Brigitte Ratzer

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Dr. Brigitte Ratzer
TU Wien, office for gendercompetence
Head of department

Brigitte Ratzer was trained as a Chemical Engineer at Technische Universität Wien (TUW) and made her PhD in Social Science Studies. Longstanding lecturer and researcher in the fields of Social Studies of Knowledge and Feminist Research in Science and Technology. Since 2005 Head of Office for Gendercompetence, TUW. Here Brigitte Ratzer is currently engaged in building up a network for transferring feminist and gender knowledge to engineering research groups and to the curricula. She is also the coordinator of GEECCO, a H2020 structural change project. (see


Country / Countries of Residence: Austria

Professional Background

Working Experience

Head of department for gendercompetence for 17 years

Working experience in Gender Equality since:  17

Professional Position / Role


Area of Expertise

Scientific expertise
Facilitation expertise
Topical expertise

Sectors of Work Experience

Universities and Higher Education Sector
Research Funding Organisations

Scientific Background

Chemistry and Social Science Studies

Additional Information

Availability for Trainings

Availability for Training Formats ONLINE

Speaker in a webinar (duration: up to half day)

Availability for Training Formats IN-PERSON

Speaker in an event (duration: up to half a day)

Willing to travel abroad for trainings: no

Target Groups

Communication staff
Decision-makers (middle management)
Decision-makers (top-level management)
Gender Equality activists / promoters
Gender Equality researchers / scholars
Staff assigned to recruitment procedures
Team members of Gender Equality committees and / or working groups

Training Content Types

Sex and gender dimension in research content

Training Languages



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