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.
Diversity inspires: This is demonstrated by the Diversity Award of Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU), which has now been awarded for the third time. The honorees represent all those who are committed to equal opportunity and ensure that everyone can freely develop their potential. Excellence through diversity - they breathe life into this HHU principle.
On May 19, 2021, the Diversity Award was presented to Prof. Dr. Klaus Pfeffer, former Vice Rector for Strategic Management and Equal Opportunity and Head of the Medical Institute of Microbiology, to Danielle-Christine Ebers, research assistant at the Faculty of Humanities, and to medical student Caroline Ogechukwu Okoli. The three honorees were chosen by a committee consisting of representatives of all status groups, Prorector Prof. Dr. Stefan Marschall, and the head of the Diversity Section (formerly the Diversity Coordination Office) of the Heine Center for Sustainable Development, Dr. Inge Krümpelbeck. She emphasized, "The response to the Diversity Award continues to grow, which makes me very happy. Despite Corona, 20 people were nominated." Professor Marschall likewise sees the positive developments: "It's great that, also through this award, awareness of the opportunities our university has through its diversity has grown."
More information can be found at www.diversity.hhu.de/en/diversity-prize.
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.
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.
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.
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.