Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is committed to a policy of equal opportunities for men and women, and supports efforts to create an equitable work life balance.
The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is committed to bringing more women into applied research. It aims to increase the proportion of female scientists in all areas where they are currently underrepresented. In order to achieve this objective, the different circumstances and interests of men and women need to be identified and integrated in every project and program from the outset, and reviewed at regular intervals thereafter. The resulting findings are used as a basis for improving gender equality aspects in personnel recruitment and throughout the working lives of our female employees.
Fraunhofer research teams are composed of a well-balanced mix of members. This enables them to exploit the creative potential of both sexes and a variety of different age groups, cultural backgrounds and scientific disciplines, and thus improve the quality of their results.