Center of Excellence Women and Science

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About CEWS

CEWS Center of Excellence Women and Science is the national hub for the realization of gender equality in science and research in Germany. CEWS forms a bridge between gender equality research and practice. Throughout the 20 years of its existence, CEWS has been supporting evidence-based learning about inequalities and gender equality policies. 



CEWS Portal

CEWS’ mandate is to transfer knowledge and provide an evidence base for various topics related to gender inequalities and equality policies, including intersections of inequalities in science and research.

Our German website is an important tool for fulfilling this task. It serves as a platform for offering information services such as frequently updated, relevant news, statistics, various databases, and CEWS publications, all related to our main area of interest and our expertise.

English Website

Our English website is there to inform the international audience about CEWS and you can learn about the CEWS team, their expertise as well as about our current and past activities, projects and collaborations.


Read more about CEWS’ national and international projects:

UniSAFE - Ending gender-based violence 

StaRQ - Standards, Guidelines and Quality Assurance for Gender Equality in Academia



CEWS provides comprehensive expertise in five areas of activity:

Gender politics and gender equality measures, gender inequalities in academia, advocacy and networking, services as well as statistics and monitoring.



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 for further information.

Our network