Equality of women and men
Since 2010, the IPB has continuously carried the Total-E-Quality award (PDF) and has again recieved this title for the years 2019 to 2021.
Quote: "The IPB, with its traditional commitment to equality and diversity, has created solid structures that are flanked by a series of tailor-made measures. [...] With the Equal Opportunities Circle, its great commitment to young scientists and its new service agreement on teleworking, the Institute is making a good start here."
Equality between women and men
Certain phases of life, e.g. childcare periods, are taken into account and are anchored in our target agreement of the Plan for Equality between Men and Women (PDF) based on the Equality Implementation Agreement (AvGlei). Of course, we also take into account times in which the applicant has spend family care leave periods in accordance with the Family Care Act (FPfZG) and, if applicable, other personal circumstances or life phases.
In May 2015, the President of the Leibniz Association notified the IPB that the Institute was among the 20 best Leibniz Institutes according to the "Research-Oriented Standards on Gender Equality in the Leibniz Association" survey. This is a special acknowledgement of the commitment of those responsible within the framework of equal opportunities and is an inspiration for further activities in this field. Contact persons are our Equal Opportunities Officer Melanie Rasch and her deputy Petra Schäfer.
Women in management positions
The Institute promotes the academic career of academic staff to a professorship, given the corresponding scientific qualifications are achieved and this is part of their personal career planning.
To date, five female scientific working group leaders of the Institute have successfully participated in mentoring programmes with the support of the IPB. That is the Leibniz mentoring program for outstanding female scientists, the program of the Schering Foundation "Young Leaders in Science" and the mentoring program for female doctoral students at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU). The personnel basis for aspired and possible external recruitment to a professorship has developed very positively in recent years, especially with regard to the proportion of women at group leader level. This has created the basic conditions for the IPB to provide support right through to professorships.