Gender equality measures of the CRC 1052
Equal opportunities for female and male researchers, as well as family-friendly policies to improve the balance between family and work, are an important concern for the CRC 1052. Individual requests should be addressed to the scientific coordinator of the CRC, Dr. Lysann Penkalla (contact).
The program of the CRC 1052 benefits the following measures:
Every year at least one workshop is dedicated to female graduate students to improve their personal skills. During their PhD work different trainings in communication, presentation or writing skills are offered.
In cooperation with the child care agency Wiesenknopf we are able to offer a flexible and mobile childcare service to our members ensuring a family-friendly work environment .
The mobile childcare or a babysitter service can be taken advantage of whenever additional childcare is necessary e.g., during scientific events relevant to the CRC 1052, in case of increased working hours, when regular childcare is not available, during unforeseen events, and on similar occasions.
Using "Mini-makz", the mobile game suitcase supports the child care service during the CRC retreats. The lending is free of charge for students and employees of the Leipzig University.
The program "t.e.a.m. für Promovendinnen" is specifically offered for doctoral students. The mentoring program "t.e.a.m. für Postdoktorandinnen" for Postdocs is realized by the University cluster Halle – Jena – Leipzig.
Successful scientists from academia and industry are invited to join our Career cafe and talk to PhD students about their work, their own career path, reconciliation of family and work life and future opportunities in academic science and industry.