Ambition: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at the heart of the TU Delft
TU Delft is strongly committed to becoming a university that pursues the highest standards of education and research based on values of diversity, equity and inclusion. A university that is inclusive for all, offers a rich and diverse work and study environment, provides equal opportunities and brings people together. Respecting and embracing individual differences is central for staff and students to flourish, feel at home, feel safe, and reach their full potential.
Diversity is the representation of different people and acknowledges and encourages individual visual and non-visual differences.
Inclusion is the act of welcoming, supporting, respecting, and valuing all individuals and groups.
Equity relates to correcting imbalances. Ensuring fair access to opportunities and resources while taking into consideration individual’s barriers or privileges and eliminating systemic barriers and privileges.
Social safety is an environment people are treated with respect, nobody feels unsafe and everyone can develop their talents. People can voice their opinions, concerns, dilemmas and complaints without feeling unheard or intimidated.
Belongingness is the sense of feeling as an essential or important part of the organization.
Why do we prioritize EDI?
As a leading STEM university, we believe that optimising equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) is the right thing to do. It is our moral duty to be equally accessible to all. It is also our responsibility to offer an inclusive campus where everyone can take part in the organisation and feel they belong.
Equity, diversity and inclusion enhances wellbeing, which is required for optimal creativity and productivity, and therefore enriches innovation and the societal impact of our university. Moreover, diversity is broadly recognised as a valuable asset that provides a pathway for world class research and innovation, and strengthens our commitment to excellence.
The TU Delft seeks to develop the expertise of tomorrow’s engineering leaders. By providing for an inclusive environment and developing basic principles and skills for equity, diversity and inclusion we enable students positive change in their communities through their professional and personal leadership, we expect our engineers to become inclusive leaders and contribute to social coherence in society in the future.