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Gender equality and gender studies
The university of Siegen aims to develop prominent researchers in the field of women and gender research. Therefore, inter alia already in 1992, an additional funding (beyond the other 40) was provided by the State North-Rhine Westphalia for a women professorship form the faculty 2 with focus on “Education with women and girls”. It was then confirmed after the end of the funds. Meanwhile, a lot more women professors are teaching in many other fields with focus on gender studies. In the last years, the considerable increase of women professors with focus on gender studies made Siegen the Centre for Gender Studies.