The University of Passau regards diversity among its students and employees as an enrichment. We consider a culture that respects our employees and students, irrespective of their gender, ethnicity, origin, age, religious or other views and sexual orientation a necessity for excellent research and teaching. Freedom from discrimination is an important prerequisite for sustainability, international appeal, competitiveness, innovation and excellency.
In the target agreement for 2014 to 2018 (German), the University of Passau committed itself to creating a diversity concept. At the beginning of 2016, a working group was set up at an operational level to develop the concept. The working group comprises:
- Dr Ulrike Bunge, Academic Advice Service
- Ms Stefanie Dallmeier, International Office
- Mr Klaus Hammer-Behringer, Human Resources
- Ms Elisabeth Ifschitsch, Management Accounting and Statistics
- Dr Claudia Krell, Equal Opportunities Officer (Chair of the working group)
In March and November of 2016, round-table discussions were held on the topic. The completed diversity concept is expected to be adopted in the summer semester of 2017.
Vice President Jörg Fedtke, who took office on 1 October 2017, is responsible for the strategic development of the University's quality management and the diversity concept.