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INVITED Peer Learning Seminar - "How to transform universities to embrace diversity and foster inclusion" in UCD

Page updated: 5 January 2022

On 14 June 2019, UCD hosted the INVITED Peer Learning Seminar "How to transform universities to embrace diversity and foster inlcusion." The seminar was organised by the European University Association (EUA) and the European University Continuing Education Network (EUCEN) supported by the European Students’ Union (ESU.) University leaders from across Europe were invited to discuss university strategies and approaches towards equity, diversity and inclusion. The event was part of the INVITED project.


Universities continue to seek ways to enable the participation of people from various backgrounds, including those that are traditionally less represented in higher education. The topic is gaining importance with education ministers who reiterated their commitment to strengthen the social dimension of higher education at the 2018 Bologna Ministerial Conference in Paris. The INVITED project aims to support universities in developing and strategies towards equity, diversity and inclusion. It also seeks to promote dialogue between stakeholders at the system level in order to ensure that regulatory and funding frameworks empower universities to fulfil their social responsibility.

You can find more information on the INVITED project on the EUA website at this link and in this University World News article.

Speakers pictured at the venue

Pictured left to right: Professor Andrew Deeks, UCD President, Marcellina Fogarty, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager, Mary Mitchell O'Connor, Minister of State for Higher Education, Professor Colin Scott, UCD Vice-President for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

EUA Seminar Group Photo

Group photo of the participants at the INVITED Peer Learning Seminar.

Contact UCD Equality Diversity and Inclusion

University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
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