Science and Beλond—The LGBTIQA* Network
Science and Beλond—LGBTIQA*!
Are you part of the community and looking for networking opportunities with other LGBTIQA* people? Are you not one of those letters, but a supporter? Do you simply want to learn more about the topic and sensitize yourself?
Come on, join the University network Science and Beλond! Network members can expect regular networking events and inspiring information activities, such as lectures, empowerment and awareness workshops, etc. We can’t wait to meet you and look very much forward to your ideas, insight, and impetus.
Who is the network for?
All administrative and academic staff of Universität Hamburg Administration—LGBTIQA* or allies—and interested persons employed by other universities or research institutions in Hamburg. English is our main language, but fluency in English is not required. We hope to also attract speakers of all other languages.
- offers a great platform to meet and get to know new people—it helps newcomers settle in smoothly at Universität Hamburg;
- increases employee awareness about LGBTIQA* in higher education; and
- raises public awareness about the relevance and urgency of this topic.
If you want to join the LGBTIQA* network Science and Beλond, register here.
Online kick-off event of Science and Beλond—The LGBTQI* Network on 18 November 2021, at 6:30 pm (via Zoom)
The LGBTQI* network Science and Beλond aims to connect LGBTQI* people and allies in the scientific hub of Hamburg. We welcome all staff of universities and research institutions in Hamburg to our kick-off event!
Our kick-off is divided into 2 parts:
First, former CERN employee and journalist Pauline Gagnon will give the English-language lecture “What’s wrong with me?” Her talk examines why sexism, homophobia, and racism still prevail in physics. Another focus is on measures which help improve the situation and benefit all persons in academia. Diversity increases creativity which is key to all research.
Our Science and Beλond—LGBTQI* pub quiz is scheduled for 7:30 pm. We will divide participants into teams and send them on a LGBTQI* journey: questions range from demanding to amusing; from basic to tricky, from history to sports, from arts to science. Our main goal is that you have fun while expanding your network.
Pauline Gagnon’s lecture is in English; our pub quiz is bilingual, German and English.
Brief workshops “Science and Beλond—What does LGBTQI* mean?”
10 June 2021
10 December 2020
with Christina Strauß, Eileen Schwanold, and Franziska Nitsche
This short workshop aims to approach the topic from different perspectives: Is this a private matter only? How does the University as an employer benefit from supporting LGBTQI*, etc.? We will discuss, among other things, employer branding, good collaboration, and versatile thinking as key indicators of excellence. Let’s jointly investigate how equal opportunity in the workplace pays off financially as well as culturally, and how we can make equal opportunity an integral part of the University.