034.018 FemChem – gender-sensitive collaboration and project management
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022W, SE, 3.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 3.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to carry out assigned tasks independently, paying particular attention to gender aspects. In addition, the students dealt with the current situation of women* and men* at the Faculty of Technical Chemistry and on the job market.

By working on gender-relevant projects, students gain competencies in the field of gender-sensitive organizational development and project management. Collegial exchange in a gender-sensitive working environment stimulates the students’ personal reflection process.

Working in a network like FemChem requires a structured working practice and regular checks on the progress of individual projects. Students participate in regular coordination meetings and independently undertake planning tasks. They are familiar with using MS Teams communication tool and know how to use it to design internal communication in a team. They are able to use the tool for planning and conducting efficient meetings, creating agendas, managing and collaborating on data.

Subject of course

FemChem is the women's network at the Faculty of Technical Chemistry that deals with topics such as equal opportunities, raising awareness, and promoting young talents.  As a network, we heavily rely on the collaboration of students. Participation in this women's network is set out to highlight the opportunities and challenges for women in science. New project ideas may also be proposed and developed.

Examples of tasks and responsibilities include

  • Assisting in the organization (planning, moderation, execution, follow-up) of events, such as the FemChem Scientific Workshop or the FemChem Annual Meeting
  • Organizing educational courses
  • Writing reports for the newsletter or homepage
  • Updating homepage and social media channels
  • Compiling statistics
  • Participating in workshops on organizational development
  • Assisting in conducting studies & surveys
  • Designing the content of projects
  • Leading internal working groups/projects
  • Organizing participation in sport events
  • Designing promotional posters
  • Organizing meetings in online or hybrid format

Teaching methods

In the first group appointment, the context of the work topic is expanded and the seminar leader provides input on the content. The introductory lectures cover topics of gender competence, an overview of the structure and working methods of the FemChem network and the basic concepts of (gender-sensitive) organizational development.

This is followed by the individual assignment to individual or small group work according to the work areas of FemChem or to specific task forces for cross-departmental projects/events within FemChem.

 Over the course of the semester, individually assigned planning and implementation tasks are carried out.

  • Content input
  • Discussions in the individual teams
  • Individual and group tasks
  • reflection

Written final report or presentation

Mode of examination


Additional information

The number of participants is limited to 15.

Registration takes place in TISS and for the application please send a letter of motivation no longer than half A4 page (English or German) to femchem_LVA@list.tuwien.ac.at.

In the letter of motivation, the applicants should explain and justify why they would like to take part in this course and what expectations and goals they are pursuing.

The deadline for registering and sending the letter of motivation is 7. October 2022 12:00 

Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: Directive concerning the handling of plagiarism (PDF)



Course dates

Fri09:00 - 13:0014.10.2022Seminarraum BA 08B - MB FemChem introductory seminar
Thu09:00 - 12:0019.01.2023Seminarraum BA 08B - MB FemChem Workshop
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

continuous assessment of students, written/oral

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
23.09.2022 00:00 09.10.2022 23:59 12.10.2022 12:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
TRS Transferable Skills Not specified


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Completed Bachelor's degree, current PhD program on the faculty of Technical Chemistry, or the following current Master's degree programs:

Master's Studies in Technical Chemistry:
Master Chemistry and Technology of Materials (066 658)
Master Chemical Engineering (066 473)
Master Green Chemistry (066 652)

In Interdepartmental Studies:
Master Materials Science (066 434)
Master Biomedical Engineering (066 453)
Master Computational Science and Chemistry (066 646)
Master Environmental Engineering (066 566)



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