News and Events

Nomination for the Impact of Diversity Award 2022 in the category University Award! Public voting open till 18.02.2022

It is with great pleasure we would like to announce that one of the employees of Stabsstelle Chancengleichheit und Diversitätsmanagement, Ms. Dhara Sheth, has been nominated for the Impact of Diversity Award 2022 in the category University Award. 

Read about our entry and cast your vote

More information about the awards and other participants 


Diversity Calendar 2022

Each year, Charta der Vielfalt, shares their Diversity Calendar to show the diversity of people, cultures and identities. At Saarland University, we have people from all different segments of life and the world. Let us celebrate diversity, by downloading this 2022 calendar. When you plan a major event in your department or exams for your students, this calendar may guide you to make your classroom, your office, and this university a welcoming place for all.

Download 2022 Calendar


Mental Health in Academia: MINDS Conference 2021

A group of international graduate students are presenting MINDS Conference 2021 in collaboration with Dragonfly Mental Health on 23rd September, 2021. It is a 24 hours event, to invite people from around the world. 

You can register for various time zones. The conference is free, with an option for donation. More details are here: Mindsinacademia

Copyright: @2021 by MINDS


The regulars' table "Queer and Beer" will meet in person again, starting in July

The regulars' table of the AK Queer UdS, the open-to-all LGBTQIA+ students group of Saarland University, will once again take place face-to-face every 2nd Thursday of the month beginning at 7pm. Please register in advance via email to  queer(at), and provide a negative Corona rapid test result during the event. Registrations will be accepted until the 8th of July at 5pm. Information on the location and other relevant details will be shared via email after your registration. 

Press release: Queer and Beer



"Fußball ist bunt!" - "Soccer is colourful!"

The German national team's upcoming match against Hungary has recently put the topic of homosexuality in soccer into focus. As Saarland University's Equal Opportunities and Diversity Management Unit, we would also like to use this occasion to expressly call for more solidarity, tolerance, and diversity in soccer and beyond.


German Diversity Day will take place on the 18th of May 2021

On the occasion of these two days, the Unit of Equal Opportunities and Diversity Management has organized its firstDiversity @ UdS Online Panel.  



Saarland University Signs "Charta der Vielfalt"

"On March 22, 2021, Saarland University's president, Manfred Schmitt, signed the  "Charta der Vielfalt für Diversity in der Arbeitswelt". In signing the Charta, the university has expressed its commitment to the creation of a study and work environment that is free of discrimination and prejudice, and in which all members of the university are respected and supported in all their diversity. 

The university's official PR statement can be found here in PDF format. If you have any questions, feel free to direct them to Estelle Klein, the head of the Equal Opportunities and Diversity Management Unit: estelle.klein(at)



"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights"
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights).

March 21st has been declared "International Day Against Racism" by the United Nations.

On this occasion, the UdS expressly formulates its clear stance against racism and any form of group-related enmity:

In a place where people from 140 nations, of all ages and genders, with diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds learn with and from one another, there is no place for racism.


Genderneutral restroom signs at SULB

The restroom and changing room signs at SULB have recently been replaced with gender neutral versions. 



Panel Discussion: "Exploring Difference: Diversity driving excellence - Gaining the competitive edge"

The International Dialogue on Education initiative is organizing a virtual panel discussion on October 27, 2020. The event is aimed at university, faculty and department heads, and at people working in the fields of equality, diversity and student support. You can use the following link to register:


F.R.A.U. Online Meeting on 29 October 2020

In an online meeting organised within the framework of the project F.R.A.U. (Female Refugees at Saarland University), the Equal Opportunities Unit at Saarland University would like to offer female refugees and women with a migration background a safe space for communication, and provide information on a variety of services offered at Saarland University. If you would like to join, you can do so by entering the Zoom link provided below. Registration in advance is not required.


Online-Conference: Starting University - and everything is different? ("Neu an der Hochschule: Und alles ist anders?")

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung is hosting an online conference in order to offer students the opportunity to talk about the difficulties of starting university and to develop possible solutions. Further information can be found here



Female Refugee/Migration background @ Saarland University (F.R.A.U.)

We plan to offer this event again in Winter Semester 20/21. If you are interested or would like to participate then email us at 

Summer Semester 2020 Online Meeting

As a part of the Diversity@UdS project at Stabsstelle Chancengleichheit and in cooperation with MentoMINT - Mentoringprogramm für MINT-interessierte Schülerinnen, we are again offering an academic networking group for women with a refugee or migration background. This group is for female refugee students and female students with a migration background at Saarland University. As well as those interested in studying at Saarland University in the future are also welcome. The information is in German, English, Arabic and Tigrnya languages to reach out to maximum people. The next meeting takes place on 2.07.2020 via Zoom. Time: 4 pm to 6 pm

Here is the link to join the online meeting:
Meeting id: 817 5669 9014