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The computer science professor was the first and only woman in many professional roles. Her impressive career path led Ingeborg Meising from the Technische Hochschule Berlin, where she earned her graduate degree in 1942, to the Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität zu Berlin, where she completed her doctorate just three years later before taking two state exams to get her teaching license.

From 1950 she taught at the State Engineering Academy Beuth – the only woman teaching engineering or science courses there. When the director later refused to accept her appointment, she transferred in 1954 to the State Academy of Civil Engineering, where she rose to the rank of senior building officer.

After the founding of today’s Berliner Hochschule für Technik in 1971, she became its first female professor and the first female holder of a C3 chair in mathematics and data processing. She also headed the university’s computer center.

In 1981 she was awarded the Order of Merit of Germany for her accomplishments, including her efforts to promote equal opportunities for women in technical professions.


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