Higher Education can play a crucial role in providing solutions to societal challenges with reference to migration issues, rise in political polarisation, radicalisation and violent extremism.
European HEIs can help build inclusive societies in a context of increasing migration flows, demographic changes, and tensions related to identities and cultural diversity.
Building on a thousand-year tradition of international exchanges and openness to the world, universities are well positioned to lead the current societal transition and become the crucible of cosmopolitan societies that value cultural diversity and dialogue.
The uni4diversity awareness campaign consist of 3 components:
Several institutions in Europe have shared their commitment towards socially responsible universities, and to take the lead in creating a culture in which diversity is valued and social inclusion of migrants and refugees is achievable. Universities’ commitments can be consulted below.
Challenge your friends to raise awareness and support diversity in Universities. Take the lead in creating a culture in which diversity is valued and social inclusion of migrants and refugees is achievable. It is now time for you to show the world what your university is doing to build such diversity. Share your experiences, inspire others and challenge them! Let’s all build a world that values inclusion, cultural diversity and dialogue. It begins in our universities! Spread the word!
Templates: open resources available online for anyone willing to support the Uni4diversity campaign. Templates to give universities so that they can share on social media to attract people on Uni4diversity website and commitment page.