Diversity Office at ENAC

Diversity is a core driver for the success of our faculty.

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We believe that diversity is essential to achieving excellence in education, research and innovation.

Claudia R. Binder

As the dean of ENAC, one of my top priorities is to make our school a place where everyone can live up to their full potential, regardless of their gender, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religion, disability or any other distinguishing feature. I want ENAC to be a vibrant, welcoming community where diversity is a key engine not just for learning and studying, but also creating, inventing, building and developing talent and know-how.

Claudia R. Binder, Dean of ENAC

The Diversity Office at ENAC ([email protected]) was created with the primary objective to ensure that ENAC provides an environment where people can flourish regardless of their personal characteristics. ENAC strives to be inclusive and  to celebrate diversity and, in doing so, attract the best and the brightest.

The [email protected] assembles representatives of the various groups that make-up ENAC:  students, Bachelor’s, Master’s and doctoral,  post-doctoral researchers,  staff members, administrative, scientific, and technical, and professors and MERs. It also aims at reflecting the diversity of disciplines at ENAC by including members from all three Institutes and Sections.

The [email protected] ENAC will also coordinate actions on diversity with other Faculties and with the Vice-Presidency for Responsible Transformation.

Diverse research teams are more inspiring and encourage members to ask the right questions, use the best methods, and develop more innovative solutions and research perspectives. They generally make better decisions – and their findings often have a greater impact.

Diversity in the classroom also fosters innovation and creativity. Discussions within heterogeneous groups can stimulate students’ cognitive development, intellectual ingenuity, and motivation.

The [email protected] will work to establish proactive measures to identify and eliminate obstacles to inclusion, as well as build awareness of this issue and promote responsible behavior.

  • ENAC Diversity Office Meeting #3
    31.03.2022 – 13:30-15:00
  • Communication WG Meeting #4
    06.04.2022 – 10:30-12:00
  • Onboarding WG Meeting #4
    07.04.2022 – 13:30-15:00
  • Recruitment WG Meeting #4
    07.04.2022 – 15:00-16:30
  • Onboarding WG Meeting #3 – 18.01.2022 – 15:30-17:00
    This meeting of the onboarding and culture WG focused on the discussion of the current action, which is the development of a workshop for class representatives. The goals of the workshops are to enhance awareness of the challenges to achieving diversity and inclusion and to provide the participants with the tools to respond to situations they may experience.
  • Communication WG Meeting #3 – 18.01.2022 – 13:30-15:00
    This meeting of the information and communication WG focused on the discussion of the current actions, which are a website as a tool to enhance inclusive communication and a series of movies on topics related to diversity and inclusion.
  • Recruitment WG Meeting #3 – 13.01.2022 – 15:00-16:30
    This meeting of the recruitment and retention WG focused on the discussion of the current action, which is the identification of best practices for diversity in staff hiring.
  • ENAC Diversity Office Meeting #2 – 10.11.2021 – 16:00-17:30
    The second meeting of the entire Diversity Office allowed discussion of the actions proposed by the 3 WGs. The [email protected] voted on all the actions and they were all approved.
  • Communication WG Meeting #2 – 05.10.2021 – 13:30-15:00
    This meeting of the information and communication WG focused on discussion of the planned actions, which are a website as a tool to enhance inclusive communication and a series of movies on topics related to diversity and inclusion.
  • Onboarding WG Meeting #2 – 04.10.2021 – 15:00-16:30
    This meeting of the onboarding and culture WG focused on the discussion of the planned action, which is the development of a workshop for class representatives. The goals of the workshops are to enhance awareness of the challenges to achieving diversity and inclusion and to provide the participants with the tools to respond to situations they may experience.
  • Recruitment WG Meeting #2 – 04.10.2021 – 10:00-11:30
    This meeting of the recruitment and retention WG focused on discussion of the planned action, which is the identification of best practices for diversity in hiring.
  • Onboarding WG Meeting #1 – 19.07.2021 – 13:00 > 14:30
    The first “Onboarding” working group meeting was focused on presenting, discussing, and prioritizing the topics proposed, and on voting to select two priority topics.
  • Communication WG Meeting #1 – 01.07.2021 – 15:30 > 17:00
    The first “Communication & Information” working group meeting was focused on presenting, discussing, and prioritizing the topics proposed, and on voting to select two priority topics.
  • Recruitment WG Meeting #1 – 01.07.2021 – 10:00 > 11:30
    The first “Recruitment & Retention” working group meeting was focused on presenting, discussing, and prioritizing the topics proposed, and on voting to select two priority topics.
  • ENAC Diversity Office Meeting #1 – 12.05.2021 – 9:00 > 10:30
    The first ENAC Diversity Office members meeting was dedicated to an introduction to the diversity office, a self-introduction of its members, and an explanation of the practical workings of the Office. Exceptionally, it included substitutes as well as main representatives.

Useful resources

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A set of resources to act in case of a problematic situation

Diversity Resources

Useful links about Diversity

A collective responsibility

Everyone at ENAC – faculty members, students and staff – has a role to play in making our school an open, dynamic institution with a positive, respectful learning environment. We are also bound by the rules in place at EPFL.

Commission Status Women Faculty

Investigation on the status of women faculty @ EPFL

Contact

Please contact us

[email protected]