The MPI für Kohlenforschung at night

Campus Life

About 370 students and employees from all over the world are working on the chemistry campus in Mülheim an der Ruhr. Please find out about our campus life, our family-friendly work environment and your contact persons on the campus.

Focus on Equal Opportunities
A successful gender equality strategy leads to considerable added value. Find out about our principles of equality and get to know the Equal Opportunities Officer of the institute. more
Diversity Management
The Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung has committed itself to diversity management and has signed the Charta der Vielfalt. We support employees irrespective of their gender, nationality, religion, disabilities, age, cultural background or sexual identity.
In order to achieve long-term professional success, a good work-life-balance must be maintained. Here you will find information about our health management and our childcare offer the "KOFO-Zwerge". more
Events and Lectures
Lectures and visits of internationally renowned scientists as well as the Kofo-Institute Seminar provide a platform for scientific exchange for all researchers at the institute.
Sports and cultural events complete the campus life. more
The Works Council of the Kohlenforschung
In accordance with the provisions of the Betriebsverfassungsgesetz, the institute has a nine-member Works Council, which is elected by the employees every four years to represent the interests, wishes and needs of the employees to the executive board. more
PhD Representative
Here you can learn more about the tasks and projects of the PhD Representative elected by the doctoral students of the institute. more
Youth Council
The youth- and trainee representatives (JAV) are the part of the works council, especially tasked with supporting the rights and needs of all employees under the age of 18, and all trainees under 25. more
Representatives of Disabled Persons
The MPI für Kohlenforschung tries to employ more severely disabled people. Applications from severely disabled people are expressly encouraged. more
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