Equal Opportunities & Diversity Policy of MBExC
The MBExC is actively committed to support its members with a pleasant research environment and attractive working conditions to guarantee top-level scientific research and foster scientific talents. We believe that every individual should be able to pursue a career according to her/his talents, independent of gender, ethnic and national background, sexual orientation, religion, physical status, age, social background, and personal situation.
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We are convinced that creation of equal opportunities including a focus on gender balance and diversity are of major importance to attract and tie top-level scientists to the MBExC community. The MBExC has therefore implemented various measures, which are offered to all its members independent of their personal career level. A major theme is to support the endeavor of recruiting especially female scientists, and promoting reconciliation of family and professional life of all MBExC members.
The MBExC equal opportunities officer is involved in all personnel decisions and organizational measures at MBExC. She regularly informs MBExC members about specific temporary measures, offers advice in gender sensitive issues, and is in close exchange with the respective equal opportunities and diversity offices of the University and the University Medical Center.
The MBExC equal opportunities concept complements the Gender and Diversity Strategy of the University of Göttingen including the University Medical Center.
For its Gender and Diversity Strategy the University of Göttingen including the University Medical Center has received positive recognition in the past. Its successes in the Excellence Initiative and in the Programme for Female Professors, in the signing of the Charter “Family Life and Academia” and the Charter of Diversity, as well as in the implementation of the Diversity Audit "Shaping Diversity", have contributed to developing the University profile. In the following, an overview of the most relevant measures is provided: