Equal Opportunities

PRIF’s equal opportunity goals aim to promote gender equality between women and men – and thereby eliminate the under­represen­tation of women from all profes­sional areas – as well as to support our staff members in achieving a work-life balance between their families and careers.

Hesse’s Equal Opportunity Law (HGIG) is the foundation on which PRIF promotes equality at the institute. As a member of the Leibniz Associ­ation, PRIF likewise abides by the association’s general recom­menda­tions for gender equality among women and men as well as the research-oriented standards on gender equality set out by the German Research Foundation (DFG). PRIF regularly reviews and drafts measures to promote women and evaluates the implemen­tation of goals that the institute has set for itself. Moreover, PRIF has been awarded the "Total E-Quality" Award for its active and successful commit­ment to equal opportunities. The institute has also been a member of the Frankfurt Rhein-Main Dual Career Network since 2011.

Yvonne Blum currently serves as the PRIF’s equal opportunity officer. Dr Una Jakob serves as the deputy equal opportunity officer.

Diversity Charter

As a signatory to the employers' initiative "Charta der Vielfalt", PRIF is committed to promoting diversity in companies and institutions.