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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Team (DEI)

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The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Team is proud to be one of the units which operates under the Centre for Learning and Teaching (CLT). 

Our team consists of trainers and project leaders who all work towards celebrating diversity and promoting inclusion and equity at the Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE). 

To know more about our team and work, see below:

Our Mission

Put simply, the DEI team aspires to “make diversity count” at FSE. 

Our main goal is to promote and -wherever possible- to implement inclusive and equitable practices in the teaching and learning initiated by FSE. 

On the whole, we try to foster an inclusive community of students and staff at the faculty where each member feels acknowledged, respected and valued and where each feels they belong and can contribute substantially to FSE educational practices. 

Our Values

Our team values are:

“Together, we can change the world- one random act of kindness at a time” - Ron Hall

Inclusion and equity imply a high level of interest and  care for  our fellow human beings.  As a team, we make a point of trying to understand and listen to all FSE community members;  to discover, cherish and defend their particularities  and to help them have their needs met so they can thrive. By trying to embody care at FSE, we hope we inspire other FSE/ UG community members and encourage them to embed empathy in their teaching practices, at their department, etc..  

“Purpose is the reason you journey. Passion is the fire that lights the way.“  - Anonymous 

All our team members have experienced and witnessed the need for diversity, inclusion and equity many times in both their private and professional lives. For that reason and for years now, we have gone at great lengths to show FSE community members how enriching diversity can be and how to make this a reality. Our hope is that our passion inspires other community members to make the teaching and learning initiated by FSE more inclusive, accessible and relatable to all. 

“Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful” - Margaret J. Wheatley

Being inclusive presupposes being aware of one’s own biases. In our work and lives, reflection and self-reflection are necessary practices. In our trainings and coaching, we also try to show participants the importance of (self) reflection for them to enhance their awareness and inclusion skills.

“Great difficulties may be surmounted by patience and perseverance” - Abigail Adams

Our team is very aware that change takes time… and effort. And, no matter how small the changes can sometimes seem to be, we will keep putting in the work. 

Our Goals

The DEI team aims to support FSE's strategic vision on education by:

  • Providing support, advice and guidance to make education at FSE more inclusive and/or equitable.
  • Initiating, designing and delivering DEI professionalization activities at FSE.

Our Expertise

Our areas of expertise are:

  • Intercultural Competences
  • Gender Inclusion
  • Experiental Learning
  • Empathy
  • Non-Violent Communication
  • Depolarization
  • Inclusive and/or Equitable Teaching
  • Project Management
  • Internationalization at Home
  • Internationalization of the Curriculum
  • Intercultural Assessment (IDI certification)
  • Intercultural Conflict Management (ICS certification)

Our Activities

The DEI team aspires to "make diversity count" at FSE.
To this end, we promote and- wherever possible- implement inclusive and equitable practices in the teaching and learning that is initiated by our faculty. 

We intend to achieve the above through 3 main activities: 

Our Offer

Wherever possible, the DEI Team is willing to offer its support and will, at your request:  

  • Design and deliver tailor made trainings for students and staff
  • Set up an event for your unit or department
  • Integrate intercultural competences into your course or programme
  • Assess the intercultural skills of your students/ colleagues/ unit (or your own)
  • Provide you with coaching or training to teach more inclusively


  • Are you interested in any of our trainings? Would you like us to design one that matches your specific needs or audience? 
  • Would you like to set up an event for your unit or department? 
  • Have you experienced any discrimination in teaching practices? 
  • Would you want to integrate intercultural competences into your course? 
  • Would you need coaching or training to teach more inclusively?

Do not hesitate to contact us: dei-clt-fse

Our Staff

Our Staff


project manager


trainer and project manager

drs. E. (Eloïse) Daumerie


team leader

dr. S.B. (Swati) Vartak





Last modified:12 January 2024 4.41 p.m.