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Results obtained through continuing education of women scholars and scientists have made it clear that specific assistance and support targeted toward young women scholars and scientists is a good method of counteracting the structural disadvantages women face.
The W2 Program targets specific women scholars and scientists and appoints them to positions for fixed periods so that they can get their careers off to an outstanding start when applying for tenured professorships.
Freie Universität Berlin currently maintains two additional programs that specifically assist women on their way to becoming professors. The first of them, the ProFiL Program – a joint venture among the universities in Berlin – offers opportunities to obtain further qualifications while working, and the second, the Berlin Equal Opportunity Program (Berliner Chancengleichheitsprogramm), provides financing for junior professorships.