Diversity as strength & potential
UDE received an award from the German Rectors' Conference (HRK) in the competition "Diversity at German Universities". The UDE lives strong diversity. It thinks diversity in a new way, it understands it as an interweaving of diversity, equality, inclusion and compatibility.
With this party, UDE thanked the university staff for their great commitment over the past months. The colourful programme also included numerous awards: Students received their certificates for international competence, successful UDE athletes were honoured. In addition, the Young Scientist Award of the Centre for Water and Environmental Research (ZWU) and the DAAD Prize were awarded. Iran" was chosen as the best country pavilion.
Since 2010, the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) has been allowed to call itself a family-friendly university. berufundfamilie Service GmbH regularly checks which measures the UDE is taking to ensure that working and studying conditions continue to develop. The university was now honoured for its successes as a family-friendly university at the 25th certificate award ceremony.
Under the umbrella of Aurora, the UDE forms an international network for research, exchange and innovation together with nine other universities. Aurora was able to successfully apply to the "European Universities" initiative again this year. The network receives funding of over 14 million euros from the European Commission.
Four more years of funding for cross-border cooperation made possible by the Commission's pledge. For Prof. Karen Shire, this is cause for celebration: "In the future, we will deepen our cooperation with European partners to continue to drive innovation in teaching and learning. Our vision is to combine academic excellence with social engagement and relevance."
- Teaching and learning for social change,
- Research and Innovation,
- Collaboration and Engagement through Inclusive Communities,
The open Moodle course "Designing barrier-free Moodle course rooms" offers concrete tips on how to structure and design your own Moodle course rooms right from the start so that users with disabilities, for example, can use them without hurdles.
Everyone benefits from a clear structure and a low-barrier design. Much of the content can be transferred to the design of websites and the creation of teaching/learning materials. The course room has been published under the CC BY-SA 4.0 licence by the Moodle Competence Centre of the UDE, with the participation of staff members of the Service Centre.
Prof. Karen Shire (Ph.D.)
Vice-Rector for University Culture, Diversity & International Affairs
Tel.: +49 (0)203 379 2455
Fax: +49 (0)203 379 3500