Diversity and Equal Opportunities

As part of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in the Production Group, we consider diversity and inclusion to be fundamental pillars of our corporate culture. We value and promote the diversity of our employees because we are convinced that different perspectives and backgrounds are an essential source of creative concept development in a technical environment. Each employee brings a unique set of skills, experience and ideas that strengthens our innovative power.

Our commitment to inclusion extends across all levels of the organization to create an environment where every individual is respected, valued and equally supported. We firmly believe that a diverse workforce not only contributes to a dynamic and creative working atmosphere, but is also critical to our commercial success.

By promoting diversity and inclusion, we not only create a more equitable working environment, but also enable us to attract and retain the best talent. Together, we strive for excellence by leveraging the individual strengths of each team member to create a forward-looking and successful production in the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft network.

As a proud signatory of the Diversity Charter since 2011, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is actively committed to recognizing, valuing and embracing diversity in the workplace.

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Strong together: promoting women and shaping the future of production together

At the Fraunhofer Group for Production, we recognize the crucial importance of diversity for innovation and productivity. However, a key challenge is to get more women interested in STEM subjects even before they choose a course of study and to arouse their interest in studying them. This is where we come in to promote future talent and pave the way for women in research, production technology and logistics.

We strive to recruit more women as scientists and to promote them to higher career positions. Achieving this goal requires a holistic approach at all career levels. We rely on various best practices and initiatives that support women before and during their studies, show them the path to a scientific career and arouse their interest in higher career levels at Fraunhofer Group for Production. Together, we are creating a dynamic and diverse research environment.

Our offers for school students

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Our vision is to encourage pupils' interest in technical careers and degree courses in technical professions and degree programs at an early stage, and to
to positively shape and inspire an image of sustainable and future-oriented research and development.

Would you like to gain a deeper insight into exciting and current research projects and talk to our scientists and technicians in person?

Then you've come to the right place! You can find all currently advertised internships here.

Nothing for you or at your location? Then send an unsolicited application to the institute of your choice and we look forward to getting to know you!

Opportunities for students

Do you want to actively participate in research projects alongside your studies and not just plow through lecture slides forever? That's possible with us!

With us, you not only have flexible working hours that you can adapt to your lecture schedule, our Hiwis also connect at various network meetings and at the end of your studies there is the possibility that we will supervise you in your final thesis.

Would you like to get started with us as a student assistant? You can find all current vacancies here.

Your thesis is coming up? We'd love to supervise you! You can find all currently advertised theses here. Your research topic is not advertised in the portal? No worries, we are happy to offer you our support on further topics. Simply get in touch with your local Fraunhofer Institute!

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Promotion of female scientists

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Our commitment to promoting women in science is firmly anchored. Through our Fraunhofer TALENTA start program we offer targeted support for female scientists. Our goal is to empower and encourage women in their academic careers and provide them with the resources they need to realize their full potential.

Fraunhofer TALENTA is tailored directly to the needs of the respective career phases and offers appropriate qualification programs. The so-called career time gives you the necessary freedom for your personal development in your professional and management career in applied research.

Do you want to push companies forward through research innovations applied in practice? Then you've come to the right place. You can find all current vacancies here.

Successful career development

Have you already gained professional experience? To help you develop your career successfully, we have various programs to accompany you on your way.

TALENTA speed up
is tailored to internal and external female scientists with professional experience who would like to take on responsibility in a management or specialist position. You will receive specific offers to help you gain further qualifications and thus accelerate your career.

TALENTA excellence
is aimed at women who aspire to or already hold a senior management position at Fraunhofer. The aim is to further develop your own professional and personal skills and raise your profile as a scientist and manager.

Here you can find out more about how we can support you in perfecting your career.

You can find our current vacancies for managers here.

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Contact person

Would you like to find out more about diversity, equal opportunities and inclusion in the Fraunhofer Group for Production? Please get in touch with us!

Aida Hajizadeh

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Dr. rer. nat. Aida Hajizadeh


Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF
Sandtorstraße 22
39106 Magdeburg, Germany

Phone +49 391 4090-567