned scientist, she was elected to the Leopoldina National Academy of Sciences in 2020. In the same year, she was honored by TUM as TUM Ambassador. In addition to her outstanding research, she is a mentor, promotes young researchers, and is a determined advocate for equality and diversity.

Online-Workshop "Same, but different? The role of sex and gender in health research"

25.05.2021

22. Juni 2021, 9:45 - 15:00 Uhr | Same, but different? The role of sex and gender in health research | Kontaktstelle Frauen in der EU-Forschung (FiF) | English

Programme:

  • Welcome by Christina Hadulla-Kuhlmann, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
  • Gender aspects in Horizon Europe: Background and new developments, European Commission
  • Key Note Speech by Prof. Dr. Sabine Oertelt-Prigione, University of Bielefeld / Radboud University Nijmegen: Overview on gender and health research, special focus on COVID-19; sex & gender
  • Sex aspects in health
  • Gender aspects in health
  • Intersectional aspects
  • Panel discussion: How to take sex/gender/intersectional aspects into account in health Research
  • Where to get advice on writing a successful proposal for Horizon Europe

Information on registration will follow shortly

Event: Women of TUM Online Afterwork

20.04.2021

24.04.2021 | Online | 19:00-23:00 Uhr | Das Event findet in englischer Sprache statt. // The event will be held in English. | Thema: Gender & Technology: Where do we stand in the digital age? |

The evening will be kick started by TUM Alumna Alina Gales. She will introduce us to gendered technology stereotypes, which not only affect our understanding of technology, but also our perception of concepts such as science, innovation, leadership and status. Even more so, they have an influence on our idea of body,(self-)representation and image. How are digital technologies shaping a society and the individuals positioning themselves within that society? After her impulse, Alina Gales aims to discuss technology's role in individuals judging each other - especially for women - with the Women of TUM.

Online Event: Ringvorlesung Sprache.Macht.Geschlecht.

06.04.2021

From 13.04. every Tuesday 18:15-19:45 | Online via Zoom | Organiser: University Bamberg [This event is held in German.]

The lecture series is dedicated to the everyday category of "gender", which is to be examined from linguistic, sociological, psychological and cultural perspectives. The aim is to define the category from the standpoint of individual disciplines and to grasp its significance for linguistic and social interaction, on cultural life and on private and professional life. The topic is subject to constant change - making the lecture series highly relevant to society. It is aimed at the general public as well as students of all subjects, especially students of German studies and all teacher training courses.

Event: Women of TUM Online Afterwork

15.03.2021

23.03.2021 | Online | 19:00-23:00 | The event will be held in English | Topic: Edible Wild Plants: Superfood for Health and Senses | Dr. Christine Volm kick starts the evening with a talk about edible wild plants and her personal career path, during which she has become an expert in this field. The botanist explains how we recognize edible wild plants, where we can find them in and what health benefits they have. However, she also invites us to integrate wild plants into our diet not only for health reasons, but especially to discover the culinary possibilities. Following the talk, we will have time for questions and discussion.

Gender Summit 2021

01.03.2021

14–16 April 2021 | online live event with some pre-recorded sessions | The Gender Summit is a platform for dialogue where scientists, policymakers, gender scholars and stakeholders in science systems examine new research evidence showing when, why, and how biological differences (sex) and socio-cultural differences (gender) between females and males impact on outcomes. The aim is to reach consensus where improvements to science knowledge and science practice are needed and who should take action.

Diversity Award winners of 2021

24.02.2021

On Friday, February 12, 2021, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the department celebrated a virtual Absolvia for the first time, which was broadcast on the video portal "YouTube". As part of the online Absolvia, the department awarded the Diversity Prize for the sixth time, with a prize of 500 euros each. Every year, the Department of Sport and Health Sciences awards the Diversity Prize with the aim of strengthening diversity in all its facets and dimensions and especially in relation to research in sports and health sciences. Out of nine submission, the diversity committee choose this year's winners. The jury awarded the prize to Manuel Levin Gaiser for his bachelor's thesis, Alina Müller for her admission thesis and Maria Wiethaler for her master's thesis.

Award winners

  • Wiethaler, Maria (2021): Umsetzung von Präventions- und Gesundheitsförderungsmaßnahmen für Menschen in schwierigen Lebenslagen in deprivierten Kommunen in Bayern – Eine qualitative Analyse auf Basis von Expert*innenbefragungen [Implementation of prevention and health promotion measures for people in difficult living conditions in deprived communities in Bavaria - A qualitative analysis based on expert interviews]. | Master thesis, supervision: Prof Elisabeth Wacker, Dr Katrin Roller, Diversity of Sociology
  • Gaiser, Manuel Levin (2021): Determinants of Undernutrition among children under age five in Burundi: Evidence from the 2016 – 17 Demographic and Health Survey of Burundi. | Bachelor thesis, supervision: Dr Dominik Stelzle, Epidemiology
  • Müller, Alina Sophia (2021): Inklusionsförderung im und durch Sportklettern – eine Bestandsaufnahme [Promoting inclusion in and through sport climbing]. | Admission thesis, supervision: Gudrun Weikert-Schmidt, Applied Sport Sciences

The annual diversity report 2020 is published

25.01.2021

The Department of Sport and Health Sciences has been working on promoting gender equality and diversity since 2012. Current projects and achievements are accesible in the new annual diversity report 2020.

