During the winter term 2010 an empirical study was conducted at all partner-universities, using an online-questionnaire. The researchers asked all female students at the above mentioned universities about their experiences regarding sexual harassment, stalking and sexual violence. Additionally, some questions referred to self-assessment, confidence to speak about the incident, as well as feelings of safety on and off campus. The data were collected anonymously.
The responses by the students were very positive: They appreciate the sensitive but concurrently comprehensible formulated way the questionnaire was drafted, and they felt that sexual violence was dealt with as a social challenge and not just a personal problem.