Diversity at the University
Heidelberg University understands “Diversity” as a contemporary version of its traditional motto SEMPER APERTUS – always open. This openness applies to ideas and people, no matter their sex, age, origins, or religious orientation. Our university highly appreciates the human diversity which constitutes one of its most distinctive features and considers it to be a rich source of creativity and innovation.
With a respectful and appreciative attitude towards difference and diversity, Heidelberg University contributes to the general progress of equal opportunities and offers its students the chance of preparing themselves for their professional future in a constantly changing, increasingly diverse world.
Offering all University members equal opportunities in education and science means to dismantle barriers and to take measures that foster all kinds of potential. The University’s Diversity Programme aims to meet and actively shape the cultural changes in research and teaching that result from internationality and interdisciplinarity.