State Conference of the Equal Opportunities Officers of the Universities and University Clinics of North Rhine-Westphalia (LaKof NRW)

The State Conference of Equal Opportunities Representatives of the Universities and University Clinics of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (LaKof NRW) is an association of equal opportunities representatives from North Rhine-Westphalia which, in accordance with the State Equal Opportunities Act (Landesgleichstellungsgesetz, LGG), represents the implementation of equal opportunities for women and men at universities across all universities. It is a forum for exchange, cooperation, and political activity among the central equal opportunities officers at state level. Permanent representatives are the state spokespersons, including Irmgard Pilgrim, the Central Equal Opportunities Officer of Paderborn University.
The central contact point is the coordination office of LaKof NRW.

Further, extensive information about the LaKof NRW


Sonja Mausen
c/o RWTH Aachen
Equal Opportunity Office
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen


audit family-friendly…

On 22 November 2005, Paderborn University was the first university in NRW to be awarded the designation of “family-friendly university”.


Paderborn University has received the TOTAL E-QUALITY Award for their equality-oriented Human Resources policies.

Diversity Charter

Paderborn University signed the Diversity Charter in October 2011. Additional information can be found here.