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Diversity at the Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science aims to be an inclusive community where every person, regardless of race, gender or cultural background, feels welcome and valued. In our policies we strive to stimulate the diversity in our Faculty community. Here, you'll find information on how we do this and the projects that contribute to this goal.

Diversity officer FNWI and sounding board

The Faculty of Science's diversity officer is responsible for highlighting issues, can be consulted by both staff and students and provides the dean with solicited and unsolicited advice on matters concerning diversity at the Faculty of Science.

Would you like to contribute to increasing diversity and inclusivity at the Faculty of Science? And are you motivated to not only discuss these issues, but also to take and support initiatives to this end? Then joining the Diversity sounding board might be for you!


Within the Faculty of Science there are various projects aimed at improving diversity and inclusion. Including Science4all and Women in the Faculty of Science.

Diversity Journal Club

The Diversity Journal Club @ SP is a place and a moment for open dialogues about diversity and inclusion in the context of science in the broadest sense, like how these play out in research and education.

In our policies we strive to stimulate the diversity in our Faculty community. With the input and contributions from the Diversity Sounding Board the Faculty Diversity Office organises activities and facilitates debate aimed at increasing awareness on issues surrounding diversity and inclusion.

Faces of Science Park

Faces of Science Park is an annual event organised by the Faculty Diversity Office of the Faculty of Science. Throughout the day, workshops, lectures, panel discussions and more are organised to discuss the topics diversity, inclusion and equity at our Faculty. 

Diversity and Inclusion policy document

The faculty has published the Diversity and Inclusion policy document setting out the ambitions for the coming years. Promoting diversity and inclusion at the Faculty of Science has had explicit attention for some time, such as striving for a more balanced gender balance. An important aim of this memorandum is therefore to perpetuate previously taken paths and initiatives started by introducing a clear focus.

  • Diversity at the UvA

    The University of Amsterdam wants to be a place where both students and staff feel at home, irrespective of their background. Everyone at the UvA should be given full scope to develop their talents. Both UvA students and staff have expressed a strong desire for increased diversity. In this sense, the appointment of Anne de Graaf as Chief Diversity Officer represents a clean break with the past and an attempt to improve on our past performance.

    Together with the Diversity Officers of the faculties, representatives from the Faculty Student Council tasked with promoting diversity, other colleagues and the student body, Anne will strive to realise an inclusive university dedicated to social justice and characterised by equality, inclusion and diversity. Because every faculty has its own unique identity and issues to tackle, each faculty has been assigned its own Diversity Officer. Together with their community, these persons will establish the diversity policy for their respective faculties.