Diversity at HU

Working group on diversity

Since 2018 the working group on diversity has been working towards developing key areas of intervention as well as strategies and practical measures for the diversity-oriented equal opportunities efforts at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. The working group is composed of members of staff from the faculties and departments and the institutional leadership alike, comprising both organisational and scientific subject skills as well as representatives from diverse backgrounds.

Normalising diversity

The working group aims to raise awareness amongst members of the university for diversity issues and to facilitiate a cultural change towards increased diversity and non-discrimination - making diversity a matter of fact on campus. The working group's initiative entails four main goals:

  1. Promoting an affirmative and respecting approach to diversity and facilitating an understanding of diversity as an asset to HU.
  2. Making HU's approach to diversity a university-wide subject of discussion, exchange and reflexion.
  3. Creating a study, teaching and work environment free from barriers and discrimination to ensure the inclusion of all university members.
  4. Safeguarding counselling and support in cases of discrimination.


Office of the working group on diversity

The working group on diversity is affiliated to the office of the central women's representative. The representative supports members of the university who have experiences discrimination or have other concerns around equal opportunities. In addition, people in need of support can always contact their decentral women's representative and receive confidential counselling.

Further points of contact include the officer for complaints in accordance with AGG as well as the university's team of conflict counsellors. Students who have experienced discrimination may also contact the antidiscriminiation counselling services of the student body.

Information on counselling services specialised on specific forms of discrimination can be found on the subpages on the dimensions of diversity.



Offices of the Working Group on Diversity
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
President's Office
Central Women's Representative
Unter den Linden 6
10099 Berlin
Telephone: 030 2093 12830
Email: diversitaet.frb@hu-berlin.de


Further HU resources

Conflict consulting [German]

Student body antidiscrimination counselling [German // English and French counselling available]

Officer for complaints in accordance with AGG [English]