Diversity Symposium 2021 with keynote speaker Kerstin Perez



14:00 - 16:00 hrs




Diversity, equity and inclusion in the sciences and beyond

The Diversity & Inclusion Symposium has become an important moment for us to reflect on our ambitions in the area of diversity and inclusion, come together as a community, and discuss how to move forward together. As indicated in our policy plan, which was published this summer, as an institution, we not only want to reflect the diversity of society, but also need to think critically about what it takes to offer a safe, and inclusive learning and work environment to all staff and students. This means having a critical look at our curricula, teaching and hiring practices, and perspectives which enrich our institution.  

Diversity and inclusion are important regardless of our work area or field. Hosted by the Faculty of Science, this year's symposium will focus on central questions facing us as teachers, students, staff and administrators in translating our ambitions in the area of diversity and inclusion into practice. What does inclusive teaching mean - and how can inclusion be applied to subjects such as physics? What measures can translate the ambition of more diversity in all positions, and in particular leadership positions, into actual change? What do students, staff and administrators need in order to take the necessary steps to achieve a more diverse and inclusive learning and working environment? What can we do, as a community, to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 in our teaching environment?  

Keynote speakers:

  • Ijeoma Uchegbu, Professor of Pharmaceutical Nanoscience at University College London
  • Kerstin Perez, Associate Professor of Physics, MIT
  • Edray Goins, Professor of Mathematics at Pomona College


Programme and Workshops