Diversity & Inclusion Measures

The IST Good Practice Officer (GPO), Hilde Janssens, is the dedicated contact person for Diversity & Inclusion.

The following points are selected measures in place at IST Austria:

Awareness raising and training

  • Annual diversity monitoring
  • Leadership curriculum for administrative supervisors
  • Implicit bias trainings for all supervisors
  • Soft skill training options for all employees
  • Intercultural trainings for support staff
  • Language courses (German and English) on campus
  • Regular Diversity & Inclusion awareness raising at IST internal events

Support with personal challenges

  • Conflict Management System
  • Employee Assistance Program

Measures specifically for science

  • Care-taker Fund – Financial support for PhD students and postdocs with care responsibilities
  • Career development office for young scientists
  • STEMfatale – Seminar series for women in STEM subjects
  • Search committee for female faculty positions in mathematics, physics, chemistry and computer science
  • Participation of Good Practice Officer as neutral observer in faculty recruitment discussions

External commitments and collaborations



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