Diversity in Information Technology

The focus group “Diversity in Information Technology” consists of Anna Boyksen Fellow Dr. Andreea Molnar (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia) and her host Prof. Anne Brüggemann-Klein (TUM Department for Informatics).

Despite increasing awareness and efforts made to attract women in computing, they are still poorly represented in information technology (IT). This focus group aims to identify and characterise intiatives that promote information technology among the women and groups that are not usually represented in computer science. It will relate to personal factors of influence, such as values, identity and life mission. It also aims to determine how IT departments best act during the application process so that interested students take the crucial step and actually enrol once they have been accepted.