Gender knowledge in practice

The Marie Jahoda Center for International Gender Studies is working on a number of projects and programmes that enable the targeted transfer of current research results in the field of gender studies to various segments of society. The spectrum ranges from diversity in football to intersexuality in NRW (the county of North Rhine-Westphalia), from special programmes for founders of start-ups to the development of steps for an inclusive campus. With many of these projects and programmes, the MaJaC is breaking new ground and is collaborating with various partners from society, science, economy, politics and the church.

The self-study course from Unser Campus is now accessible via OpenRUB!

The self-study course Unser Campus provides information about sexism at universities, intersectional perspectives and masculinity for Moodle-users and all interested parties. In addition to introductery texts on socially relevant topics, the course includes an extensive database with internal and external counselling and support services, recommendations and strategies for dealing with discrimination and sexualized violence, exciting interview podcasts with RUB actors on racism at the university and studying with disabilities, as well as informative tips for further reading.

For members of the RUB, access is possible via the Moodle learning platform: simply enter Unser Campus in the search bar and register!
External interested parties can visit the self-learning course via OpenRUB under the following link:

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Erkenne die Grenze

‘Erkenne die Grenze’ (know the boundaries) is a campaign for more party fun, which was developed jointly by the Ruhr University Bochum and the city of Bochum.

Recognising your own limits when partying and protecting other people’s can become a challenge when the night is young, the mood is relaxed and the beer tastes so good. In many situations, it is up to you to identify and respect the boundaries of others. The campaign deals with sexism, racism, ableism, knockout drops, alcohol and privacy.

Link to the campaign page


Laura Chlebos, M.A.


The programme FACE@RUB stands for Female Academic Entrepreneurs at RUB. It is aimed at students, new academics and alumnae from all faculties who wish to look at the topics of entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial spirit and start-up culture, interdisciplinarily and transdisciplinarily. FACE@RUB also offers room in the largest makerspace at a German university to develop your own ideas and implement them creatively.

FACE@RUB is part of the RUB World Factory Start-up Center and is funded by the Ministry of the Economy, Innovation, Digitalisation and Energy for North Rhine-Westphalia.


Project Management 
Dr. Beate von Miquel

Project Coordination 
Maike Wagner, M.A.                                                                                                                                                    Nadine Egelhof, B.A.                                                                                                                                                  Janwillem Huda, M.A.

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Shima Rezaei, M.A.
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There are hardly any empirical studies on intersexuality to date. Between 2015 and 2017, the project “Intersexuality in NRW — A Qualitative Study of Health Care for Inter-gender children in North Rhine-Westphalia”  investigated the way in which intersex children are cared for and parents are counselled if intersex is suspected. Parents and doctors were asked about their experiences with diagnosis, then recommendations for action and a brochure for parents were prepared.

The project was funded by the NRW Centre for Health (LZG.NRW).

The project report and further information can be found on the project page.

Link to the project page