Who are we?

Center of Excellence Women and Science CEWS is the national hub for realization of equal opportunities for both women and men in science and research in Germany. CEWS serves as a think tank for this political field, offering impetus for new ideas, initiating processes of change in support of science as well as actively creating and engaging the necessary transfer processes between science and politics. More...


Dr. Anke Lipinsky

email: anke.lipinsky(at)gesis(dot)org

phone: 0049-221-47694-259 


CEWS places a high priority on international networking in our field and we are always interested in new collaborations and joint projects in the field of gender equality in science and research. Please contact us directly here at CEWS for further information concerning our services, our areas of focus and products,  to inquire about project partnerships or to benefit from our expertise in the fields of gender equality and women in science.

Please contact Anke Lipinsky.

Welcome to CEWS!

from left to right, back: Angelika Deigner, Annika Rehm, Nina Steinweg, Jutta Dalhoff, Andrea Usadel, Sara Grunenberg, Susann Kunadt, Maria Schäfer, Natalie Pawlak, Franziska Pradel, Kathrin Samjeske; in front: Anna Schelling, Anke Lipinsky, Andrea Löther, Lina Vollmer, David Brodesser

New staff at CEWS and new project information online

Read more about CEWS' new projects:

GenPORT - An Internet Portal for Sharing Knowledge and Inspiring Collaborative Action on Gender and Science

INTEGER - Institutional Transformation for Effecting Gender Equality in Research

CEWS response to EU Green Paper

CEWS submitted a written response to the European Union's consultation on the Green Paper From Challenges to Opportunities. Towards a Common StrategicFramework for EU Research and Innovation Funding:

“The Center of Excellence Women and Science CEWS highly appreciates that the European Commission takes an active role in strengthening women's participation in science and innovation. To increase equal opportunity and gender equality in research, these topics have to be treated as a priority of European Union's science policy making and actions engendering progress in those fields have to be integrated into the 8th framework programme..."

Read more: Gender Equality in FP8 (140 KB) 


Four new research projects at CEWS

Since the beginning of the year, CEWS is working on four new projects. All projects deal with different aspects of gender equality in science.

There is an evaluation study on equal opportunity of men and women in the national health research program, one project is exploring the change of gender equality structures in higher education and another project will set up an online information and consulation service about balancing family and science. These three projects are funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

The fourth project is funded by the 7th EU framework programme: INTEGER is focussing on INstitutional Transformation for Effecting Gender Equality in Research.Detailed information about all projects will follow soon.