Equal Opportunities

The Helmholtz Association is firmly committed to equal opportunities for all. Strategic talent management is a key component of its mission and promoting equal opportunities constitutes a central prerequisite for such an endeavor: Achieving scientific excellence relies on matching outstanding talents with the right position, irrespective of gender.

In practice, this means fostering a work environment that allows early stage researches as well as experiences scientists, administrators and managers to fully develop their personal and professional potential. Key elements in achieving this aim are:

  • Equal opportunities as an assessment criterion in the review of research programs
  • A range of programs aimed at increasing the compatibility of family and career
  • Continuous best practice and knowledge exchange among Helmholtz Centers
  • Funding programs that specifically aim to increase the number of women in top-level positions

Promoting equal opportunity is a consistent focus across all Helmholtz talent management measures.

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  • Photo of Daniel Riesenberg
    • Daniel Riesenberg
    • Strategy and organizational development
      Helmholtz Association
    • Dr. Martina von der Ahe
    • Speaker workgroup of the equal opportunities officers
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