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Equal Opportunities

The Max Planck Society (MPS) is dedicated to putting into action the Equal Opportunities commandment, which is described in the German Federal Law. In order to do so, the Society has set internal goals to foster gender equality in terms of the promotion of women. To achieve a balanced employment of women and men, the MPS strives for a permanent implementation of a family-conscious personnel policy (see also Family and Career).

The Equal Opportunities Commissioner at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology helps with the implementation of these goals and is also the contact person for all questions regarding gender equality and gender sensibility. She contributes to all personnel, organisational and social measures that concern gender equality of women and men, compatibility of family and work and protection against sexual harrassment and mobbing at the workplace.

The Equal Opportunities Commissioner is a woman who is elected every four years by the female employees of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.

More information:

Equality plan

EQUALITY PLAN with an emphasis on gender equality 2020-2022 [PDF]

Equal Opportunities Commissioner

Katharina Haberl
phone: +49 341 3550-417
e-mail: equal_opportunity_commissioner@[>>> Please remove the text! <<<]eva.mpg.de

Friederike Hillemann
phone: +49 341 3550-331
e-mail: equal_opportunity_commissioner@[>>> Please remove the text! <<<]eva.mpg.de

Important informations

Squaring the circle of science and family at the MPI 


Let‘s talk about...! — our event series where we exchange ideas and talk to competent experts 
Organized by the team around the Equal Opportunities Officers, these events are intended to address issues of career advancement, compatibility of family and career, and the elimination of stereotypes. 

Past and upcoming events: 

International Womans Day
08 March 2022

Let‘s talk about Picture a Scientist!
15 - 21 February 2022

Let‘ talk about mentorship!
08 July 2022