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Gender Policy

Tilburg University values a culture of openness and inclusion. We unite people from many nationalities and backgrounds and embrace the diverse range of perspectives this brings about.

At the same time, we realize that our campus does not - yet - show a fair representation of women and diverse groups on all levels. Measuring diversity from student to top, student composition shows proportionate heterogeneity. Top positions, like the academic rank of professor, are still fairly homogeneous. We will strongly focus on (gender) diversity and offering equal opportunities for all. Student diversity serves as an example for faculty.                                           

A number of goals have been set:

  • Increase the inflow & flow through of qualified women
  • Increase (gender) diversity in decision making positions
  • Close the gender wage gap

Philip Eijlander Diversity Program

This prestigious program aims to amplify the amount of women in higher academic positions by creating extra openings for assistant, associate and full professors. Qualified scholars are recruited both internally and externally, as well as internationally and nationally.

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An excellent bottom-up initiative to enhance a more balanced and diverse workforce

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Career Strategy

A training on goal setting, building leadership capacity, profiling, and work-life balance. 

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Group Model Building

Formulating a shared view on gender inequality with academic teams

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Group Model Building

Gender Unlimited Festival

Tilburg University celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8 with students, staff, directors and guests. The goal of this event was to add visibility to gender & diversity.
2018 – Connecting to Diversity
2017 – Quality Includes Diversity

Unacceptable behavior complaints regulations

Tilburg University wants to eliminate unacceptable behavior including (sexual) harassment, aggression, violence, and discrimination. To that end, the Executive Board has adopted a Code of Conduct and has appointed confidential advisors whose task it is to offer initial assistance to those who have been or are being confronted with unacceptable behavior. Tilburg University’s three confidential advisors are available to anyone at the university who is confronted with unacceptable behavior.

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