The University of Basel is committed to sustaining a strong Diversity Culture by valuing the experiences and perspectives of its members, and by fostering their diverse potentials regardless of age, gender, gender identity, origin, language, sexual orientation, religion, political beliefs, mental and physical impairment, or personal lifestyle and living situation. To implement and monitor its diversity agenda the University of Basel sustains a Diversity Office.
Diversity offers enormous innovation potential for an open, creative and productive working environment and thinking culture - diversity is thus guarantor of an excellent university. An active diversity management promotes a diversity culture in the realms of studies, research and administration. A diversity culture is characterized by non-discrimination and accessibility. It is equality-oriented as well as family-friendly. Its implementation follows on three levels:
- Diversity Management
In cooperation with various university units, a university-wide diversity concept is being implemented with the purpose to ensure that processes in the realms of studies, research and administration are free of discrimination and barriers. University procedures and strategies, as well as their legal basis, are furthermore being reviewed as to ensure that the University guarantees equal opportunities for women and men.
- Gender- and diversity-responsive promotion of excellence
The University of Basel seeks to foster the potential of all its members so that they achieve their goals while working or studying at the University of Basel. A second priority aim is to noticeably increase the proportion of women at the higher qualification levels.
- Personal integrity
The University of Basel is committed to an appreciative work culture in which the personal integrity of employees is respected and protected. The University does not tolerate sexism and sexual harassment, discrimination, bullying or abuse of power. The Personal Integrity Coordination Office is charged with supporting and ensuring this appreciative work culture.