Equal Opportunity at MBI

Equal opportunities for women and men and the compatibility of family and professional work is an important concern at MBI. In order to warrant equal opportunities and to avoid any gender based discrimination the Max Born Institute as a member of the Leibniz Gemeinschaft is committed to strictly follow the Research-Oriented Equity and Diversity Standards of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG.

MBI has elected and appointed an equal opportunities officer and a deputy who are involved in all personnel, organisational and social activities of the MBI concerning gender equality.

An excerpt of the current version of the Gender Equality Plan in German can be found here. The full Gender Equality Plan is available in the intranet.

Contact persons

Dr. Maria Richter




Equal Opportunities Officer

Gebäude / Building A, 2.09
Tel.:  +49 30 6392 1239

Lisa-Marie Koll



Stellvertretende Gleichstellungsbeauftragte

Deputy Equal Opportunities Officer

Gebäude / Building A, 2.15
Tel.:  +49 30 6392 1212

They offer all members of the MBI staff professional advice and support with respect to:

Finding childcare close to the site of the MBI
Special regulations concerning family friendly working hours
Suspicion of gender discrimination and mobbing on the job
Opportunities for further professional education
Contacts to networks and funding agencies

More information about special support and funding programmes to promote equal opportunties for women in science are found here.

For active parents who temporarily wish to take care of a small child in immediate vicinity of their woking place, the MBI provides a parent-and-child office.