Equal opportunity

The institute's management attaches great importance to equal opportunities for women, men and diverse people in both the scientific and non-scientific area. In accordance with the principles of the Max Planck Society for Equal Opportunities, the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (MPI MMG) supports the diverse life models of its employees. Mutual respect and tolerance in our daily dealings with one another is an important part of our institute's culture.

With our work on gender equality at the MPI MMG, we - the board of directors of the institute - want to help women, men and diverse people to be equally supported in their professional development and to be able to make decisions about their future professional careers without fearing gender-specific discrimination. Our gender equality plan is intended to encourage people to sharpen their awareness of the disadvantages faced by women and diverse people, to do their utmost to reduce obstacles to the integration of family and career and to support these people as much as possible in their careers in both the scientific and non-scientific area.

Charta der Vielfalt
For diversity in the world of work
The Max Planck Society signed the „Charta der Vielfalt“ in 03/2010. more

Policy against sexualized discrimination, harassment and violence

The Max Planck Society encourages the maxim of a non-discriminatory culture, in which the variety and diversity of employees are seen as an opportunity and in which all are met with equal respect and shown the same esteem. Neither ethnic origin, descent nor other categories of origin nor sex, gender nor sexual orientation, religion nor world-view, disability nor age may lead to personal or professional disadvantages and influence the opportunities of an individual to access to the organization or to promotion and qualification within the organization.

As a successful research organization and employer of many thousands of employees, the protection of its employees against all forms of discrimination is a concern of great importance to the Max Planck Society. It is therefore committed to providing prevention, information and assistance and consistently opposes any form of behaviour that violates the dignity of its employees.



As the first German research organisation, the MPG were granted the logo of the non-profit organisation berufundfamilie (“career and family”) in 2006, after a comprehensive certification process.

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