German Diversity Day: Diversity unites


Every year, RWTH Aachen University participates in the German Diversity Day, a nationwide initiative of the association "Charta der Vielfalt e.V.", which focuses on and celebrates the diversity (in) our society and working world with various activities. The Charta der Vielfalt is an employer initiative to promote diversity in companies and institutions. In 2009, the RWTH signed the Charta der Vielfalt - together with more than 3,500 companies and institutions. 


Next year the Diversity Day ...

... will take place on May 23, 2023


German Diversity-Day on May 23, 2023: Prof. Fereidooni gives a lecture on the topic "Criticism of Racism"

photo of Professor Karim Fereidooni Copyright: © Karim Fereidooni

As in the previous year, FH Aachen University and RWTH Aachen University will again participate jointly in the German Diversity-Day in 2023.

The Rectorate Staff Unit for Gender and Diversity Management of RWTH Aachen University and the Vice Rector for Diversity of FH Aachen University jointly invite all university members, as well as other interested citizens of the Aachen city region, to the Ford Hall of the SuperC.

Both universities will give an insight into their diversity activities and present current projects. The topic "Racial Criticism", which is currently much and also controversially discussed at universities, is the focus of the lecture by Prof. Dr. Karim Fereidooni. As an educational scientist at the Ruhr University in Bochum, he has, among other things, the research focus "Criticism of Racism in Educational Institutions".

Prof. Dr. Karim Fereidooni addresses possibilities of unlearning knowledge relevant to racism as well as building up competence critical of racism. The lecture provides answers to the question: What do individuals and institutions, especially universities, have to do in order to be critical of racism or to initiate an organizational development process that is critical of racism?

The event as well as the subsequent discussion will be moderated by Thorsten Karbach, Head of the Department of Press and Communication at RWTH.

Before and after the lecture and the discussion with Prof. Fereidooni, the Rectorate Staff Unit for Gender and Diversity and other actors of RWTH as well as the Vice Rectorate for Diversity of FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences will present current projects with posters and will be available for exchange.

The event is aimed at members of both universities and the interested public and is free of charge, personal registration is mandatory.

When? Tuesday, May 23, 2023 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Where? Ford-Hall in the SuperC of the RWTH, Templergraben 57 in Aachen
How? In Presence, registration required

5.30 pm Poster exhibition

6.00 pm Welcome and greetings by the hosts from RWTH and FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences

6.30 pm Lecture by Prof. Karim Fereidooni: "Criticism of racism: What do I need to know? What can I do? What can Aachen universities do?"

7.00 pm Discussion on the lecture, moderated by Thorsten Karbach, Head of the RWTH Press and Communication Department

7.30 pm Poster exhibition

Key Visual German Diversity Day 2023 of Charta der Vielfalt Copyright: © Charta der Vielfalt