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Space for Diversity.

The JKU 2023 Month of Diversity in May

There is strength in diversity. Diversity accommodates the plurality of convictions and welcomes different ways of life. People are diverse and colorful, not only giving us new perspectives and opportunities to broaden our horizons, but also to see things in ways we never did before and inspire our creativity.


We want to live appreciation, regardless of gender identity. People with and without disabilities. People from Austria and other parts of the world. We all form the JKU together, with individually different strengths and weaknesses. Whether as a student, lecturer or in administration: together we want the best possible university for everyone.

The European Diversity Month was first launched in May 2020 to mark the 10th anniversary of the EU Platform of Diversity Charters. This year the focus of the month is "Building Bridges". Organizations across Europe are invited to promote diversity and act accordingly. Detailed information about the 2023 EU Diversity Month is available here: https://eudiversity2023.eu/european-diversity-month-2023/, opens an external URL in a new window.

The JKU Diversity Strategy was published in May 2021, closely followed by the JKU Equal Opportunities Plan in June 2021. The 'Month of Diversity' project fulfils key goals and measures as outlined in these two documents which serve as the basis for diversity and equality. Click here to learn more: https://www.jku.at/die-jku/ueber-uns/diversity-strategie/.

Diversity Month is about raising awareness as a strategy to combat anti-discrimination. In addition, those at all levels at the university should become more aware about the issues regarding equality. The JKU aims to celebrate Diversity Month annually, thereby providing a long-term opportunity to not only reflect, but initiate its own field of action. Detailed information about the 2023 JKU Month of Diversity is available below.

Logo EU Diversity Month - multicolored fingerprint on light blue background

Gender-Inclusive Restrooms at the JKU.

Detailed information about the (temporary) change.

May 30, 2023: Çay Talk - Uniformity of Otherness

The Austrian National Union of Muslim Students and the Gender & Diversity Management unit extend cordial invitations.

May 9, 2023: Public Reading of Diaries by Sexworkers

The Institute for Legal Gender Studies and the Dept.  of Gender & Diversity Management invite you to this special reading.

The Dept. of Gender & Diversity Management's Program for the 2023 Diversity Month

Space for Female Pioneers.

A guided campus tour focusing on trailblazing women in academia.

9. Mai '23: Show your Diversity - Flipchart Workshop @IWC

From 2.30 PM: A professional illustrator will hold three introductory workshops on lettering, the use of symbols, and boxing techniques.