Gender Equality

WIAS is committed to the implementation of the legally binding German policies and standards to achieve the goal of gender equality. The institute aims to increase, step by step and in a sustainable way, the percentage of women in scientific and leadership positions by facilitating their access and promotion to these positions as well as by encouraging its female employees to participate in specific professional development schemes. WIAS also supports the reconciliation of work and family life and promotes a family-friendly working atmosphere. At WIAS, gender equality is a management task.

A Plan of action on gender equality for the years 2016-2019 (in German only) was concluded to achieve the above goals.

The institute's management is supported in gender policies by a chosen and appointed equal opportunities commissioner and her deputy.

Equal Opportunities Commissioner:
Ilka Kleinod
WIAS Library
Hausvogteiplatz 5--7, room 0405
Phone: (030) 20372-294
  Deputy Equal Opportunities Commissioner:
Birgit Seeliger
IMU Office, Archive
Markgrafenstrasse 32, room Ma32-1.4
Phone: (030) 20372-437

Consultations: by appointment

The Equal Opportunities Commissioner and her deputy advise and support staff at the institute in individual cases, particularly with regard to

  • professional advancement
  • family-friendly working hours
  • contacts to networks and funding agencies
  • child care facilities near the institute
  • cases of workplace bullying, violence, discrimination, and sexual harassment