Equal Opportunity Committee

It is important that everyone working at iDiv can develop to his or her full potential. To promote that this will happen, iDiv has installed an Equal Opportunity Committee (EOC) representing the breath of iDiv employees and members.Our tasks is to facilitate activities and discussions to achieve that everyone at iDiv should be able to work here with pleasure and without severe limitations, independent of whether they have a family, come from a different culture or have a disability. The EOC meets regularly to evaluate and fund activities aimed at promoting these goals.

Providing equal opportunities for everyone at iDiv includes making the workplace “science” more family-friendly. In order to achieve this aim, the EOC allocates funds for child care within the framework of the “iDiv Child Care Program”. You will find the criteria for organization and funding of child care here.

In addition, the Female Career Fund (FCF) is dedicated to funding activities specifically promoting equal opportunities for female scientists at iDiv. The FCF is managed by a separate, all-female committee.

The EOC also installed two counsellors, Dr Nicole Sachmerda-Schulz and Dr Marten Winter. iDiv employees or PhD students with individual work-related problems can approach them for a listening ear and advice.


Head of Research Group; iDiv Speaker
Phone: mail to person +49 341 9733205
Doctoral Researcher
Phone: mail to person +49 341 9739144


Administrative Assistant
Phone: mail to person +49 341 9733146
Postdoctoral Researcher
Phone: mail to person +49 341 9733136

See also

Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU)

Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Uni Jena)

Leipzig University (UL)



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