• Erich Lehner
  • Thomas Gesterkamp
  • Raewyn Connell


  • >> 21.October 2011 | 11.15-12.45h | FH Joanneum, Audimax
  • >> 21.October 2011 | 9.15-10.45h | FH Joanneum, Audimax
  • >> 20.October 2011 | 10.30-12.00h | FH Joanneum, Audimax




Fri, 10/21/2011 - 15:00 - 16:30

Diversity as a factor during studies

Many programs aim at promoting women (men in some fields) in underrepresented programs. Gender-screenings show in which studies there is an imbalance between men and women. Many established associations and platforms aim at a fair balance. Diversity is the keyword of the 21st century at Austrian universities. The concepts of gender, handicap, ethnicity, migration, financial status, etc. increasingly preoccupy the protagonists in tertiary education.

But let’s ask a provocative question: Is all this necessary? Do we need more focus on diversity at universities? Do the students of today and tomorrow have to actively perceive these issues?

Invited Experts:
Uli Alker, FH Campus Wien (Diversity Officer)
Barbara Hey, Uni Graz (Coordinator Gender- and Women’s Studies, Frauenförderung) / Representative of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber or the Federation of Austrian Industries / Representative of “gendered” institutions (e. g. high number of women, like regional hospital – nursing)/ Provincial Government Member for Integration and Diversity.


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