Diversity Audit “Vielfalt gestalten" (shaping diversity) of the "Stifterverband" Donors' Association):
We are certified!

Diversity is an essential topic for our university. More than half of our students have a migrant background and more than a third are first-generation academics. This is why in 2017, the university applied for the Diversity Audit “Vielfalt gestalten” of the German "Stifterverband". Since then, we have worked on approximately ten goals by creating concepts for various fields of action and thus successfully advanced a strategy development process within two years. On the 18th of February 2020, the German "Stifterverband" awarded us the certificate of the “Vielfalt gestalten" Audit.

A lot of work by highly motivated colleagues

As part of the organisation development at the university, members of the Steering Committee have networked the various decentralized actors in the field of diversity at the university. The diverse measures that already existed before the audit were integrated into the audit process. They strengthen each other by linking within the framework of a general strategy. A core data catalog will help to evaluate the impact in the future. Open requirements are recognized and are now processed in a structured manner. For many people who have been working at Frankfurt UAS for a long time to support heterogeneous student groups the audit process enabled them to recognize the importance of diversity more easily: "We are a colorful bunch in our department, young and old, with different sexual orientations, and from all corners of the world. This mix of life experiences helps us to have a better understanding of the needs of international students, who raise children, or have disabilities, or have to work and offer them the best possible services so that they can have a good environment for their studies," describes Dunja Chapman, a staff member of the Campus IT department, the shared cognitive process. More diversity motivates employees to become involved in "Chancen durch Bildung"(Creating opportunities through education).  

Combining Strategy Processes

Diversity ensures democracy

A program of the "Stifterverband"

Project management Diversity Audit

Vera Jost
Referentin für Diversity Policies
Building 6, Room 212
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last updated on: 12.09.2021