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The Advancement of Women at the JKU.

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Office of Gender & Diversity Management


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Come and embark on a voyage through time with us!

Click through nearly 60 years of history at the Johannes Kepler University Linz, decade by decade.

History of the
Advancement of Women

[Translate to Englisch:] Cover von Frauenförderung an der JKU

Gender & Diversity Management

The JKU unit for equal opportunities, diversity and work-life balance.

Institute of Women's and Gender Studies

An interface for adressing gender relations across academia, science, business and society.

Institute for Legal Gender Studies

Analyzing legal and social inequalities based on the fundamental and international human rights guarantees of equality.

The Working Group for Equal Opportunities - AKG

The legally established committee to counter discrimination(s), promote equality, and provide support to those affected by disputes.

Legal Disclosure

A number of JKU employees - not all listed here - have made, and continue to make, committed efforts to support the advancement of women at the JKU. This is in no way meant to diminish their efforts. We have deliberately chosen to focus on individual institutes and departments as it was nearly impossible to comprehensively review everyone's contributions during the project period. The Institute of Women's and Gender Studies, the Institute for Legal Gender Studies, and the Gender & Diversity Management Unit are prominently featured as they all have - and had have - significant overlaps in terms of personnel and content with the research's "initial object of study", the Office for Women's Research and Women's Studies.

  • The archives at the Johannes Kepler University.
  • The digital archives at the Department of Gender & Diversity Management.
  • Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research, Hg., Von der Geschlechterpolitik zur diversitätsorientierten Gleichstellungspolitik im österreichischen Hochschul- und Forschungsraum, Wien 2023.
  • Information. Journal of the Inter-University Coordination Centers for Women's Studies Vienna, Linz and Graz, 1994-2000.
  • JKU, ed. in, The Johannes Kepler University Linz 1966-2000, Linz 2000.
  • JKU, Gender & Diversity Report, 2009-2021.
  • JKU, News from Campus, 2001/5.
  • JKU, University News, 1991/1 und 1993/2.
  • JKU, Intellectual Capital Report, 2005-2021.
  • Karin Neuwirth, Von der Frauenrechtsgeschichte zu Legal Gender Studies, in: Maria Wirth, Andreas Reichl u. Marcus Gräser, eds, 50 Jahre Johannes Kepler Universität Linz. Innovationsfelder in Forschung, Lehre und universitärem Alltag, Vienna et al. 2017, 179-197.
  • Edeltraud Ranftl, Von der maskulinen Geburt zu feministischer Wissenschaft und Gender Studies an der JKU, in: Wirth et al., 50 Jahre JKU. Innovationsfelder, Vienna et al. 2017, 327-346.
  • Andreas Reichl, Zahlen, Daten und Fakten zur Entwicklung der Johannes Kepler Universität, in: the same, Maria Wirth and Marcus Gräser, 50 Jahre Johannes Kepler Universität Linz: Eine „Hochschule neuen Stils“, Vienna et al. 2016, 211-240.
  • Roberta Schaller-Steidl and Barbara Neuwirth, eds, Frauenförderung in Wissenschaft und Forschung. Konzepte, Strukturen, Praktiken, Vienna 2003.
  • Maria Wirth, Vorgeschichte, Entstehung und Entwicklung der Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, in: the same, incl., 50 Jahre JKU. „Hochschule neuen Stils“, Vienna et al. 2016, 25-210.


All of the individual sources are available in the running text version (pdf), opens a file! (German only)

Responsible for the website content:

Department of Gender & Diversity Management, Dr. Luisa Pichler-Baumgartner, BA.

Website design: Josef Kreutz-Soxberger, BA MA.

We would like to thank Dr. Karin Neuwirth, Dr. Wolfgang Reder, MMag. Andreas Reichl, Dr. Margit Waid and Martina Wallner, BA MA for their valuable input and editing.

Please direct your comments and suggestions to: gd(at)jku.at