Learn how the Department of Computer Science works to create an inclusive and diverse study and teaching environment here.
Diversity and Inclusion
An inclusive and diverse university environment
At the Department of Computer Science (DIKU), we believe that a more equal, diverse, and inclusive university helps our society move in a brighter and forward-looking direction. For this reason, we have a strong focus on ensuring equality, diversity, and inclusion within all aspects of DIKU's study and work environment. This is not a task that we take lightly, and we are constantly working to develop and create the best possible framework for everyone – both staff and students.
Projects and initiatives
We have implemented several projects and initiatives aimed at ensuring a more diverse and inclusive daily life for DIKU's staff and students. Below, you can find the existing equality, diversity, and inclusion projects and initiatives. These include initiatives that focus on the inclusion of all minorities in IT, ensuring the highest possible accessibility for all, and enhancing cohesion among both staff and students.
Our initiative Inclusive DIKU represents an overall term for several projects dedicated to promoting equality, inclusion and diversity. Our goal is to attract and retain the most talented students and staff, reduce student dropouts, improve research efforts and increase job satisfaction.
Inclusive DIKU comprises six projects, including study environment, study start, interaction between students and teachers, work environment, accessibility, and a Code of Conduct. All these projects are focused on creating an inclusive and diverse study and work environment at DIKU.
It is important that everyone at the department treats each other with respect and empathy. That's why we have a Code of Conduct, which everyone must follow. These guidelines are designed to ensure that everyone feels included and equal.
Read the DIKU Code of Conduct here.
FemTech.dk is DIKU's practice-based research programme that aims to promote diversity and inclusion in the digital world. This is achieved through research, workshops, and events.
CS4ALL is DIKU's community for women and other gender minorities in computer science. The goal is to bring together and uplift everyone who is part of a under-represented gender in computer science.
Read more about CS4ALL here.
We strive to ensure web accessibility on our websites. This means that we prioritize user-friendliness and improved searchability, taking into consideration those with functional impairments, such as visual impairments, reading difficulties, or concussions.
Access to buildings
DIKU is open to everyone. Therefore, we make every effort to ensure that our buildings are wheelchair-friendly and easily accessible for all. Guide dogs are, of course, also welcome.