In our CRC 1333, we actively provide equal opportunities to excellent researchers, irrespective of their gender and we are especially committed to furthering the compatibility of family life and an academic career.

The primary goal of the CRC 1333 is to establish a culture of scientific curiosity and collaboration that includes and supports all researchers in their careers independent of their individual personal context. By implementing the above measures, we aim to encourage especially young female scientists to take responsibility as group leaders and/or professors, thereby increasing the number of women in leadership roles in science. This is also reflected in the particular engagement of our board members: Prof. Joris van Slageren is part of the diversity commission of the Faculty of Chemistry, Prof. Johannes Kästner‘s group has been recognized in the „Diversity promotes Intelligence“ series of the University of Stuttgart as an exceptionally divers research group and our deputy spokesperson Prof. Dr. Bettina Lotsch is co-founder of the local Athena group that actively promotes equal opportunity and diversity at the MPI-FKF.

Mentoring and networking are invaluable tools for promoting junior talent. Therefore, the CRC 1333 happily joined the Athena group of Max-Planck Institute for Solid State Research in early 2019. Therein, the CRC 1333 has co-initiated a subject-specific mentoring program for female early career researchers with additional opportunities for networking.

Gender & Diversity Board of the CRC 1333

Prof. Dr. Bettina Valeska Lotsch, co-spokesperson of the CRC1333.

Prof. Dr. Bettina V. Lotsch,
CRC 1333 Project Leader
Projects A03, B05

Prof. Dr. Joris van Slageren,
Member of the Executive Board of the CRC 1333

Our activities include but are not limited to:

  • International Athena mentoring program for female researchers
  • Tailored workshops for the CRC 1333’s doctoral and post-doctoral researchers covering the spectrum from Leadership to Parent Coaching
  • Women in Science Career Talks with renowned female scientists from our field
  • Girls‘ Day workshops for school girls
  • Parent-child room within the CRC 1333´s central building on Campus