The SFB-TRR 161 organizes various events to promote research activities and to inform about current developments in research and education in the field of Visual Computing, both at a national and an international level.


Jul 4th, 2024, full day

LMU Munich

3rd Workshop on Women* in Computing: Let’s talk about money – What are you worth, what job pays off, and how can you fund your dreams?

In this half-day workshop, we focus on the financial aspects that play a role during a career in computing, with reflections on gender equality and diversity. We have invited a selected number of successful researchers from industry and academia who will take the stage to share their perspectives and unique insights into their careers and research domains. With this event, we aim to foster mentorship in career development for young (female) researchers by establishing and strengthening a network of Women* in Computing.


Jun 19th, 2024, 9 am - 4.30 pm

Online via Zoom

WS | Career Development (for Female Doctoral and Postdoctoral Researchers)

Held by:

Dr. Neele Enke, Scienza


I have a doctorate and now what? Many academics ask themselves this question during the qualification phase.
How can I stay in academia?
What are the requirements for academic careers (in Germany)? 

The workshop supports participants in developing their individual qualification profile and creating a list of criteria from their personal values, preferences and skills that outlines their professional vision. Based on the qualification profile and list of criteria, you will define steps on the way to your next professional station. The identity as a professional scientist (and other professional roles) is also shaped by origin- and gender-specific expectations - this is also a topic of the seminar in order to enable the participants to strengthen their individual career-related self-efficacy.
The seminar is intended as an aid to consciously planning a career in science in particular, but also provides suggestions for the way out and for a "Plan B".
The aim of the workshop is not to provide a patent remedy for "successful careers", but to support the participants' individual career planning. In addition to imparting knowledge, there is above all room for reflection and systematically guided development of ideas and their gradual, concrete implementation.

- Coach, mediator, PhD in biology
- Studied biology and several semesters of economics in Marburg an der Lahn
- Diploma in biology
- PhD in biology at Freie Universität, Berlin
- 10 years conducting various research projects, teaching, co-ordinating projects and fostering junior staff
- Work and research in various universities and research institutes in Germany, France, Croatia, Scotland and the Czech Republic.
- Attendance of training courses for coaching, mediation, intercultural competence, diversity management, systemic organisational development
- Freelance consultant for staff at universities and research institutes since 2011
- Member of the Coaching Network for Science (Board Member 2017-2024), active involvement in the professional association Gender Diversity and the Federal Association for Mediation as well as in the ProFiL-Netzwerkverein (Professionalisation of women in research and teaching)


Please register via email to

The talk will be available via Zoom. The link will be provided to the participants.

Jul 22nd-24th, 2024, full day

University of Konstanz

PROGRAMMIERKURS für Schülerinnen ab Klasse 7 | Computergrafik mit Processing



Nov 5th, 2024, 9 am - 12 pm


WS | Inclusive Leadership Training (for PLs, postdoctoral and doctoral researchers)

Held by:

Dr. Susanne Hamscha, factor-D Diversity Consulting GmbH


Leading a diverse research team successfully can be a challenge at first. Inclusive leaders express appreciation and trust to grow, in order to strengthen collaboration and to use the diversity (of perspectives) in their teams effectively– because an inclusive work environment promotes creativity, innovation and productivity.
Based on an anti-bias approach, the offered Inclusive Leadership Training guides participants to fulfil their role as leaders more consciously. The workshop focuses around the following topics:
•    Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI): Definition and dimensions as well as barriers to implementation
•    Unconscious biases: examples (aha effects)
•    Unconscious bias as a barrier to an inclusive culture, with special consideration of the university context
•    Characteristics of an inclusive culture and principles of an inclusive leadership style
•    Strategies, tools and options for inclusive leaders
•    Personal implementation plan: What will I take away? What will I implement or change?

The workshop is designed to be interactive and includes a mix of theoretical input, discussion, individual and group exercises.

Dr Susanne Hamscha holds a PhD in Cultural Studies and is a certified Diversity Trainer.  She is an expert for the implementation of diversity strategies in higher education, science and research. Moreover, she has extensive experience in research, publishing and teaching at several universities in Germany, Austria and the USA. 


Please register via email to

The talk will be available online. The link will be provided to the participants.

Program Statusseminar 2024

BOGY in der Forschung?

Du möchtest schon während der Schulzeit die Welt der Forschung kennenlernen? Du möchtest dich über die Studiengänge an unseren Transregio Partnern informieren? Du programmierst gerne oder interessierst dich für Informatik und Computergrafik?

Ein BOGY im SFB-TRR 161 gibt dir die Chance, dich mit unseren Forschern auszutauschen und in die Arbeitswelt der Wissenschaft einzutauchen.

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