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Center of Excellence Women and Science

Consulting And Networking

With its services, in particular expert reports and consulting, CEWS supports universities, research institutions, scientific organizations, researchers, political bodies and institutions at national, European and international levels in the development of evidence-based policies and interventions. CEWS’ consulting activities are based on current empirical findings from the social sciences, higher education and STS research, gender studies, as well as practical knowledge on gender equality policy implementation. In its consulting activities, CEWS combines gender theoretical and social scientific concepts with the application needs of gender and science policymaking to make gender equality in academia a reality.

The range of consulting services is multifaceted and includes consultancy of organizations and stakeholders, expert activities, and political consulting. Examples of our activities knowledge transfer and strategic consulting for

  • stakeholder organizations including research funding agencies, such as universities, research institutions, the German Research Foundation, the German Council of Science and Humanities, and the European Commission
  • equal opportunities officers and associations of experts, also with regard to legal aspects
  • research projects and associations, as well as advisory board activities in committees and projects.

CEWS staff members participate especially in European and international expert committees. CEWS’ political consulting is addressed at political committees and party-affiliated institutions, such as foundations, trade unions, state and federal policy committees as well as other policy stakeholders in academia.

In addition, CEWS regularly contributes to convening different stakeholders such as gender agents, equal opportunities officers, researchers and policymakers.

For further information on special consulting formats such as institutional evaluations or consulting for the TOTAL E-QUALITY award for universities and research institutions, please refer to the links provided.