The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at HHU is committed to openness and inclusion. Under this link you will find general information on diversity, as well as helpful links and contact persons at the faculty.
A guide provided by the Diversity Coordination Office on how to plan and carry out barrier-free events - in class and at functions.
If you have any questions regarding accessibility, please contact the Advice Center of the Representative for Students with Disabilities or Chronic Illnesses in advance.
A Guide for CAU Teachers
Students with health impairments or disabilities are dependent on special support during their studies. The University of Kiel advises and accompanies these students and has made structural adjustments to make it easier for them to study: technical learning aids, alternative exams or time extensions for exams and term papers to compensate for disadvantages are just a few examples presented in this brochure.
Handbook for Low-Barrier Teaching in german (PDF-Download)
When planning digital learning opportunities, it is important to consider the highest possible degree of accessibility. The Diversity Coordination Office, together with the Counselling Centre for Students with Disabilities or Chronic Illnesses (BBSt) and the Centre for Information and Media Technology (ZIM), has compiled a "paper of nine points" (german, pdf download) which is intended to support teachers in this process.
In order to ensure that students with possible impairments are not excluded due to technical problems, tips and suggestions for the most successful organisation and participation in digital courses are currently being compiled. You can find the document here (german, pdf download).
The leaflet "Diversity at HHU" contains information on diversity, the individual dimensions of diversity and the appropriate HHU counselling centres.
Diversity at HHU (english) (Pdf-Download)
A guideline of the IQ Competence Centre for Intercultural Opening and Anti-Discrimination for the planning of diverse, sustainable and inclusive events.
Brochure "Planning and implementing events" (PDF-Download, german)
The glossary provides HHU-specific terms regarding its institutions, offices, study-and research programs among others in German and English.
German English Glossary of HHU (PDF Download)
A guide for lecturers and staff with recommendations for dealing with students with chronic diseases and disabilities from the commissioner for students with disabilities and chronic diseases can be found here:
"Didactical Guide (German)" (Pdf-Download)
Diversity management is a task that a university must face as an overall organisation. The volume "Learning and Teaching Diversity - A University Book" provides a comprehensive look at the work with diversity at higher education institutions. In practical contributions, diversity experts from universities in Germany and abroad share their knowledge and experience of diversity management in the core areas of teaching, research, strategy/structures/processes and competence development.
Learning and Teaching Diversity - a university book in german (link to free download)
Diversity Competence in Higher Education: An e-learning tool for university lecturers
This instrument is aimed at university lecturers who want to develop their diversity skills. It was developed jointly by the University of Cologne and the RWTH Aachen University to support you in implementing diversity-compatible teaching.
Important note for non-affiliates of the University of Cologne: Register with ILIAS using your name and e-mail address. Then you have to click the confirmation link that will be sent to you by e-mail within one day. Then go to the tab "Magazine" on your homepage and click on "DiVers". On the far right of the page you can confirm your membership under "Actions". You are then automatically a member of the DiVers project.
A handbook with terms on sexual and gender diversity, created by the project ANDERS & GLEICH of LAG Lesben in NRW.
Gender-sensitive language contributes actively to social change, helps to reduce discrimination and enables the visibility of diverse groups. Below you can download the guide to gender-sensitive language of the Central Equal Opportunities Officer of HHU.
Guide "Gender-sensitive Language" (German) (Pdf-Download)
Online tool for self-evaluation and further education at the University of Frankfurt to support teaching staff in self-reflecting on their practice as university teachers and in developing gender-equitable teaching.
The „Recommendation for diversity sensitive Education” and the extended digital version are aimed at providing all students with a successful participation in the learning process. The goal of this recommendation is to give lecturers the tools to further their diversity sensitive perspective. The Download link for the recommendation and a brief outline of its contents can be found here.
In order to ensure that the relationship between staff members is always characterized by mutual respect, esteem and compassion, HHU has adopted a Leadership Code of Conduct. This is directed both to the professors as well as to all other senior staff members of the University. It relays to our understanding of management and emphasizes the importance of motivation, support, active communication and transparent decisions.
Broschure Leadership Code of Conduct (German) (Pdf-Download)
The team of the university didactics within the iQu project has collected the most common questions and requests from lecturers at HHU and has put together methods to help you design your day-to-day teaching.
Collection of Methods (German) (PDF-Download)