Guiding Principles

Quality stampGood Scientific Practice and Quality Assurance

The MFO is committed to the rules of good scientific practice, in accordance with the guidelines of the Leibniz Association. We are conscious of the responsibility that is inseparately connected to the constitutionally guaranteed freedom of science and to our own role as one of the leading social research infrastructures in the field of mathematics. Read more...

Teamwork-PuzzleEquality, Diversity, Inclusion

Oberwolfach is a meeting place for researchers from all over the world. Each year, more than 2500 guests visit the MFO - people of different ages, gender, cultural and social background. Around 25% of our guests come from German research institutions, 40% from further European countries and 35% from other regions of the world. They share their interest in mathematical research and come with the aim to exchange current results and develop new ideas together. For at least one week people work and live together at our institute. Read more...

open book with open access logo overlayedOpen Access

The MFO supports open access to quality-assured research results. As a publicly funded research organization we are conscious about our particular responsibility to society to make research results accessible to the public. In line with the Open Access Policy of the Leibniz Association our aims are to enhance the efficiency of international and interdisciplinary cooperation, to help accelerate research innovations and to increase transparency and verifiability. Read more...

ForestSustainability

Sustainability is an important guiding factor for the operations of the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach. The institute commits to the Sustainability Mission Statement of the Leibniz-Association and strives for sustainability in all processes of its business, in particular with regard to organizational development, research processes, personnel management as well as operation of buildings and infrastructure, procurement and transport. Read more...