"With the newly established Margherita von Brentano Center, gender studies at Freie Universität is being given more importance as an interdisciplinary field," says Margreth Lünenborg, a professor of media studies and the academic director of the new Center. "In particular, we will be dealing with transnational developments. We cannot understand the global changes of social structures without considering the dynamics of gender relations."
The Margherita von Brentano Center will conduct research projects and set priorities in the internationalization and digitalization of teaching and research activities. All the members of Freie Universität who are interested in gender and diversity research are welcome to become members of the Margherita von Brentano Center and to participate in the projects.
In 1963 the namesake of the Center, Margherita von Brentano, was already addressing the role of women at universities as well as the social role of research. She is also the namesake of an academic award that Freie Universität presents every two years for achievements in the advancement of women's and gender studies.