Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - The Central Women's Representative

Academic Careers

If you are considering an academic career, the Central Women’s Representative is available for individual consultation and advice.

Career goal: professor?

Many students and PhD candidates think of a professorship as an important career goal. It offers the opportunity to conduct independent research and work at one’s own authority. The way to an academic career, however, is long and specked with uncertainties. In particular for female scientists, this goal comes with structural challenges.

We inform, advise and support you

We support women and their successful steps towards an academic career. We also fight for more gender justice in the academy.

We promote women on different levels of their career paths and are happy to give advice for individual career planning at HU. We can discuss scopes for your decisions as well as different options via email or during a personal appointment. Tailored to your needs, we will find answers to your questions.

Please make an appointment for a personal meeting via email or on the phone. Every conversation – be it personal, on the phone or via email – will naturally be treated as confidential!


Elke Fitzner
Tel.: +49 30 2093-12830



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