Diversity in general
Diversity Policy UdS
Saarland University sees itself as an institution that is sensitive to gender and diversity, the diversity of the university members and strives to be an open university structure. The university and its members appreciate the sensitive use of language by everyone for everyone and create the basis for a lively and attractive university.
This includes a university culture that values cooperative behavior and civil courage, and thus lays the foundation for a positive and non-violent study and work climate. Workplace bullying and harassment, discrimination, stalking, sexual harassment or their precursors are assessed as transgressive behavior and not tolerated. Diversity, equal opportunities and gender equality are fundamental cross-cutting issues of the university, which sees itself as a modern university. Gender mainstreaming and Diversity Policy are regarded as maxims for action and guiding principles that form integral components of structural and developmental planning.
With the support of the Equal Opportunity and Diversity Unit, the UdS develops measures that do not treat individual differences in a polarizing manner, but rather value them as indispensable potential. With incentives in studies, teaching and research, the UdS promotes a non-discriminatory environment, which also integrates the amendment to the Civil Status Act, which was implemented in 2019.