Centre for Integrative Biological Signalling Studies
Cluster of Excellence, University of Freiburg

Equal Opportunity and Diversity

CIBSS aims to create an environment where all scientists, employees and students
have equal opportunities and are welcomed and respected regardless of their
gender, ability or disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity or nationality.


CIBSS is committed to

Gender balance

in the recruitment at all career levels


Strong representation of women

at all levels of CIBSS governance


Family-friendly working conditions:

• Laboratory assistance for women who are pregnant or nursing

• Childcare: assistance organising childcare, a dedicated on-site family room, on-site childminding during special CIBSS events

• Seminars at noon

• Complementary financing in programmes to bridge family-related career gaps (e.g. family or child illness)

CIBSS builds on

Prioritization of Equal Opportunity and Diversity at the University of Freiburg

• Continued increase in the proportion of female professors (24% in 2016)

• Successful Dual Career Program


University-wide childcare facilities

• Continued expansion as part of the Strategic Development Plan

• 351 childcare spaces and counting


For more information, check out the University of Freiburg’s Gender and Diversity Office

External recognition of the University's Equal Opportunity and Diversity Measures: