Equal Opportunity

We strive to gradually and sustainably increase the proportion of female scientists and senior staff in the technical and scientific fields. Therefore, we are working to improve access and promotion conditions for women and systematically promote women who are already working at the institute. Our sustainable and focussed measures aim at supporting the female employees of our institute and are specified in FBH's current Equal Opportunity Plan.

FBH takes into account family commitments of its employees and also supports male colleagues in reconciling family and career through parental leave and flexibilization of working hours.

In order to get girls interested in technical and scientific subjects even before they choose a course of study, we support activities such as Girls' Technology Days and Girls' Day. The intention is to break up with traditional role models and increase the notion of girls towards technical professions before they decide for a field of study or an apprenticeship.

Here you can find more information and get-to-know offers for career orientation.

FBH supports qualification and further training measures for female technical employees - depending on requirements, through release from work, reduced working hours or shifting of working hours.

The Ferdinand-Braun-Institut offers female students of physics, electrical engineering and related scientific areas internships and topics for their bachelor and master theses. FBH supports female Ph.D. students and scientists by offering contacts to appropriate networks and assistance with career-building programmes. Please contact our equal opportunity commissioner if you have any questions or special concerns.

Total E-Quality Prädikat

In 2009, FBH was awarded with the TOTAL E-QUALITY certificate for its dedicated involvement and measures to successfully implement equal opportunity. This certificate has again been awarded for another 3-year period in 2013, 2015, 2018 and 2021, respectively.