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"FührMINT" - Success Factors for Women in Academic STEM Fields

Project management: Prof. Dr. Claudia Peus, Dr. Sylvia Hubner                                                                       

Funding: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)                                                                      

Project duration: 01.10.2016 - 30.09.2019

The FührMINT project investigates the success factors in careers in academic STEM fields. We conduct several experiments and interview studies to analyze how universities can attract, select, and promote talents with high potential for academic leadership positions. We aim to uncover how requirements differ in different career stages, how gender differences shape career advancement, and which leadership styles are most efficient for male vs. female academic leaders. Based on our findings, we develop guidelines and interventions to professionalize recruitment and career development processes in academic STEM fields, and pilot a leadership training for scientists. The FührMINT project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.