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HHU DIVERSITY-Week 17.-23. Mai


"Diversity" at Heinrich-Heine-University stands for a variety of attitudes, perspectives and lifestyles. This year, Diversity Day is being expanded into an entire - virtual - week of action. 14 HHU institutions present themselves and their activities as part of the Diversity week.




What is the concret value of gender equality and diverstiy in research and teaching?

  • The Bio120 (Botany) short lecture from WS 2020/21 for Bachelor Biology students contains contributions to draw attention to this topic. It is now available as a video series "Bio120 Biologie Botanik_Interessantes in Kürze" in the media library for the Bio120 Botany lecture >> Videos by Prof. Dr. Petra Bauer on ILIAS.
  • The seminar "Women Pioneers in Plant Biology" in the summer semester 2020 was not only about fascinating findings and methodological approaches from research of the past and present, but also about the lives of women scientists in the course of time.


Petra Bauer

Head of Institute

Prof. Dr. Petra Bauer
Institut für Botanik
Heinrich Heine Universität
Universitätsstr. 1
40225 Düsseldorf Building: 26.14
Floor/Room: 01.75
D-40225 Düsseldorf
+49 211 81-13479
Lucia Gold


Lucia Gold
Institut für Botanik
Heinrich Heine Universität
Universitätsstr. 1
40225 Düsseldorf Building: 26.14
Floor/Room: 01.73
+49 211 81-14727
Office Hours

Mo / We / Th


Interview Dr. Hans-Jörg Mai


In the interview series "Webgeext und zoomgedreht" of HHU's e-learning portal, teachers at the university talk about their experiences with online teaching.

Following Dr. Walla (Institut für Pflanzengenetik), Prof. Dr. Schmitt (Institut für Physikalische Chemie) and Dr. Bahr (Institut für Philosophie) Dr. Hans-Jörg Mai, Institute of Botany, reports on how the Bio 120 practical course - both laboratory practice and written exam - was implemented in digital format in the Bachelor's degreee programme in Biology. This was a great challenge for Dr. Mai and his team as well as for the almost 500 students.

The whole interview (German version) can be found at "Neuigkeiten" im E-Learning-Portal.

INFO Publication Dr. Anna Sergeeva


Dr. Anna Sergeeva, research associate at the Institute of Botany and CEPLAS Graduate School alumna, now published her work:

See also her first author profile on  Plantae.org


INFO Soapbox Science Rheinland on 21 August 2021 in Cologne

"Soapbox Science is a public platform where women present their research in an easy-to-understand way. Without technical equipment, at eye level with the audience, they convey the fascination of their work. In this way, they want to reach people who otherwise have little to do with science and who may have a false image of science." (Arne Claussen, HHU Wissenschaftskommunikation)

Due to corona, the Soapbox Event 2020 in Düsseldorf could only take place virtually. Prof. Dr. Bauer was one of the four HHU participants at this event last year. A video of the German session of the event can be found on YouTube.

A live event is now planned for this year.

Further information and the link to register can be found under HHU News - Wissenschaftskommunikation or also under Soapbox Science.

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