Diversity Dimensions

On December 17, 2012, the TUM Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the TUM management finalized a set of diversity objectives, by which the further promotion of various diversity dimensions within the faculty were determined. The diversity areas are subdivided into the following 8 dimensions:

1: Equality between women and men at all levels of qualification

The TUM Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering promotes equal opportunities for men and women as a matter of course. The Department places great value on hearing from both women and men regarding the work and study conditions it provides, it is important to consider in detail the different needs that people have and their varying experiences. In order to sustainably ensure equal opportunities at all qualification levels, an important focus of the TUM Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is on attracting female students. Female-specific programs such as Girls’ Day, the “Mädchen machen Technik” vacation program and the Schoolgirls’ Workshops address interested girls specifically and endeavor to allay any fears they might have of choosing a male-dominated study discipline. Among the events are those of the Student Service Center, the Faculty-specific applicant information day and the EI orientation day, which inform students of both genders of the study possibilities. Students and doctoral candidates can participate in mentoring programs or seminars on gender sensitization.

2: Promoting family-friendly study and working conditions for women and men

Many of the employees and students have or are planning a family. The Department endeavors to support its members in this situation. The Department makes every effort to avoid scheduling central meetings in the evening. There are already a few kid's corners where children can play and some parent-and-baby rooms at certain chairs or professorships. In 2015 the parents-children-room was installed for the whole Department. Parents can take their children to work and use this room in a central location according to their individual needs. Since 2014 the Department offers part-time study in the Master's program, which helps combine childcare and studies. Please feel free to contact the Department with other requests, ideas or suggestions at diversity(at)ei.tum.de.

3: Internationalization

The TUM Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has links across the entire globe. This diversity dimension is therefore an area in which the TUM Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is particularly active.The three international master programs (MSNE, MSCE, MSPE) are attracting numerous applicants from abroad. Also international exchange students are welcome. Advice, introductions and the MIX mentoring program are ways in which we help students take their first steps in Germany and integrate into life at TUM. Targeted support is also available to any students or staff planning a stay abroad.

4: Fairness for disabled and chronically ill persons

Disabled or chronically ill persons should not be disadvantaged in any way. The Student Service Center  and the Disabled Persons Representative at TUM can provide advice to disabled or chronically ill individuals. A great deal is also done within the Department itself, such as special arrangements during exams and an accessible website. The Department contact is PD Dr. rer. nat. Ingrid Heiser.

5: Mature age and lifelong learning

Communication between the different generations is very important to the TUM Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The EIKON alumni association represents a contact forum for anyone connected with the TUM Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. From those interested in studying here to those who have already graduated, the EIKON association is keen to connect everyone and enable them to make use of the synergies that arise. In addition, the Department organizes regular career and doctoral study days to bring the different target groups together.

6: Inclusion of disadvantaged people and students striving to be the first in their family to graduate

The Department is committed to ensuring that no one is discriminated against on the grounds of social context or their (family) origin. To find information about financial aid click here. If you nevertheless experience any problems of this sort, please notify us at diversity(at)ei.tum.de.

7: Religion and belief

The Department maintains religious and ideological neutrality. No one must suffer any disadvantages on such grounds. Please contact the Dean directly at diversity(at)ei.tum.de if any such problems occur, so that corrective measures can be taken.

8: Sexual identity

The TUM Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering strives to make a proactive contribution to tolerance toward different sexual identities. No member of this Department may be discriminated against on the grounds of sexual identity. Everyone should feel welcome here. Stereotyping is to be avoided. Again, please contact the Dean directly at diversity(at)ei.tum.de if any problems of this nature occur, so that corrective measures can be taken.