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Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy

Equal Opportunity

Individuals must not be treated unfairly on the basis of their age, religious affiliation, gender, sexual identity, beliefs, cultural identity, social origin or disability. We believe that a just society provides equal opportunities for all of its members. Equal opportunity is enshrined in Article 3 Subarticle 3 of the German Grundgesetz and in Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz A General Equal Treatment Act, AGG)

Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (JMU) and the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy have implemented a variety of measures to promote equal opportunity, and each and every one of us can make a contribution towards achieving this goal.

Gender Equality

  • Gender equality is an issue that concerns both women and men. While more and more women would like to pursue a career, more and more men would like to be active fathers active fathers. Family Services at the University of Würzburg offers advice and support for both mothers and fathers. 
  • The Equal Opportunity Policy Statement of the University outlines the equality objectives of JMU. In addition, the Faculty has defined equality objectives and strategies of its own.
  • The  Women’s Representative of the University  advocates the rights of female researchers, lecturers and students. In addition, the   Office of the Women’s Representative offers mentoring programmes for women in research as well as  gender consulting for researchers in coordinated programmes. 
  • Prof. Dr. Leane Lehmann, the Women’s Representative of the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, offers information and advice for all students and researchers at our Faculty.
  • The  Office of the Equal Opportunities Representative offers information and advice on issues such as sexual harassment in the workplace or  conflict management

Young Talents

  • You need help launching your career? The   Career Service   of the University offers career coaching for students and doctoral researchers (including those who are no longer enrolled). Recent graduates maintain access to these services for up to one year after graduation. 
  •  ProfiLehre courses provide members of the academic staff of the University with an opportunity to professionalise their teaching skills and obtain the Zertifikat Hochschullehre Bayern certificate.
  • The Information Technology Centre  of the University offers a broad range of courses for students and staff members.
  • The University Library offers literature search and reference management courses. 

Staff and Students with Family Commitments

  • Family Services at the University of Würzburg provides information and advice for students and staff members who are finding it difficult to reconcile study/work and family commitments. The team at Family Services is happy to help you find a suitable child care provider.
  • For parents whose regular child care fell through, there are KidsBoxes available at the Office of the Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy and the Theoretical Chemistry Building on Campus Hubland Nord. 

Staff and Students with Disabilities

  • The Health and Disabilities Representative of the University of Würzburg represents the interests of staff members with disabilities and offers advice and support.
  • The KIS Disability Resource Centre at JMU acts as a central point of contact for students with disabilities. It offers one-on-one advising sessions for prospective students, provides information and advice and promotes inclusion and access. 


JMU offers a variety of options for refugees, ranging from full degree programmes in English to guidance and orientation programmes. For more information, please refer to the web pages of the International Office of JMU.