Diversity Management


Diversity and equal opportunities have been significant topics for years here at RWTH, they are topics we are actively tackling. It is our aim to build this University as a place where everyone can study, teach, work, and conduct research − free from prejudices, discrimination, and exclusion.”

Univ.-Prof. Ulrich Rüdiger, Rector of RWTH Aachen University


RWTH recognizes that excellent, innovative, and socially relevant science can only thrive in an environment that puts individuals first and treats all university members with their diverse life situations and goals with respect and appreciation.

On the following pages, you will find detailed information about our Diversity Strategy, further strategy papers on the topic, stakeholders, advising opportunities, and continued education offers as well as further knowledge and recommendations on how you can consider and reflect on the topic in your own life.


Diversity at RWTH

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A wide range of services, institutions, and strategy papers contribute to diversity management at RWTH. We have compiled many different topics related to diversity and equal opportunities in the following overview.


RWTH's 2022-2027 Diversity Strategy

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RWTH's Diversity Strategy forms both a foundation and serves as a strategy paper, presenting our understanding of diversity and how it is structurally embedded at the University. Planned initiatives for diversity are set out in four Spheres of Action.


FAQ on Diversity

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What does "diversity" actually mean and what does it have to do with me and my studies/work at RWTH? You will find answers to questions like these in our FAQ section.


Nice to Know

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Do you want to learn more about the topics? Here you will find publications on diversity and anti-discrimination in research from different disciplines, podcasts on the topic, toolboxes for your own work in research and innovation, and tips on diversity-sensitive PR work.