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

Statement against sexual violence at the UvA

The Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) team and Faculty Diversity Officers are deeply appalled by the structural power abuse and power dynamics within the UvA which protect perpetrators rather than victims-survivors. We see these events not as isolated cases, but as part of a larger pattern of structural violence, power abuse and gaslighting of victims-survivors after … Continue reading Statement against sexual violence at the UvA

Racism: The other global pandemic – academia is not immune

By the Chief Diversity Officer Team University of Amsterdam students and staff have been speaking out against racism and have joined the protests and manifestations last week. The Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) team is asking the UvA community not to stay silent. Silence condones. Police brutality and anti-Black violence cannot be tolerated. The Chief Diversity … Continue reading Racism: The other global pandemic – academia is not immune

Student mentors are here for you!

For many students, especially vulnerable students, this unsettling pandemic situation can be very stressful and lonely. The mentors of ADP (Academic Diversity Program) want to offer support and listening space for these students and are therefore offering weekly online meet-ups; Every Wednesday, 13:00-15:00. These meet-ups are open for all UvA students, from all programs and faculties, to meet with … Continue reading Student mentors are here for you!

Diversity 2.0

By Chief Diversity Officer Anne de Graaf Two years into this highly politicized job and the level of resistance is shifting. I welcome everybody’s feedback and am using it in constructive ways. On the one hand there are people who see any change, let alone change that concerns diversity equity, and inclusion—as a threat. There … Continue reading Diversity 2.0

Speak out against racism and discrimination toward Asian students and staff

This is a statement by the Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) Team and the Central Student Council (CSR) of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) denouncing the recent rise in discrimination against Asian students and staff as a result of the spread of the new coronavirus. We call on all staff, students and members of the UvA … Continue reading Speak out against racism and discrimination toward Asian students and staff