Equal opportunity and diversity

Fraunhofer FIT places high value on diversity and emphasizes gender equality in offering professional opportunities. Our employees are correspondingly interdisciplinary and international. Also, work-life balance is very important to us. FIT‘s Equal Opportunity Commissioner, elected by the institute‘s female workforce, supports the institute‘s directors in this endeavor. A growing number of staff are happily raising a family, a clear signal that FIT offers a supportive work environment for them.

To foster cultural diversity also in dealing with our clients, foreign students and junior staff are closely involved in FIT‘s projects, mostly through Bonn- Aachen International Center for Information Technology (b-it).

Diversity 2020

Winning female top talents

Organization of the lecture series "Leading Minds in IT – Female Scientists in Dialogue"; participation in the Future Day event for female students and doctoral candidates at RWTH Aachen University.

Career support

Participation in TALENTA – the Fraunhofer career program for women scientists – and the "step forward" mentoring program; organization of workshops on communication skills.

Reconciliation of work and family life

Full-time on campus holiday care program, emergency care for children and counseling on homecare / eldercare for employees and their close relatives in need of care, flexible working hours, mobile with-child office room (kidsbox).

Influencing career choice

Organization of workshops at Fraunhofer TalentSchool, involvement in Girls’Day seminars, support of work experience activities.