Gender and Diversity in Science (GADIS)

What is GADIS?

Besides equal opportunity and gender equality of scientists, diversity plays an important role in our research institutes since we aim for fully exploiting the available talent and innovation potential.

Diverse working groups have a positive impact on the quality of research due to the variety of perspectives, experiences and skills contributed by their members regarding the research’s quality, offering considerable added value.

GADIS is a collaborative initiative of CECAD, together with the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing and the SFB 1451. Under our common logo, we organize events which raise awareness for diversity topics, set positive role models for successful gender equality concepts and reveal new general perspectives and ideas for gender equality and diversity in science.

“Gender equality enhances research quality because it enlarges the talent pool, promotes a diversity of research perspectives, and eliminates blind spots regarding the significance of gender in research contents and methods.“

(The DFG’s Research-Oriented Standards on Gender Equality, 2008)

For us, diversity means:

  • Age
  • Ethnicity and nationality
  • Gender
  • Physical and intellectual capacities
  • Religion/ideology
  • Sexual identity
  • Social origin

Diversity competences:

  • Recognize and understand prejudice and biases
  • Coherent thinking
  • Ability to deal with conflict
  • Ability to cooperate
  • Ability to reflect
  • Ability to analyze
  • Flexibility
  • Tolerate and deal with contradictions
  • Changing perspectives

Added value:

  • Creation of equal opportunity
  • Increased creativity and innovation capacity
  • Empowering the team spirit
  • Increased productivity through a broader spectrum of competences
  • Taking into account the needs of all scientists
  • Promotion of tolerance
  • Greater employee satisfaction

GADIS Events

2024


11

Jul

Three excellence clusters, one goal: inspiring curiosity and celebrating women in STEM

Nine female scientists turned Zeppelinstraße in Cologne into an open-air classroom, showcasing their research and inspiring…

11.07.2024

17

Jun

QueerCECAD joins the University's Diversity Week 2024 with "Voices of Diversity: A Conversation on Equity and Inclusion"

Open dialogue on mental health, queerness, gender expectations, and internationality aimed to bridge gaps and foster inclusivity…

17.06.2024

Past Events

2023


22

Nov

Bridging Perspectives: CECAD Exhibition opens doors for dialogue on Diversity and Mental Health in Science

Fostering a deeper understanding of the interplay between diversity, mental health, and the scientific environment here at CECAD.

22.11.2023

17

Nov

GADIS Seminar by Prof. Ilona Grunwald Kadow

Join the talk on "Life, loss and love for science and in science" by Prof. Ilona Grunwald Kadow!

17.11.2023, 12:00

24

Sep

Worshop: Unconscious Bias in Academia

Join the workshop to find our more about social perception and its diverse biases!

24.09.2023, 10:00

23

May

Panel Discussion "Reverse Mentoring - an opportunity to learn from each other"

Carien Niessen at the panel@Diversity Week/University of Cologne

23.05.2023

03

Mar

GADIS Seminar by Dr. Ariel Levine

Join the talk on "Sustaining Joy As an Academic Scientist" by Dr. Ariel Levine!

03.03.2023, 12:00

2022


06

Dec

GADIS Seminar by Dr. Raeka Aiyar

Join the talk on "Advancing Stem Cell Technology and precision medicine with a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Lens " by Dr. Raeka…

06.12.2022, 12:30

20

Oct

GADIS Seminar by Dr. Erin Tranfield

Join the talk on "Working as a Scientist with a Diability" by Dr. Erin Tranfield!

20.10.2022, 11:00

16

Sep

GADIS Seminar by Prof. Victoria Abraia

Join the talk on "Incresing Diversity in Higher Education" by Prof. Victoria Abraia!

16.09.2022, 11:00

24

May

Workshop: Being a valued member in a diverse team

Join the worshop to enhance your knowledge about working in a diverse team!

24.05.2022, 09:00

19

May

Workshop: Intercultural communication skills

Join the workshop to learn more about the importance of intercultural communication!

19.05.2022, 09:00

2021


26

Apr

Film "Picture a Scientist" and a subsequent panel discussion

Online viewing possible between 23.4.– 26.4.2021/Roundtable discussion on 26.04.2021 at 2pm

26.04.2021

Dr. Franziska Ottens CECAD

Dr. Franziska Ottens

Managing Coordinator Education,
Career Development & Diversity

+49 221 478 895 32

franziska.ottens[at]uni-koeln.de

CECAD Central Office

Room: 1.040

CECAD Research Center
Joseph-Stelzmann-Str. 26

50931 Köln

Jessica Knedler CECAD

Jessica Knedler

Assistance Coordinator Education,
Career Development & Diversity

 

+49 221 478 84047

jknedler[at]uni-koeln.de

CECAD Forschungszentrum
Joseph-Stelzmann-Str. 26

50931 Köln

Dr. Orsolya Leidecker CECAD

Dr. Orsolya Leidecker

Principal Investigator

+49 221 470 1137

oleideck[at]uni-koeln.de

AG Leidecker

Institute for Genetics
CoMB Building
Zülpicher Str. 47a

50674 Cologne

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Partners

CECAD, Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing & SFB 1451

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