Diversity Management at TU Wien

TU Wien is particularly concerned to support all university members in their different life phases and career paths, in all their differences and commonalities. In doing so, Diversity Management pursues the goal of achieving an appreciative overall atmosphere at TU Wien, counteracting social discrimination against employees and students, and continuously improving equal opportunities.

"A diverse workforce is the best resource to enable the flexibility, innovation and creativity required for technical, university and social processes." (Source: TU Wien Equality Plan, 2017).

At TU Wien, we believe that all university employees must be involved in the implementation of this vision so that we can achieve a resource-oriented, respectful diversity culture in the long term. To achieve this goal, TU Wien Diversity Management operates in different fields of action:

For excellent science, we need the ideas, collaboration, and drive of everyone, regardless of their gender, color, country of origin, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.

Thersia Knobloch

Theresia, Knobloch, Research Unit of Microelectronics, TU Wien, on the occasion of her sub auspiciis doctoral speech

Aktuelle Aktivitäten

Studying in the Neurodiversity Spec lecturers on November 6th + 10thtrum Info sessions for students and

[Translate to English:] zwei gezeichnete Köpfe

Studying on the Neurodiversity Spectrum: Information events for students and lecturers on the topic of AD(H)S and autism spectrum (ASD).

AD(H)S (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) and Autism Spectrum (ASD) are household words to most people. Yet prevailing stereotypes such as "ADHD is only found in children" or "autistic people are all highly gifted nerds" define the notion of how and who those affected are. In fact, neurodiversity and the respective manifestations encompass a broad spectrum and affect more people than assumed.

To what extent AD(H)S or ASD affect the management of everyday study and how to deal with it, four self-afflicted experts answer in the context of two lectures:

For students:

on 6th of November, 1-5 pm (followed by questions and networking)

in Kuppelsaal, Karlsplatz 13, 4th floor

For lecturers:

on 10th of November, 12-2 pm

in lecture hall Radinger, Campus Getreidemarkt, building BD, 1st floor

or online via Livestream: 

https://live.video.tuwien.ac.at/room/bd01b33/player.html, opens an external URL in a new window

This was the Pride Biz Business Forum on September 13, 2023 at TU Wien

[Translate to English:] Podiumsgäste auf der Bühne des Festsaals der TU

Is AI unbiased?
LGBTIQ+ and Artificial Intelligence

Under this motto, the 11th LGBTIQ+ Business Forum , again together with the initiator IBM, took place. This year's host of the forum was the Vienna University of Technology.

During the forum, we approached the question of the extent to which artificial intelligence has the potential to prevent or fuel discrimination against LGBTIQ+ people from very different perspectives.

Participants included Katta Spiel with a keynote on "The database can't do it yet - What we learn from queer data about technical infrastructures" and Peter Purgathofer during the panel discussion.