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Gender Equality

At KIS, gender equality and balance of family and career are seen and supported as an essential guiding principle of successful work. Our equality agenda is based at the following agreements and standards:

The development of equality at the Institute is a regular reporting point to the supervisory bodies. Particular attention is paid to equal opportunities and gender parity in recruitment and promotion of young researchers. Flexible targeting rates based on the cascade model (in German only) are decisive here. The Gender Equality Plan at KIS currently being developed jointly by the Board of Directors with the Equal Opportunity Officer, will also contribute to the promotion of equal opportunities at the Institute.

Another goal of gender equality work is to create a work-life balance, in particular by making work hours and places more flexible and promoting women on their way to leadership positions, for example through individual training or participation in the Leibniz Mentoring Programme.

The members of the Board and the group leaders as well as all other employees are responsible for implementing the measures at the KIS. In gender equality work, the institute is supported by an Equal Opportunity Officer and two deputies.

The Equal Opportunity Officer and her deputies advise the institute's management on issues of gender equality and are involved in structural issues and personnel measures. They support employees in matters of equal opportunities and family-friendly working conditions.

Equal Opportunity Officer

Deputy Equal Opportunity Officers