Gender equality, inclusion and family


innoFSPEC scientists Dr. Aline Dinkelaker and Dr. Aashia Rahman in the laboratory.

Credit: AIP/ K. Madhav

Gender Equality and Inclusion

The AIP promotes gender equality and provides an attractive work environment, inviting all staff members to engage.

Confronted with a surplus of men, as is common for engineering and natural sciences, the institute deliberately supports the professional education and career of women.

As a Leibniz institute, the AIP is committed to the Leibniz Equality Standards (in German) and assures the application of the implementation agreement on equality (Voluntary commitment AvGlei).

The AIP complies with the European Commission's guidelines on gender equality in the form of a Gender Equality Plan (GEP).

Compatibility of family and career

To ensure the balance of career and family, the AIP offers various services.   This includes the support and further development of:

  • Part-time work
  • Flexible working hours
  • Mobile office for parents & children
  • Recreation room for nursing mothers
  • Support of childcare (German website!)
Last update: 6. May 2024