An inclusive university
Much more can be done to promote equality, inclusion and diversity issues. The appointment of Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) Anne de Graaf in November 2017 provided an impetus to the changes the UvA wants to make. With effect from 1 February 2022, Machiel Keestra will be the new Central Diversity Officer (CDO) of the University of Amsterdam. Together with the Faculty Diversity Officers, CDO Team, representatives from the Faculty Student Council tasked with promoting diversity, other colleagues and the student body, the Central Diversity Officer strives to realise a more inclusive university dedicated to social justice and characterised by equality, inclusion as well as diversity. In these efforts, we focus on ethnic diversity and the equality and inclusion of people from all manner of social and cultural backgrounds, genders, faiths, sexual orientations and degrees of ability.
Because every faculty has its own unique identity and issues to tackle, each faculty has its own Faculty Diversity Officer. These people will, in consultation with their faculty communities, help establish the diversity policy for their respective faculties.
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Read about our vision and the initiatives and events taking place within our UvA community. You are also warmly invited to make a contribution by sending a message to our suggestion box, or by submitting a blog, column or editorial (anonymously, if you prefer). Not only do we want this page to be a place to share information; we also want it to become an opportunity for staff and students to express their thoughts on the topic of diversity. We are looking forward to hearing from you
In this online magazine you can read the 2021 annual report and the 2022 plan.