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Current Events & News

We cordially invite you to visit our diversity-related events listed below and to read the latest news about diversity at HHU.

Workshop: Racism-critical perspectives in Higher Education

The Diversity Section is offering a workshop on June 18, 2024 for interested faculty, staff and students at HHU to address racism in the context of higher education. More information can be found here.

The Diversity Section is offering a diversity awareness training on April 17, 2024 for interested faculty, staff and students at HHU. Click here for more information.

Diversity basics workshop September 20 + 23, 2022

The Diversity Section is partnering with SeLL to offer diversity awareness training for interested HHU employees and students on May 17-19, 2022.

Click here for more information.


Diversity awareness training December 07 + 10, 2021

The Diversity Section, in collaboration with SeLL, will offer diversity awareness training for interested HHU faculty, staff, and students on December 07-10, 2021.

Click here for more information.

Diversity Training 15th-16th of June 2020

On 15th and 16th of June 2020 the Coordination Office Diversity will be offering a Diversity Training for interested employees and students of HHU in cooperation with the University Didactics.

Click here for more information.

Uniklinik Düsseldorf und Heinrich-Heine-Universität setzen strahlendes Zeichen für Vielfalt

Als Zeichen für Toleranz und Vielfalt und gegen Ausgrenzung erleuchten das Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf (UKD) und die Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf (HHU) in Regenbogenfarben. Von Mittwoch, 23. Juni 2021 zum Eintritt der Dämmerung bis Freitag wird das gemeinsam genutzte Gebäude der sogenannten O.A.S.E. (Gebäude 16.61) in bunt erstrahlen.

Für beide Institutionen ist die Beleuchtung und das gesendete Zeichen kein Gegenstand politischer Diskussionen, sondern schlicht ein Grundrecht: Sowohl am UKD als auch an der HHU arbeiten Menschen gleichberechtigt zusammen für das Wohl von Patientinnen und Patienten, in der Ausbildung der Fachkräfte von morgen und in der Forschung – und das unabhängig von Nationalität, ethnischer Herkunft, Religion, Weltanschauung, Behinderung, Alter, sexueller Orientierung oder Identität. Sowohl die Uniklinik Düsseldorf als auch die Universität sind Unterzeichner der Charta der Vielfalt und fördern ein vorurteilfreies Arbeitsumfeld.

Five Years Diversity Coordination Office

Our new brochure "Five Years Diversity Coordination Office" is still hot off the press. It 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.

Here you can find the document (pdf, german)

An app leads across campus

Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf (HHU) is the first university in North Rhine-Westphalia to offer blind and visually impaired people a digital orientation aid: Prorector Prof. Dr. Klaus Pfeffer presented the new BlindSquare app on Thursday. Where is the cafeteria, where is the library? The app tells users where they are and guides them to the desired location via voice output. This is intended to make the everyday life of many students and employees with visual impairments easier, because the campus is spacious, has many sections and building complexes.

Blind, visually impaired as well as interested sighted people can download the free version (BlindSq Event) for use on campus and/or the more comprehensive commercial app (BlindSquare; 43.99 €) from Apple's App Store (https://www.apple.com/de/ios/app-store/).

If you have any questions, please contact the Counseling Office of the Representative for Students with Disabilities or Chronic Illness in Building 24.21., Level 00, Room 33.

On this page you can find more information.


Reopening of the Room of Silence

At the end of March 2020, the "Room of Silence" at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU) had a round anniversary. Its 10th year of existence is now being celebrated - due to the Corona Pandemic - in a new guise: The walls have been freshly painted, new furniture has been purchased and the room has 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.

Recommendation for diversity sensitive Education

In order to do justice to the diversity at the university and the potential it offers in teaching, a didactic approach is needed in which greater attention is paid to diversity aspects. 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. They are parts of the overall strategy of the President’s Office for the promotion of diversity conscious perspectives on the institutional levels of education, research and administration of HHU. 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, a full english translation is in the making.


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