The diversity report highlights new gender and diversity projects, such as the anonymous feedback form, and depicts a variety of research projects, courses, and publications regarding diversity at the department. Despite the current pandemic, many workshops and events were organized in 2020 that promote equal opportunities and tolerance within the university setting, and in everyday life. Furthermore, the diversity report describes current support opportunities, specifically regarding gender equality, family friendliness, and disabilities.

The annual report is published in German, and can be accessed here.

First Virtual Family Café

30.11.2020

December 1st, 2020 | 1-2 pm | Online via GoToMeeting | Due to Corona the next Family Café, a network event carried out by Munich Student Union, TUM Family Service as well as Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich and Munich University of Applied Sciences, takes place online.

The event gives you the opportunity to ask questions about how to best balance study with raising children, organize child care, finance and plane your studies, university during the corona pandemic etc. You have the chance to get to know other (future) student mothers and fathers and exchange experiences with them as well as with representatives from Munich Student Union and the Munich universities including our TUM Family Service.

For registration please send an email to smk@stwm.de. You will then receive a link and access code to the event.

More information here (in German)

Unconscious Bias Workshop

16.11.2020

18.11.20 | 6-7.30 p.m. | online and free

START Munich and TUM Chancengleichheit offer you the possibility to attend the Unconscious Bias Workshop with Prof. Lez William Henry! He is a professor of criminology and sociology at the University of West London. Along with teaching lectures he gives workshops and presentations about gender and racial equality at organizations like Amazon or LinkedIn and delivered talks at Yale, Harvard and Stanford.

TUM4Mind Awareness week: Take Care of Your Mental Health

16.11.2020

23.-27.11.20 | Online

At TUM4Mind it is all about your mental health. A conscious approach to one's own psyche and mental health is a cornerstone for a high-performance and successful course of study. Learn to find your own way and to explore your personal limits. Understand your goals, your strengths and weaknesses, your fears and worries. Develop tangible implementation concepts for dealing with stress, time constraints and performance pressure in order to manage your daily student life. Find out what to do when psychological stress becomes too much and you are concerned about being close to a mental illness. 

Diversity Prize 2021

11.11.2020

Every year, the Department of Sport and Health Sciences awards the Diversity Prize to strengthen diversity in all its facets and dimensions and especially in relation to research in Sports and Health Sciences.

All Bachelor, Master or PhD theses with a focus on diversity dimensions, which were submitted by students of the Department  in the last year, are eligible for submission. Submissions need to be made by the research units or supervisors. The recommended theses need to be sent digitally to the Diversity Officer with the supervisor’s reports and a short recommendation statement by January 8, 2021. The Diversity Committee of the Department will discuss the submitted theses and will make the decision regarding the prize-winners.

The prize is endowed with up to 2,000 Euros. The prizes will be awarded at the Absolvia on February 12, 2021.

Please send submission to the Diversity Officer:

Andrea Goettler, andrea.goettler@tum.de

Anti-racism at TUM

Inspired by the black-lives-matter protests, the Department of Sport and Health Sciences wants to increase the focus on issues concerning racism within the university setting. We aim to not only call for attention with discussions and events, but also create a network that fights racism sustainably.

We need your help to gather experiences, concerns, and ideas, so we can detect the needs within the university life. You can either use this form https://wiki.tum.de/x/GANSHw (also anonymously) or directly write an e-mail to the diversity officer to express any requests. Furthermore, we created the new #anti-racism chat, where you can communicate concerns or discuss topics surrounding racism.

From autumn 2020: Care guides at TUM

05.10.2020

The new TUM care guides are trained to be first contact persons to provide initial orientation in the “care jungle” as part of collegial advice. In this way, they can give support by offering an initial overview of operational and legal offers, external contact points and cooperation partners.

#MeToo in der Wissenschaft?!

05.10.2020

This  event will take place in German.

Themenwoche an der Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg mit digitalem Foyer | 28.09.-06.10.20 | Hashtags wie #MeToo rücken es ins kollektive Bewusstsein: Sexualisierte Diskriminierung und Gewalt (kurz: SDG) ist nach wie vor ein aktuelles, jedoch oftmals tabuisiertes Thema. SDG kann in allen gesellschaftlichen Bereichen vorkommen – Wissenschaftsinstitutionen als Studien- und Arbeitsorte sind davon nicht ausgenommen und deshalb verpflichtet, in ihrer räumlichen und kulturellen Infrastruktur SDG aktiv entgegenzutreten.

herCareer Messe digital - Keynote von TUM Professorin Isabell Welpe

05.10.2020

This event will take place in German.

29.10.20 | 16:15-17:30 Uhr | Für Studierende kostenlos | Thema des Vortrags: "Frauen in Führungspositionen - das nächste Kapitel: Warum wir mehr lautstarke Solidarität brauchen und Maßnahmen, die wirklich wirken".

Die Forderung, mehr Frauen in Top-Führungspositionen zu bringen, gibt es seit vielen Jahren – passiert ist nicht viel. Unconsious-Bias-Trainings, Zielgröße Null für Vorstandsposten, zaghafte Unterstützung für Top-Managerinnen auch durch Frauenverbände selbst – klar ist, was nicht wirkt. Doch was muss passieren, damit Frauen in Spitzenpositionen kommen und dort nicht im Handumdrehen wieder ausgetauscht werden?

