Equal Opportunities

The Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz is committed – in line with the principles of equal opportunities at the Max Planck Society – to equality between women and men.

Key measures include flexitime and a family-friendly environment, which form the basis of a good work-life balance, as well as career advancement programmes for (junior) female researchers, in order to increase the proportion of women in leading positions in the long term.

The Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz and the Max Planck Society offer regular training and development programmes.

Mentoring, Coaching and Advisory Services

Strategic career planning for women

The Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz regularly holds seminars offering individual coaching sessions with a strategy consultant, trainer and coach. Please contact the Gender Equality Officers for information about upcoming dates.

Current training programme

For details about the Max Planck Society's current training and development programme, please contact the Gender Equality Officers.

Sign up! Careerbuilding

In collaboration with EAF Berlin, Diversity in Leadership (Europäische Akademie für Frauen in Politik und Wirtschaft Berlin e.V.) women with leadership potential are supported in their career planning and prepared for management positions in academia.
The Max Planck Society assumes the costs of the programme and its events. Participants' travel costs are reimbursed by their institutes.

Third-party scholarship holders

Further support measures are available for women holding externally-funded scholarships. LaKoG (Conference of Equal Opportunities Officers at universities and academic institutions in Baden-Württemberg), for example, offers mentoring and training, coordinates development programmes for specific target groups and provides information about career development opportunities for women in academia.


Minerva FemmeNet

The mentoring programme of the Max Planck Society aimed at offering opportunities of career development in academia to female researchers on all levels of qualification – from PhD student to university professor.


AcademiaNet is a database of profiles of excellent female researchers from all disciplines, thus making women more visible.

The Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz strives to improve the compatibility of work and family, for example with models for flexitime and teleworking. Solutions in the areas of childcare and eldercare can also be accessed via the Max Planck Society's family service.


In the event of pregnancy and birth, employment contracts – in principle including fixed-term contracts – can be extended. For details of nurseries and schools in Florence, and information on childcare options for school-age children during the summer holidays, please contact the Gender Equality Officers. Financial allowances are paid towards the costs of childcare during lectures and work-related trips. The Institute is planning to create a parent-and-child room. The corresponding building is currently in the process of renovation and conversion.

Homecare - Eldercare

The Max Planck Society t works with the company pme Familenservice. The Homecare-Eldercare service is available to employees of the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz with parents needing care in Germany. The Max Planck Society assumes the costs of advice and the arrangement of individual care solutions, but not the costs of care itself.

Gender Equality Officers

Email: gleichstellung@khi.fi.it

Claudia Peters
Tel.: +39 055 24911-62
E-Mail: claudia.peters@khi.fi.it

Ute Dercks
Tel.: +39 055 24911-38
E-Mail: dercks@khi.fi.it

Max Planck Society

Ulla Weber
Central Gender Equality Officer at the Max Planck Society

Tel.: +49 (0)89 2108-1421
E-Mail: ulla.weber@gv.mpg.de 


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