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Diversity@Uni Bremen Event Series

What do social background and educational success have to do with each other? This question is the focus of the Diversity@Uni Bremen event series. The aim is to shed light on classist discrimination and to ask what measures are needed to achieve educational equity.

With its focus on social inequality, the Diversity@Uni Bremen event series addresses a dimension of educational injustice that has so far been neglected in the university context. Even among the diversity measures, there are still hardly any institutional structures and projects in this regard throughout the university. Yet there is definitely a need for action: the increased heterogeneity of the student body is not yet reflected on the different qualification levels of academic educational institutions. The university-related participation opportunities for different student groups also differ significantly.

The Diversity@Uni Bremen series takes a look at educational disadvantage based on social background from different perspectives: from those responsible for projects within and outside of higher education institutions, from students, and from teachers and researchers.

With "e n t e r s c i e n c e," the University of Bremen has been running a project since 2011 that focuses on educational equity and participation. The political scientist Ayla Satilmis, who is responsible for the project, will therefore hold the introductory lecture on the topic of „Classism - a Taboo of University“ (“Klassismus – ein Tabu der Hochschule”) on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. Time and place: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., SFG Building, room 0140.

The second contribution on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, is dedicated to experiences and challenges in projects that have received nationwide attention and are specifically aimed at first-generation undergraduates and doctoral students. Time and place: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., digitally via Zoom: http://unihb.eu/zoombildungsgerechtigkeit.

The third lecture, on June 8, 2022, will focus on the connection between classism and solidarity in higher education settings. Time and place: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., digitally via Zoom: http://unihb.eu/zoomsolidaritaet.

The final event will be a block session on July 1, 2022, with insights into student research on first generation students at the University of Bremen and workshops for students and for lecturers. Time and place: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., SFG Building, room 1040.

 

Further Information:

https://www.uni-bremen.de/diversity-management/aktuelles (in German only)  
https://www.uni-bremen.de/en/kultur

 

Contact:

Dr. Margrit E. Kaufmann
Department of Anthropology and Cultural Research (IfEK)
University of Bremen
Phone: + 49 421 218-67631
Email: mkaufmprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de

Ayla Satilmis
e n t e r s c i e n c e
University of Bremen
Email: satilmisprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de

University of Bremen
What do social background and educational success have to do with each other? This question is the focus of the Diversity@Uni Bremen event series.