Women of TUM Talks 2020 - Motivation at its Best!

15.09.2020

07.10.20 | Main campus or online | 6.30-9.30 p.m.

The Women of TUM Talks aim to encourage and inspire. They offer women of TUM a platform, making role models visible. They also mean to empower women to reach their goals. This year’s speakers, from background as diverse as science, business and sport, provide impulses on the topic of motivation. They share personal and professional insights, give advice and discuss questions such as: Why are people motivated differently? Can I learn to be motivated? What is the connection between motivation and leadership?

Webinar: Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Pregnancy, Birth and Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights

22.09.2020

Recorded, available on YouTube | The Women in Global Health Germany COVID-19 Task Force is organizing a series of webinars. This is the first webinar that Women in Global Health Germany is hosting together with Women in Global Health Somalia where we discussed how the COVID-19 crisis impacts the daily work of midwives and obstetricians as well as the general health care services in both countries. Panelists shared their experiences and perspectives on the impact of COVID-19 on pregnancy, birth and SRHR in Somalia and Germany. The speakers also highlighted the common challenges faced by healthcare workers in both countries as well as the difficulties of access and availability of key healthcare services.

The Center for Global Health at the Technical University of Munich is concerned with the promotion of health as well as with the prevention of ill-health at a global level. It brings together and initiates research projects and teaching activities that address global health issues across different disciplines. The Center for Global Health therefore connects researchers of different faculties and their research foci.

Women of TUM ONLINE Afterwork

04.08.2020

13.08.2020 | Online | 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Start-up Duo: Interdisciplinarity as a key to success

In their talk on Thursday, 13th August 2020, the two founders, Isabella Hillmer and Laura Bücheler, will provide insights into their start-up life. They talk about the key to their success: interdisciplinarity as a duo. And they show how they perfectly combine their individual expertise in neuroscience and engineering to mix up the still small market of intelligent vibration feedback. The presentation and discussion will be in English.

Strategic “EIT Health” project “WE Health” at the Department of Sport and Health Sciences

20.07.2020

“Empowering Women in Health Innovation”, or “WE Health” for short, is a “EIT Health” campus programme strategic project designed to promote women's engagement in health innovation and entrepreneurial activities. It offers capacity development tailored to individual needs and inspires and supports women to advance their professional careers. The Technical University Munich is a key project partner, alongside universities from France, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, and Spain.

More information is available on the Department News website.

mentorING programme: Application until 19.10.20

16.07.2020

mentorING is the longest-running as well as one of the most successful mentoring programs for female students at TUM. mentorING supports you early on to get an insight into the working world. You will be accompanied individually for one year by a mentor from one of our partner companies. Your mentor corresponds with your study focus as well as your professional or personal goals. With your mentor by your side you have the possibility to progress personally and professionally. Furthermore we give you the chance to participate in events, where you will be able to meet other mentees and mentors, and to broaden your network.

TUM vacation programme "light"

07.07.2020

Now there is a summer vacation program at the TUM as a "light version": From July 27th, 2020 to August 7th, 2020, Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., a great outdoor program will be offered at the Weihenstephan location (transfer from Munich and Neufahrn possible) , where children between the ages of 6 and 12 can play, build, do handicrafts and more.

Follow this link for more information and the registration.

Women of TUM ONLINE Afterwork

07.07.2020

08.07.2020 | online | 7-9pm| Topic: Clarity - Your undiscovered superpower

Valentina Luspai (Master Sustainable Resource Management 2017) started working as a coach during her studies at TUM. In 2019 she co-founded a company that evaluates the competence-based deployment of employees. Currently she is an agile coach at an internationally operating innovative solar power storage and energy service provider. During the Online Afterwork on July, 8th, Valentina Luspai will provide insights into her work as a personal coach. First, she will show ways to gain clarity in life. Then she will explain how to apply this „superpower“ to love what you do. There will also be plenty of time for you to ask personal questions and share your own experiences.

Global Pride 2020 - Online CSD

10.06.2020

27.06.20 | full day | online

The 2020 CSD season will be different from what we have known for the last 50 years. Due to the worldwide postponements and cancellations of CSD events and Prides, the Pride organizations from around the world have joined forces to organize a "Global Pride" event.
The concept of Global Pride will use online platforms to deliver an online CSD in which everyone can participate, no matter where they are in the world. There will be musical performances, speeches and talks from human rights activists, as well as other show acts from artists. The event will be streamed live and participants will be able to follow the event from home.

All information about Global Pride 2020

Current information about the CSD on 11.07. and the Pride Week 04.-12.07.20 in Munich

 

Domestic violence during the coronavirus pandemic

10.06.2020

Around 3 percent of women in Germany were subject to physical violence at home during the strict lockdown period and 3.6 percent were raped by their partner. In 6.5 percent of all households, children were subjected to violent forms of punishment. These are some of the results of the first major representative survey on domestic violence during the coronavirus pandemic. In cases where women were in quarantine or families suffered from financial insecurity, the figures were significantly higher. Only a very small percentage of the women concerned made use of support services.

Janina Steinert, Professor of Global Health at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Dr. Cara Ebert of the RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research, therefore conducted an online survey on the experiences of around 3,800 women between the ages of 18 and 65. The study is representative for Germany in terms of age, education, income, household size and place of residence. The women were asked about the preceding month between April 22 and May 8 2020, i.e. the period in which the strictest social distancing rules were in effect. To address the possibility that some of the respondents might be too embarrassed to give truthful answers, the researchers used a recognized method of indirect questioning for highly stigmatized forms of violence, e.g. sexual violence.

