Recruiting female scientists

In order to increase the proportion of women in scientific and managerial positions in the long term, it is necessary to encourage women to develop an interest in STEM and managerial activities as early as possible, and give them a broad range of gender-inclusive career and study options. We promote this aim by recruiting female students and graduates through a variety of measures, such as the Science Campus event and Fraunhofer TALENTA program, which are intended to encourage more young women to develop an interest in doctoral studies and starting careers at Fraunhofer Institutes.


Fraunhofer TALENTA

Our program for female scientists: Whether you are a young professional, an experienced scientist or an established manager — we offer the right support for every career phase. With the TALENTA program, you will receive dedicated time for career development, a comprehensive support program for a range of topics and the opportunity to network with other women at Fraunhofer.


Fraunhofer Science Campus

What is everyday professional life like for female scientists? How do female researchers solve complex problems? During this multi-day event, female STEM graduates and students can discuss these questions and other exciting topics. Experience firsthand how research works at Fraunhofer.