Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI)
At ISTA, equity, diversity and inclusion are core values that we see as essential for creating and disseminating new knowledge and for taking science into new directions.
ISTA strives for a diverse community with an open, inclusive culture where scientists and staff of all expertises and backgrounds, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, religion, sexual orientation, and physical disabilities, can work and learn together.
It is our shared understanding and awareness that, especially in STEM fields, it is a long journey to achieve a truly diverse and inclusive community, and one which requires honest, steadfast commitment. To this end, ISTA will steadily continue to implement and evaluate measures to increase our diversity and to strengthen our inclusive campus culture.
Our current concrete goals and measures in particular to gender equity & inclusion are summarized in our Gender Equality Plan.
We are all part of different groups, some of which we actively choose, some of which we don’t. At first glance, it might seem as if we do not have much in common, but if we look a little deeper, it is the little things that connect us. Sometimes, it might even take some courage to show the different sides of us to other people. Once we get to know each other, we realize: there is a lot that brings us together.
“ISTA is an institute seeking to promote diversity and inclusivity in scientific research, education, and practice. We recognize that only with the inclusion of all identities will we be able to achieve the true excellence that we are seeking.”
Martin Hetzer, President of the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA) © Peter Rigaud/ISTA
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