What can organisations do to enhance the diversity, including the position of women and other under-represented groups, in their organization? How do we combat the discrimination and devaluation of minority groups? The Gender and Diversity Hub of Utrecht University joins forces with societal partners to solve complex gender and diversity issues, as well as to develop strategies for implementing diversity in order to achieve societal inclusion and change. The Gender and Diversity Hub is part of research expertise area Institutions for Open Societies.

Why is inclusion important?

Research has demonstrated that building a society that is inclusive for all genders, ethnicities and other group dimensions alike, is crucial from a fundamental rights and individual fairness perspective, from a societal perspective and an economic perspective.


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9 July 2019
Gender inequality is still a worldwide problem. Why is it so important to fix it? With historian Dr Sarah Carmichael.
24 June 2019
Two Utrecht University projects from have received a funding from the NWO programme PHDs in the Humanities.
Prof. dr. Bas van Bavel.
21 June 2019
Economic historian professor Bas van Bavel has received the NWO Spinoza Prize of 2.5 million euros, the highest scientific distinction in the Netherlands.


16 September 2019 09:00 - 17:00
One day dedicated to all facets of IOS research, centered around the theme: European Open Societies in 2030 - Challenges and Institutional Responses.