Vice President for International Affairs and Diversity (VP3)

Diversity Management at H-BRS






Grantham-Allee 20

53757, Sankt Augustin


+49 2241 865 137

Opening hours

Monday - Thursday: currently digital by prior agreement

For us, living diversity means valuing difference and creating equitable conditions.

Our university emphasises equal opportunities and diversity. H-BRS offers its members an appreciative, cooperative working, learning and living environment, gives due consideration to professional capacity in various life contexts, and guides students to the best possible success in their studies.

Our Diversity management 

The diversity management of the H-BRS strengthens the togetherness, serves to secure the future of our university and has an effect on the region. It represents an asset for the professional and personal development and growth of all university employees. Diversity management has the following focal points:

  • Setting impulses
  • Creating visibility
  • Networking actors
Diversity Steering Committee

The Vice President for International Affairs and Diversity (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Bode), the Presidential Commissioner for Diversity (Prof. Dr. Annette Menke) and the Head of Diversity Management (Sarah Friedrichs) form the Diversity Steering Committee, which is responsible for implementing the diversity strategy. The Diversity Steering Committee takes up impulses from the President' s Office and reports on diversity activities at the H-BRS.

Central Diversity Management Team

The task of the central Diversity Management team is to consider diversity aspects at a strategic level and across the university.

The central Diversity Management Team is composed of:

  • Head of Diversity Management (team leader) – Sarah Friedrichs
  • Coordinator International Affairs and Diversity – Saskia Pfeiffer
  • Coordinator Inclusive University – Katrin Maag
  • Team Support International Affairs and Diversity - Delia Reiß
  • Inclusion assistance - Vivien Herrig
  • Research and student assistants, interns, students working on Master's or Bachelor's projects or theses related to diversity
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Diversity audit successfully completed

In a two-year process, H-BRS underwent the diversity audit of the Donors' Association for the Promotion of Sciences and Humanities in Germany. On March 9, 2021, the university received the "Shaping Diversity" certificate from the Stifterverband for a successful audit.

For us, living diversity means valuing difference and creating equitable conditions.