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Initiatives and events

The Chief Diversity Officer team is committed to transparency. We’re therefore keen to share UvA initiatives and to inform you about relevant events and meetings. We will also regularly provide updates of our team’s acitivities. Would you like to share your event or meeting? Send an email to

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Results: 1 - 9 of 9
  • Diversity Day 2020: Open Diversity Workshops

    The Chief Diversity Officer team invites students and staff to participate in various online diversity workshops, organised in the week around Diversity Day on 6 October 2020. You can sign up for the workshop ‘Diversity 101’ or for the workshop ‘Poetry and writing’.

  • Meet Your Mentor mentoring programme

    Meet Your Mentor is a Dutch-language mentoring programme that enhances employment chances for students with a non-western ethnic minority background.

  • Workshops 2020

    Here you can find the workshops offered by the Chief Diversity Officer Team. These workshops are free and open to all UvA students and staff members from any faculty. The workshops are provided in cooperation with ECHO Expertise Centre for Diversity Policy, the Our Bodies Our Voice foundation and the Good Lad Initiative.

  • Racism: The other global pandemic - academia is not immune

    University of Amsterdam students and staff have been speaking out against racism and have joined the protests and manifestations last week. The Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) team is asking the UvA community not to stay silent. Silence condones. Police brutality and anti-Black violence cannot be tolerated.

  • PC Hoofthuis UvA
    Diversity and Inclusion Community lunches

    The Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) team invites UvA students and staff for five Diversity & Inclusion lunches. Everybody is welcome, though we especially invite those who are committed to working in cultural change, inclusion, equity, decolonization and awareness around diversity-related topics. We would like to gather the knowledge and strengths of students and staff, and find ways in which we can empower and support each other in the process of cultural change at the UvA.

  • Week against Racism: cancelled

    During the European Action Week against Racism (16-21 March), the SeSi Community Center of the AUAS (HvA) and the Chief Diversity Officer team of the UvA, will join forces to organise a week with various guest lectures and workshops. The programme is open to students and staff of the UvA and the AUAS as well as others who are interested.

  • let me tell you
    Let me tell you project

    The people who work and study at the Roeterseiland complex represent a diverse medley of backgrounds and life stories. It is high time for an exhibition with the theme of inclusion, for students and PhD candidates! Through this project, we aim to inquire into what is visible and what is not. The inclusive expression of stories at the Roeterseiland Campus will be exhibited from 4 February 2020!

  • Launch blog team Chief Diversity Officer

    The Chief Diversity Officer's Team blog was launched on 1 October. On the blog you will find articles by the team members about what they are up to. Also you will find interesting background material and an event calendar.

  • Academic Diversity Programme

    The Academic Diversity Programme (ADP) is a mentoring programme that is founded by the student platform Amsterdam United, now in collaboration with UvA's Chief Diversity Officer's team. Find out how to find a mentor or apply to become a mentor.