Karlsruhe School of Elementary Particle and Astroparticle Physics: Science and Technology (KSETA)

Equal Opportunities

EqO

Short about equality in KSETA

  • We CONSULT on the topics:
    - Equality for women and men
    - PhD while having children
    - Women in science

  • We ENCOURAGE key skill courses: You want to do a work life balance course and you haven't found accomodation in KHYS? Contact us! We can interfere and provide financial support. For a large amount of interested participants of KSETA we offer courses.

  • We SUPPORT childcare during business trips as well as extra hours outside the core hours of your day care. You want to participate in a conference but you don't know where to leave your child? Contact us! Together with you we develop a self-caring concept and we offer substantial financial support.

  • We ARE THERE: A PhD while you are having a child or simply being a woman in a male-dominated field can be very difficult sometimes. The challenges you have to deal with are very complex and individual. We help you to find individual solutions that fit with your circumstances! Talk to us!

 

Equal chances inside KSETA - our offer to You

  • You have ideas for softskill courses which focus on topics like "Women in Science" or "Family and Work"?
    We organise and finance courses of this type.

  • You are doing your PhD but you also have a child and you want to work at least three mornings at home?
    We provide you with a home office equipment, talk to us!

  • Another stupid comment from your supervisor?
    Where different generations and cultures work together there are clashes of different role models. We advise you and mediate in case of a conflict and thus try to find stategies for a solution.

  • You wonder whether your wish of having a child will interfere with your PhD? Organising the daycare of your child is more difficult than what you thought?
    We cannot offer a regular childcare but we can provide financial and organisational support in emergency cases (care outside of core hours, business trip, etc.). Some of us are parents and can pass their experiences to you, provide helpful tips, or establish contact to other parents.

  • We want to help you, but we cannot solve problems that we don't know about. Talk to us early! Confidentially or anonymously, if you want. The sooner you indicate the difficulties, the easier it will be to find solutions.

 

More concretely:

KSETA finances a nanny for the annual doctoral workshop in Freudenstadt. If you are interested to bring your child, please contact us.

KSETA fireside-chat: The fireside-chats are inofficial meetings where we invite two young scientists. In a personal atmosphere these guests will discuss with you about their career, career moves, and personal decisions that have brought them to the position where they are now.

Unfortunately KSETA cannot finance daycare costs arising from childcare at usual times of the day and week. But we can take on additional costs for care at off-peak times or on weekends.

 

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Who we are

Prof. Milada Margarete Mühlleitner

 

Edmund Blomley

 

Roxanne Turcotte-Tardif