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Diversity Week from 22 to 26 May 2023

Under the motto "You make the difference", we would like to work together with all stakeholders to draw attention to the topic of equal opportunities/ dealing with diversity and inform both staff and students about events, lectures and ( counselling) services at the University of Cologne. The Diversity Week is organised by the Prorectorate for Academic Careers and Equal Opportunities and the Department for Gender & Diversity Management, in cooperation with the respective actors in the field of equal opportunities.

Programm 2023 (some events are in English)

The 2023 programme includes a variety of events that take place in person or digitally. Students and employees are cordially invited to participate in the events, even during their working hours. If desired by the respective supervisor, the document linked here can be used as proof.

How can I make a difference?
Our own central event with Raul Krauthausen will take place on Wednesday 24 May from 2 to 4 pm in the conference room in the new seminar building. How does political protest become political action? How can I, as an individual, exert influence? How do we manage to step out of our own context to reach many people and initiate real change? Feel free to join our discussion with Raul Krauthausen!
(Sign language and written interpretation is available for this event.)


expand: Raul Krauthausen

Raul Krauthausen is an inclusion activist, founder of SOZIALHELDEN and studied communications. His commitment in the areas of inclusion and social engagement has been recognised with the Federal Cross of Merit and the Grimme Online Award, among others. His autobiography "Dachdecker wollte ich eh nicht werden - Das Leben aus der Rollstuhlperspektive" was published in 2014.

Since 2015 he has hosted "KRAUTHAUSEN - face to face", a talk format on Sport1. He regularly gives talks on the topics of inclusion, diversity and social coexistence and presents the podcasts "Im Aufzug" and "Die neue Norm", among others. His podcast "How can I make a difference?" was published in October 2021 as a book of the same name by Edition Körber Verlag.

(Picture: Anna Spindelndreier)