Inclusion in higher education

Monday 20 Jan 2020, 13:00 - 17:00

Trippenhuis, Kloveniersburgwal 29, 1011 JV Amsterdam

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The topic of inclusion is attracting growing attention in higher education. Many institutions have now appointed special diversity officers and inclusion often plays an important role in educational reform.

The question is: how can we make higher education truly inclusive?

In the course of this inspiring afternoon, we will seek answers to that question by participating in working sessions, engaging in interactive theatre and listening to the stories of people with expert and experiential knowledge of the subject. Together we will identify the steps we can take to make higher education more inclusive, for everyone.

This session is organized by the track inclusion and is open to members of ComeniusNetwerk, their project team members and other interested parties. We encourage you to share this invitation with your colleagues and other acquaintances.


The programme includes:

  • Inclusion Talks by Soemitro Poerbodipoero (ComeniusNetwork member and lecturer at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences), Aminato Cairo (associate professor in Inclusive Education, The Hague University of Applied Sciences), Semiha Denktas (diversity officer, Erasmus University), and Nienke Bakker (student at VU Amsterdam).
  • Interactive theatre on inclusion and exclusion in higher education.
  • Getting started: a hivemind session in which we work in groups to resolve various inclusion issues

The programme is as follows:
12 noon        Arrival and lunch
1.00 p.m.     Start of programme
4.30 p.m.     Close and drinks


ComeniusNetwerk is a platform for Dutch educationalists who are acknowledged innovators and committed to improving higher education in the broadest sense of the word. Its members are interested in such topics as student development, the embedding of change, sustainable teaching careers, and inclusion.

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