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Date/ Month Diversity Dimension Achievement/ Milestone

29. October


The brochure "Five Years Diversity Coordination Office" provides information on the most important projects of the Coordination Office since its implementation in 2015 on the initiative of the Vice Rector Pfeffer and is also a conclusion, as the cross-cutting issue of diversity will soon be located in the newly founded Heine-Center for Sustainable Development - Diversity, Environment and Health.

Click here to download the brochure (ger).

30. September


On September 30, the HHU's Diversity Steering Committee held a meeting, both digital and in person. Dr. Knoop, Director of the Equal Opportunities Group of the DFG, introduced herself to the Steering Committee with a keynote speech on the topic of diversity and the DFG.

10. September

Physical and Mental Abilities

On September 10, the BlindSquare app was officially introduced: an app for digital orientation for blind and visually impaired members of the HHU. By adapting the app to the HHU campus, it is now easier for students, staff and visitors to find their way around the university campus.

Press release and further information.

20. August Worldview and Religion/ Diversity

At the end of March 2020, the "Room of Silence" at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU) had it's ten year anniversary. The room had just been renovated: The walls had been freshly painted, new furniture had been purchased and the room had been set up jointly. From October 1st, 2020, the room invites you to stay and pause, to pray or meditate, to take a breath and let your soul dangle.

Press release.

25. June Diversity

At the end of June the Recommendation for diversity sensitive Education was published. The aim of the recommendation is to enable all students to participate successfully in the learning process and to support teachers with practical tips to further sharpen their diversity sensitive perspective. The Recommendation is available both as a print version in German and as a PDF download.

More information.

4. June


On June 4th, the Heinrich Heine University's Diversity Prizes were awarded for the second time. Laura Garcia Calderón (lecturers), Damon Mohebbi (students) and Tobias Koch (staff) were honoured. All three have dedicated themselves to the topic of diversity with particular commitment.
More information.

26. May



The 8th nationwide Diversity Day took place on May 26th. On the Instagram Account of the Coordination Office one could interactively participate in online actions of the Charter of Diversity. Over 100 people took part in a Diversity quiz via Instagram. [Due to the Corona Pandemic, events on campus had to be cancelled].

31. March


The end of the winter semester 2019/20 marks the anniversary of the start of the Diversity Buddy Program "1st Generation @HHU". A total of eight Buddy couples were accompanied over two semesters. The second cohort already comprises 12 Buddy pairs.

February Diversity

Since February 2020, all job advertisements at HHU have referred to the Audit 'Shaping Diversity' and the certification as a family-friendly university. The goal is to make HHU more attractive for all job seekers. After all, the HHU has set itself the goal of 'promoting the diversity of its employees'.


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