Equal Opportunity Commission

Hochschule Niederrhein. Your way.

How do I become a member of the Equality Commission?

The members of the Equal Opportunity Commission are elected by the Senate, with the exception of the central Equal Opportunity Officer and her representative (who are members by virtue of office).
In good time before the end of a term of office, members of the university are informed about the new election and asked to stand for election if they are interested in the work of the Equal Opportunity Commission.
The Equal Opportunity Commission consists of female and male members of the various groups at the Hochschule Niederrhein:

  • one female professor and one male professor,
  • one female and one male scientific employees,
  • one female and one male employee from technology and administration, and
  • one female and one male student.

The term of office of the Equal Opportunity Commission is four years - with the exception of the student members, whose term of office is only one year.

Member by virtue of office

Dr. Sandra Laumen, Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing.
Equal Opportunity Officer

University lecturers

Design theory with specialisation in textiles and fashion
Production Technology and Coating Processes

Academic employees

Friederike Makowski, B. Sc.
Applied midwifery science Establishment of cooperation & contact person for the practice facilities
Nikolai Desch, M.Sc.
STAR competence center

Employees from technology and administration

Nina Ilina, BA.
Coordination | Teaching BK & University Sports Student Services and Academic Affairs

Female and male students

Alexandra Brand

Fazlay Rabby

Current topics

3rd ideas competition of the Equal Opportunities Commission starts on 2024-03-01

After a three-year break, the time has come again:

The Equal Opportunities Commission is organising the third ideas competition and is looking for suggestions on the topics of

  • Equality
  • Diversity
  • Studying and working with family responsibilities
  • Care work
  • Gender identity
  • Gender-related stereotypes regarding the choice of degree programme and career
  • Gender mainstreaming
  • No to racism and (sexual) discrimination


Entries can be submitted between 2024-03-01 and 2024-05-31.

And of course there are also prizes:
The five best ideas will receive vouchers for the campus shop or the summer/winter academy. The Equal Opportunities Commission is looking forward to a lively participation!

Further information can be found here.

 

New members of the Equal Opportunities Commission elected

The Senate of the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences elected the following members to the Equal Opportunities Commission on 5 February 2024

  • Professor Marina-Elena Wachs (group of female professors)
  • Professor Markus Lake (group of professors)
  • Friederike Makowski (group of female academic and artistic employees)
  • Nikolai Desch (group of male academic and artistic employees)
  • Nina Ilina (group of female employees in technology and administration)
  • Alexandra Brand (group of female students)
  • Fazlay Rabby (group of students)

The term of office of the newly elected members begins on 2024-03-01.

We congratulate the elected members.

 

Miscellaneous

In addition, the Equal Opportunity Commission supports the Equal Opportunity Officer in various topics (updating of regulations, evaluation of the equal opportunity plans, ...).

Legal foundation courses

The work of the Equal Opportunity Commission is regulated by various laws:

 

The specific regulations for The Hochschule Niederrhein are set out in its Basic Regulations and Election Regulations.

3rd ideas competition of the Equal Opportunities Commission

The Equal Opportunities Commission is organising the third ideas competition and is looking for suggestions on the following topics:

  • Equality
  • Diversity
  • Studying and working with family responsibilities
  • Care work
  • Gender identity
  • Gender-related stereotypes regarding the choice of degree programme and career
  • Gender mainstreaming
  • No to racism and (sexual) discrimination


Entries can be submitted between 2024-03-01 and 2024-05-31.

 

Poster for the ideas competition

 

Jury

All ideas submitted will be assessed by a jury.

The jury is made up of members of the Equal Opportunities Commission and the Senate.

The following jury members were appointed from the Senate:

  • Norbert Bruchmann
  • Meike Hamacher
  • Prof. Monika Eigenstetter
  • Maximilian Ernst

 

Prices

The five best ideas will receive vouchers for the Campus Shop or the Winter / Summer Academy.

1st place: Voucher for €250 for the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences Campus Shop or the Winter / Summer Academy

2nd place: Voucher for €200 for the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences Campus Shop or the Winter / Summer Academy

3rd place: Voucher for €150 for the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences Campus Shop or the Winter / Summer Academy

4th place: Voucher for €100 for the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences Campus Shop or the Winter / Summer Academy

5th place: Voucher for €50 for the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences Campus Shop or the Winter / Summer Academy

Organisational details

Contributions should be sent digitally to the e-mail address

    IdeenwettbewerbGleichstellung(at)hs-niederrhein.de

until 2024-05-31.


Please use the ideas form to submit your ideas.

Please take note of the conditions of participation and submit the signed declaration of consent to data protection with the idea form.

 

Review of the Ideas Competitions 2017 and 2021

Ideas competition 2017

1st prize: Setting up parent-child time in the library

2nd prize: Setting up a care pool to support childcare during lectures and exams

3rd prize: family-orientated design of the canteen

Special mobility prize: purchase of cargo and hire bikes

 

Ideas competition 2021

1st prize: Establishment of an anti-discrimination office for all status groups

2nd and 3rd prize: Making people with family responsibilities visible I Raising awareness of the challenges of care responsibilities

4th prize: A second life for laptops and mobile phones

5th prize: Raising awareness I Further training on the topic of racism

 

The Equal Opportunities Commission and all other relevant committees will do their best to ensure that the ideas of the award winners are implemented. The winning ideas from 2017 and 2021 have been fully realised: The AGG complaints office deals with cases of discrimination against all status groups, including students. Children can be taken into the library; a children's corner has been set up.

The visualisation of people with care responsibilities is in full swing. In addition to various past and future events, a campaign on the topic is currently being developed. Regular events are also held to raise awareness and provide further training on the topic of racism.

We would like to thank all participants for their contribution to equality at the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences!