DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
「Code of Conduct」
The Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences is committed to providing a safe, inclusive, peaceful and open work environment for all its members, regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, race and colour of skin, religious beliefs, age, social origin or ability.
As stated in its mission statement, the University of Bamberg considers diversity as its strength; so does our Graduate School. Our diverse, inclusive, international background is an important part of the very identity of the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences and a key to its success. Our Graduate School is a patchwork of people of various origins, identities, cultural and religious backgrounds, scientific fields and research interests. It is built on the foundations of diversity, cooperation and respect at all levels, a character that we are determined to preserve and enhance in the future.
All members and staff of the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences are committed to treating each other with respect, compassion and understanding at all times, as designated by the Rules and Procedures of the University of Bamberg.
>> The joint Diversity Concept for the academic and non-academic staff of the University of Bamberg sets clear goals for the promotion of equal opportunity for men and women, to which our Graduate School is committed.
>> In 2020, for the first time in the history of the University of Bamberg, a new Vice President for Diversity and Internationalisation has been appointed to develop a long-term strategy for the creation of an inclusive university and the promotion of equal rights for all. Towards this direction, a series of new initiatives have been established in 2021, which our Graduate School cordially supports:
>> As an institution of the University of Bamberg, our Graduate School is member of the following initiatives:
- German Universities open to the World - Against Racism and Chauvinism;
- Scholars at Risk;
- Diversity Charter;
- Initiative Klischeefrei.
>> All members and staff of the Graduate School are obligated to comply with the Rules and Procedures of the University of Bamberg, as described in the university´s Guidelines for the Prevention of Harassment, Discrimination, Bullying and Stalking: Respecting Boundaries(153.4 KB) as well as in the Guidelines on the Procedure of the Commission for Conflict Resolution in Academic Workplaces(17.2 KB, 4 pages). All the above-mentioned guidelines serve to maintain and promote an equal, inclusive and healthy work and learning environment for all members and staff of the University of Bamberg, to raise awareness and to provide a supportive framework in cases of violation.
>> The Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences is bound to the Guidelines for Safeguarding Good Research Practice: Code of Conduct of the German Research Foundation (DFG) as well as to the DFG Research Oriented Standards for Gender Equality.
On this account, the Graduate School works to strengthen its cooperation with all relevant parties at the University of Bamberg.
// The Vice President for Diversity and International Affairs of the University of Bamberg, Professor Dr Christine Gerhardt and her representatives, Johanna Feier and Michaela Christa.
// The Anti-discrimination Officer of the University of Bamberg.
// The Disabled Student´s Representatives of the University of Bamberg.
// The Family Services Office of the University of Bamberg.
// The Commission for Conflict Resolution in Academic Workplaces (Conflict Commission) of the University of Bamberg.