A positive attitude towards diversity is a hallmark of Bielefeld University: it pursues the goal of appreciating the diversity of the people who work, study, teach and research here and of promoting their different skills, talents and competences. Diversity, heterogeneity and difference represent the foundation of innovative research at Bielefeld University and are the basis of academic life.
At the moment, increased efforts are being made to sustainably improve the situation of TIN* persons on campus. This includes adapting staff and student organisation processes to existing needs, measures to inform and raise awareness in the teaching and working context, and promoting a cultural change in which all identities have equal rights and are protected from discrimination and violence.
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„The university appreciates and promotes the diversity of all university members with their different abilities, talents and competencies. It breaks down barriers and is committed to the active and equal participation of all university members..“
This is the maxim behind the "Diversity Plan for a Diversity-Sensitive and Barrier-Free Bielefeld University", or Diversity Plan for short. In connection with the Diversity Policy, it serves the development and realization of a diversity strategy adapted to Bielefeld University.
Contact in case of experience of discrimination
This address is not served by Diversity. The following employees are reached through this contact:
Heidrun Kuhnt, advisor to the Counseling Center for Employees and Managers.
Christine Rausch (Dr. jur.), Coordinator Orientation Studies for International Students with and without a Refugee Background (NaWiOS).
The counseling is confidential and can also be used anonymously.
Bielefeld University's Diversity Policy aims to establish the institution's positive attitude towards diversity and to provide a basis for action in dealing with diversity within the organization.
In 2018, the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft e.V. (Donors' Association for the Promotion of Sciences and Humanities in Germany) opened the Diversity Audit "Shaping Diversity" process for Bielefeld University. Over the next two years, the steering group for the diversity policy project and a steering committee set up specifically for the audit with university members from research and teaching, studies, and administration and technology will work on selected priority topics for the promotion of diversity at our university.