Equal opportunities

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.


Gender Equality at Max Planck

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.in Ulla Weber.

Finding, attracting and developing talent

The Human Resources ‘Development & Opportunities Department’ at the Max Planck Society, led by Kerstin Dübner-Gee, is offering a wide range of measures and services as part of a structured talent management programme.

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.



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