Our university emphasises equal opportunities and diversity. H-BRS offers its members an appreciative, cooperative working, learning and living environment, gives due consideration to professional capacity in various life contexts, and guides students to the best possible success in their studies.
The diversity management of the H-BRS strengthens the togetherness, serves to secure the future of our university, has an effect on the region and makes an important contribution to anti-discrimination work. It represents an asset for the professional and personal development and growth of all university employees.
Diversity management has the following focal points: Setting impulses - Creating visibility - Networking actors
Diversity Steering Committee
The Vice President for International Affairs and Diversity (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Bode), the Presidential Commissioner for Diversity (Prof. Dr. Annette Menke) and the Head of Diversity Management (Sarah Friedrichs) form the Diversity Steering Committee, which is responsible for implementing the diversity strategy and sets the strategic framework. The Diversity Steering Committee takes up impulses from the President' s Office and reports on diversity activities at the H-BRS.
Central Diversity Management Team
The task of the central Diversity Management team is to consider diversity aspects at a strategic and conceptional level and across the university. In addition, our diversity management is a point of contact for discrimination at H-BRS.
The central Diversity Management Team is composed of:
Head of Diversity Management (team leader) – Sarah Friedrichs
Coordinator International Affairs and Diversity – N/A
Coordinator Inclusive University and Diversity – Katrin Maag
Inclusion assistance - Vivien Herrig
Research and student assistants, interns, students working on Master's or Bachelor's projects or theses related to diversity
Diversity audit successfully completed
In a two-year process, H-BRS underwent the diversity audit of the Donors' Association for the Promotion of Sciences and Humanities in Germany. On March 9, 2021, the university received the "Shaping Diversity" certificate from the Stifterverband for a successful audit.