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April 2020

Factbook Diversity

Would you like to know more about diversity in the context of business culture? Are you looking for current numbers on this subject? Or even concrete examples of how companies and institutions implement diversity? The Diversity Factbook of the Charta der Vielfalt offers first steps and the most important facts. You can find the Factbook in english (as a PDF-Download) here.

Advice for your time in isolation

The semester has started again and we all slowly wish back the daily routine. But the measures against the spread of the coronavirus will continue for a while, at least in a weakened form. The Federal Centre for Health Education has written a short guide on how we can ensure our well-being even during such long periods of isolation. You can find more information on this under the link in our bio. More information can be found at www.infektionsschutz.de/.../.
Information and help about studying digitally can be found at www.hhu.de/.../.


World Book and Copyright Day 2020

In 1995, UNESCO declared the 23rd of April as the "World Book and Copyright Day".  Around this day, bookstores in Germany give away the book "I gift you a story*" to around 1 million schoolchildren. "Reading is the central prerequisite for education, professional success, integration and sustainable social development," says Stiftung Lesen, and has therefore, too, set itself the goal of awakening the joy of reading and strengthening reading skills throughout Germany - regardless of material, cultural or social conditions. However, access to reading is just as much a requirement for a fairer world as is access to writing. The author Chimamanda Adichie explains the "Danger of a single story" and the necessity of diversity in literature: "The stories we read shape our understanding of the world, and if they are one-sided, this leads to prejudice and stigmatisation. More information can be found at www.welttag-des-buches.de and www.stiftunglesen.de. The speech of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is uploaded at www.ted.com/talks/.../.

Number of the month of April

The number of the month of April: At the HHU about 11% of the students have a foreign citizenship. This is shown in the student statistics from the winter semester 2018/19. Further information on the topic "(Inter)Nationality and Culture" at the HHU can be found here.

pART of Research competition for the year of 2021

The calendar competition of Heine Research Academies (HeRA) and the HHU Diversity Coordination Office enters its fifth round with the motto "Creative Through Diversity"! Show the fascination and diverse facets of your research to a broad audience! Colours, structures, people, (working) space - there are no limits to creativity. Special highlight for the 5th round of the calendar competition: All pictures will also be presented in the "pART of Research" exhibition at the University Library from the end of October till January. What are you waiting for? Participate now! For more information click here.

Start-Up-Contests at HHU

Do you use the time at home for a creative project? Or maybe you are already working on a start-up in the home office? If so, this news will be interesting for you: Two start-up competitions are currently taking place at the HHU! CEDUS is looking for your creative idea for a start-up with potential. All you need is an idea sketch! At the same time, the Society of Friends and Sponsors of the HHU is looking for the best start-up concept, for those of you who are already close to realization. Attractive prizes are awaiting you in both competitions. You can apply until 31.03., information can be found here. By the way: Did you know that diverse teams are more creative and diverse companies exhibit higher financial performance? It is therefore worthwhile to include diversity aspects in your concepts right now, and to design a diverse team for the future. More insights can be found at the Harvard Business Review (Link to the article) and on the website of McKinsey & Company (Link to the article).


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