Equal Opportunities, Career & Family

Equal Opportunities, Career & Family

Equal Opportunities

Talent, creativity and passion are core issues given high priority by the Max Planck Society to make sure that all employees receive appropriate support, irrespective of their gender, nationality, religion, handicaps, age, cultural background and sexual identity. The diversity amongst the employees is a major criterion for the cutting-edge research being accomplished at the more than 80 Max Planck Institutes.

Childcare on Campus

Kinderkrippe Planckton is a day-care center located on the grounds of the Max Planck Institutes. It takes care for thirty children in three groups, at ages from 3 months to 3 years. The core time is 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. However, parents can bring their children at 8:00 AM and pick them up as late as 5:00 PM.

In 1992 this this nursery was founded by a parent initiative of active Max Planck employees. The nursery quickly developed into an independent institution, which was also included in the Tübingen requirements planning. Today, Planckton is one of the five day-care centers led by the non-profit Kokon GmbH.

Service for Families

Looking for a suitable care solution for children or the elderly takes a lot of time. Often it is hard to find the right contacts, which can provide a reliable and fast solution.

Therefore the Max Planck Society offers all coworkers access to Family Service "Besser Betreut'". They help them find childcare solutions and care services for family members. The aim is to make it easier to combine the needs of family and work.

The costs for consultation and placement are covered by the Max Planck Society. The costs for the selected care service must be paid by oneself.

Performances of the family service are:

  • Childcare
  • Holiday Activities
  • In-house childcare
  • Senior care
  • Pet, house and garden care


Certificate for family-friendly personnel policy.

The nonprofit corporation berufundfamilie is accompanying the committments for work-life balance with a quality audit, and has issued their certificates in 2006 and 2009.

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