"Within our faculty, encouraging diversity is part of our core business. We do that in recognition of the importance of having well-balanced teams. In teams with great diversity, in all means, other ways of working arise. Issues are approached in very different ways, where new ideas and insights come across, which increases the chance of generating new solutions."

Social and collegiate working environment

"We are working continuously on a very social and collegiate working environment, which forms the foundation for diversity. In this way, we ensure that we provide a helpful and welcoming environment for all.

Within our recruitment activities, we try to find staff members that will bring something extra that is not there yet. In that perspective, diversity is more than having an eye for gender or cultural background. We are looking for diversity in the types of personalities as well. In that way, we can build a great complimentary group of scientists and supporting staff."

“Diversity is more than having an eye for gender or cultural background. We are looking for diversity in the types of personalities as well.”
Hans Hilgenkamp, dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology

Future

"Also for our students, diversity is of high importance. Not in the least because our domain can use a bit more diversity. A diverse composition of our scientific groups offers students more opportunities of connecting with people they can relate to, which may result in optimal collaboration."