We would be happy to assist you during our office hours:
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
To schedule appointments as part of the new employee onboarding process, simply us an e-mail at: akg(at)jku.at or call Ext. 4830.
If you have health-related issues, upon request we will gladly schedule appointments via Zoom.
We look forward to seeing you!
We are a legally established independent and non-commissioned committee.
Our three major areas of responsibility are:
To complete our goals and objectives, we have been permitted to exercise comprehensive control and advising laws. In support of gender mainstreaming we are involved in the university’s strategic development planning as well as in matters involving human resource management and texts regarding the advertising of open positions at the university. In addition, we are vested with the right to participate in post-doctorate commissions.
Committee for Equal Opportunities
Johannes Kepler University Linz
Altenberger Straße 69
+43 732 2468 4830
Monday: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
We provide advising and support services regarding questions of equality between women and men, the advancement of women and discrimination in matters relating to your gender, your race, your religion, your personal convictions, your age or your sexual orientation.
If you feel you have been discriminated against for reasons as mentioned above or you believe you have been (sexually) harassed and feel no longer cope alone, then please contact us.
We are committed to the needs and concerns regarding the effects of bullying and conflict and to find constructive solutions. We are a free and independent body and we will treat your concerns with discretion.
Our goal is to recognize and prevent discriminatory decisions and structures from the start. If unsuccessful, we reserve the right to bring in an Arbitration Commission or the Federal Equal Treatment Commission.
Those concerned can contact the Equal Opportunities office, or any individual working group member, regarding cases of discrimination or harassment/sexual harassment. Contact us in person, by telephone, in writing, or by sending an e-mail. By law, the Equal Opportunities office is required to keep all concerns confidential. We will not take any action without the consent of the individual concerned.
During initial contact with the Equal Opportunities office, we first clarify what has happened and what the complainant's individual goals are, followed by discussing options for action by the Equal Opportunities office. The Equal Opportunities office will conduct an initial assessment (screening) to determine whether or not the incident(s) constitute legal discrimination and whether or not the matter falls within the Equal Opportunities office's legal remit.
If the Equal Opportunities office is responsible for the case in question, there is a number of potential ways to proceed:
If, during the initial consultation, it should become apparent that the Equal Opportunities office is not responsible for the individual case, we will make every effort to refer the individual to a suitable agency in regard to the case in question. This could, for example, be the Works Council in the case of labor law matters, the disabled persons' representative, or external counseling and support institutions (violence protection center, autonomous women's center, police).
Do not hesitate to contact the Equal Opportunities office with your concerns. We are always there for you!