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Gender Equality

As in other industrialized countries, female scientists comprise almost 50% of life science graduate students in Germany. Yet, the percentage of female scientists drops steadily with higher hierarchy ranks and only 15% of tenured professors are female. Within the CRC 1366, 9 of the 25 PIs (36%) are female scientists covering a hierarchy range from non-tenured and tenure track junior group leader (4) to tenured full professor (5). The CRC 1366 Steering Committee is eager and takes a proactive role to promote the career development of female scientists. Yet, it is important to note that selection of female PIs was strictly merit-based with no compromise whatsoever on scientific excellence.

Heidelberg University and all participating partner institutions have implemented equal opportunity/ affirmative action gender equa­lity instru­ments (see figure below). They are committed to diver­sity, a strict equal oppor­tunity policy and the support of a family-friendly working environment. Du­ring the past years, they have set up and ex­panded strong measures to promote equal oppor­tunity of women and men. These in­clude the support of highly quali­fied women and of family life with children. If necessary and feasible, the institutions and the CRC 1366 will take affirmative actions to promote gender equality.

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Prof. Dr. Hellmut G. Augustin

European Center for Angioscience (ECAS), Medical Faculty Mannheim, Heidelberg University and DKFZ, Heidelberg

Vice Spokesperson

Prof. Dr. Sergij Goerdt

University Hospital for Dermatology,

Venereology and Allergology and European Center for Angioscience (ECAS) University Medical Centre Mannheim, Heidelberg University

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Heidelberg University


Heidelberg University

Olympia-Morata Program

Heidelberg University

Margarete von Wrangell-Program

Heidelberg University

Brigitte Schlieben-Langen Program

Heidelberg University


Frankfurt University


Frankfurt University

Dual Career Service

MPI Münster

Céline Vogt-Program

MDC; Berin

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