IntCDC brings together researchers from all backgrounds, across gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, physical ability, social class, age and career stage. Together, we work to build a sustainable and fair future within architecture, design and construction, focusing on tolerance and appreciation for the diversity of every individual.
Cluster-specific equal opportunity measures are multifaceted and complement the university’s support structures.
We operate on three levels:
We are looking for the best and brightest minds for innovation, in the traditional way (see our job ads) and actively - for an inclusive and diverse IntCDC research community.
- Recruiting workshops on inclusive sourcing and selection
- Individual consulting on inclusive recruiting
We assist scientists during their family and career start-up phase, foster networking and support the talents of tomorrow with individual approaches - for an inclusive and diverse IntCDC research culture.
- Networking for all, online, Jan 12
- Networking for working parents with kids at the StadtPalais, Apr 5
- Networking event for 40 scientists with 50/50 share of female and male networkers, May 31
- Video-tutorial on self-presentation in a specific network (AdvanceAEC)
- Flexi funds for supporting researchers with young children
- Organization of childcare for the children of guest professors
- Information on university-wide offers on support for families, e.g. parent-child room, flexible childcare, childcare places, KidsBoxes
- Coaching and mentoring for internationals, individual appointments in IntCDC and at the university
- Mentoring Programs for Doctoral Researchers, PostDocs, Junior Professors and Tenure-Track Professors
- Workshop and coaching program specifically tailored to the needs of female scientists
We raise awareness of the importance of diversity and equal opportunities for scientific excellence – for an inclusive and diverse research environment.
- Speech of Sean Ahlquist on the topic "Architecture and Orchids: Agency in Spatial Techtonics", on the provision of avenues by which the rarely considered communities of differently-minded persons can be addressed within the technically-oriented field of architectural research, Feb 14
- Video portraits of IntCDC female role models, see Yijie Gong’s portrait below, Mar 8
- IntCDC Teams for Girls‘ Day, Apr 28
- Networking 50/50 (females/males), May 31