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Diversity affects everyone and offers a means to help the University of Amsterdam become a more inclusive work and study environment. Or, as the report states: ‘Diversity is a precondition for excellence. Top universities like Harvard consider diversity to be vital to the quality of education. It is crucial to expand students’ knowledge and ways of knowing so that they become aware of the growing global interconnectedness and they can gain the ability to see the world through the eyes of others.’

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During the past six months the Diversity Commission has been researching how to improve diversity at the University of Amsterdam. In particular, they have focused on diversity of knowledge in curricula, research areas and teaching methods as well as diversity of experiences, opportunities and backgrounds. The research has led to a number of concrete recommendations. Do you want to know more, share your own experiences or put forward ideas? Come to one of the three feedback sessions in September. Your input will be valuable for the final report, which will be presented by the Diversity Commission on 12 October in the Doelenzaal of the University Library.

Talk Back! Community Feedback Sessions

Tuesday, 13 September: 19:00-21:00 in CREA (Theatre Room), Nieuwe Achtergracht 170, Amsterdam.

Friday, 16 September: 12:00-14:00 at the Science Park (Hall D0.101), Science Park 904, Amsterdam.

Wednesday, 21 September: 17:15-19:15 in the Maagdenhuis (central hall), Spui 21, Amsterdam.

Presentation of final report

Wednesday, 12 October: 09:00-11:00 in the University Library (Doelenzaal), Singel 425, Amsterdam.

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