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, care, 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 2020-2023 (in German only) was concluded to achieve the above goals.

The institute's management is supported in gender policies by an appointed equal opportunities commissioner.

Equal Opportunities Commissioner:
Jutta Lohse
Institute's secretariat
Mohrenstrasse 39, room 105
Phone: (030) 20372-587

Consultations: Monday to Wednesday: 8.00-16.00, Friday: 8.00-15.00

The Equal Opportunities Commissioner advises and supports staff at the institute in individual cases, particularly with regard to

  • equal opportunities for women and men
  • reconciliation of work and family life
  • protection from sexual harassment