Diversity and inclusion at TU Delft
People are central to TU Delft. A diverse TU Delft-community contributes to the foundation for achieving knowledge and provides the conditions for the meaningful exploration and exchange of ideas. Moreover, diversity unlocks innovation and drives growth and creativity. Especially at the TU Delft where team work is central, the value of a diverse team, in which team members bring their own, specific strengths is well understood. At TU Delft we promote a balanced and well-integrated population of students and staff, including gender and cultural background. We are also looking broader. After all, diversity is about all aspects in which people differ from each other. These aspects are listed here. Senior leaders, staff, and students are encouraged to embody and embrace the power of differences.
Inclusion is the process of improving the ability to actively participate in university life for academics, support staff, students and guests. Having an inclusive culture that values diversity reduces institutional silo’s and improves information sharing within TU Delft and with other stakeholders. Inclusion improves staff and students positions and participation through enhanced opportunities, access to resources, increased visibility and voice, and respect both individual rights and group rights.
Since September 2020 Prof. David Keyson (professor at the Faculty of Industrial Design and Engineering) has taken up the role of Chief Diversity Officer. He is also head of the Diversity and Inclusion Office (D&I Office), which in addition to David Keyson consists of a policy advisor and a diversity coordinator. The D&I Office works to promote a respectful, accessible and inclusive community for all staff, students and guests. They do this by focusing on seven themes and together with departments and individuals across TU Delft. In case you want to be in contact about diversity policy and initiatives, please don’t hesitate to contact the diversity coordinator Fatima Ait Bari.
If you want to know what paths you can take to get help you might need regarding integrity matters check out the Integrity Roadmap for Staff or the Integrity Roadmap for Students. Or go to the Integrity website where you can find all information about the integrity policy at TU Delft, such as the TU Delft Code of Conduct.
We aim to increase the number of female academic staff and students, while ensuring gender equality and equity. The male/female ratio at TU Delft, measured as of 2016 for students and academic staff, can be viewed via the dashboard.