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Equality and Diversity
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A university thrives on intellectual diversity and thus on the diversity of its students, employees, guests, subjects, and areas. For a university and its members, the constructive interaction of diverse perspectives, knowledges, competences, and experiences is an invaluable enrichment as it inspires and releases innovation potential.

Appreciating and promoting individual and socio-cultural diversity, gender equality while avoiding and eliminating all forms of discrimination are guiding principles at the University of Jena.

We aim to ensure that people who are interested in studying or working with us are given full access on the basis of their talent and that all university members and affiliates are given equal opportunities to participate and develop their full potential within the possibilities and regulations of the university. We take into account legally protected characteristics as well as personal circumstances that may be difficult to reconcile with university life and promote a culture of appreciation and fairness in everyday study and work.

Diversity creates uniqueness — our personality, our team, our university.

News and events

Grundgesetz Artikel 3 - Text dargestellt in einer Leselupe
Podcast miniseries “The Just University. Visions of a good and diverse academia“External linkde
In interviews with scientists, the question of how a just, diverse and democratic university should be conceived was explored. Episode 3 with Raewyn Connell is available in English. The series was produced by the Thuringian Competence Network Equality and the Universities of Göttingen and Frankfurt.

Information, support, contacts

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Promoting equal opportunities
Biology laboratory at the University of Jena
Equal opportunities and diversity in academia
Employees of the University of Jena at the University’s summer festival 2017
Academic, technical, and administrative employees
Seminar with a heterogeneous group of students
Heterogeneity as a challenge and opportunity
Researcher pipetting in the lab
Gender, diversity, and equal opportunities in research
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Gender and diversity competence as key qualifications
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Your contacts for service, advice, representation of interests

Equality and diversity management

Office of the Vice-President for Early Career Researchers and Diversity Management
Uwe Cantner, Prof. Dr
Uwe Cantner
Universitätshauptgebäude
Fürstengraben 1
07743 Jena

Information, advice, and representation of interests

Equal Opportunities Officer
Annette Weinke, apl. Prof. Dr
Room E010
Fürstengraben 13
07743 Jena
Diversity Officer
David J. Green, Univ.-Prof. Dr
Room 104
Zwätzengasse 3
07743 Jena