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Equal Opportunity at BIH


Despite the high percentage of female students, women remain underrepresented in certain academic fields (notably medicine), in scientific research, and in professorships. Structural barriers often hinder their careers and make advancement more difficult. We are taking steps to:

  • increase the proportion of women at all career levels where they are underrepresented
  • dismantle structural and individual barriers that discriminate against people based on their gender, nationality, religion, age or their social, cultural, or ethnic background
  • support women scientists in their career
  • create family-friendly working conditions
  • integrate gender aspects into research

Our goal is to establish a gender- and diversity-sensitive organizational culture. At BIH, this means that a variety of gender concepts and roles as well as modern ways of working and living are accepted. BIH strives to dismantle structural and interactional mechanisms that discriminate against people based on their gender, nationality, religion, age or their social, cultural, or ethnic background.

Calls & Events

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.

Mailing List

If you would like to receive our newsletter with news, events, calls for funding, and much more please send an email to the below address.

equal.opportunity@bihealth.de

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

Referentin Chancengleichheit

Contact information
Phone:+49 30 450 543 048
E-mail:karin.hoehne@bihealth.de