Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft (GEW)

The Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft (GEW) (GEW) is the education union in the German Trade Union Confederation. We organize employees in all areas of education – from kindergarten to university. Our members include doctoral students, postdocs, university teachers, teachers for special tasks, scientific employees, employees in science management and service facilities, technology and administration. Students can also join the GEW.

The GEW stands up for the interests of its members. And it helps them to know and enforce their rights – with personal advice and union legal protection. We are convinced that in science, too, it is not elbow strategy but solidarity that leads to improvements.

For more information and the free GEW newsletter Hochschule und Forschung, visit

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