The Working Group of Women’s and Gender Studies Institutions in Higher Education in Berlin (Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Frauen und- Geschlechterforschungseinrichtungen Berliner Hochschulen, afg) has taken on the task of promoting cooperation in the research activities of the institutions involved, along with the development of overarching emphases of research. At regular meetings, the members of the afg develop joint teaching programs and emphases of study, along with graduate and postgraduate programs. The afg coordinates contact with sponsors of research institutions and the appropriate administrative bodies at the state and federal levels. One important goal of the afg is to coordinate the profile of women’s and gender studies at institutions of higher education in Berlin – a profile characterized by variety and specialization – in the public relations work conducted by the individual institutions that are involved in the afg.
The afg works together with the State Conference of Gender Equality Officers in Higher Education (LaKoF) on shared issues.