Fraunhofer FIT places high value on the diversity of its staff, and emphasizes equal professional opportunities for women and men. FIT‘s Equal Opportunity Commissioner, elected by the institute‘s female workforce, supports the institute‘s directors in this endeavor. FIT has the highest percentage of severely handicapped staff among all Fraunhofer institutes. Severely handicapped staff at all organizational levels up to Group Head contribute significantly to the success of Fraunhofer FIT. 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).