Erasmus University promotes more diversity within academic research. We are highly aware that research teams made up of diverse members and research applications where diversity has a central role have considerable added value. Innovation, cooperation and leading edge research receive a positive boost when diversity is in evidence.

Integrate and embed diversity in research

Diversity is quickly becoming a more significant theme within academic scholarship. For example, diversity is a required element in the submission of research applications for European grant funding (Horizon 2020) – diversity both within the research team as well as in the content of the research proposal.

  • EUR collaborates with Leiden University and the VU Amsterdam in researching the effectiveness of educational interventions in the area of diversity. This is one of the priorities of the Taskforce Diversity.
  • Much research into diversity and integration has been done already. Well-established players in this field are the Centre for Public Human Resources and Change of Erasmus University's Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences and the Knowledge Platform Integration & Society.

Research about gender, ethnicity, diversity and inclusion

Equality in a super diverse classroom - Iliass El Hadioui

Ethnic marketing: one size does not fit all

What Makes Them Tick? Alex van Stipriaan about the colonial past of the Caribean

Renske Keizer: Contributing to extend paternity leave in The Netherlands

Tell the Full Story of Colonialism

Alex van Stipriaan researches methods used in secondary-education history teaching.

Read the interview in ea.

On the cancer-research institute Oncode and the importance of equality in the sciences

Hoe diverse is Oncode?

Professors Hanneke Takkenberg and Joost Gribnau reflect

Mobilizing sounds: ethnic boundaries, bridges and music

Read about the power of music festivals

European Music festivals: public spaces and cultural diversity

Read more about European music festivals

Research about diversity in the Erasmus Initiatives