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Diversity and Inclusion


EADTU members have a dedicated task in organising education for disadvantaged groups of students by offering them easy accessible learning paths made fit for a great diversity of students. Open Universities are inclusive, innovative and responsive, promoting social justice and equality of opportunity and represent strategic positioning of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

Meet our experts on Diversity and Inclusion

Alain Boivin, FIED
Dominique Poincelot, FIED
Barbara Steh, University of Ljubljana
Björn Fisseler, FernUni Hagen 
John Butcher, Open University (UK)
Achilles Kameas, Hellenic Open University
Tiberio Feliz Murias, UNED
Hakan Aydin, Anadolu University
Marianna Leikoma, Tampere University of Applied Sciences
Paivi Vartiainen, Tampere University of Applied Sciences

EMPOWER offers

The Empower experts represent a great variety of policies, approaches, expertise and experiences in the field of Diversity and Inclusion (DI). They will be sharing expertise and knowledge on:

  • Institutional strategies for DI, including examples from practice
  • New developments in the field of diversity and inclusion
  • Research and innovation within and outside the EADTU membership on diversity and inclusion 
  • (inter)national policy agendas (eg. funding for facilities and actions)