Culture and Equality

The Culture and Equality unit, formerly Gender Equality and Diversity, pursues the goal of an inclusive university with fair opportunities. Historically, the unit was founded for the career advancement of women in academia. Meanwhile its tasks also include establishing an organisational culture that is sensitive to diversity and discrimination.

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The Culture and Equality unit is a service department of the University of Vienna and is a subunit of the Human Resources and Gender Equality unit.

Career advancement

Academic career advancement includes offers such as workshops and long-term measures and is tailored to three different target groups:

Additionally, info on networking groups is collected.

Gender monitoring

Data collected within the framework of gender monitoring enable the University to monitor the representation of women and men and their developments


All members of the University of Vienna – students, staff, visitors and those who are interested in the University – contribute towards a diverse university culture with their individuality.

Visibility & transfer of knowledge

An important responsibility of the Equality and Culture unit is making issues with regards to gender equality and diversity effectively visible. The unit therefore organises talks and projects on different kinds of topics on a regular basis.


Gainful employment can not be lived independently from care work and self care. The University of Vienna wants to facilitate the reconciliation of these aspects of life.

Sexual Harassment & Mobbing Counselling Office

The Counselling Office is a contact point for those affected by sexual harassment and mobbing. Consultations are free of charge and confidential.

Decentral initiatives

At the University of Vienna, there are many different initiatives regarding equality, diversity and the reconciliation of work, care and well-being. On this page we collect best practice examples from faculties, centres and service units that are essential for achieving the goal of a university free of discrimination.

We can also include your intiative! All further information can be found on the website.

More information regarding decentral initiatives

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The Culture and Equality unit's newsletter is sent out twice per semester and contains news from the unit, activities in the mentoring program, events in career advancement and much more.