Diversity and Equal Opportunities at ZEW

For us, diversity means the inclusion of all people regardless of their diverse characteristics and is at the same time a necessary and desired prerequisite for a successful research institute.

ZEW supports and integrates employees of various ages, nationalities, beliefs, genders and sexual identities.

In 2021, ZEW has been awarded the TOTAL E-QUALITY title for the third time and is thus considered an employer who is particularly committed to ensuring equal opportunities for men and women in the workplace. The title acknowledges ZEW as an institute that sets a good example in the reconciliation of work and family life. With the additional label ‘Diversity’, ZEW also proves that it takes diversity seriously and successfully rejects discrimination of any kind, as well as ensuring equal opportunities in everyday life. Every year the award, presented in Stuttgart by the association TOTAL E-QUALITY Germany, honours economic, scientific and administrative organisations and associations that make a sustainable contribution to ensuring equal opportunities.


Thomas Kohl

The TOTAL E-QUALITY title proves that equal opportunities have already been a reality at our institute for many years. At ZEW we attach great importance to ensuring that women have access to the same excellent career opportunities as men, and also to helping men and women strike a better balance between their future career and family life.


Head of Human Resources

Phone: +49 (0)621 1235-252