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Equal Opportunities

The Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics cares about equal opportunities and diversity

Our institute's members come from 24 different nationalities. 55% are female and 45% are male.

We offer various measures to guarantee that female and male employees receive equal opportunities towards career development and to achieve a manageable work and family life balance.

Some measures are offered via the Max Planck Society while others, like career development training are also organized locally via the Institute.


The Max Planck Society recently published published a brochure called Career in Science at Max Planck : a guide to career advancement with equal opportunities [pdf.]

The Max Planck Society is committed to protecting its employees against all forms of  discrimination. A Code of Conduct defines the Max Planck Society’s policy of handling sexualized discrimination, harassment and violence. [pdf]


At our institute we have two elected Gender Equality Officers

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Last checked 2018-06-25 by Karin Kastens
About MPI

This is the MPI

The Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics is an institute of the German Max Planck Society. Our mission is to undertake basic research into the psychological,social and biological foundations of language. The goal is to understand how our minds and brains process language, how language interacts with other aspects of mind, and how we can learn languages of quite different types.

The institute is situated on the campus of the Radboud University. We participate in the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, and have particularly close ties to that institute's Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging. We also participate in the Centre for Language Studies. A joint graduate school, the IMPRS in Language Sciences, links the Donders Institute, the CLS and the MPI.



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