Diversity and Inclusion

In the TU/e community of students and staff, we strive for diversity. A strong and welcoming community promotes inclusiveness, equality and cooperation. Diversity of nationality, gender, social background and cultural heritage adds to our success and pleasure in education and research. It broadens our research scope and enhances the quality of our education.


The power of diversity

Read the interview with Evangelia Demerouti

Prof.dr. Evangelia Demerouti, fulltime professor (IE&IS) and Chief Diversity Officer (chair) 

Watch our videos: 'Through the eyes of my daughter'

How do TU/e professors perceive the scientific association if they ‘take their daughter’s perspective? 


Diversity makes the university better. Increasing diversity is unfortunately hindered by an implicit bias that we often have, without us being aware of it.

Prof.dr.ir. Frank Baaijens, rector magnificus at TU/e 

Our community WISE Women in Science

WISE network is a network for female scientific staff at TU/e. Supported by the University Board, the network was founded in March 2007. All women PDEng/PhDs and scientific staff at TU/e are welcome to join the WISE network. Membership in the network is free, and members have no obligations.


Tasks of the diversity committee

The Diversity Committee TU/e submits proposals to the Executive Board concerning (policy) measures in order to stimulate Diversity and Gender Equality at the University.

Moreover the committee has the following tasks:

  1. To review the University’s performance and progress in promoting diversity.
  2. To support the University in meeting the diversity and gender-related targets in its Strategic Plan.
  3. To evaluate the impact and promote the sharing of University-wide good practice initiatives in diversity and gender equality.
  4. To develop a TU/e-wide vision on diversity and inclusion and a plan of priorities for further action.

Our community COMPASS

COMPASS is a community of TU/e lesbian, gay, bi, trans, intersex, questioning, queer, asexual students and employees. We celebrate diversity. Together we make TU/e a welcoming and safe place, and contribute to the TU/e community. We choose to have activities that contribute to the TU/e community as a whole, and activities that meet the needs to have a safe place where people can be themselves, even if that is not so easy for some yet.

Governance: The members of the Diversity Committee

The members of the Diversity Committee are appointed by the Executive Board for a period of 4 years. First period: 01-01-2018 till 01-01-2022. This period can be extended.

Prof.dr.ir. F.P.T. (Frank) Baaijens, rector (CvB)

Prof.dr. M. (Marion) Matters-Kammerer, fulltime professor (EE) and chair WISE Network

Dr. A.A. (Ageeth) Bol, associate professor (TN)

C.M. (Corlien) van Dam MA MHR, HR policy advisor (DPO)

Prof.dr.ir. N.G. (Niels) Deen, fulltime professor (W)



Prof.dr. E. (Eva) Demerouti, fulltime professor (IE&IS) and Chief Diversity Officer (chair)

Ir. E. (Erik) de Jong, community manager TU/e (ESA)

Dr. S (Sonja) Rispens, assistant professor (IE&IS)

Prof.dr.ir. A. B. (Bart) Smolders, dean (EE)

Prof.dr.ir. R. (Remco) Tuinier, fulltime professor (ST)

Dr. R. (Renata) Medeiros de Carvalho, Assistant Professor (W&I)

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