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Diversity in the Research System

Excellent research requires diversity and originality. To ensure long-term engagement with all socially relevant areas, it is crucial that science and academia adequately represent these areas. This applies not only in an abstract structural sense, but also to the people who research and teach in these fields.

The DFG believes that no one should be excluded from a career in research on the basis of academically irrelevant factors such as gender, ethnic origin, age or health.


Screenshot of the virtual conference hall

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion After Corona: Quo Vadis?

At the 21st Gender Summit from 14 to 16 April, international representatives from the areas of academia, research funding and politics engaged in a virtual discussion on gender equality, diversity and inclusion and their importance to excellence in science and research. Another focus was the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Interner Linkmore

Gender Summit

Since 2011, the Gender Summit has served as a platform for dialogue on gender equality and diversity in science and research at different locations around the world. More than 5 000 participants from over 50 countries have already taken part. The Gender Summit is organised by the London and Passau-based non-governmental organisation Portia Ltd. Externer Linkmore