Online-Event: Soapbox Science

10.06.2020

27. + 28.06.20 | 19:00-21:00 pm | online

Sopabox Science ist eine alljährliche Veranstaltung, welche aktuelle Forschung für alle zugänglich macht. Zwölf Wissenschaftlerinnen, auch aus der TUM, stellen hierbei auf unterhaltsame Weise ihre Forschung vor.

Diversity Day 2020: Summary of the first Diversity Talk

On 26 May, the eighth Diversity Day was held throughout Germany, which is organised every year by the "Diversity Charter" initiative. This event aims to set an example of diversity and successful cooperation. The Department of Sports and Health Sciences participated this year with a diversity podcast on the topic of Trans* and Inter*. In response to the corona restrictions, the event was organized as an online podcast. The diversity officer, Andrea Göttler, spoke with Ann Kristin Augst from Augsburg University and Severin Böhmer and Paul Oppenrieder of the Diversity & Queer section of the TUM student representation.

To start the conversation, Ms Augst defined trans* and inter* and reported on her research. Her doctoral thesis centres on gender diversity in medicine and the German health care system. Early results suggest that trans* and inter* individuals face barriers on various levels, e.g. during interactions with receptionists, doctors or health insurances. Ann Kristin Augst explained that this could lead to "people who have had bad experiences [...] then simply try to go to the doctor as little as possible”. She drew attention to structural hurdles that can arise, for example, in access to gynaecological care for trans* people. Ann Kristin Augst, therefore, stressed the importance of gender competence - the ability to recognise and reflect on relevant gender aspects and to act towards the goal of gender equality - especially in the health care system.

Talking to Paul Oppenrieder and Severin Böhmer revealed that challenges related to gender diversity are also visible in university life. The Diversity & Queer section of the TUM student representation supports students with any diversity- or queer-issues and draws attention to difficulties related to the university setting. With projects – e.g. gender-neutral toilets – they advocate gender equality inside the university. During the talk, they pointed out the challenges of changing one’s name on student files, which can lead to having to come out repeatedly to teachers.

During the discussion, all participants emphasized that the visibility of gender diversity should be promoted more strongly. Severin Böhmer explained: "We have also noticed that often discriminatory statements are not necessarily meant to be discriminatory, but that there is often a lot of unawareness behind them". Informing people and making gender diversity more visible could thereby result in better and more respectful social interactions. Overall, the podcast gave listeners the opportunity to learn about trans* and inter* people and to get to know the existing barriers at university and in the health care system.

The Diversity-Talk is still available to download.

New Instagram account of the Diversity & Queer Unit of the Student Representation

The Student Representation for Diversity & Queer deals with the topics of equality and accessibility, more child and family friendliness, tolerance, positive appreciation and diversity at TUM. It acts as a contact point for students and advocates their interests. The Unit is part of the Student Representation of TUM and is run by students.

 

You can visit the new Instagram account here.

Further information about the Diversity & Queer Unit of the Student Representation can be found here.

 

First Diversity Talk in celebration of Diversity Day: Gender diversity in the German health system and at university

25.05.2020

26.05.2020 | Online

For this year's Diversity Day, the Department of Sports and Health Sciences takes a closer look at topics related to Trans * and Inter *. The diversity officer, Andrea Göttler, speaks with Ann Kristin Augst from Augsburg University and Severin Böhmer and Paul Oppenrieder of the Diversity & Queer section of the TUM student representation.

Ms. Augst reports on her research on trans and inter persons in the German health care system. Next, Mr. Böhmer and Mr. Oppenrieder give an insight into the work of the student representation and present which challenges inter und trans students may face during their studies. Finally, we reflect on the significance of these issues for the Department of Sports and Health Sciences.

It needs to be noted, that this is an extensive topic that could not be discussed in all its complexity in a first conversation. Therefore, this event is intended to encourage further discussion and conversations. We want to invite our listeners to join the discussion with the speakers. Via Tweedback (session ID: ppwp) you can ask further questions, pass on suggestions or report on your own experiences. The talk is recorded in German, however, we will provide an English summary in the following days and you can join the Tweedback conversation in English as well.

Download link Diversity Talk

 

New TUM Rocket Chat channel #chancengleichheit

28.04.2020

In response to recent events, we have set up an open chat channel where the TUM Family Service posts news as well as useful information and tips for (student) parents, listens attentively to your concerns and, above all, encourages you to share your experiences with others in order to learn from each other. 

This enables us to stay in touch with each other even in times of "social distancing". 
The exchange runs via TUM Rocket Chat, which is freely accessible to all members of our university. To join, please go to https://chat.tum.de and log in with your TUM ID (e.g. „ab12cde"). You don't have to register separately. The chat is set up as an open channel you can find under #chancengleichheit using the search function. Feel free to join!

TUM Family Service News April 2020: Focus on students with children

The summer term 2020 will be special and poses new challenges especially for students with children. The TUM family service put together an overview of offers and support services for this summer term.

TUM family service news (PDF).

