Frequently Asked Questions
Utrecht University provides various training courses in the field of diversity and inclusion to university employees.
- 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 Annual Review 2019-2020.
The percentage of female professors employed at Dutch universities is 24.2 %, as is shown in the Women Professors Monitor 2020. Utrecht University is in the fifth position in the overview with 28% female professors.
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.
There are two Confidential Advisors for Inappropriate Behaviour: Ms Marian Joseph and Mr Frank Peters. They can be contacted directly for the purpose of scheduling an appointment on phone number +31 30 253 7328 (Marian Joseph) or +31 30 253 2256 (Frank Peters). You can also reach them by email: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. 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 and to the Annual Review 2019-2020. More information on the mission, vision and goals can be found on this page. 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.