Equal Opportunity Officers

The Equal Opportunity Officer of the University of Erfurt in accordance with §6 para. 3 ThürHG has the title "Officer for Equal Opportunity and Family Issues" and supports the Presidium with regard to the goal of a "family-friendly university" (§9 para. 1 Basic Regulations of the University of Erfurt).

The Equal Opportunity Officer of the university works towards the establishment of the constitutionally guaranteed equality of opportunity between the sexes in the university (§6 Para. 5 ThürHG).

She is supported by the deputy Equal Opportunity Officer and the decentralized Equal Opportunity Officers as well as the Equal Opportunity Advisory Board.

The University of Erfurt is a member of the State Conference of Equal Opportunity Officers at Thuringian Universities (LaKoG) and the Federal Conference of Women's and Equal Opportunity Officers at Universities (bukof). The University of Erfurt also participates in the Thuringian Competence Network for Equality (TKG).

Tasks and working bases

Tasks and structural anchoring

  • Advising university bodies and committees on issues of equal opportunities, in particular in appointment and staffing procedures
  • Supporting the Presidium with regard to the goal of a 'family-friendly university'
  • Reviewing the implementation and impact of equality measures and developing new concepts and measures within the framework of the equality concept and the equality plan
  • Advising all members of the university on issues of equality and family-friendly university
  • Right to speak and make motions in the senate and university council, can participate in consultation on all staffing and appointment procedures as well as in the corresponding committees and commissions of the university with the right to speak and make motions
  • Elected by the Senate for a three-year term on the recommendation of the Equal Opportunity Advisory Board; re-election is permitted.

Equality Plan

On May 12, 2021, the Senate of the University of Erfurt adopted the current Equal Opportunity Plan in accordance with § 4 para. 1 p. 1 GleichstG TH 2013 in conjunction with §§ 6 para. 1, 35 para. 1 No. 10 ThürHG:

Equality Plan 2021 to 2026 (in German)

Monitoring 2003 - 2021 (in German)


Equality plan 2017 to 2020 (in German) Equality plan 2015 to 2020 (in German)

Equality Future Concept

The University of Erfurt's Equality Future Concept (2019-2024) was unanimously approved by the University of Erfurt Senate in February 2019 and adopted by the Presidium in May 2019. Within the framework of the Professorinnenprogramm III, it was assessed with the rating "Equality: excellent!". This fulfills the requirement for funding of up to 4 professorships to which women can be appointed.


Legal framework


The two central Equal Opportunity Officers, who are elected by the Senate on the recommendation of the Equal Opportunity Advisory Board, are supported by the decentralized Equal Opportunity Officers at the faculties and at the College, respectively.

Central Equal Opportunity Officers

Equal Opportunity Officer
(University of Erfurt)
LG1/ room 107
Deputy Equal Opportunities Officer
(University of Erfurt)
Lehrgebäude 4 / Room 232

Faculty Equal Opportunity Officer

Faculty of Education

(Faculty of Education)
Office hours
nach Vereinbarung
Profile page
Deputy Faculty Equal Opportunities Officer
(Faculty of Education)

Faculty of Catholic Theology

Faculty of Philosophy

Fakultätsgleichstellungsbeauftragte der Philosophischen Fakultät
(Equal Opportunity Office)
Lehrgebäude 4 / Raum E 24

Faculty of Economics, Law and Social Sciences


Antje Linkenbach-Fuchs
PD Dr. Antje Linkenbach-Fuchs
Gleichstellungsbeauftragte, Max-Weber-Kolleg
(Equal Opportunity Office)
Weltbeziehungen / C19.02.29
Office hours
nach Vereinbarung
Profile page
Karoline Hohmann, M.A.
stellvertretende Fakultätsgleichstellungsbeauftragte (Max-Weber-Kolleg)
(Equal Opportunity Office)
C19 – Forschungsbau „Weltbeziehungen“ / C19.00.14
Office hours
nach Vereinbarung

Topics and Projects

Hand on which "No" is written
Help in case of discrimination, harassment and violence Help and support
Die Gleichstellungsbeauftragte für ein Beratungsgespräch am Telefon
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