School of Science announced 2021 equality implementation plan, and funds new diversity and inclusivity projects
School diversity and inclusivity fund
Three new projects have been funded by the School of Science diversity and inclusivity fund.
- Creating experience-based podcast series on artscience – Janne Halme and Bart Vandeput will produce podcasts, videos and textual content to encourage collaboration between the arts and science.
- Increasing minority representation through video exercise solutions – led by Jami Kinnunen, Milli Keskinen and Olli Winberg will produce instructional videos with female assistants solving exercises for online courses.
- Color of Science: Engaging Critical Perspectives from Scientists of Color and the Indigenous – led by Nitin Sawhney, Talayeh Aledawood, Caterina Soldano, Andrea Botero Cabrera and Karin Fröhlich, lectures, panel discussions and film screenings to initiate dialogue and workshop changes.
More information about the projects will be announced as they get underway. The next round of funding will open towards easter. If you want to find out more, please contact the team listed on the fund’s home page.
School Equality implementation plan
The School of Science has also unveiled it’s 2021 implementation strategy for the EQU plan, which can be read here.
Goals of SCI’s equality work
Our shared goal is to have a good atmosphere for study and work at the university. Aalto University wants to offer a working environment in which employees and students of different genders, tasks and backgrounds are treated equally. The obligation to promote equality and equal treatment applies to all members of the university community.
The 2021 plan includes, communicating equal operating models (Aalto recruitment handbook, Aalto Code of Conduct) and increasing the inclusiveness of the work and study environment, such as diverse role models on campus art and unisex toilets in all buildings.