The Max Planck Society (MPS) is dedicated to putting into action the principle of equal treatment, that is laid out in the German Constitution (Grundgesetz). To achieve a balanced employment of women and men, the MPS strives for effective implementation of a family-conscious personnel policy.
In accordance with the principles of the Max Planck Society, the elected Equal Opportunities Officers of the institute help to ensure that equal treatment of women and men is implemented and monitored. In cases of sexualised discrimination, harassment and violence, they offer confidential counselling. Their tasks also include monitoring application procedures. The central equal opportunities officer at the MPG is Dr Ulla Weber.
Support for (young) women researchers
With measures that raise awareness of equal opportunities, we strive to increase the proportion of women in science and ensure equal opportunities between men and women at our institute. The Max Planck Society has set itself the goal of promoting female scientific careers and increasing the proportion of female scientists. To this end, the MPG offers special personnel development programmes and start-up support for female scientists.
Balancing work and family life
We place great value in offering a good working atmosphere and a family-friendly environment so that our employees can balance their work and their family lives. The Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology offers flexible working hours and organization, as well as support in organizing child care and elder care.