Gender equality and gender studies
Gender Studies are promoted in many ways at the University of Siegen and visibly contribute to the university's profile. The Siegen Center for Gender Studies (Gestu_S), founded in 2007, pursues the goal of establishing research and teaching in the field of gender across all departments.
The University of Siegen has a broad spectrum of topics in gender research. For many years, the focus has been on masculinity studies (e.g., founding of a research center for literature and masculinity studies, LIMAS, and establishment of a gender sub-designation for "historical masculinity studies" to research early Christian discourses on masculinity) and queer studies. Currently, the University of Siegen has six professorships with a gender subdenomination.