27. October 2021 | Magazine:

Awarded for exemplary equal opportunities and diversity TU Braunschweig receives Total E-Quality rating and sustainability award

Under the title “Diversity in the Changing World of Work”, the TOTAL E-QUALITY distinctions for equal opportunities and diversity were presented on 26 October 2021. Over 60 female award winners were honoured in an online event. The TU Braunschweig was awarded for the fifth time.

During an online event, TU Braunschweig was awarded the TOTAL E-QUALITY distinction. President Professor Angela Ittel accepted the award. Picture credit: Kristina Rottig

“We are delighted to have been awarded the Add-On Diversity in addition to the Equal Opportunities rating,” says TU Braunschweig President Professor Angela Ittel. “The topic of diversity is being developed strategically at our university, as a fundamental element of holistic excellence. The aim is to increase the diversity of all member groups and ensure equal opportunities, as well as to consistently integrate diversity and equality aspects in research, teaching and administration.”

In line with the statutory equality mandate, increasing the representation of women in science and in top positions remains the goal. Against the background of social change and in view of an increasingly heterogeneous student body, however, TU Braunschweig would also like to take into account the diverse life plans of its students and employees. In doing so, the focus is also on intersections of diversity categories, such as gender, age, ethnicity, religion, social origin, physical and mental impairments and sexual identity, in order to avoid multiple discrimination.

Sustainability Award

This year, TU Braunschweig was also awarded the special sustainability prize. This award only went to 10 organisations that have successfully participated several times. TU Braunschweig has received the TOTAL E-QUALITY award since 2009.

The TOTAL E-QUALITY Deutschland e. V. association awards this title to organisations that are particularly committed to equal opportunities for their employees. “To be awarded five times is lasting proof of the strong commitment to equal opportunities. As a best practice example, Technische Universität of Braunschweig contributes to the positive development of equal opportunities and diversity in our society,” said the jury’s statement.