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Durchführung einer Befragung zur Erhebung der aktuellen Situation von Professorinnen am KIT (KIT-Survey)


The study aims to survey and analyse the general conditions under

which female professors work at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

(KIT). Issues are gender-specific aspects and possible gender

inequalities in the work situation of female professors. The strategic

project of the KIT has the following data basis for the investigation:

  • KIT-internal data on salaries and resources and the internal visibility of professors (data collection since 01.02.2021),
  • An online survey of all KIT professors,
  • In-depth interviews with female professors


use a mixed-methods approach to collect representative data on

salaries, resources and perceptions, assessments and experiences of the

working and organisational climate, as well as to gain in-depth

knowledge about the (subjective) evaluation of the work situation by

female professors and the perception of discrimination.

The analysis of the empirical results will lead to recommendations

for action to improve existing gender equality policy measures and, if

necessary, develop new measures. Due to this objective, the study

follows a participatory approach with immediate feedback to the client

and the participation of relevant actors in an accompanying group. KIT

committees will discuss the study’s results study.

01.09.2021 – 31.10.2022

Sponsored by

Karlsruher Institut für Technologie