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Delegate for equality

Delegate for Equality for the HFBK's teaching staff



  • Anika Bartens, student helper
  • Phone: +49 40 42 89 89-366


Pro Exzellenzia grant awards for female PhD students

Tasks assigned to the delegate for equality

The HFBK’s delegate for equality coordinates the work of the Konferenz der lehrenden Frauen (conference of women as teachers), which meets regularly during the semester. Every three years, she presents the Präsidium with an overview of the current state of implementation of the policy for supporting women at the HFBK. She both supports and assesses the University’s measures on equality. She is especially closely involved in decisions on structure and on personnel, as well as the University’s development planning.

The delegate for equality is to be involved in policies concerning the advancement of women and plans for supporting women. During appointment and staff hiring selection procedures she ensures that, given an equal level of qualification, women are appointed in preference to men.

The University delegate for equality

  • has a right to speak and make applications to all self-administration panels and is to be invited and informed as a member would be.
  • has a right to comment on all University organs and a right of objection.

The University is represented by its delegate for equality externally on the following self-administration panels:

  • LaKoG (Landeskonferenz der Gleichstellungsbeauftragten der Hamburger Hochschulen / state conference of delegates to Hamburg universities for equality)
  • BuKoF (Bundeskonferenz der Frauenbeauftragten und Gleichstellungsbeauftragten an Hochschulen / federal conference of delegates to universities for equality)

In the ranking of higher education institutions by gender aspects 2019, the HFBK Hamburg took the top position (together with the KHM Cologne, ranking group 1). For this purpose, 44 universities of art and music were evaluated. The ranking by the CEWS can be downloaded here.

Art defies Corona: Graduate Show 2020

With a two-month delay, the Graduate Show took place this year on the 19 and 20 September. More than 140 students showed their artistic graduation projects, from painting to sound installation.

Teaching Art Online at the HFBK

How the university brings together its artistic interdisciplinary study structure with digital formats and their possibilities.

New articles at is the social network of the HFBK. It opens a digital forum for exchange and discussion in which students, teachers, guest authors, art critics and the interested public provide a wide range of content and perspectives.

HFBK Graduate Survey

Studying art - and what comes next? The clichéd images stand their ground: Those who have studied art either become taxi drivers, work in a bar or marry rich. But only very few people could really live from art – especially in times of global crises. The HFBK Hamburg wanted to know more about this and commissioned the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Hamburg to conduct a broad-based survey of its graduates from the last 15 years.

How political is Social Design?

Social Design, as its own claim is often formulated, wants to address social grievances and ideally change them. Therefore, it sees itself as critical of society – and at the same time optimizes the existing. So what is the political dimension of Social Design – is it a motor for change or does it contribute to stabilizing and normalizing existing injustices?

Annual Exhibition 2020 at the HFBK

The HFBK’s traditional annual exhibition („Jahresausstellung“) opens in February every year. For three days the students – from first-years to post-graduates – present a broad spectrum of their current work and projects from all the different departments. All classrooms, studios and halls in the building are used. Interested visitors are cordially invited to gain an impression of the art currently being created at the HFBK.