Frequently Asked Questions
Utrecht University provides various training courses in the field of diversity and inclusion to university employees. You can find these courses on intranet (login required):
- Inclusive recruitment and hiring for Professors
- Diverse recruitment and selection for Managers
- Working in a diverse environment – Dealing with differences at work
- Inclusive leadership
- Active Bystander
- Dealing with Inappropriate Behaviour
Utrecht University annually monitors the number of women among professors, senior lecturers, assistant professors, PhD candidates and first-year students. The most up-to-date numbers can be found in the EDI Annual Review 2022 (pdf).
Students or employees who are dealing with inappropriate behaviour, such as sexual harassment, aggression, violence, discrimination, racism or bullying, can contact the Confidential Advisor for advice and support. An appointment will be scheduled as soon as possible. This is often already possible in a few days.
Code of Conduct
The university has a Code of Conduct on Inapproriate Behaviour to prevent and combat undesirable behaviour.
Center against discrimination province of Utrecht
Are you dealing with discrimination or racism outside Utrecht University? If you are, we advise you to contact Art.1 Central Netherlands (Art.1 MN) the center of expertise for equal treatment and against discrimination for residents of all municipalities in the province of Utrecht. Besides reporting experiences with discrimination, you can go there for information, advice, legal support and someone to talk to.
Unfortunately, we cannot respond to all requests from students to participate in research projects or interviews. We would like to refer you to the EDI Strategy and Action Plan 2021 – 2025 (pdf) and to the Annual Review 2022 (pdf). More information on the mission, vision and goals can be found on the page Publications. If you want to be kept up to date on EDI activities, you can sign up for the EDI newsletter.
Do you have an idea for a project or an initiative to improve diversity and inclusion within the university, and do you need financial support to realise this? If you do, you can file an application with the Stimulation Fund Diversity and Inclusion. The EDI Office allocates an annual sum of € 25,000 for projects and activities that improve diversity and inclusion among students and employees.
Projects and activities are eligible for the Stimulation Fund if they:
- link up with the Strategic Plan of Utrecht University;
- are relevant to multiple faculties/management boards;
- contribute to diversity and inclusion for a broader demographic within Utrecht University;
- require a maximum of € 5,000 per application;
- are not eligible for other funds/grants within Utrecht University.