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.


17 October 2019
At the end of November, Routledge publishes "Cultures, Citizenship and Human Rights" by Prof. Rosemarie Buikema, Prof. Antoine Buyse and Prof. Antonius Robben.
meisjes en techniek
15 October 2019
Dutch science is struggling with strong gender stereotypes. How should this be fixed?
Seed Money. Foto: Tax Credits
15 October 2019
As usual in October we want to draw attention again to the possibility of applying for IOS 'seed money'.


14 November 2019
The Gender and Diversity Hub holds a monthly lunch conversations around issues of gender equality and diversity.
15 November 2019 10:00 - 17:30
During this symposium, we take a closer look to the interaction between institutions and identity formation of individuals and groups in modern society.
Film Cold War
25 November 2019 17:00 - 19:00
Set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s, the film depicts an impossible love story inimpossible times.