The word 'diversity', in the context of a university community, relates to the heterogeneity of people, biographies and life situations. Promoting diversity in higher education has the aim of establishing equal opportunities for educational advancement and participation, equal rights on campus and the advancement and integration of previously under-represented groups in higher education. For the University of Passau, diversity is a way to become even more vibrant, cosmopolitan and equitable. The diversity of its students, teachers and staff is both a responsibility and a strength of the University. Differences such as gender, language, ethnicity, origin, world view or religion, political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, physical and mental capacity as well as unusual personal and professional paths in life question familiar perspectives and provide impulses for scientific creativity and innovation' (excerpt translated from Diversity Concept 2019–22 of the University of Passau (German), page 1, first paragraph).