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Equal Opportunity at BIH

The Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) has set itself the goal of establishing an organizational culture that is sensitive to gender and diversity and of creating organizational structures that enable everyone to reach their full potential, that accept modern ways of working and living as well as diverse gender roles and identities, and that recognize and dismantle discriminatory structures.

The focus of equal opportunities work continues to be on promoting women scientists and increasing the proportion of women in areas in which they have previously been underrepresented, as well as on reconciling work and family life. At the same time, however, we also want to take a look at other social and societal inequalities and expand our focus to include other groups that have a history of being disadvantaged in science. In addition, addressing sex and gender aspects in research helps improve the quality of translational research and increase the medical benefits for patients.

The specific measures are divided into four areas:

  1. Individual level
  2. Structural level
  3. Organizational culture
  4. Sex and gender aspects in research

Equality- and Diversity Strategy BIH 2021/2025

Calls & Events

  • WorkshopEqual Opportunity


    Professorship Appointment Coaching for Women Scientists

    If you are planning to apply for a professorship in the next 6-12 months, please consider our offer and help to prepare.

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Guidelines for Gender Equality

BIH aims to increase the proportion of women in areas where they are underrepresented

Our Guidelines for gender equality in BIH bodies, committees, key activity areas and funding lines include minimum quotas for competitive procedures as well as standards for the consideration of individual life circumstances when assessing scientific performance and for the makeup of review bodies.

In its Strategy 2026, BIH set itself the goal of filling at least 50 percent of new appointments to BIH’s junior research groups with female scientists, and aims to have women in at least 40 percent of BIH chairs and BIH professorships by 2026.

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Links and Ressources

  • Links and Ressources

    Here you can find useful information on matters relating to equal opportunities at the BIH, at other institutions in Berlin, and around the world.

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Contact Person

Karin Höhne

Advisor Equal Opportunities

Contact information
Phone:+49 30 450 543 048