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Diversity Management as a Prerequesite for a modern Private University
Karl Landsteiner University (KL) is committed to working on increasing awareness of gender and diversity issues among students, faculty, researchers, and in the organization and administration. It is also committed to developing a leading voice as an advocate for gender and diversity issues in the public. KL understands "gender and diversity" as an opportunity for new standards in collaboration, new approaches to teaching, and fruitful research collaborations.
Definitions of terms
Diversity refers to social and cultural diversity that has historically evolved and includes internal (e.g. age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion) and external (e.g., education, marital status, income) dimensions. Human traits and, above all, differences can pose challenging aspects, thus specifically aimed offers and measures should enable and promote non-discriminatory and beneficial interaction.
Appreciating the diversity of employees not only serves the individual personally, but also the economic success of the company or institution. The aim is to align the personnel processes and policies of organizations so on the one hand, the workforce reflects the demographic diversity of the business environment and, on the other hand, all employees experience appreciation and are motivated to contribute their potential for the benefit of the organization.
Diversity management at KL
At KL, diversity management is grounded in management and fully embedded in the management system. The principles are set out in the charter, and objectives and actions are set out in a diversity management framework. Diversity management is a way of perceiving, valuing and promoting diversity in order to achieve the goals of the organization and to provide a good working environment for staff, faculty and students.
When organizations decide to strengthen and nurture diversity comprehensively, they need a foundation on which to build their diversity management. A four-level model helps us capture the differences and similarities among people in an organization. It can be used to make different factors - read: dimensions - tangible.
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Diversity at a glance
Projects and initiatives at KL dedicated to dealing with diversity