Diversity at the faculty


We encourage an inclusive environment at the faculty in which everyone should feel welcome and treated with respect. We foster reflection about own privileges and encourage transparent and non-violent communication between the members of the faculty. We act together against racism, sexism and all other kinds of discriminative behavior. Therefore, we understand intersectional* perspectives, visibility, reflection, and empowerment as key drivers towards an inclusive environment.

From our perspective, reflection of own actions includes e.g. knowledge about own biases and power dynamics which result at best in responsible decision and actions of all staff members and students of the faculty.

We especially encourage people in higher ranked positions to lead by example. This means to be sensitive towards power dynamics in working groups as well as while teaching, supervising or working together with students. Here, a specific awareness should belong towards people that are less privileged/visible in academia or have experiences with discrimination of any kind. Therefore, we encourage everyone in the faculty to reflect own privileges and power positions, exchange your knowledge and questions with each other and act upon that.

Studierende im Gespräch vor dem Zentralgebäude ©Leuphana/Jannis Muser
Tag cloud of topics of the gender and diversity report; the number in brackets indicates how many times the word was used as a hashtag and therefore, how many contributions were made on that specific topic. ©Yelena Mitrjushkina
Studierende vor dem Zentralgebäude ©Leuphana/Jannis Muser


Here you can find our position paper on gender equity and diversity at the School of Sustainability with our vision and measures for the years 2022 to 2024.

Code of Conduct

We have set out our values and codes for communication, decision-making and conflict resolution in this Code of Conduct.

Contact persons


If you have any questions, suggestions or experiences of discrimination, please feel free to contact the following addresses:

Vice-Dean for Internationalization and Diversity

  • Prof. Dr. Dr. Vânia Zuin Zeidler

Decentralised Equal Opportunities Officers

  • Dr. Fabienne Moreau
  • Dr. Agnes Friedel

Student Representative

Madawi Nandakumar