Factbook Diversity 2020

22.04.2020

Would you like to know more about diversity in the context of business culture? You are looking for current numbers on this subject? Or even concrete examples of how companies and institutions implement diversity? The Diversity Factbook publiched by the Diversity Charta offers first steps and the most important facts. Further resources are provided in the book, if you would like to know more,

Link to the PDF Version of the Factbook Diversity als PDF.
Infromation on the German Diversity-Day 2020 at the TUM.
TUM was the first German University to sign the Charta in 2007.

Internship and research opportunities in Malindi, Kenya

  • TUM maintains a research station on the coastal city of Malindi, Kenya which has already been used by many TUM affiliates.
  • The research station is available for use by TUM students and employees.
  • Stay at the research station for weeks or months while you conduct unique hands-on work!

Partnerships

  • Reliable partnerships have been established with various local schools, universities and organisations working in the fields of health care, education, nature conservation and biodiversity. 
  • Ongoing projects with partners offer ample opportunities to get involved!

Purpose of the research station?

  • The research station is available for internships and for individual research projects.
  • Various research topics can be specified according to requirements.
  • Examples of topics: Health- services or -education, maternal and child health, biodiversity, software for poverty reduction, sports for children, etc.

Interested?
Please contact Lena Kramheller (lena.kramheller@tum.de) to learn more. Spaces are limited so be sure to get in touch early.

Mindful Leadership Coaching: The Art of Unfolding Potential

02.04.2020

22.04.20 | 6-7 pm | Online

Women of TUM will hold an online afterwork event im April.

Ina Distel holds a Master’s degree in Consumer Affairs (M.Sc.) from TUM. After graduation, she founded her own strategy consulting business with a focus on corporate culture and value-based leadership coaching, offering workshops as well as one-to-one coachings.

During the online afterwork on April, 22nd Ina will discuss authentic leadership, the necessity of personal self-development and being at peace with oneself as a prerequisite for being an excellent leader. There will be plenty of time for you to ask personal questions and to share your own experience.

The presentation and discussion will be in English. Please refer to the Website of Women of TUM to join this event.

Important information about Coronavirus disease and the closing of schools and other day care facilities

17.03.2020

Information of the State Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Affairs (Information is availablle in English, French, Italian, Turkish and Polish):

"The number of coronavirus infections has increased significantly in Bavaria in the last few days. The State Ministry of Health and Care, in agreement with the State Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Affairs, therefore issued a general decree on 13 March 2020 for the attendance of day care and therapy-based day care centres. According to this decree, children are not allowed to enter day care facilities or therapy-based day care centres until 19 April 2020. The general decree is valid from Monday, 16 March 2020, which means that regular childcare services are no longer available.

Excluded from this regulation are children whose legal guardians work in areas of critical infrastructure and are prevented from caring for their children due to official or operational necessities. This includes in particular all facilities that serve to maintain health care and nursing as well as assistance for the disabled, child and youth welfare, public safety and order, including non-police danger prevention (fire department, ambulance service and civil protection), the securing of public infrastructures (telecommunications services, energy, water, public transport, waste disposal), the supply of food, and the ability of central authori-ties of the state, justice and administration to act."

More information can be found on the TUM websites.

AVAILABLE TO CALL: Consultation times Frauennotruf München (Women's Emergency Hotline)

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 Equality 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.

Next consultations take place at 2-3 p.m. on:

  • 25.02.20
  • 24.03.20

Please call the Women's Emergency Hotline: 089 - 76 37 37.

Please find further information here: Münchner Frauennotruf

Diversity Award winners of 2020

Every year, the Department of Sport and Health Sciences awards the Diversity Prize with the aim of strengthening diversity in all its facets and dimensions and especially in relation to research in sports and health sciences. Each award is endowed with 500 euros. Out of eleven submission, the diversity committee choose this year's winners.

Award winners

Amiesimaka, Obreniokibo: "Nigeria is projected to be the third most populous country... by 2050": Family Planning and Reproductive Health in Nigeria. | Master thesis, supervisor: Dr. Shahin Payam, Sociology of Diversity

Eisenacher, Mara: Auswirkungen der Teilnahme an den Special Olympics auf die soziale Inklusion von Athleten und Athletinnen. [The effects of athletes participating at the Special Olympics
on social inclusion] | Bachelor thesis, supervisor: Dr. Daniela Schwarz, Didactics in Sport and Health

Rogge, Nadine: Kind oder Karriere? Die Vereinbarkeitsproblematik von Familie und Beruf Wünsche und Vorstellungen angehender Akademikerinnen und ihre Anforderungen an ihren zukünftigen Arbeitgeber. [Children or career? The problem of compatibility of family and career and the wishes and the expectations of young academics and their requirements for their future employer] | Bachelorarbeit, supervisor: Dr. Katharina Crepaz, Sociology of Diversity

Weinmann, Sandra: Brustkrebs bei weiblichen Flugbegleitern – die Bedeutung der beruflichen Exposition. Ein systematischer Literaturreview. [Breast Cancer in female Flight Attendants – the meaning of
occupational exposure. A systematic literature review.] | Bachelorarbeit, supervisor: Prof. Dr. Stefanie Klug, Epidemiology

Internship Opportunity at the Gender and Diversity Office of the TUM Department of Sports and Health Sciences

The Gender and Diversity Office of the TUM Department for Sport and Health Sciences offers an internship opportunity from April 2020 for up to three months in the fields of Gender Equality, Diversity Management and Diversity research.

