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 intersex 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.

MeToo in Science

The self-learning course “MeToo in Science” provides users and interested parties with an initial overview of the situation of students and employees with regard to sexualized discrimination and violence. They can also recognize their own options for action and develop awareness for different realities of life on campus. The Moodle course opens up an intersectional perspective on the university as an institution.

There are numerous informational texts, interview podcasts and media collections on the topics of sexism, discrimination, intersectionality and masculinity(ies), which enable independent discussion. In addition, recommendations and strategies for action in case of cases, recommendations and handouts for low-discrimination teaching and a detailed bibliography for further reading are provided.

RUB members can access the course via the Moodle learning platform: Simply enter the course name in the search bar and register.

External interested parties can visit the self-study course via OpenRUB under the following link:

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


Dr. Beate von Miquel


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
Nadine Egelhof, M.A.
Janwillem Huda, M.A.

Further information and news:


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