Centre of Excellence Women and Science

CEWS Resources

This page gives an overview of the structured information offering on the topic of gender equality in science, regardless of whether you are searching for literature references, statistical data, web resources or legal regulations.

All CEWS Resources are in German only.


The section on statistics offers access to fundamental statistical data on women in science and research. Gender-specific statistics form the basis for analyses of the situation of women in science and research. These statistics are also necessary for gender equality policy decision making and the implementation of gender mainstreaming.

Literature Database

The CEWS online literature database is a bibliographic database on all relevant aspects of gender equality in science and research, on support measures, on career trajectories as well as the marginalization of women scientists. 

Gender Equality Law

The Gender Equality Law database offers an overview on the equal opportunity relevant regulations in the higher education act as well as on the science relevant provisions on equal opportunities for men and women at the national and federal levels. 

Total-E-Quality Advisory Service

Institutions successfully striving towards and implementing equal opportunity measures in their personnel and institutional policies are recognized with the TOTAL E-QUALITY rating.
CEWS advises universities and research institutions in their application to obtain the TOTAL E-QUALITY seal.


Here you will find useful links and internet resources be it institutes, projects, networks or organizations, from the fields of science, politics, women and gender studies, the everyday working world, and the labor market, from across the German speaking regions, as well as from European and international areas.


is an online database comprised of women post-docs and professors in science. It contains current scientific profiles of several thousand female experts from all disciplines from the German speaking area, who are active in universities and non-university, higher education research institutions, as well as in industry and business. FemConsult makes it possible to find and contact women scientists for immediate, current queries or offers at any time.