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Diversity Days

This is the preliminary program for the Diversity Days 2024. The registration starts in April.



University Campus Bonn Poppelsdorf

The Vice Rectorate for Equal Opportunity and Diversity is organising the third Diversity Days at the University of Bonn. The program includes the topics "Language Connects" and "Women Empowering STEM".

Day 1 - Language Connects

The event will be held in German, with simultaneous translation into English and German sign language

Language is an expression for the perception and interpretation of the world and diversity. It can create identity and a sense of belonging and is therefore a central element on the path to an inclusive university. How can an inclusive language be established at the university that appropriately represents and includes all members of the university – far from discrimination?


9:30 a.m. Arrival

9:45 a.m. Welcome, Greeting by Vice Rector Förster

10:00 a.m. "Experiences of discrimination at the university"Prof Dr Karim Fereidooni, Ruhr University Bochum

11:15 a.m. "The English language knows no gender"? - Gender-inclusive language in English and GermanHanna Bruns, University of Bonn

"Trans* Dress and Fashion. Meanings for Dress."Ted Richthofen, University of Bonn

12:30 p.m.Break / Walk and Talk at the Market of Opportunities

From 2:00 p.m. Workshops (in German)

Diversity Days 2
© Volker Lannert, University of Bonn

Day 2 - Women Empowering STEM

The event will be held in English

Get ready to be inspired as you connect with female professors from our university and learn more about exciting science across Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Computer Science and Medicine.

You can look forward to insightful talks from successful women in academia, sharing their personal journeys and career paths. Additionally, you can participate in informal networking sessions over lunch, where you have the opportunity to talk with professors and early career scientists, establishing valuable new connections. In the afternoon, the program is rounded off with a selection of soft skills workshops focusing on career planning and networking strategies.


9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Key Note and Talks by leading Professors in STEM

12 - 3 p.m. Fair of Opportunities

12:30 - 2 p.m. Break & Meet the PI

2 - 2:45 p.m. Speed Dating

3 - 5 p.m. Workshops

In cooperation with the Excellence Cluster ImmunoSensation2 and IRENE

Diversity Days, University of Bonn