Cutting-edge research of this kind depends on outstanding people as a key resource. A modern and high-performing scientific organization, Max Planck Society and its 83 Max Planck Institutes recruit from across the entire talent spectrum – and, today, that means female talent to a large extent.
“Exceptional fundamental research calls for top labs and equipment. But that’s not all it takes. For these labs to produce excellent research, they need to offer equal opportunities to the best people – women and men. Equality of opportunity is a key factor impacting global competition in the world of science, plus it is essential to our capacity for innovation and performance at the Max Planck Society.“
The focus in future will thus be on strengthening equal opportunities and scientific capabilities in equal measure. Equal opportunities are essential to continue ensuring that we attract the best men and women scientists on all career levels for the Max Planck Society and the German scientific community.