Short CV/Education and training

  • 1981 – 1985
    Educator, v. Bodelschwingh Foundation institutions, Bethel near Bielefeld, Germany

  • 1986 – 1994
    Studied social sciences, Comprehensive University of Duisburg and RWTH Aachen University, Germany(M. A.)

  • 1994 – 1999
    Doctorate (Doctor of Philosophy, Dr phil.), RWTH Aachen University

  • 1999 – 2004
    Association of German Engineers (VDI)

  • Since 2004
    Technical University of Munich, Gender Studies in Science and Engineering

Selected publications

  • Ihsen, S.: Technikkultur im Wandel: Ergebnisse der Geschlechterforschung in Technischen Universitäten. Bayerisches Institut für Hochschulforschung. In: Beiträge 32, 2010. pp. 80-97.

  • Ihsen, S.: Jetzt ändern wir alles! – Interview mit Professor Dr. Dagmar Schipanski. In: Deutscher Akademikerinnenbund: Frauen in Naturwissenschaft und Technik: Die Naturgesetze gelten in Ost und West 1/2010, pp. 8-19.

  • Ihsen, S.: Diversity concepts and experiences in Engineering Education. In: European Journal of Engineering Education 34, 2009. Special Issue on Diversity concepts and experiences in Engineering Education (together with Du, X., Aalborg University).

  • Ihsen, S.: Ingenieurinnen. In: Becker, Kortendieck (ed.): Handbuch Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung. Theorie, Methoden, Empirie. 2008.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Spurensuche! A study on the initial study phase in Engineering TU9.

  • NaNu Support for sustainable consumption by integrating users into innovative sustainability processes

  • ALIAS Adaptable Ambient Living Assistant

  • LeWI – Teaching, effectiveness and intervention. Attitudes of teachers for teaching, academic success and effectiveness of interventions in favour of good teaching

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • European Journal of Engineering Education (member of the board)

  • Deputy chairperson of the Competence Centre Technology-Diversity-Equal Chances

  • Chairwoman of the Working group Gender and Diversity, Société Européenne pour la formation des Ingénieurs (SEFI)

  • Representative for the area Women in the Engineering Profession in the Association of German Engineers (VDI)

  • Member of the German Sociological Association (GSA)

  • Member of the Gender Studies Association (Fachgesellschaft Geschlechterstudien)

  • Member of EWMD (European Women in Management and Development)

Additional qualifications

  • Internal and external member of various search committees, external reviewer for search committees at German universities and universities of technology

  • Expert and reviewer in various national and international commissions, bodies, associations

  • Numerous publications, seminars, lectures

  • Consultant to public institutions and companies in the area of "women on track to promotion and in leadership positions"

  • Accreditation officer for the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the Technical University of Munich, 2008 – 2010


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