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. Inclusion is a way of dealing with each other that is necessary to achieve the best results. 

TU/e Diversity Fund

Do you have a great idea for a project or activity that celebrates diversity or promotes inclusion at TU/e? Apply for the TU/e Diversity Fund! The idea is to involve students and staff to come up with projects and activities that stimulate diversity and inclusion. The best three ideas will get grants up to 5000 euros.

The power of diversity

Read the interview with Evangelia Demerouti

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

Irène Curie Fellowship

As of July 2019, TU/e has launched the Irène Curie Fellowship. Within this program, TU/e is opening up vacancies for permanent academic staff exclusively to women in the first six months of recruitment. For the next year and a half, this will apply to 100 percent of vacancies, after which TU/e will review the percentage covered by the scheme each year. The measure is intended to achieve a better gender balance. 

There is overwhelming evidence that diverse teams are more creative and productive. 

Read the opinion article "Female academics are too scarce. So their applications are going to the top of the pile" by Frank Baaijens in The Guardian. 

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

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? 

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.


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. (Evangelia) 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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