Center of Excellence Women and Science

Dr. Anke Lipinsky

Dauerbeobachtung der Gesellschaft
Center of Excellence Women and Science

+49 (221) 47694-259

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 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...

CEWS Portal

CEWS' mandate is to provide knowledge transfer and extensive information about all topics related to gender equality and women 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.

CEWS Projects

Read more about CEWS' national and international projects:

GEECCO - Gender Equality in Engineering through Communication and Commitment

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



CEWS provides comprehensive expertise in five areas of activity:




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 for further information.

Our cooperations

Publication on Gender Equality Policies in Public Research

Gender Equality Policies in Public Research

Based on a survey among members of the Helsinki Group on gender in research and innovation, 2013 (Author: Dr. Anke Lipinsky, CEWS)

Gender issues in research and innovation have gained increased recognition on policy agendas at national, European and international levels, as well as at the level of research organizations. This report on “Gender Equality Policies in Public Research” is based on a survey among the members of the Helsinki Group, the Commission’s advisory group on gender, research and innovation. It gives a detailed analysis of the current state-of-play of EU Member States’ and associated countries’ initiatives for promoting gender equality in research and innovation. It comes at a critical review point along the path towards a fully operational European Research Area (ERA) and provides a timely insight for the forthcoming ERA Progress Report 2014.  

Analysis of Policy Environments

Report composed by Dr. Anke Lipinsky, Gesine Ahlzweig, Dr. Nina Steinweg and Laura Getz, 2015

The purpose of this report is to summarize the key ‘gender and science’ policy making infrastructures in Europe by reviewing the role of policy actors within the national science policy contexts, the issues that policies at different levels are addressing, and the key mechanisms by which they are doing so.