Iris Runge Program

Under the umbrella of the Iris Runge Program, various gender equality measures at WIAS are bundled to promote the career development of female scientists and to mitigate the drop out of woman at different career stages.

The Female Master Students Program encourages female students of the Berlin universities to pursue a career in mathematics. The students receive a contract as student assistant for one year. In the first half-year they participate in a challenging research project at WIAS. In the second one they have the opportunity to work with and be supported by employees of the WIAS to write their master's thesis in that area.

The Iris Runge Postdoc Program aims to reduce the drop-out of women from science after the doctorate and to support female scientists on their career path. It is intended for postdocs in the early stage, a maximum of 3 years after completing their doctorate. WIAS offers a two plus one year postdoctoral position in one of its research groups.

Further measures in the Iris Runge Program include coaching, mentoring, advising and networking activities to promote the career development of female scientists at different career stages.