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