Vor dem Hintergrund des Ilse-Wallentin-Hauses hält eine Person das Schild mit der Aufschrift "Raum für Vielfalt" in die Kamera.

Vor dem Hintergrund des Ilse-Wallentin-Hauses hält eine Person das Schild mit der Aufschrift "Raum für Vielfalt" in die Kamera.

How should diversity be lived and experienced at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in the future?

At the kick-off of the BOKU Diversity Strategy (DSB) on November 16 from 13:00 to 17:00 this important question will be answered in a participatory way. All BOKU members are cordially invited to participate and to jointly contribute ideas and recommendations for action at the kick-off. They will be accompanied by BOKU internal and external experts in the fields of equality, diversity and inclusion.

Welcome Rector LL.M. Univ.Prof. Mag. Dr.iur. Eva Schulev-Steindl

Keynote Dr.in Roswitha Hofmann

World Café Within the framework of a World Café format, topic tables on the individual fields of action will be available: Diversity and University Management, Diversity and Studies, Diversity and Teaching, Diversity and Research, Diversity and International Affairs, Diversity and Human Resources, Open Topic Table Diversity and (...). Along guiding questions, important impulses for BOKU can be discussed and ideas for measures can be contributed.

Moderation Gabriele Bargehr, DSA.in, MSc

Exchange and Networking After the content-related exchange, there will be time for further exchange over snacks and DJ sounds.

Many elements, bright colors and the possibility of variable composition, the diversity star symbolizes diversity of perspective, mobility and transformation.

New (color) spaces emerge through the overlapping of the color spectrum and illustrates the importance of the intersection and interaction of the individual parts. Only the combination enables something new to emerge, only through the involvement of all individual parts can the overall work succeed.

Logo der Diversitätsstrategie der BOKU mit Sternsymbol und dem Claim Sustainable Diversity

With the implementation of a Diversity Strategy, BOKU is committed to a culture of diversity and an attitude of appreciation towards all students and employees at BOKU.

Like all areas of society, universities are also permeated by power relations that affect individuals in the form of privileges and disadvantages. As a university, BOKU has a social responsibility to enable equal participation and successful studying and working for all*.  

One of BOKU's essential concerns is to make diversity liveable but also visible and to create a fair environment for all members. With concrete measures in the areas of study, teaching, research, personnel and international affairs, BOKU is committed to dismantling structural barriers in order to achieve equal access and advancement opportunities for all*.