Your responsibilities in organisation, research and public relations:

  • Organisation and support of gender and diversity measures and offers at the faculty (e.g. planning the Diversity-Day 2020)
  • Preparation of documents and presentations on diversity projects
  • Supervision of the ​​gender and diversity homepage and assistance in other public relations tasks (e.g. preparing flyers or newsletters)
  • Literature research
  • Working for research projects in the field of sociology of diversity
  • Further scientific, organizational and administrative tasks are possible according to experience and interest

Your qualifications:

  • Interest in the gender and diversity, equality, and (anti)discrimination
  • Interest in research and scientific work
  • Independent work, reliability, flexibility and organizational skills
  • Good knowledge of German

We offer:

  • Insights in gender and diversity management at university level
  • Involvement in current research activities
  • Opportunity to work and further develop existing projects and measures
  • Opportunity to prepare thesis in the field of diversity management and research

A part-time internship is possible.

Please send your application (including motivational letter and CV) as a pdf document to andrea.goettler@tum.de

 

CANCELLED: Family café of Munich's Universities

01.04.2020 | 3.00-4.30pm | KITA Herzerl

Together with the Studentenwerk München/Munich Student Union, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and Hochschule München we organize a regular meeting for students with children as well as for student parents-to-be. It gives parents an opportunity to ask questions about how to best balance study with raising children and a chance to get to know other students who are parents while enjoying a nice cup of tea or coffee. You will find further information on the website of Studentenwerk München.

If you are studying at TUM and want to participate in this event or be added to the mailing list of the TUM family service, please write a short email to: familienservice@zv.tum.de.

Networking for international Postdocs at TUM

February 4, 2020 | 4 – 8 p.m. | TUM IAS Faculty Club at TUM Campus Garching, Lichtenbergstraße 2a, top floor

Being new in Germany might bring up questions about how to deal with different administrative necessities. To make your stay and particularly your start in Munich easier as well as more comfortable, we have invited a number of experts in the fields of residence title, health insurance and taxes.

Diversity Prize 2020

For five years, the Department of Sport and Health Sciences has been awarding the Diversity Prize with the aim of strengthening diversity in all its facets and dimensions and especially in relation to research in sports and health sciences.

All Bachelor, Master or PhD theses with a focus on diversity dimensions, which were submitted by students of the Department for Health and Sport Sciences in the last year, are eligible for submission. Submissions need to be made by the research units or supervisors. The recommended theses need to be sent digitally to the Diversity Officer with the supervisor’s reports by January 10, 2020. The Diversity Committee of the Department will discuss the submitted theses and will make the decision regarding the prize-winners.

The prize is endowed with up to 2,000 Euros. The prizes will be awarded at the Absolvia on February 21, 2020.

Please send submission to the Diversity Officer:

Andrea Goettler: Email: andrea.goettler@tum.de, Tel.: +49 089 289 24694

"It's normal to be different" – Interview with Prof. Wacker on the occasion of the "International Day of Persons with Disabilities"

Elisabeth Wacker is Professor of the Sociology of Diversity at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). In this interview on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3, she talks about her work as the Chairperson of the Scientific Advisory Board for the German Federal Government’s report on the conditions of life of persons with disabilities and the role of diversity research at a Technical University.

 

Workshop Gender.Body.Health.

This interdisciplinary holiday academy focuses on the new gender-sensitive medicine and the strong connection of social and biomedical approaches. Students are particularly invited to attend. Please note that the majority of talks will be held in German.

Date: 11./12.10.19
Please register until 27th of September.

More information can be found on the conference website of the Evangelische Akademie Tutzing.

 

herCAREER - Leading fair for female graduates, women in specialist and executive positions and female founders

“herCAREER aims to be the major contact point to meet interesting representatives from industry, sciences and politics. Founders have the opportunity to meet role models and exchange information about offers and services for female founders and entrepreneurs.”

Date: 10-11 October
Location: MTC Munich

Please check the herCareer website for more information on free registration for female students.

 

Women of TUM Talks 2019: Codes, Big Data & KI – Greetings from the digitalized world

On this evening, female scientists, students and alumnae of TUM will give insights into their (working) world and career, which would hardly be possible without technology, software, data and artificial intelligence. After the talks, they will discuss the status quo and the potential for equal opportunities for women in the digitized world in a panel discussion. Following this, there will be a reception to network and exchange ideas. Please note that the talks given at this event will be in German.

Time and location: Tuesday, 8th of October 2019 in Munich, from 6pm, main campus

Please check the “Women of TUM” website for more information.

Workshop "Diversity in studying and teaching"

This year, in celebration of the annual diversity day of the "Diversity Charta", the department organized the event "Diversity in studying and teaching". In collaboration with ProLehre, we offered a workshop for both students and teachers to reflect on the dimensions of diversity in university settings. Participants had the opportunity discuss their perspectives as students or teachers and develop possible solutions to deal with differences.

Through presentations and group work, students, teacher and PhD candidates gathered ideas on the characteristics and relevance of diversity. This was followed by further discussions on the occurrence in university life and the challenges to address the diversity of students in Sport and Health Sciences. Furthermore, tips and methods for designing and implementing diversity-appropriate teaching were developed and discussed. By the end of the event, many ideas were gathered, leading up to a feedback round summarizing current challenges and areas for improvement.

