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‘We need to become aware of injustice’

‘The main goal is to expand our knowledge on issues related to diversity and inclusion,’ say founders of UT initiative ‘Dialogical spaces for a diverse university’. They are organizing eight online sessions, with the first one held today, as well as producing a podcast series focused on diversity and inclusion at the UT.

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Diversity at the university: ‘Without hard data we'll never get there’

‘More diversity?’ In academic circles this phrase often still means ‘more women’, says Saskia Bonjour, political scientist and member of The Young Academy. Too little is being done for other target groups.

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Diversiteit aan de universiteit: ‘Zonder harde data komen we er nooit’

‘Meer diversiteit?’ Dat betekent aan de universiteit vaak nog steeds ‘meer vrouwen’, stelt Saskia Bonjour, politicoloog en lid van De Jonge Akademie. Voor andere doelgroepen wordt te weinig gedaan.

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Diversity welcome?

Lisa Waldera (25) is a master’s student Communication Studies from Bremen, Germany. For three years now, she’s been living on campus. Next to her study, she regularly visits the cinema and enjoys concerts of all music genres. Every other week she writes about her life at the University of Twente.

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Dutch House votes down diversity plans for higher education

There will be no ‘diversity barometer’ in higher education and research and no ‘diversity police’ patrolling campuses, if the Dutch of House of Representatives has its way.

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Kamer torpedeert plannen voor diversiteit in hoger onderwijs

Er moet in het hoger onderwijs en onderzoek geen ‘barometer’ voor diversiteit komen, vindt de Tweede Kamer. Ook mag er geen ‘diversiteitspolitie’ op de campus rondlopen.

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‘Diversity is the theme of my life’

‘I’m a woman, I’m brown, I’m often the minority,’ says Sterre Mkatini, the new Diversity & Inclusion Officer at the UT. ‘But’, she adds, she is not here to be a poster child for diversity.’ I’m here to work on a more diverse and inclusive environment for everyone.’

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Slower advancement of female professors

It may take until the year 2043 until there are as many female as male professors. The rapid increase in the number of female professors hired appears to have slowed down again.

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Minder snelle opmars vrouwelijke hoogleraren

Het kan zomaar tot het jaar 2043 duren voordat er evenveel mannen als vrouwen hoogleraar zijn. De snellere toename van het aantal vrouwelijke hoogleraren lijkt weer voorbij.

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Disabled student asks for better accessibility at the UT

‘I’m a disabled student at the University of Twente and over the years I have come across more and more issues in accessibility.’ Anouk Noordeloos (24), Industrial Design student, explains why she’s sent a letter to the UT Executive Board, asking them for help in improving the university for people with disabilities.

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New diversity and inclusion officer: Sterre Mkatini

The UT has found the diversity and inclusion officer in the person of Sterre Mkatini. It will be her task to improve the university’s policy on these topics. Mkatini will start her task this Friday.

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Universities are working on more diversity and safety

Higher education and research needs more female researchers and more researchers with a migration background. A new action plan also emphasises that something needs to be done to combat bullying and abuses of power.

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Nieuw actieplan voor meer universitaire diversiteit en veiligheid

Het hoger onderwijs en onderzoek heeft meer vrouwelijke onderzoekers nodig, en meer onderzoekers met een migratieachtergrond. Bovendien moet er iets gebeuren aan pesterijen en machtsmisbruik, staat in een nieuw landelijk actieplan dat minister Van Engelshoven vanochtend presenteerde.

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Ambassadors’ Network looks beyond gender

Not only focus on gender, but on diversity and inclusiveness as a whole. The Ambassadors' Network is moving in a new direction. 'A lot has changed at the UT, so it's good to look more broadly,' says chairperson Marieke Huisman.

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Ambassadeursnetwerk kijkt breder dan gender

Niet enkel focus op gender, maar op diversiteit en inclusiviteit in z’n geheel. Het Ambassadeursnetwerk vaart een nieuwe koers. ‘Er is best veel veranderd op de UT, dus het is goed om breder te kijken’, zegt voorzitter Marieke Huisman.

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UT starts diversity and inclusion office

The UT is planning to set up a central diversity and inclusion office for both students and employees. Starting in September, a diversity officer will be tasked to take the first steps to improve the university’s policy on diversity and inclusion.

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‘Let’s take the next step to include everybody’

To celebrate its 30-year anniversary and national Diversity Day, the Human Resource Management research group hosts a ‘Diversity Snacks & Drinks’ symposium this afternoon in The Gallery. HRM Professor Tanya Bondarouk talks about diversity versus inclusion and how the UT operates in that regard.

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