Contacts for cases of discrimination
With the aim of general equal treatment, THWS is committed eliminate discrimination in any form. It is our aim to prevent or to stop discrimination on the grounds of race or ethnic origin, gender, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation (see Section 1 General Act on Equal Treatment, AGG).
Therefore, we want to provide our staff and students with contact points they can turn to in order to get advice and support. In any case, however, you can always write an e-mail to antidiskriminierung[at]thws.de if you are not sure whom to approach.
THWS concept for equal treatment, including gender equality plan (updated: 08.03.2023, German only)
Often, in the context of discrimination, harassment, bullying or other stressful experiences, it is difficult to classify what has happened. If you are unsure, but feel uncomfortable with an incident or a persistent situation, contact Prof. Neuderth as the contact person for anti-discrimination. With specific concerns, you are also welcome to contact one of the THWS internal contact points listed below directly. You decide who you would like to speak to and when, and how anonymous you would like to remain.
Prof. Dr. Silke Neuderth
Contact person for anti-discrimination and protection against sexual harassment and sexualised violence according to Article 25 of the Bay. HIG.
Ms Neuderth will be happy to help you clarify your concerns and classify what has happened. Upon request, you will receive information on other internal and external contact and counselling centres.
If you are suffering from unequal treatment on the grounds of your gender, sexual orientation or you are subject to sexual harassment
THWS Women’s Affairs Officer
Faculty members may contact the faculty-internal women’s affairs officer or the THWS Women’s Affairs Officer and her consultant:
Phone: +49 (0) 931 3511-609
THWS Equal Opportunities Officer
The Equal Opportunities Officers support and monitor the implementation of the General Act on Equal Treatment, which applies University-wide to the (female and male) staff supporting science, i.e. the non-scientific staff.
Equality concept of THWS with Gender Equality Plan (Dated: 08/03/2023, German only)
Phone: +49 (0) 931 3511-6097
If you are suffering from inequality due to your origin, religion or belief
International Office (HSIN)
Students suffering from discrimination and inequality on these grounds may contact the International Office (HSIN):
Phone: +49 (0) 931 3511-8569
Members of the science-supporting (non-scientific) staff, but also members of the scientific staff, may contact the local staff council at any time:
For Schweinfurt: Staff council members and contact details on the THWS intranet
E-Mail Schweinfurt: oepr-sw[at]thws.de
For Würzburg: Staff council members and contact details on the THWS intranet
E-Mail Würzburg: oepr-wue[at]thws.de
If you are suffering from unequal treatment on the grounds of a disability
Officer for Disabled Students
Disadvantages or discriminations in everyday life at THWS can be reported easily and, as an option, anonymously via the contact form found on the page of the officer responsible. The information is treated confidentially and processed, if necessary, in consultation with the person concerned.
Prof. Dr. Achim Förster
Phone: +49 (0) 931 3511-6096
Representation of Severely Disabled Members of Staff
All employees may contact the Representation of Severely Disabled Members of Staff.
Manuel Mauer (Chairperson)
Phone: +49 (0) 931 3511-878