Advancing Social Equity in Academia

Thursday 21 Nov 2019, 14:30 - 18:00
Spoken Language

Forumzaal (M3-15), Van der Goot Building, Woudestein Campus

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Like all major institutions, advancing social equity and gender equality is a key aim for Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). To continue advancing these aims, on 21st November 2019, EUR will host the event: ‘Advancing Social Equity in Academia (ASEiA)”.

ASEiA will bring together thought leaders from business, government and academia who have successfully furthered social equity within their organisations; and to promote discussion on a range of important themes of social equity, minimising the gender gap and promoting innovation through diverse and inclusive environments.

Alongside, these key speakers, the Rector Magnificus of EUR, Rutger Engels and Chief Diversity Officer, Semiha Denktas will unveil EUR’s comprehensive policy to support the progression of female talent. An innovative approach that supports the long term sustainability and quality of EUR’ academic leadership.

ASEiA will underline the importance that diversity and inclusion have to EUR remaining as a top tier academic organisation as well as furthering its social impact. More importantly, however, it will elaborate on how members of our community and beyond can become enhancers of inclusiveness whether in academia, business, government or wider society.

EUR looks forward to welcoming you on 21st November at 15:00. The complete programme can be found below.

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Master of CeremoniesYasmina Aboutaleb
Opening SpeechRector Magnificus, Prof. Rutger Engels
25/25 Intiative Policy OutlineChief Diversity Officer, Prof. Semiha Denktas, Dr Katarina Putnik and Dr Vidhi Chaudri
Academic Keynote + Q&A

Prof. Jadranka Gvozdanovic, Universität Heidelberg, LERU

Business Keynote + Q&AKarima Belhaj, Expert in managing Diversity and Inclusion in business (ING, RTL Netherlands, De Nederlandse Bank
Government Keynote + Q&AMarjan Hammersma, Secretary General, Ministry of Education, Culture and Science
Closing RemarksChief Diversity Officer, Prof. Semiha Denktas
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For general information about this release, please contact Rateb Abawi at or on +31 622 992 230

For more information about D&I@EUR and further information, please contact Frederick Ntow, Communications Manager for D&I@EUR, at or on +31 646 813 332. 

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