For the next conference, for visiting friends and family far away or even if a last-minute city trip has been planned - the metropolises of Hamburg, Berlin and Szczecin (Poland) can be reached by direct motorway connections after two hours of driving. Several ferries leave for Denmark and Sweden through the ferry port of Rostock. Munich is also a daily destination through the Rostock-Laage Airport.
Endless sandy beaches invite you to relax after work. The Hanse Sail, historical Hanseatic towns and parkland landscapes, festivals like the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, artists' colonies – culturally speaking, there is something interesting to be discovered in the vicinity as per each person's liking and for every age.
But also the options for physical activities are diverse: Going to work by bicycle on a well-built network of bicycle lanes, kiting or surfing on the beach, riding through the yellow rapeseed fields during spring, golfing, participation in many running events, ... – there will always be an opportunity, whether individually or together with others.
Our institute is part of a broad-based interdisciplinary scientific network. The collective agreement of the Länder are applicable for us, which allows our employees to benefit from the good working conditions of the public service:
That is why we provide new employees with comprehensive support to make their successful start at FBN as simple as possible.
This includes assistance with finding a place to live and childcare as well as completing administrative tasks.
The Research Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN) assists employees with balancing life, family and their career. This is accomplished through an institute culture that takes various interests depending on family and the respective phase of life into account, and encompasses concrete measures to improve balance:
The health of all employees at the Research Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN) is important to us. We define health as the overall state of physical, mental and social wellbeing.
The health management goals listed here are established in the “Operating Agreement on Operational Health Management of the Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN) Dummerstorf” ratified by the Management Board and Staff Council on 1 June 2015:
Special emphasis is placed on preventive measures here, such as: