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EDI discussions for Aalto personnel

In monthly EDI (equity, diversity and inclusion) discussions, members of Aalto personnel gets together to discuss how to advance equity, diversity and inclusion at our work.
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Do you want to actively create safer space in your teaching? Are you interested in hearing, how you can better take into account and support minorities in your work? The EDI conversations for Aalto personnel thrive to advance equity, diversity and inclusion in the Aalto community.

EDI discussions have a monthly changing theme and expert guest speakers giving presentations about the theme of the month. After the presentation, the participants discuss together and everybody has a chance to present their thoughts on the topic.

Please not that photos taken in the events may be used in the communications of Aalto University. Please inform the photographer if you wish not to appear in the photos.

Find more information and sign up to the newest EDI discussion below at "Upcoming EDI discussions"!

Upcoming EDI discussions

Past EDI conversations:

February 2023 Language-aware Aalto?, facilitated by Namkyu Chun from ARTS and Inkeri Lehtimaja from Kielibuusti
January 2023 Understanding Unconscious Bias in Higher Education, facilitated by Nea Höynälä and Aparna Shakkarwar from Inklusiiv
December 2022 Inclusive Winter Gathering, facilitated by Suvi Helko and Ida Salin
November 2022

Navigating Doctoral Maze and EDI, facilitated by Jaana Suviniitty and Marja Niemi

October 2022

Towards More Inclusive Teaching with three Aalto teachers (Tiina Pusa, Alexei Gloukhotsev and Meeri Karvinen)

September 2022

LGBTQ+ in Aalto, guest speakers: Kasper Kivistö (Trasek ry) and board members of GAYY student association

Read a blog post about the EDI session by Irpo Niemenmaa and Ninni Laaksonen (GAYY ry)

May 2022 Discrimination-free Aalto? Guest speaker: Shadia Rask (THL)
April 2022

Religions at Aalto, guest speakers: board members of AaMu (Aalto Muslims) student association and Aalto chaplain Anna Poutiainen

Read a blog post about the EDI session by Saara Abdi and Nuura Mohamoud (AaMu)

March 2022: Everyone included, guest lecture (video) by EDI specialist Sara Salmani


Do you have feedback on the EDI conversations or would you like to suggest a theme or a guest speaker? Get in contact!


Suvi Helko

Ida Salin

Ida Salin

HR Specialist, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Officer
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Blog: LGBTQ+ in Aalto

Read about student association GAYY's reflections on the "LGBTQ+ in Aalto" discussion for Aalto personnel.

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Religions in Aalto - building a more inclusive campus (external link)

April's EDI discussion session's theme was Religions at Aalto. Read here what the facilitators from AaMu (Aalto Muslims Association) thought about the discussions!

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