GESIS - Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences
GESIS – Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences is the largest social science institution in Germany, with more than 250 employees in Mannheim, Cologne, and Berlin. The Center of Excellence Women and Science was founded in 2000, and is a research and policy think-tank within GESIS serving women scientists, universities, research and scientific institutions, and political committees. It is the national node for promoting gender equality in science and research in Germany. CEWS provides impetus for new ideas, initiates policy change to support scientific endeavour, and drives knowledge transfer between science and politics. CEWS conducts both EU-and German-level projects concerned with equality policies and good practice measures at the highest levels. CEWS staff have expertise in social science research on equal opportunities in science, in policy consultations, in knowledge transfer; and in the monitoring and evaluation of equality measures in science.