The aim of the event was to reflect on how different aspects of diversity might occur in daily life and how to address them as student or teacher. It was equally important to find practicable solutions to current problems regarding the treatment of diversity, be it in lectures or in every university life.
 
More information on topics and results of the event as well as further links can be found in the slide report of the workshop.

 

2. International Female PostDoc Network

The first meeting focused on the exchange of personal experiences (e.g. via career paths, research funding, stays abroad, acquisition or time management strategies) and the opportunity to acquire currently relevant knowledge on various topics from experts. The second meeting will provide reports on the Postdoc @ TUM Netzwerk and more information about TUM Forte/ TUM Talent Factory.

Date: Tuesday, 2nd July 2019, 12 – 2pm
Location: Munich main campus, Arcisstr. 21, Vorhoelzer Forum (room 5170,  5th floor)
Registration via e-mail to quindeau@tum.de

More events on the topics of gender and diversity are advertised by the Equal Opportunity Office.

 

Diversity in studying and teaching Sport and Health Sciences

For the second time, the faculty takes part in the Diversity Day, initiated by the German Diversity Charta, and invites students and teachers to exchange ideas on how to positively address diversity in learning and teaching activities. In collaboration with ProLehre, we offer a workshop for both students and teachers to reflect on the dimensions of diversity in university settings. Participants discuss their student or teacher perspectives and develop possible solutions to deal with differences. Through group work and presentations, tips and methods for designing and implementing diversity-appropriate teaching will be developed and discussed.

When: Tuesday, 28th of May 2019, 14:00 – 16:30
Where: Seminar room R005, Campus D, Georg-Brauchle-Ring 60/62

Due to a limited number of participants, please contact andrea.goettler(at)tum.de to register until the 10th of May.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Diversity Prize 2019

During the annual Absolvia ceremony the diversity prize was given out to the nominees. The Jury awarded the prize to Monika Boriss and Carolin Malke for their Master's theses as well as to Jihad Hossaini and Michael Löw for their Bachelor's theses. The award goes to excellent final theses that are related to diversity. The winners are each granted 500 Euro.

The Winners of 2019

  • Monika Boriss: Master's thesis on "Cultural differences and similarities in motoric capacity and overall physical activity - a cultural comparative study of the examples Kenya and Germany"; supervisor: Prof. Dr. Fillip Mess (Chair of Didactics in Sport and Health)
  • Carolin Malke: Master's Thesis on "Health-related Quality of life of kindergarten children in a South African community - from the view of children and their caregivers"; supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jörg Königstorfer (Chair of Sport and Health Management)
  • Jihad Hossaini: Bachelors thesis on "Quality of Life in people with learning disabilities"; supervisor: Katharina Kreissl (Chair of Sociology of Diversity)
  • Michael Löw: Bachelor's thesis on "Prevention and health promotion in people with hearing damage"; supervisor: Dr. Christiane Peters (Chair of Preventive Pediatrics)

Diversity Award 2019

For four years, the Department of Sport and Health Sciences has been awarding the Diversity Prize with the aim of strengthening diversity in all its facets and dimensions and especially in relation to research in sports and health sciences.

All Bachelor, Master or PhD theses with a focus on diversity dimensions, which were submitted to the Department in the last two years, are eligible for submission. Submissions need to be made by the Chairs and Professorships. The recommended theses need to be sent to Ms Göttler with the supervisors’ reports by the 11 of January 2019. The Diversity Committee of the Department will discuss the submitted theses and will make the decision regarding the prize-winners.

The prize is endowed with 2,000 Euros and can be given to up to three people. The prizes will be awarded at the Absolvia on February 22, 2019.

Diversity in the universities

On January 27, 2016 at 04:00 p.m., the TUM Department of Sport and Health Sciences held a specialized afternoon on the topic of "Diversity in the universities: Research, experience and development". Detailed information can be found in the Program flyer.

Women in TV Sports - with sport show moderator Julia Scharf as a guest

"Women in television sports journalism certainly have it easier today than in the past," states Julia Scharf when considering the gender ratio in the media, although she supplements this idea explaining, "With appropriate competence and the absolute desire to enter the profession as a sports journalist, gender does not play a role."On Dec. 01, 2015, within the framework of the lecture on "Sports journalism", the moderator of the ARD Sport show discussed the developments and current trends in sport journalism with Prof. Dr. Michael Schaffrath and subsequently addressed questions from the group of around 100 students.

Career summary

Julia Scharf completed her diploma in the sport sciences with a focus on media and communication in 2006, which was followed by voluntary services performed with the newspaper group Münchner Merkur/tz, before working as a moderator and field reporter for Sport 1. Since 2011, she has hosted various magazine programs in the SWR and works as a reporter and interviewer for the ARD, among other things for the winter sports program. She has been a moderator for the ARD Sport show on Saturdays since 2014. Such a compelling CV suggests a well-thought-out and targeted career planning. However, Scharf admits: "When I took my first steps in sports journalism, I would never have thought that I would be a moderator for the Sport show. I believe that you cannot really set such a goal. One has to be realistic."

Tips for students

A college degree is now mandatory for almost any professional journalistic activity. "A bachelor's degree is the minimum!" You must then individually decide whether a master's degree makes sense. "If you have already completed many internships and then have a chance to work as a fixed or free employee to start your career, you should take advantage of this opportunity," recommends Scharf. One of the most important criteria for qualification in sports journalism is experience, this is true for men as well as for women. This 34-year-old naturally has a broad knowledge in different sports as well. Optics also plays a certain role in television. "This media thrives on the optics! However, it should not be seen as the most important criterion."

