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Under the leadership of Chief Diversity Officer Anne de Graaf, we as Chief Diversity Officer team (CDO team) have been working hard to help make the UvA even more inclusive, equitable and diverse. Many things are already happening, and we would like to draw attention to a few exciting developments.

Call for mentoring program ADP

ADP (Academic Diversity Program) is a mentoring program with a focus on diversity. It acknowledges the intersectionality between gender, culture, ethnicity, mental and physical health as well as socioeconomic background. By means of creating a dialogue the conversation on diversity gains more depth and understanding. ADP tries to challenge students to develop themselves and embrace their own diversity. This has the aim of helping every student reach their full potential during their academic journey at the UvA.

Are you interested in becoming an ADP mentor or mentee? Please sign up via:

8 November: The State of Diversity at UvA: Meet the CDO TEAM

Starting in November, the CDO Team will be organizing monthly events open to the UvA community. At the first such event, on Thursday 8 November, the CDO Team will introduce themselves and give a brief overview of their activities. During this evening students, staff, and faculty can also participate in the panel discussions with guest speakers Inez Blanca van der Scheer and Zawdie Sandvliet. Drinks will be served after the event.

18:30 – 21:15
CREA Muziekzaal
Nieuwe Achtergracht 170, 1018 WV Amsterdam

More information? Visit the event on Facebook.

Do you want to attend the event? Sign up through sending an email to

Wanted: graphic designer and photographer (paid positions)

The CDO team is looking for a graphic designer and a photographer (possibly combined). For more details, please check out the

Launch of the CDO blog

The CDO Team weblog has been online since 1 October. Go to to find out more about our work and activities, and to read interesting articles and learn about updoming events. We’re hoping that the blog will become a place where members of the UvA community can share their ideas and experiences. Would you like to write a guest blog? Please send an email to

For more information on inclusion, equity and diversity, please go to