Gender Equality

Data and Facts

Proportion of women at Kiel University

The following data show in which areas female researchers at Kiel University are underrepresented in 20120/2021 (situation as of March 2021, sources: SOS-Prüfungsstatistik S 13, Präsidium R13, Hochschulstatistische Grund- und Strukturdaten R 22).

  Men    Women Women %
Students1    12.777       14.962 53,9
Graduates      1.407         1.881 57,2
Research Staff (before PhD2)         476            319 40,1
PhD Graduates         247            214 46,4

Research Staff (Post-Docs)

      with qualification

      without qualification










Postdoctoral Lecture Qualification ("Habilitationen")           16              14 46,7
Assistant Professorships3 ("Juniorprofessuren", W1)           14              13 48,1
Professorships3 (C3/C4 and W2/W3)         332       110 24,9

1student count in the primary field of study, 2PhD working contract, 3including research institutes affiliated to Kiel University and University Hospital S-H,  Kiel

0,05 % of students have the gender entry D or U.
The number of employees with the gender entry "divers" is in the low single-digit range.

The proportion of women of the entire research staff of Kiel University (excluding professorships and employees in central facilities) is about 42,7 % (789 of 1.848 employees). Moreover, the proportion of female research staff was significantly raised by Kiel University within the past few years ( 30% in 2002).
The proportion of women in permanent scientific positions beside professorships in 40,8 % (111 of 272 employees).

Proportion of women within the different faculties

To some extent the individual faculties are similar to the university average whereas some of the faculties give a totally different picture. The absolute numbers of female proportion in the diverse research levels at the eight faculties of Kiel University are shown in the following tables (text in German).


Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences

Arts and Humanities



Business, Economics and Social Sciences


Kiel University in total