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.

 

Diversity Office Organization

Chair

Deputy

Administrative support

Representatives 

Student, Staff, post-doc and professor representatives from each discipline at the Diversity Office :

Working groups 

The ENAC Diversity Office works to ensure that ENAC is more diverse and more inclusive. This is done through three working groups
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Upcoming meetings

04.10.2021 – 10:00 > 11:30 – Recruitment Working Group Meeting #2

04.10.2021 – 15:00 > 16:30 – Onboarding Working Group Meeting #2

05.10.2021 – 13:30 > 15:00 – Communication Working Group Meeting #2

10.11.2021 – 16:00 > 17:30 – ENAC Diversity Office Members Meeting #2

Past meetings

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.

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.

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.

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

Stop harassment

I have experienced or witnessed harassment

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

Diversity Resources

Useful links about Diversity

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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

Contacts

Please contact us at [email protected]