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Diversity and Inclusion at D-ITET

Vision

The diversity organization envisions an open, inclusive, unbiased environment, where students, employees and faculty thrive and achieve their highest potential. With respect and tolerance, we learn from each other and leverage the great potential that lies in the heterogeneity of personal, educational and professional backgrounds.

Mission

The mission of Diversity @ ITET is to be a diverse and inclusive scientific community, where we fully support responsible leadership and personal development from all parties. We, professors, staff, and students strive to express respect towards each other, and to listen openly to different viewpoints, opinions, thoughts, and ideas. We strive to embrace a culture of tolerance and inclusion, where we appreciate the other. We are open-minded and curious to learn from individuals and groups. By this, we aim at creating a space where people feel emotionally, physically and intellectually safe and where difficulties are acknowledged and openly addressed.

Strategic Objectives

Our objective is to foster personal development, help with career planning, strengthen professional networks and create a supportive community. We facilitate this by organizing:

  • Workshops – Initiate discussions on challenging topics (e.g., on unconscious bias).
  • Skillset Trainings – Host trainings on technical and methodical skills (e.g., programming, presentation, negotiation).
  • Mentoring – Organize peer mentoring (e.g., study groups) as well as senior mentoring (e.g., professors, company contacts).
  • Outreach – Raise awareness for the D-ITET diversity organization (e.g., actively welcome new PhD students, website including upcoming events)

Sources

Interesting (academic) reads provided by AVETH diversity:
AVETH Diversity-Library

Contact

Curious? Ideas, questions, or fancy a coffee?
Contact us: diversity@ee.ethz.ch

Future/Current Events

26. May 2021 Overcoming Bias in Academia: Virtual Panel Discussion
Summary and Write-Up of the event: Event-Page

Past Events

15.10. - 5.11. 2020 AVETH is holding a diversity seminar series.
Information and sign-up: Diversity&Inclusion in Science
7. November 2019 How to Leverage Diversity? - Practical Insights.
Keynote by Jamie Lee Gloor;
Panel: Jamie Lee Gloor, Vanessa Wood, Prasad Ramakrishnan, Andreas Ulbig
Moderation: Olga Pardo
28. June 2019 Summer Festival: Food Bazaar
Invitation and Flyer
20. June 2019 Workshop: 16 Personalities
Summary and impressions of the event
11. April 2019
11:30 am
Lunch Talk with Prof. Brusoni
The role of diversity in innovation and change. Some evidence.
Slides of the presentation.
06. Feb. 2019 D+ITET Kick-off Apéro! @ ETZ Foyer
04. Oct. 2018 Uncovering Unconcious Bias - Are you completely free in your decision making?
12. Dec. 2018 D-ITET Christmas Apéro
Unconcious Bias event picture

We learned about measures that can be taken to avoid that biases overtake our decision making.

The Team

We are current and former doctoral students at D-ITET

Zeta Avarikioti portrait picture Alexander Dietmüller portrait picture Andreas Messner portrait picture
Zeta Avarikioti Alexander Dietmüller Andreas Messner
Maria Apostolaki portrait picture Leo Deuschle portrait picture Nako Nakatsuka portrait picture
Maria Apostolaki Leonard Deuschle Nako Nakatsuka
Dominik Bauer portrait picture
Dominik Bauer

We are supported by D-ITET PR
Stefanie Pfennigbauer
Katja Abrahams-Lehner

Former Members

Marie Francine Lagadec portrait picture Sarah Kurmulis portrait picture Alexander Lochbaum portrait picture
Marie Francine Lagadec
Founder
Sarah Kurmulis
Founder
Alexander Lochbaum
Laetitia Vionnet  portrait picture Pascal Bleuler portrait picture Sören Hedtke portrait picture
Laetitia Vionnet Pascal Bleuler Sören Hedtke
Marco Eppenberger portrait picture Eva Ahbe portrait picture
Marco Eppenberger Eva Ahbe