BCDSS Diversity Certificate

Components of the Diversity Certificate:

(I)              Awareness Building           (II)            Trainings and Seminars

While an attendance certificate with be given for participation in any of the activities, members who complete at least seven of all the offered activities will be awarded the BCDSS Diversity Certificate. The Certificate can also count towards the BCDSS’ Masters and PhD programs.

(I) Awareness Building:

Planned for October 2022: Panel Discussion in cooperation with the Office for Gender Equality, the Equal Opportunity and Diversity Unit and the broadcasting station Deutsche Welle (DW): “Racism and Discrimination in Academia”


Introductory Lecture: “Diversity – What, Why, How?”
Interactive survey: “How biased am I?”
Lecture Series in cooperation with the University of Bonn’s Equal Opportunity Office:

  • Dimensions of diversity
  • Dealing with diversity – an international comparison
  • Challenges of diversity programs and goals
  • Legal implications of racism and discrimination
  • Why language matters

(II) Trainings

All trainings are offered to all BCDSS members and MA students. However, to ensure a safe environment for all participants, trainings may be split into smaller sessions according to status groups.

12/13 January 2022

  • Compatibility of Family and Career

Spring 2022

  • Unconscious bias training
  • Diversity conscious language

Summer 2022

  • Dealing with discrimination in everyday (pedagogical) life


  • Aspects of diversity
  • Anti-racism training
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