By Lea Laursen Pasgaard, AAU Communication. Translated by LeeAnn Iovanni, AAU Communication
Diversity and inclusion in the workplace. This was the theme of the UN Women Gender Diversity Roundtable on 8 March where AAU Rector Per Michael Johansen was among the participants that also included Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary, and representatives from other Danish universities, companies and organisations.
Participants discussed how to achieve greater diversity and inclusion in the workplace and agreed that this effort requires looking beyond gender.
PART OF THE NEW STRATEGY
- There were several inspiring presentations and perspectives at the conference. I believe that if Aalborg University (AAU) is to ensure diversity in our study programmes and research, this requires an inclusive culture and a clear goal of providing education and research that can help change the world. I also think that we have indeed advanced the goal of inclusion in recent years, and our new strategy entails working towards even greater clarity in our goals and ambitions as a university, says AAU Rector Per Michael Johansen.
Also on the agenda were a number of recommendations to strengthen diversity in Danish workplaces that Mette Fjord Sørensen of the Confederation of Danish Industry presented to Peter Hummelgaard, Minister for Employment and Equality. The recommendations were formulated and signed by members of the Gender Diversity Roundtable, including AAU.