Diversity Day on May 14

Researcher at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
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Let’s talk: Research and initiatives against racism at FAU

On May 14, the twelfth Diversity Day will be held across Germany, and FAU naturally has a great program of events lined up.

The Diversity Day is organized by the Office of Equality and Diversity together with the Vice President People, Prof. Dr. Andreas Hirsch, as well as student representatives, and will be held from 9 am until 3 pm in the multifunctional space “EG Mensa Süd”, Erwin-Rommel-Straße 60 in Erlangen.

Our main topics on May 14, 2024 will be internationalization and racism. The event will be held in English.

We would like to cordially invite all students and members of FAU. Come along and enter into discussions with experts from the faculties or those involved in central projects, with students and with colleagues.

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Harriet Ziegler, diversity management officer at FAU, outlines the program:

Harriet Ziegler, diversity management officer at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Harriet Ziegler, diversity management officer

“This year, FAU is once again participating in the German Diversity Day with an interesting program, and we would like to cordially invite everyone to attend! Together with experts from research, teaching and administration, we will discuss our vision of a university with an international outlook.

We will talk about opportunities and successes, but will also cast a critical eye on difficulties and discrimination at our university.

Come along and be inspired by the experiences of prestigious female international researchers and find out all about exciting projects organized by female early career researchers, both students and postdoctoral researchers, and initiatives at our university, as anti-racism work does not only enrich the FAU community, it also provides innovative impulses for improving society.

Everyone is very welcome, we look forward to seeing you!”

The program:

Program for Diversity Day 2024 at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg9 am: Welcome: Harriet Ziegler, Diversity Management

Panel discussion: #FAUtogether: Shaping an international University

  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Hirsch, Vice President People
  • Prof. Dr. Maria Rentetzi, Internationalization Officer
  • Shima Hosseinzadeh, Doctoral Candidates’ Representative (Faculty of Engineering)
  • Kerstin Sommer, Head of the Welcome Center
  • Moderation: Dr. Henni Appell, Strategic Projects

10:50 am: FAU goes Europe: Explore your international opportunities with EELISA

  • Johanna Hojer, EELISA
  • Jonathan Kolb, EELISA Student Representative

11:45 am: Walk & talk & snack

12:30 pm: Introduction “Let’s Talk: Research on and Initiatives against Racism at FAU”

12:45 pm: What´s up with your privilege?

  • AG Antirassismus Medizin, student initiative (Faculty of Medicine)

1:15 pm: Introduction of the staff network MosaicFAU – Community of PoC

  • Noran Omran, Initiator of the Network

New Alman Écriture

  • Noran Omran, PhD candidate & Speaker of the RTG Literature and the public sphere
  • Laura Sturtz, PhD candidate of the RTG Literature and the public sphere

2:15 pm: What do I care? – Anti-racist educational work with young people using the example of the radio project “Warum hört das nicht auf zu brennen? Auf den Spuren des NSU”. (“Why does it not stop burning? On the trail of the NSU”).

  • Bernadette Rauscher, student in the Master’s degree program Theater – Research– Transfer, FAU Innovator 2023

3:45 pm: Outlook and farewell

To the Diversity Day 2024 website