“Inclusive teaching and research, a good reflection of society and a safe and accessible learning and working environment. The new Diversity and Inclusion Work Plan has set the direction of University policy and aims to create a university where everyone feels respected and at home. Diversity Officer Aya Ezawa on the key steps to achieving this.
Over the past five years we have put the theme of diversity firmly on the map, says Diversity Officer Aya Ezawa. She has written the Diversity and Inclusion Work Plan, which was recently adopted by the Executive Board and will be implemented over the coming years. It has become much more self-evident that there should be gender balance at the top, and the number of female professors and administrators is increasing. The number of international lecturers and students is also growing rapidly at most faculties. Data on ethnic diversity, in particular on Dutch students and staff with a migration background, is not yet available.”