Cluster of Excellence
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion grow in a transparent environment that creates visibility and perspectives. This is based on openness, respect, fairness and tolerance - discriminatory behaviour that violates boundaries will not be tolerated!

Sense of Unity

Appreciating a person and recognising their work are fundamental building blocks for creating a sense of unity. This requires communication, which shall not only take place from the top down, but also from the bottom up. A conversation at eye level is ideal.

Differences

Collaboration benefits from the creativity of a team with very different people. Being able to empathise with other perspectives and life situations and to adapt to them is making big difference.

Responsibility

Change and progress strengthen a scientific environment. Implementation shall take place collaborative. Protection against discrimination and creating a diverse workplace is everyone's responsibility. Supervisors and coordinators have a special obligation and shall set a good example.

Learn & Thrive

We want to get even better together, so we are learning more about anti-discrimination, mental health awareness and inclusive language, etc.

Equality & Equity

Giving everyone the same without considering their differences may mean treating everyone equally, but it does not create equality of opportunies. Instead, it is important to recognise the different circumstances of each person in order to achieve the best outcome for all. Giving each person the support they need creates equity and participation.

© Sonja Smalian
Janna-Lee Steenblock
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
© Sonja Smalian
Janna-Lee Steenblock
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion