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CIBSS People & Career

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.


Mission statement

In 2010, the University of Freiburg signed the ‘Charta der Vielfalt’ to demonstrate its commitment to promoting equality and diversity in education and research. In 2011, the university’s diversity policy was awarded the German Diversity Prize.

As a scientific community at the University of Freiburg, CIBSS is committed to:

  1. promote gender equality and representation of scientists with diverse backgrounds, as well as creating an open and inclusive academic community.
  2. create an environment where all scientists, employees and students have equal opportunities, are welcomed and respected regardless of their gender, ability or disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, financial background, ethnicity or nationality.
  3. strengthen the recruitment, retention and career development of excellent scientists particularly from traditionally underrepresented groups in STEM, including women, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, people with disabilities, and to further the internationalization of the CIBSS research community.
  4. recognize that balancing family and career can be a major challenge for scientists, therefore implementing strategies to help researchers reconcile these commitments.

To support its researchers, CIBSS offers 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

Further resources

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

Gender und Diversity Portal

Questions?

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