Challenge - the live interview

In response to the question from the circle of students regarding why interviews on television often have a rather little significance, the Sport show host pointed out the difficulty of the situation. "In soccer, for example, there is almost always only 90 seconds. There is no time for in-depth analysis. In addition, the players frequently respond with very run-of-the-mill statements." In interviews, you should also always consider that this should not be the last conversation with the athletes in front of the camera. Therefore, the limits for critical inquiries are very tight - especially in the case of soccer.

TUM.Family lecture: "Relief opportunities for caregivers"

The lecturer, Ms. Damaris Schullerus from the Joint Welfare Association (PWV), attempts to raise awareness for the great challenge of nursing at home, as well as for the related responsibilities and expectations. She will explore the question as to how these responsibilities can be compatible with the demands of one’s own life or what helpful relief policies exist. In doing so, the speaker addresses the difficult issue of self-care and introduces some application-oriented exercises. The lecture by Ms. Schullerus is supplemented by a personal experience report from an individual who turned to the technical offices for care-providers of the PWV in the district of Munich.

Date: Jan. 25, 2016, 10:00 11:30 a.m.
Location: Garching, Walther-Meissner-Str. 1, Library Room E40
Veranstaltungsflyer Garching

TUM.Family lecture: "Safe handling of proxies and living wills"

The desire to ensure one’s self-determination, even if this can no longer be exercised actively, is cherished by every individual. In order to ensure this self-determination, it is very important that health-care documents be handled safely. After all, bindingly formulated precautionary documents already settle the handling of the individual requiring care in the preliminary stages, in the sense of a patient perspective. In the course of this lecture, the speaker, Ms. Monika Gelderblom from the ElternService (Parents’ Service) of the AWO (German Workers’ Welfare Organization), will speak on the contents of health-care proxies, available services and living wills. The purpose and benefits of these precautionary documents are presented in depth and illustrated using examples.

Date: Jan. 19, 2016, 9:30 11:30 a.m.
Location: Munich, Main campus (Building 4), Seminar Room 0406 (0504.EG.406), Entrance Luisenstrasse, opposite Steinheilstrasse
Event flyer Munich

Date: Jan. 21, 2016, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Freising, Office of the Dean of the WZW, Alte Akademie 8, 2nd floor, Room 058, Large conference room
Veranstaltungsflyer Freising

The TUM Department of Sport and Health Sciences has recently acquired a mobile nursery, the so-called KidsBox. This mobile box contains toys for babies and pre-school children, and offers sleeping opportunities and diaper-changing facilities. Additionally, there is a First-Aid Set available for smaller emergencies.

The KidsBox is absolutely flexible, it has very stable, easy-roll wheels and can be transported to other rooms or buildings without any problems. For brief periods of care, in the event of illness or during marginal times, for example, the staff member involved has a chance to care for their child at their place of work in order to ensure urgent working procedures or to participate in important appointments.

In addition, the KidsBox can be used to care for the children of participants for internal faculty events and meetings. This represents a further step toward uniting occupation or course of studies and the family, which is a part of the TUM Department of Sport and Health Sciences.

The KidsBox is available for students and staff members with children and can be used by prior appointment.

KiTa-Strike: Emergency care for staff members and students at the TUM Department of Sport and Health Sciences

Due to the announced indefinite strike in the municipal day care centers of Munich, the TUM Department of Sport and Health Sciences offers emergency care for parents involved during the strike days. The emergency care will take place in cooperation with in-house care by a professional care agency. Affected parents should please contact the Diversity Officer of the Faculty, Ms. Tarzi-Schams.

Presentation of the first Diversity Prize from the Department for Sport and Health Sciences

In the course of the Absolvia, the graduation ceremony by the Faculty for Sport and Health Sciences, a Diversity prize was awarded for the first time on February 13, 2015 for diversity-related final scientific dissertations.

Encouragement of the scientific debate about diversity

With this prize, the faculty would like to accentuate the significance of the topic of diversity and to promote a scientific debate in this field, especially in relationship to the topics of sport and health.

1. price: Dr. Laura Dobusch

Dr. Laura Dobusch, a scientific staff member from the Chair of Diversity Sociology (Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Wacker), was very convincing with her thesis on the topic of "Diversity Limited - Inclusion, Exclusion and Strategies of Demarcation through the Aid of Diversity Management Practices". Her thesis was awarded first place and thereby won the cash prize of 1000 euros.

2. price: Dr. Claudia Kern

The second place thesis, with an award of 500 euros, came from Dr. Claudia Kern, a scientific staff member from the Chair of Preventive Pediatrics (Prof. Dr. Renate Oberhoffer). In the course of her thesis, she developed a therapeutic climbing program for patients with multiple sclerosis and subsequently evaluated the effects of this program.

3. price: Andrea Standecker

Andrea Standecker was awarded third place with her bachelor thesis. She worked on the development of learning modules for the Special Olympics in Germany - presented in relation to healthy athletes as an example (Counselor: Dr. Daniela Schwarz).

The Diversity Prize is an action for the Overall Diversity Concept from the Faculty for Sport and Health Sciences. It provides a clear sign both internally and externally for the strengthening of diversity-specific contents.