12. May 2022

“Diversity Bears Great Potential” Diversity Days to raise awareness and promote networking: “Diversity Bears Great Potential”

Diversity Days to raise awareness and promote networking

To celebrate the German Diversity Day (May 31), the University of Bonn is organizing a special 3-day event. Between May 30 and June 1, members of the University get the opportunity to learn about the many aspects of diversity and network with existing stakeholders.

“It is very important to us that all members of the University realize the great potential diversity brings to University life,” says Prof. Dr. Irmgard Förster, Vice Rector for Equal Opportunity and Diversity. “From equal opportunity, also in education, to inclusion—many people are not aware of the exciting facets hidden behind the topic of diversity.” Raising interest and breaking down potential barriers further are key goals, she states. The event aims to increase awareness for diversity to create an equal opportunity University culture and a working environment free of prejudice.

On May 30, the Diversity Days kick off with a presentation on current diversity-related research projects at the Bonn University and State Library (USL). The aim is to raise the profile of different core areas of diversity in research and science at the University of Bonn and strengthen networks. The presentation will then be made accessible at the USL.

On May 31, a Fair of Opportunities is held in the courtyard of the University main building, where different initiatives and institutes will present their activities and services around diversity. Anyone interested is invited to obtain information and discuss and network with stakeholders.

June 1 is dedicated to “Diversity and family at the University of Bonn.” Starting off with an introductory talk from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, the day continues with a panel discussion focusing on the change of family, different family models as well as cultural norms and role models. The afternoon explores diversity of family life in a global context. A reading by the author Anne Waak will focus in particular on cultural diversity. A poster showing photos of members of the University and a reading corner with selected literature complement the event program. We kindly ask you register with the Office of Family Services beforehand via


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