Equal opportunities and Diversity Management

(family-friendly university)


Overall, no distinction is made on account of gender, handicap and nationality/ cultural background in any of the programs run by HBRS. At present, for example the gender ratio at MHH is well balanced, both amongst students and postdoctoral fellows.

By offering an intensive training program (including a great variety of complementary skills) and excellent supervision, HBRS would like to encourage and convince, in particular female PhD students, to pursue a further career in academics. So far, roughly 70% of all female PhD finalists in the HBRS PhD programs continued to carry out research in Postdoc positions, the others mainly chose to work in industry.

In addition, there are a number of measures in place to raise female representation, including improvement of necessary skills and working conditions: