Purple Friday

On 'Purple Friday' people show their solidarity with young people who are gay, bisexual, lesbian and transgender by wearing purple. In 2010 Purple Friday was organized for the first time in the Netherlands. It always takes place at the second Friday of December and is organized by the network of Gay-Straight Alliances (GSA) of the … Continue reading Purple Friday

Spotlight: Research on Ethnic discrimination in the Dutch labor market

Finding a job is a struggle for everyone, but for some people more than others. At least, that is precisely what Bram Lancee, associate professor of Sociology at the UvA, reveals in his recent work on ethnic inequality in the labour market.  In a large-scale field experiment, Lancee sent 4,200+ fictitious applications to real-life job … Continue reading Spotlight: Research on Ethnic discrimination in the Dutch labor market

Diversity Officer stays on for three more years

Anne de Graaf will continue as UvA’s Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) for another three years. De Graaf began her work in November 2017 as a consequence of the presentation of the Diversity Committee's final report in 2016. De Graaf will also continue to teach at Amsterdam University College in the fields of human rights and … Continue reading Diversity Officer stays on for three more years

Spotlight: How integration should work in European campuses

by Ugur Ümit Üngör In the second half of 2019, I spent a semester teaching history at the University of California in Los Angeles. The superdiversity of California universities demonstrates the need for European campuses to be more inclusive - not for window-dressing, but for substantial reasons: linguistic skills, cultural background knowledge, and non-Eurocentric perspectives. Read … Continue reading Spotlight: How integration should work in European campuses

Launch: National Action Plan on Diversity and Inclusion

As of 1 September, the Netherlands has a national action plan to promote diversity and inclusion in teaching and research. With this action plan (in Dutch) , the Dutch universities and research institutions, in conjunction with the government, have taken a further step in their commitment to diversity and inclusion. Nine parties signed the plan, including the … Continue reading Launch: National Action Plan on Diversity and Inclusion

Our Embedding EDI blog is live

The University of Birmingham (UoB) and the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have joined together in a strategic partnership that aims to build upon our long-standing Universitas 21 connection, and enhance collaborative opportunities between our institutions, focused around Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). Drawing on the outstanding EDI related research at both universities. Read More on: … Continue reading Our Embedding EDI blog is live