Equality and diversity at the HfM Weimar

At the University of Music, we are committed to a pluralistic, equal society and see diversity as an enrichment. We therefore develop strategies and measures to make diversity visible and to promote and ensure equal rights and participation for all.

Everyone should have the same opportunities, regardless of age, gender and sexual orientation, cultural and social background, religion, political views, disability, chronic or mental illness. We are committed to offering equal development opportunities, eliminating existing disadvantages and improving the compatibility of study, work and family.

Discrimination, harassment and violence have no place at our university! We honour and respect the diversity of all university members and do not tolerate verbal or physical attacks of any kind.

In particular, we want to work towards promoting women in underrepresented areas. Our goal is therefore to increase the proportion of women in artistic and academic professorships to 30 per cent by 2030.

Another important concern is to effectively support our numerous female graduates in their further qualification after graduation and thus increase the proportion of women in top positions.

Counselling and support

The Equal Opportunities Officer, the Diversity Officer and the Equal Opportunities Advisory Board provide support and guidance in a wide range of situations:

  • Promoting equal opportunities and ensuring equal opportunities
  • Questions about gender-sensitive and non-discriminatory language
  • Advice and help with conflicts and bullying as well as (sexualised) discrimination, harassment and violence
  • Advice on career planning for young female artists, educators and academics
  • Support in balancing family, studies and career
  • Support with appointment and recruitment procedures
  • Individual counselling on topics relevant to gender equality

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or need help. We will of course treat your enquiry confidentially and anonymously if you wish. You can send us a message to gleichstellungsbeirat(at)hfm-weimar.de. You can reach all members of the Advisory Board via this e-mail address. You are also welcome to contact us personally: → Team and contact

The Diversity Officer also offers a forum for questions and advice:
Wednesdays 11:30-12:30 and by appointment
currently via Zoom and with registration by e-mail: diversity(at)hfm-weimar.de 

We have also compiled a list of external contact points. We will be happy to put you in touch with other counselling centres.