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Habilitanda networking forum


Forum designed to encourage networking for female candidates for academic tenure (habilitation)at the University of Salzburg; moderated conversations with experienced female colleagues

Target groups

Habilitands/Post-Doc /

Implementing organization

University of Salzburg - gendup - Center for Gender Studies and the Advancement of Women /


Ingrid Schmutzhart;  ingrid.schmutzhart@sbg.ac.at


Implemented at the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg since 2008

Relation to gender equality targets

Plan for the Advancement of Women at the University of Salzburg, Section 55 (4): Agreed targets for the “gendup” unit for 2016-2018

The objective(s) of the tool

Networking, dialogue, and career development support for female academics preparing for habilitation at the University of Salzburg.

Description of the tool

The “Habilitanda” forum connects female academics at the University of Salzburg who are preparing for habilitation. Experiences and knowledge are exchanged between female colleagues in moderated conversations, possible perspectives and strategies concerning the habilitation process and future academic careers are examined. The specific configuration depends primarily on the issues raised by the participants. “Habilitanda” offers regular, open events “behind closed doors.” Meetings occur at regular intervals.

How the tool works, practical experience

The number of participants in the networking forum is growing constantly and the opportunity for dialog and networking is considered to be of great importance.