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Engineering of Advanced Materials

Achievements and Plans

Prof. Dr. Ana-Sunčana Smith, professor for theoretical physics and member of EAM’s executive board, is the appointed representative for women in EAM. She is supported by Aline Looschen, coordinator for Gender Activities with the EAM administration who is working in close cooperation with the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg’s Office of Women’s Affairs (Frauenbüro). The organizational structure of EAM is designed to provide the best possible support for female scientists and to complement the gender activities of FAU. 

Successes in helping to improve EAM researchers work-life balance include

  • Appointment of four female professors (out of 12)
  • Women’s representative in Executive Board
  • Acquisition of six places in day nurseries (at the daycare facility “Kleiner Stern” at the Röthelheimpark)
  • Co-founding of F³G, a network of research institutions at FAU to promote gender activities, esp. to establish a new daycare facility located at Campus South in Erlangen
  • Implementation of DFG’s research-oriented standards
  • Installation of the Gender Equality Action Pool
  • Extra budget of 10% of the personnel costs in the case of successful hiring of top-class female scientists
  • Dual career support
  • Organization of emergency care services and reimbursement for costs incurred during work-related duties (workshops, meetings)
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