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TU Diversity Project 2016

There will be special opportunities relating to the various items under "Diversity", as part of the human resources development programme. Please register now!

Diversity

The goal of diversity management is to strengthen the positive overall atmosphere at the TU Wien, to prevent social discrimination of persons and to improve equal opportunities. The focus is not, however, on the minorities itself, but rather on staff members as a whole, with their individual differences and similarities.

On the one hand, these differences include those that are outwardly perceptible, of which the most important are gender, ethnicity, age and disabilities - and on the other hand, subjective differences such as sexual orientation, religious beliefs and ideology. Diversity management has the goal to not only emphasize and celebrate the diversity of staff members, but also attempt to utilise it for the organisation’s success.

TU Wien considers diversity management as very important which is also in TU Vision 2025+ process reflected:

  • What is TU Wien`s strategy/approach to this topic?
  • How/where is the strategy communicated?
  • What measures/projects are to be implemented at an operational level?
  • What framework conditions and structures are necessary for this?
  • What indicators and instruments are needed to evaluate the strategy’s effectiveness?
  • How does TU Wien wish to be perceived externally?

Many members of TU Wien have already dealt with these questions successfully and as experts in the past, which gave rise to both strategic documents and concrete measures.

The Diversity Management 2016 project is now beginning the attempt to supplement and summarise the information on these issues, based on existing documents and experiences, as well as specific feedback regarding the individual needs of staff members as a whole.

A working group of experts will collect and examine relevant documents and, for the first time, there will be special opportunities relating to the various items under "Diversity", as part of the human resources development programme:

Age(ing)
"I still want to do so much - 50 is the new 40?"
 
22 June 2016
Hedwig Schnabel-Zukal
Details and registration
Registrations for students at diversity@tuwien.ac.at

"Every generation is interested in cooperation"
26 September 2016
Christine Zach
Details and registration
Registrations for students at diversity@tuwien.ac.at

Interculturality: 1 Culture and internationality "TU around the world"- getting to know colleagues with intercultural background
29 September 2016
1 December 2016
Swantje Cooper, Simone Souczek, TU internationals
Details and registration
Registrations for students at diversity@tuwien.ac.at
 
Disabilities
"Recruiting +"

1 June 2016
Kerstin Jagsits
Details and registration
Registrations for students at diversity@tuwien.ac.at
 
These are the workshops for the first year’s topics, and we extend a warm welcome to you to participate in these workshops and to contribute to the multifaceted nature of TU Wien being experienced in a positive way by all staff members. The evaluation is an important part of this project, as participant of these workshops you have the possibility to take part in this survey.

Interested colleagues and students are cordially invited to co-create this project. Please feel free to write Sabine Pum at diversity@tuwien.ac.at if you are interested.

You can find information and details about the project at: http://www.tuwien.ac.at/dle/personalentwicklung/diversity_management 


Picture: © Heidemarie Pichler