Launch Event : Paper On Equality, Diversity And Inclusion
The paper will be presented by its main author, Prof. Simone Buitendijk, Vice-Provost (Education) at Imperial College London. After the presentation, a panel will discuss the issues, with a policy perspective from the European level and with examples of universities’ actions from LERU universities’ senior management.
The paper is about creating a university that is truly open to anyone who has the talent and capability to contribute, irrespective of identity, social class, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, cultural background, disability, etc. It argues that progress towards an equal, diverse and inclusive university requires a more comprehensive, joined-up approach across the various missions, structures and cultures of our institutions. It examines key issues to be considered, based on available evidence and lays out opportunities and stepping stones for universities to develop a comprehensive strategy on EDI.