Gender equality is one of the guiding principles of the University of Bremen as well as of the RTG π3. The university’s management has established the staff section "Arbeitsstelle Chancengleichheit" for the realisation of this principle. For this purpose π3 collaborates with this staff section. The university also aims at enabling the compatibility of education, sciences, and a career with children or with family members to care. The family service office on the campus and the family online portal offer useful and reliable information; child care is offered in a wide range. The Welcome Centre of the university offers support to new arriving researchers for their fresh start in Bremen. Following these patterns, π3 supports its members by the following measures:
- The University of Bremen is running the special programme plan m – mentoring in science to enhance the proportion of females in sciences. π3 utilises this for the implementation of a special workshop programme for its female PhD students.
- Female PhD students can benefit from the mentoring programme. Each female PhD student is mentored by a female professor from the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.
- In order to improve the compatibility of family and profession, PhD students with children can receive special support regarding PhD term extension, reservation for kindergarden, and child-care during conferences and workshops.
- Young parents have a contact person within the RTG to get further information about, e.g., request of child benefit, child care possibilities, etc. Iwona Piotrowska-Kurczewski (mother of two children and PI of π3) is a contact point for the members of the RTG concerning family questions.
In case of further questions please contact the PI in charge for diversity issues.