Fields of Research

Social Responsibility as well as freedom of research and teaching are essential for the work at the GDI. Those values are reflected in the GDI’s research projects. In addition, the results of these projects are integrating in the lectures and seminars as they influence the GDI’s whole teaching approach. Currently, the main research activities focus on innovations and the engineering education at RWTH Aachen University. Thereby, Gender and Diversity Studies are combined with scientific problems from the field of engineering to create a holistic approach.

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Research projects

The conception of the professorship Gender and Diversity in Engineering as a bridging professorship is also reflected in the field of research by connecting interdisciplinary scientific perspectives and research questions. Our idea and understanding of science is based on a holistic consideration of the interdependencies between technology development and society. Technology doesn’t happen separately from human beings. Rather, technology derives from their creativity, their productivity. Technology expresses human needs and the intended purposes, which are reflected in its design and function. Therefore, technology always has to be considered in its social and political context.

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Publications

A compilation of all GDI-based publications.

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Doctorates

At the GDI several doctoral theses focussing on gender- and diversity-related topics are being supervised. Read more about the current phd projects.

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Memberships and Advisory Boards

Memberships and work in advisory boards are listed here.

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Cooperations

The GDI works together with universities and cooperations on an international level. Find out more about those collaborations.

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