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Diversity & Inclusion

The Aurora workgroup on Diversity and Inclusion aims to:
(1) Create equal opportunities for our staff and students; (2) Create a working and learning environment at our universities in which different perspectives are explicitly valued and (3) Capitalize on the ability to generate creativity from different perspectives both in teaching and in education.

We do so by:

  • Identifying and exchanging good practices in research, education and supporting systems (research, education, HR, communication, campus). We also aim at developing new practices.
  • Setting up a research agenda that focuses on opportunities of diversity in higher education and on the effectiveness of existing and new practices
  • Stimulating joint activities aimed at developing diversity related competencies in our students (e.g., cultural events, competency training, diversity related courses, internships/summer school courses)
  • Stimulating joint activities aimed at developing diversity related competencies in our students

The first concrete results of the Aurora workgroup on Diversity and Inclusion are:

In addition to the projects which have been discussed in Reykjavik and which have been outlined above, previously a joint Horizon 2020 proposal has been put forward by 4 Aurora members: