Living Diversity

Diversity and inclusion

The diversity of our employees is a decisive factor for success and an invaluable resource for the excellent research conducted at Forschungszentrum Jülich. It enables innovation, creativity, and the integration of many perspectives (scientific, technical, administrative, and strategic) on the same issue. Jülich therefore promotes an open and inclusive corporate culture in which all employees can develop to their full potential. Further information can be found in the Diversity & Inclusion Action Plan (PDF).

Live Diversity

By signing the Diversity Charter in 2021, Forschungszentrum Jülich joined a network of German organizations committed to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion.

Diversity and inclusion are promoted not only at Forschungszentrum Jülich, but also throughout the Helmholtz Association. For more information, see the Helmholtz Association's Guideline on Diversity and Inclusion.


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Our employees come from almost 100 different countries and around 1,000 visiting scientists come to Jülich every year for research stays from Western and Eastern Europe, Asia, the USA, Latin America, Africa, and other parts of the world. We embrace the diversity of our employees and guests and offer them various information and support services:

International Advisory Services

Research in Germany: Information about research landscape in Germany

Research in Germany: Two Minutes in a Research Wonderland! (Video)

Rainbow Network

Creating a discrimination-free working environment is a top priority at Forschungszentrum Jülich. We therefore promote awareness of the diversity of gender identities and sexual orientations. A Rainbow Network for LGBTIQA+ & Friends has been established at Forschungszentrum Jülich and welcomes new members.

Last Modified: 28.03.2024